JenfleursCrafts

Noticeboards handmade in over 80 beautiful fabrics.

Abingdon, England

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Announcement    ***All my noticeboards are made-to-order and I'm currently catching up from a little flurry, so please be aware your order may take me up to 2 weeks to make and dispatch right now. Thank you for your understanding!***

Hi I'm Jen and I'm a scientist by day, crafter by night and beekeeper (@MattandJensHoney) in between! I made my first noticeboard in 2015 and have since made nearly 3,000 in over 100 different fabrics. Most weekends (when there's not a pandemic!) you will find me selling them at craft fairs and country shows. I think noticeboards are great and have four up at home (I've got my eye on another two designs if six isn't excessive!) - I love making them and love it even more when someone buys something I've made to display and use in their home.

Noticeboards offer ideal storage solutions and can serve a purpose in any room of the house: in your kitchen for recipes, receipts and postcards; in your hallway for tickets and reminders; in your children's bedrooms for photos, timetables and drawings; or in the study for ideas and inspirations! They also make excellent table plan holders or photo display boards for weddings and can be kept as a lasting momento forever after, or given away as wedding favours. Pretty yet practical gifts for any occasion!

My noticeboards have a hardwood base so I tuck everything under the ribbon on mine rather than pinning into the board. This avoids the risk of errant pins around paws and little feet, avoids damage to the fabric and makes my noticeboards more robust than those with a soft wood or cork base. (It is possible to pin across the fabric/wadding and ribbons with haberdashery pins if you choose to.)

Dimensions: 40cm x 20cm, 40cm x 30cm, 40cm x 40cm, 40cm x 60cm, 60cm x 60cm & 100cm x 60cm.
The reverse is neatly covered in white fabric with 2 D-rings secured for hanging. To reduce plastic waste I have opted for non-plastic alternatives for packaging, which are recyclable and biodegradable.

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Last updated on 08 Jun, 2021

***All my noticeboards are made-to-order and I'm currently catching up from a little flurry, so please be aware your order may take me up to 2 weeks to make and dispatch right now. Thank you for your understanding!***

Hi I'm Jen and I'm a scientist by day, crafter by night and beekeeper (@MattandJensHoney) in between! I made my first noticeboard in 2015 and have since made nearly 3,000 in over 100 different fabrics. Most weekends (when there's not a pandemic!) you will find me selling them at craft fairs and country shows. I think noticeboards are great and have four up at home (I've got my eye on another two designs if six isn't excessive!) - I love making them and love it even more when someone buys something I've made to display and use in their home.

Noticeboards offer ideal storage solutions and can serve a purpose in any room of the house: in your kitchen for recipes, receipts and postcards; in your hallway for tickets and reminders; in your children's bedrooms for photos, timetables and drawings; or in the study for ideas and inspirations! They also make excellent table plan holders or photo display boards for weddings and can be kept as a lasting momento forever after, or given away as wedding favours. Pretty yet practical gifts for any occasion!

My noticeboards have a hardwood base so I tuck everything under the ribbon on mine rather than pinning into the board. This avoids the risk of errant pins around paws and little feet, avoids damage to the fabric and makes my noticeboards more robust than those with a soft wood or cork base. (It is possible to pin across the fabric/wadding and ribbons with haberdashery pins if you choose to.)

Dimensions: 40cm x 20cm, 40cm x 30cm, 40cm x 40cm, 40cm x 60cm, 60cm x 60cm & 100cm x 60cm.
The reverse is neatly covered in white fabric with 2 D-rings secured for hanging. To reduce plastic waste I have opted for non-plastic alternatives for packaging, which are recyclable and biodegradable.

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About JenfleursCrafts

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On Etsy since 2013
Video summary: A time-lapse video of me making a bumblebee noticeboard (whilst watching TV- hence me constantly looking up and laughing!). This is where you'll find me most evenings!

Making noticeboards since 2015!

It all started in 2015 when I made a noticeboard for myself and was so pleased with how it turned out that I made some more and took them along to a local craft fair. Slowly I started making new designs in beautiful fabrics (there are so many to choose from!) and selling them at bigger events, such as artisan handmade-only fairs and country shows. Five years on and I have over 100 fabrics in stock - my craft room is so full I can barely open the door - and I have sold nearly 2,500 noticeboards in all sizes and designs. I sell them here on Etsy, on Facebook and Instagram, and in lovely gift shops across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, as well as at events.

The aspect of crafting I have enjoyed most is the number of fantastic people I have met along the way - both sellers and buyers. I often turn up to an event to set up my stand and feel priveliged to be showcasing my wares alongside such talented artists and makers. I truly believe that handmade is best and whenever possible I buy my gifts from local indie sellers - so much so that pretty much all of my crafting profits have been spent on beautiful handmade items! I'm definitely a believer in a crafter's circular economy! I am really passionate about promoting local artists, makers and producers and in February 2018 started the Facebook pages "Made in Berkshire", "Made in Buckinghamshire" and "Made in Oxfordshire" which every day feature a small business based in the county. These pages between them now have over 2,000 followers and it is lovely to see the support from local people for the talented individuals who are featured.

It is absolutely true that every order from a handmade business makes the owner do a happy dance. It makes my day every time someone is willing to pay for an item that I have made to gift to someone or to display in their own home! If you are that person today, have been previously or will be in the future - THANK YOU!

Shop members

  • Jenfleur

    Owner, Maker, Photographer

    Hi I'm Jen, owner of JenfleursCrafts and MattandJensHoney Etsy shops. I am currently doing a PhD in mycology and love nothing more than making notice boards after a day of staring at a computer screen or pipetting liquid into tiny tubes!

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  • Adele Laasmaa

    Estonia

    Handmade Estonian jewellery, both beaded and crocheted.

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Last updated on 23 Jun, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I can make you a noticeboard in any size or fabric you would like! You're welcome to send me fabric that have leftover from making cushions or curtains, or I will buy the fabric you choose online. The price of a commission may differ from my listings, depending on the price of the fabric, and will take a bit longer to dispatch due to ordering the fabric. Please get in touch if you'd like to commission a noticeboard!

Sizing details

My standard noticeboard sizes are: 40x20cm, 40x30cm, 40x40cm, 40x60cm, 60x60cm and 100x60cm. The default orientation for these sizes are height (cm) x width (cm), but please let me know when you purchase if you'd prefer a different orientation!

Gift wrapping and packaging

My noticeboards are carefully wrapped in biodegradable cellophane and brown paper for postage. I currently use standard cellotape and brown parcel tape for securing these but am investigating alternatives to make my packaging completely plastic-free!

Wholesale availability

I currently supply a number of gift shops across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Please send me a message if you are interested in stocking my noticeboards in your shop!

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