NatartMadeThis

Organic, Natural setups with Handmade Newborn Props

Beaworthy, United Kingdom | 323 Sales

NatartMadeThis

Organic, Natural setups with Handmade Newborn Props

Beaworthy, United Kingdom 323 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(44)

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Everything is handmade straight from local sheep in Devon & Cornwall, washed, scoured and custom coloured using natural dyes... by me!

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DISPATCH:
Most items are ready to ship now and will be dispatched within 1-2 business days. Some will be on a made to order, especially when a product sells quickly! Please allow 3-5 business days to dispatch as items are all custom handmade.

SHIPPING:
As standard items posted within the UK are by 2nd Class Signed For.
Europe and the Rest of the World will be by International Tracked & Signed.

Thanks
Nat x

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 23, 2018

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my shop!
Everything is handmade straight from local sheep in Devon & Cornwall, washed, scoured and custom coloured using natural dyes... by me!

Would you like 10% discount for LIFE!?
Become a 'Friend of Natart' and get instant access a FREE resource library and inspiration PLUS start enjoying additional insights, sneak peeks, giveaways and fun challenges delivered straight to your inbox every Friday.
bit.ly/natartVIP

DISPATCH:
Most items are ready to ship now and will be dispatched within 1-2 business days. Some will be on a made to order, especially when a product sells quickly! Please allow 3-5 business days to dispatch as items are all custom handmade.

SHIPPING:
As standard items posted within the UK are by 2nd Class Signed For.
Europe and the Rest of the World will be by International Tracked & Signed.

Thanks
Nat x

Natalie Orchard

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I am so lucky to have found something that I can be passionate about and pour my creativity into, while still being able to be a stay at home Mum.

WHO ARE WE?
NatartMadeThis is an art and craft related business that focuses on creating studio props from natural materials. All our amazingly handcrafted props (loose curls, felted curls, texture fluff and basket stuffers) are made from cruelty-free British sheep with a combination of ancient techniques such as felting, spinning, and dyeing from natural sources. What makes us unique is not just about the quality of our products but our customer service. We are based in North Devon and send out our products to all parts of the World, we’ve shipped to 10 different countries so far, exciting!

MY STORY
I’m Nat Orchard.
I’m living my dream in a small countryside village in Devon just minutes from the sea. Artist, photographer and handicrafter with a passion for wool and all things handmade. I love paddling in the sea, chocolate, countryside walks and working from home with my kids playing around me. My mission? To inspire others to create amazing story telling images with natural organic props.

I didn’t always have this business: At the age of 23 I was tired in a stuffy windowless office as an assistant photographer thinking I’d landed my dream job but that dream turned into a ladder-climbing nightmare.
Craving freedom and recognition for my own personal creativity, a few years later I finally took the plunge to run my own business. From fine art photographer to picture framer, to graphic design and lots in between I then started newborn photography.
I loved the visual variety, from arranging a set-up to the actual shoot and then being creative in Photoshop during post processing.... and lots of cuddles with cute babies (obviously!)

I couldn’t help but fall in love with all the amazing props I started collecting and I still missed being truly creative with my hands, ‘I would love to make my own’ I thought thinking back to my textiles degree days.

“I wasn't looking to start a prop shop.. I was a photographer!”

Whilst searching for ideas I was trying to find some natural and organic looking props with texture that wasn't faux fur!! and I couldn't find much..
That's where it all started.... Living in the countryside meant lots of lovely local sheep and I was fascinated with all the ancient techniques you can use with wool: felting, spinning, knitting and weaving.

I am so lucky to have found something that I can be passionate about and pour my creativity into, while still being able to be a stay at home Mum.

I have an eye for what makes an amazing image and I love researching new ideas and prop combinations, Therefore I love to help photographers plan beautiful set-ups that tell a story and speak to their clients personally.

I create products for and inspire Newborn photographers who wish to grow an authentic and inspiring business, creating emotional images that capture their clients hearts whilst creating lifelong connections.

I’m probably sipping hot chocolate or a chilled glass of rose and dreaming of ways I can help other photographers grow a profitable, passionate and creative business that allows them to create story telling images from the heart that their clients will love.

When I’m not busy working on designing new woolly creations you can catch me drooling over flowers in our local garden center, watching peppa pig with my youngest daughter or checking out a new beach where I can paddle in the sea!

If you’re dying to hear more, here are five things you might not know about me.
1. First thing in the morning I love to eat a huge bowl of cereal, not just one type but a mixture, the more variety the better and not just for breakfast.
2. My guilty pleasure is Ben & Jerry’s ice cream... “Phish Food”
3. I’m not a morning or an evening person... I love my sleep!
4. I strive to exercise 3 times a week, a Zumba class, a 30 min countryside run and circuit training
5. I recently started learning Taekwondo and attend a weekly class with my kids

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  • Natalie Orchard

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    Each & every item is handmade with love – by me, Nat! When I’m not surrounded by wool, I enjoy my three wonderful children, walks on the beach, a good book & using photoshop to add that extra sparkle to my product photos!

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