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Last updated on May 10, 2022

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I have moved! Please visit my new home at for all your old favourites and some new things besides!


My name is Helen Smith and I am a textile and mixed media artist living and working on the Wirral peninsula in north-west England. Wirral is surrounded on three sides by water and my work is heavily influenced by the coastline and beautiful estuary scenery surrounding me.

I like to play with colour and texture, combining fabric and paper and stuff I’ve collected… My current obsession is beachcombing and a lot of my best finds are turning up in my work at the moment.

Everything in my shop is made by me to my own original designs. You can see more of my work at And I have a blog here if you would like to know a little more...

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When selecting your purchase, please be aware that colours can vary a lot on different monitors. I am confident you will love your purchase, but if for any reason you are unhappy with it please contact me within 7 days. If we cannot resolve the issue I will refund the purchase price (minus shipping) on receipt of the item in original condition.
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All prices are listed in US dollars. To get an up-to-date estimate of a price in your own currency, visit If you would prefer to pay in sterling, please contact me before making payment and I will send you a separate Paypal invoice.

Payment is through Paypal. To avoid any confusion, please pay when you complete your order. You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay through Paypal using a credit/debit card. Paypal will automatically convert the invoice into your own currency. Please make sure your Etsy and Paypal addresses match – if, for some unavoidable reason they don’t, please remember to point this out in the ‘message to seller’ and let me know which address to use. Please contact me as soon as possible if you have any problems.

If, for any reason, you need to cancel your purchase, please contact me as soon as possible.
I am at college this year so during term time I will ship larger and international orders on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If this is a problem do please let me know and I will squeeze in an extra trip to the post office.

Shipping within the UK is by Royal Mail First Class post, usually arriving the next day.

I offer international shipping by airmail. Obviously I cannot guarantee the timescales here but it should take 3-4 days within Europe and 5-7 days to the US.

International buyers are responsible for any import duties which may be incurred.

I am happy to ship to an alternative address if the item is a gift, please let me know when you place your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
I work in a smoke free environment. We have no cats or dogs, and although we do have hamsters, they are not allowed in my workroom(s), so all work is guaranteed free of teeth marks…

Do you have some treasures collected on the beach which you would like to display in a unique and original way? I am happy to accept commissions - please contact me to discuss your requirements.

If you have any other questions or would like any more information about anything I make, or even if you just feel like a chat, please feel free to contact me!