NatartMadeThis

Woolly Newborn & Sitter Photo Props for Natural Setups

Beaworthy, United Kingdom 534 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (76)

NatartMadeThis

Woolly Newborn & Sitter Photo Props for Natural Setups

Beaworthy, United Kingdom | 534 Sales

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Natalie Orchard

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Natalie Orchard

Announcement    **Due to lots of you placing lovely orders my current turnaround is 1-2 weeks, thank you**

For more colours and props go to www.natartmadethis.com

🥳 💖 BLACK FRIDAY SALE 30% discount on all items (excludes felted hearts) 25th November to 2nd December 💖🥳 over on my website.
(29th Nov -2nd Dec here on Etsy!)

💝 FREE Chiffon bag and tag with every item
🌈 All orders sent via Royal Mail Tracked and Signed
🎁 Will post Worldwide!

🤗 Become a 'Friend of Natart' to receive a FREE ebook, photography tips and inspiration… monthly newsletters with special offers, new product and sale announcements!
►►► Get Your FREE Newborn Photography Ebook here: http://www.natartmadethis.com/theultimateguide (copy and paste link for instant access) ►►►

Follow us on Instagram:
@NatartMadeThis

Join our Facebook Group for giveaways, discounts and OOAK props:
bit.ly/natartmadethis

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 21, 2019

**Due to lots of you placing lovely orders my current turnaround is 1-2 weeks, thank you**

For more colours and props go to www.natartmadethis.com

🥳 💖 BLACK FRIDAY SALE 30% discount on all items (excludes felted hearts) 25th November to 2nd December 💖🥳 over on my website.
(29th Nov -2nd Dec here on Etsy!)

💝 FREE Chiffon bag and tag with every item
🌈 All orders sent via Royal Mail Tracked and Signed
🎁 Will post Worldwide!

🤗 Become a 'Friend of Natart' to receive a FREE ebook, photography tips and inspiration… monthly newsletters with special offers, new product and sale announcements!
►►► Get Your FREE Newborn Photography Ebook here: http://www.natartmadethis.com/theultimateguide (copy and paste link for instant access) ►►►

Follow us on Instagram:
@NatartMadeThis

Join our Facebook Group for giveaways, discounts and OOAK props:
bit.ly/natartmadethis

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Gorgeous purple fluffy knitted blanket NEW and in the 🥳🥳 BLACK FRIDAY SALE!! 🥳🥳 One left grab it now!!
🥳🥳 BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 🥳🥳 This popular grapevine nest is in the sale!! Now with added comfy cushion and layer fluff included!
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About NatartMadeThis

Sales 534
On Etsy since 2017

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

Still here? Let’s connect!

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  • Natart Made This

    Maker Of Newborn Photography Props, Natural Dyer / Fibre Artist

    Each & every item is handmade with wool and love – by me, Nat! When I’m not surrounded by wool, I enjoy my three wonderful children, walks on the beach and a good book! Click below to visit my woolly shop 👇 Etsy.com/natartmadethis

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Last updated on Oct 5, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Are all your items completely handmade?

Absolutely yes! Most of my items start from a dirty raw fleece shorn straight from a local sheep, they are so cute!!
Other items can be made from natural raw wool already washed and combed.
I basically hand process all wool; washing, scouring and drying then…spinning, felting or knitting into beautiful newborn props… and of course dyeing in many gorgeous colours!

Can I return my items?

I gladly accept returns and exchanges please see my returns policy. www.natartmadethis.com/return-policy
If you are not happy or the goods are damaged just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

How do you ship your items?

Living in the country basically in the middle of no where can make it a little tricky to post items but we have an amazing Postal Van which arrives in the village square every morning! So my guaranteed dispatch days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings.
I always post by 2nd Class Signed for in the UK. If you require an item urgently I will dispatch by 1st Class Signed For.
For overseas I always post International Signed and Tracked and takes an average 1-2 weeks.

Do you do custom orders or can I request an alternative colour?

Certainly I would love to hear your requests or suggestions for new colours or products!
Send me a message with your ideas and attach a photo of your ideal colour or prop request to provide me as much information as possible!
You pay the same price as listed for a new colour on a specific product I don’t charge extra for a custom colour!

I want more NatartMadeThis where can I connect with you?

Here is an all-inclusive list of all of the places you can find me online (In order of where I spend the most time):
Facebook Group (private, ask to join here… bit.ly/natartmadethis)
Email (Become a ‘Friend of Natart’ www.natartmadethis.com/friends)
Instagram: instagram.com/natartmadethis
Facebook Page: facebook.com/natartmadethis

What countries do you ship to?

I can ship anywhere! So far I have shipped to 20 countries including UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and many countries in Europe.

How do you dye your props?

I want to keep my products as natural as possible therefore I won’t touch commercial acid dyes which most suppliers will use. I dye with natural dyestuffs and extracts to find the wonderful hidden colours in nature… plants, trees, flowers and insects.

How do I care and clean my items?

Spot cleaning is preferable which a damp cloth (then blot between 2 kitchen towels). They can also be gently hand washed in luke warm water with a small amount of detergent. Always allow to dry naturally.
NEVER but wool items in the washing machine or tumble dryer as this will cause them to felt and completely change shape becoming stuck together and hard!

When do you hold your sales?

I run a promotion quarterly each year but not always on the exact same dates! The only guaranteed big sale time is the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend in November.
To be the first to hear of any sales or promotions I run then why not become a ‘Friend of Natart’ and keep up to date through your inbox every Friday.
You can join here… https://www.natartmadethis.com/friends