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FSDLoveAndLiving

Quirky Gifts For A Cosy Home, Handmade In Britain

Bath, United Kingdom · 290 Sales

FSDLoveAndLiving

Quirky Gifts For A Cosy Home, Handmade In Britain

Bath, United Kingdom 290 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(77)

FSDLoveAndLiving is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Free Spirit Designs is taking a break while i (Natalie) have a baby! Do get in touch if you have any queries and i will get back to you when i can.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 19, 2015

Free Spirit Designs is taking a break while i (Natalie) have a baby! Do get in touch if you have any queries and i will get back to you when i can.

Natalie Butterworth

Contact shop owner

Natalie Butterworth

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(77)
Sandhya

Sandhya on Jan 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful products as always :) So much care and attention to detail, just exquisite! Was bought as a gift for my cousin and she loved it! :) Thank you so much Natalie :) xxx

Sandhya

Sandhya on Jan 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such beautiful products made with so much care and attention to detail :) This was bought as a gift for my cousin and she absolutely loves it! :) Thank you so much Natalie :) xxx

Randa Moore

Randa Moore on Dec 15, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

These name tags arrived very quickly. They are name tags for our burlap Christmas stockings, and they look great. I just imagined that the letters would be more of a red than a pink.

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About

Creating a cosy, inviting, fun and love filled home.

THE BEGINNING
About two years ago I started feeling a compulsion to make my own cushions (I’ve always been the type of person that loves to create a cosy nest, and can happily spend hours shopping for things like cushions and woolly blankets!). I had some time on my hands as I had just completed my degree (creative writing) so I got a lovely sewing machine and was soon happily making the quirky yet cosy cushions i'd always wanted for my home.

It wasn't long before I was thinking about selling my creations - art and crafts have always important to me and it seemed like the perfect time to take my creativity to the next level. I was soon incorporating items from other creative mediums into my product range such as hand painted porcelain and other textile items like lavender pillows and bunting. At the beginning of 2012 I opened my Etsy shop and Free Spirit Designs was born.

INSPIRATION
I live in a country village in Wiltshire and am very much inspired by nature and rural living. Every day I walk through the fields and woods with my dog and marvel at the colours, shapes and smells around me – I love the way that the landscape is always changing - there is always something new to experience and be inspired by.

On a more emotional level, home and family are things I care about a great deal. I love to create a cosy and inviting nest for my self and my loved ones and it gives me a great deal of pleasure to make interior décor items designed to help to create this kind of environment in other people’s homes.

MY DESIGN STYLE
When it comes to interior decor I like things fresh, colourful and a bit quirky - I like it when something makes me smile. Love and love hearts are never far away!

WORKSPACE AND MATERIALS
I am lucky enough to have a dedicated art and crafting space in the form of a lovely big shed in our garden and all my materials are stored in there. It’s a great place to work on larger projects, especially if I want to leave everything set out undisturbed ready for me to do more work on another day. With smaller projects I tend to bring them into the house to work on, especially during the winter months!

I am particular about the quality of materials and only use products that have a nice 'feel' to them and ideally, good eco credentials. This also extends to my packaging - my mail bags and bubble wrap are all biodegradable.

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  • Natalie Butterworth

    Owner

    I live in the UK in a beautiful Wiltshire village and i love country life. I've always been a maker and especially enjoy creating a hand crafted home. I like interiors that are fresh, quirky, colourful, comfortable, cosy and most of all full of love.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 13, 2015
Everything you see in the Free Spirit Designs shop has been hand made by me, Natalie Butterworth, in my home studio in Wiltshire. I love my work and make a point of putting loving vibes into my creations as it is important to me that this is the energy i send out into the world and into people's homes.

I only use high quality materials that have a nice 'feel' to them. I also try to use environmentally sustainable products and practices wherever possible - for example i tend to favour linen or organic cotton over regular cotton as these fabrics have better eco-credentials, with less pesticides etc used in production. I also like to use bamboo and wool as these are great eco friendly materials with health giving properties.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payments by paypal and appreciate prompt payment.
Shipping
Once i have received payment from a customer i will send out there order as quickly as possible, usually within one or two working days - please refer to individual listings for anticipated shipping times.

At busy times such as the run up to Christmas, shipping times may be longer in which case i will put an announcement up on the front page of my shop advising customers.

I use environmentally friendly packaging including biodegradable or re-used bubble-wrap, biodegradable mail bags, and recyclable and sometimes re-used cardboard.

For orders within the UK i use Royal Mail 1st class post, or standard parcel, depending on the weight of the package. For international deliveries i tend to go with the recommendation of the post office (if a customer has mailing preferences i am happy to try and accommodate them).


GIFT WRAPPING

If you would like an item gift wrapped and sent directly to the recipient just let me know in the ‘notes to seller’ section at checkout.

If you would like a personal message on the gift tag just let me know this at checkout too

This service is complimentary! x



CHRISTMAS LAST POSTING DATES!! (2015)

(These dates are based on the Royal Mail recommendations. Posting on or before these dates is not a guarantee that your goods will arrive in time for Christmas and i would recommend ordering as early as you can to avoid disappointment. I am happy to post after these dates as long as you are aware that there is an increased risk that your items will not arrive in time for Christmas day!)

AIRMAIL

Friday 4th December: Africa, Middle East
Monday 7th December: Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)
Tuesday 8th December: Caribbean, Central and South America
Thursday 10th December: Australia, Greece, New Zealand
Monday 14th December: Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Tuesday 15th December: Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Wednesday 16th December: Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain
Thursday 17th December: France
Friday 18th December: Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland

UK

Monday 21st December: First Class Mail (If you would like your order delivered after this date i can arrange for a special delivery but there will be an extra charge for this)

Wednesday 23rd December: Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed™ (There will be an extra charge if you chose this delivery option)


* If you have any questions about postage and delivery dates please contact me via the link below
Refunds and Exchanges
Faulty goods or unwanted items still in perfect condition may be returned for refund or exchange within 14 days of receipt. Customers should pay for return postage (in the case of returned faulty items this will be refunded).