Monday, 13 December 2010

More fabulous work from talented crafters!

This week's featured crafty peeps are....

No. 6  Ballderdash & Bunting

Ballderdash & Bunting is the home of beatiful and unique cakes, cards and gifts, all handcrafted in the Westcountry. Join their Facebook page or follow them on Twiiter for the latest offers and details of where you can see them!

Baby Cupcakes!!
Find Ballderdash & Bunting on Facebook
Or Tweet!!! for more beautiful products and yummy cakes!!

No.7 Morganna Crafts

Original pyrographed artwork on a range of wooden items, including some hand-turned. Specialising in personalised gifts and pagan altar products and accessories!

Butterfly Fairy tealite holder. Approx. 5 x 2.5 x 1 inches
Visit the website for more information
You can also 'like' Morganna Craft on facebook 

Stock up on these goodies now for Christmas!!!xxx

Sunday, 12 December 2010

ZukieStyle Is Now On Ebay!!

I have finally gotten around to listing some of my bits onto Ebay, if you are having a browse for Christmas do pop by!!! You can have a gander here:

Link to my listings Ebay.

Happy shopping!!!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Christmas Craft Tuesday!!

Ok next up we have:

No.5 - Pixie Doodles

Pixie Doodles specialises in making unique, one of a kind teddy bears, animals and creatures.
Every Pixie Doodles creation is unique and very special.
Each of her creations is needle felted by hand using only the best quality materials including Corriedale, Merino and Alpaca.

Meet Little Romeo. A little bunny who has a lot of love to give you
Little Romeo is the second in the New Pixie Doodles 'Littles' range.
Little Romeo is made completely from merino and has glass bead eyes . He is just over 4" tall from the tips of his ears to his feet.
You can visit Pixie Doodles at folksy to buy some of her lovely products.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Christmas Brochure

It's been a long time coming!! But I am now finally able to show you the online PDF of my first brochure, just in time for Christmas! I had a great shoot with the girls, and Dan from Deep In Thought . Dan had been fab and helped me from start to finish through the creation of my brochure. I am happy to say that I'm already thinking of putting something together for the Prom and Wedding season.

So take a look at my brochure here if you have a spot of free time :) and maybe get yourself or somebody a treat for Christmas!!

We currently also have a Christmas offer where you can enter the code 'snow' upon checkout to receive 10% off, so go ahead and spoil yourself!


Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christmas Craft Friday (Well Sunday!!)

There has been a bit of a delay on me featuring this weeks designers, so apoligies!!I have now turned this week into Christmas Craft Sunday!

First up....

Crafter no.3 - Silverthistle 
 Silverthistle create Handmade Jewellery and are Suppliers of Beading Components
Watch faces, Crystal Innovations sliders and much more
This pendant is hand painted on white glass tile. The pendant is painted in a few layers before final finish and fired in a kiln to make the color permanent. Finally, UV resistant coating was sprayed for added protection of the color. It can be washed in water with common detergents. A plated bail is added to the pendant. 
If you are interested in this style please visit Silverthistle's website 
Silverthistle also likes to blog, if you would like to catch up on the latest news why not pop over to their blogspot?
You can also purchase items from Silverthistle via facebook, and join the group :)

Crafter no.4 - Boxesandsquiggles
Unique Christmas decorations - The home of the Tomte!

A Tomte (or Nisse) is a mythical creature of Scandinavian folklore. Tomtar were believed to take care of a farmer's home and children and protect them from misfortune, in particular at night, when the housefolk were asleep. In the late 1800s they became the bearers of Christmas (Jul) presents and the little creature you see now is known as a Jultomte in Sweden. The Jultomte, although much like Father Christmas, doesn't live on the North Pole, but in the forest; he doesn’t come down the chimney at night, but through the front door, delivering the presents directly to the children who have put out a bowl of porridge for him on Christmas Eve.

Bag yourself a Tomte today!!!Visit Lottie's Squiggles shop
You can also have a natter on her blogspot
or if you like to tweet, search boxlinesquiggle on the twittersphere.

If you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, why not take a look at these crafters work? It is simply stunning and well worth it for something unique this Christmas xxx

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Christmas Craft Friday!!

Up until Christmas I will be featuring a weekly selection of some of the best UK designers. This feature will make an appearance every Friday. So if you are looking for some ideas for Christmas presents or something different to treat yourself, keep your eyes on my blog!
Each designer has their own craft skill, each item, individually designed and made by theirselves. For more information please click their link or contact me for more information.
Thanks for reading!!

Crafty #1 - Kryshees - bringing you handmade, unique adornments for your littlies and you!
By Krysia Watson

Ellie is a knee high elephant, in a beautiful blue deck chair type fabric and super soft light blue denim inner ears. He has layered vintage button eyes and a tassly wool tufty tail.
To see more of Elliefant please visit Kryshees Folksy Store
Krysia is also a happy blogger, to follow her visit Kryshees Blogspot 
And keep up with Kryshee Tweets on Twitter!!!

Crafty #2 - Bodrighy-Bodrighy Wood.

With Christmas coming and those really awkward relatives to buy for maybe something on Bodrighy's site would help. There are a wide range of prices and items, all hand made, most from local woods. Crafty things, arty things or downright practical things.

Made from spalted sycamore this lovely fruit bowl is 9" diameter and 3" tall. A good size for practicality. It is finished in an easily maintained wax polish.
You can find more beautiful designs at Bodrighy Wood

You can also follow Pete's mental meanderings at Bodrighy Blogspot if you are feeling particularlykind hearted.

Please do take the time to have a look at the designers featured on Christmas Craft Friday, I'm sure you will agree they are all fantastic :)


Tuesday, 26 October 2010


Sunday's bag shoot went amaaaazing!!!I'd just like to say a big thank you to the team involved.
I will upload the piccies on here as soon as they are ready!

We went for a Zukiestyle winter wonderland theme, so the props were all Christmassy as were the models!!
Can't wait to show you all the final product, which will be finished at the end of October. It is Zukiestyle's first brochure which will be avaialble to all to have a look. Watch this space!!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

New Dog Products From Zukie's Den

I can't believe it's mid October already! It has been a while since I last blogged and updated you on ZukieStyle.

ZukieStyle attended a doggy funday recently which allowed us to show off some of the new pet range - Zukie's Den.
 This is a fab new addition to the Zukiestyle website and comprises of lovely,quirky products for your beloved pet. Just as the handbags and accessories are handmade, so are the collars, leads and bandanas. The site is been updated as we speak but if you are interested in a bespoke accessory for your little one do let me know and I will source the fabric for you.

Available in a variety of colours & sizes

Available in 4 sizes and a variety of colours

Available in a variety of patterns and 4 sizes to fit over your dog's collar

I do hope you like the new additions to ZukieStyle! Keep checking back for more. Remember these are just a taster and to show you what's on offer, please contact me for your own personal styles and colours.

Not to forget the moggys!! We are currently working on a safe quick release collar range for your puss. Please pop back for updates!xx

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Competition Results!!

Congratulations to Claire Vize of Lady Luck Jewellery who was the lucky winner of The Red Ladybird Clutch! Claire was chosen at random from a successful amount of entries for the 1st online competition from ZukieStyle.

Keep your eyes open for future competitions from ZukieStyle!!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

One More Week Left Of The Spotty Competition!

There is just over a week left to enter the ZukieStyle 'red ladybird' clutch competition.

Get your entries in to be in with chance of becoming the proud owner of a dotty delight!

Please scroll down for information on how to enter! Good Luck xx

Monday, 2 August 2010

August Competition!! Win the ladybird clutch in red!!

How would you like something to brighten up the summer nights? Well ZukieStyle is offering this cute ladybird clutch/purse in red and black for free!

All you have to do is tell me what breed of dog ZukieStyle is based upon! A clue: She appears somewhere on the Zukiestyle website!

Answers must be emailed to or sent via the feedback form on
Please add 'Ladybird' as your title.

Competition closing date: Sunday 15th August 2010

10% off all online orders to blog readers of ZukieStyle

Not only that, but ZukieStyle is offering 10% off all online orders throughout August, please quote 'unique' upon the website checkout.
Happy Shopping!!

Monday, 7 June 2010

Charity Catwalk & New Collections!!

Well, it's been another crazy month for ZukieStyle!

I have been working on two new collections, one to fit in with the summer's top event - the Football World Cup and the second a collection for Queeni B Boutique.

My collection for the World Cup has been inspired by the strips of all 32 teams taking part. The bags are either minor hints of the team or full in your face emblem showing! You choose...

Can you guess these teams?!

and this one?

There are lots more to choose from on my site and you can pick your own team and style from the ZukieStyle website.

The 40's/50's pin up collection is based on military and rockabilly influences with the shapes of fashions from the era. These are available at the hip alternative fashion site Queeni B Boutique although they are also viewable at Zukiestyle through the various shop styles.

Cute huh?

I am also busy with orders for the world cup, looks like my trial collection set off new ideas for fellow fashionistas! Keep your eyes peeled for new summer collections coming to ZukieStyle.

Dee xx

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Charity Auction For MSRC

ZukieStyle is taking part in an online blog for the Multiple Sclerosis Research Centre:

Please visit:

Where you can bid for this ZukieStyle Purse!-

 You can also choose from lots of gorgeous different handmade items from the various lots.

ZukieStyle needs you!!!

ZukieStyle is asking for some market research help! Please take the time to fill in my short survey:

ZukieStyle Survey

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Busy Week!

Wow what a week! Last weekend I attended the Galaxy UK Beauty pageant in Cheshire. It was great to see the girls and meet the organisers who I have been in touch with the past year while developing my sponsorship collection. The site is currently having images from the nights added but here are the winners who received a bag each from ZukieStyle, while the top 4 in each category also became new owners of a Zukie purse.

Miss Teen Galaxy UK 2010 - Sara Morgan

Miss Galaxy UK 2010 - Beth Greenham 

To see more from the nights and to learn more about the pageant please visit the site here the winners will be competing in the USA this summer in the internationals. Good Luck girls from ZukieStyle!!

Lorna Syson Textiles

I have been using my resources to help with Lorna Syson, who is a fellow designer and has fabulous textile creations. You can take a look at her lovely items on her website Lorna Syson

Lorna Syson Textiles creates hand-made sculptural textiles for you and your home. The floral inspired interior collection consists of beautifully printed; laser cut and manipulated suede’s and textiles to produce one-off statement pieces and limited edition collections for soft furnishings and wall decoration and fashion accessories.

Secret Easter Bunny!!!

 As part of the craftsforum we had a secret Easter Bunny for Easter weekend. Which meant when you took part you would receive a lovely handmade present from a fellow crafter. I have to say a big thank you to Abi from Birdcage Creative for my yummy chocolate, beautiful pendant and funky t-shirt! She went to so much trouble. I will post piccies soon.

Here's what I sent to Samigail. I hope you liked!!

I tried to keep with the Easter theme without making it too obvious!

I have also had a great photoshoot of one of my bags 'Beached Out' which I will blog about soon, and a brand new collection for Queeni-B Boutique which is inspired by the 40's pin-up girls! My website has also had a bit of a spring clean for the new season, take a look and let me know what you think!xx

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Craft Juice Tuesday

It's that time of week again!

Zukie's offering for this week is this fabulous sausage dog purse from a fellow bag designer!!!! I want it now!!!

Mini Zippy Coin/Business Card case from Antiquebasketlady

To purchase this product or for more from the Antiquebasketlady:

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Craft Juice Tuesday: Pink Pals!

Today's offerings for CraftJuice Tuesday!

Pink Elephant Pendant By GeeLizzie

A retro look pink plastic elephant charm and a black plastic heart charm
for more from GeeLizzie:

Fuzzy Bunny By Widget & Friends

This little bunny is one of the 'Winter Bunnies' that were at The Warren in the autumn. As the weather has been so cold some more seem to have arrived.

Bit of an animal theme this week but i'm sure you'll agree they are gorgeous!

Dee x

Monday, 22 February 2010

Collection for Galaxy Pageants UK - Finally finished!!!

Phew!!! The collection is done and the bags are eagerly awaiting their new home in the winners and finalists hands!

Late 2009, I was asked by Galaxy Pageants to be an official prize sponsor for their contest in March.
I gladly accepted. This was a nice experience to create pretty, sparkly and girly products as most of my creations up until now have been quite vintage inspired.

The aim was to use the Union Jack as a design feature. Last year, the winner Hayley Mac took a bag with the design to the internationals in America where it proved quite popular. My mission - to create a similar idea for my collection, but handmade and individual of course. are the completed designs! There is a clutch for each winner (Miss & Miss Teen Galaxy) and the 5 runners up in each category will receive a purse.

The Victory Sparkle - Gold

This is the winners clutch for 'Miss Galaxy UK 2010'
The main fabric is Duchess Satin in Gold.
Lined with a Black Satin.
Lace & Ribbon detail with clear Hot-Fix diamante.
The bag is fastened using a brass magnetic clasp.

The Victory Sparkle - Black

This is the winner's clutch for 'Miss Teen Galaxy 2010'
The main fabric is Satin in Black.
Lined with a Red Satin.
Herringbone and lace detail with red and black Hot- Fix diamante.
The bag is fastened using a brass magnetic clasp.

                                               Honey Purse - Runners up prize.

                                               Honey Wiggle - Runners up prize.

                                                Lady Sparkle - Runners up prize

                                                      UK Chic - Runners up prize

                                                 Purple Drop - Runners up prize

Purple Lace Wiggle - Runners up prize

                                                  Sugar Plum - Runners up prize

                                                  Sugar Dust - Runners up prize

UK Sparkle - Runners up prize

UK Wiggle - Runners up prize

Well - there they are! I hope you have enjoyed looking at them as much as I did designing them.
I'd really appreciate your thoughts on your favourites as I can use the fabrics for part of my Wedding Collections this year. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Going to tootle of now and update on my website!
Dee x

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Craft Juicy Tuesday

It's Tuesday and that means it's Craft Juice Tuesday! I have chosed from a selection of fab crafters off Craftjuice to mention on my blog.

Take a peak and let me know what you think!

Chocolate Sandwhich Bookmark with Tea by Glamasaurus:-

Do you love cookies and a good book? Or maybe you know a cookie loving bookworm.Well they are sure to love this adorable cookie bookmark. Each cookie is handmade with love just for you!

This is so scrummy!Would really want to make me pick up a good book! More from Glamasaurus:

Pearls & Black Glass By ScribbleChic

This is a lovely piece of jewellery made of a sweet little antique brass filigree flower and a selection of glass pearl beads and black glass beads.

I adore this! It's so vintage and really now. Would look gorgeous to spice up a plain outfit or wear for a nice evening out. For more from ScribbleChic:

Pop back next Tuesday for more crafters creations!!

Back to ZukieStyle....Only four more purses left to make for the Galaxy Pageant collections. I will be posting pics at the weekend.

I have been going mad on buttons, lace and diamantes for them! I find adding diamante quite theraputic compared to sewing the actual bags, maybe I should start concentrating more on sparkly things!!
 Each bag and purse has the Union Jack theme running through them but as a classy design rather than straight 'in your face' blue, red and white. I hope the winners will like them and show them off with pride :0)

Sunday, 7 February 2010

It's been a year!

Well would you believe it has been a year since I last blogged!
It has been so hectic during that time I am not suprised I haven't visited my page in a while. I have been very busy moving, sewing and displaying!
Me and my other half Curt have moved to my home town, Lincoln. The move came just before Christmas which was not the best timing! We have been fortunate enough to get somewhere to stay and not have to worry too much about a high rent. We also landed ourselves our jobs just at the right time so decided to go for it.
 At the same time, I exhibited ZukieStyle at The Clothesshow at the NEC in Birmingham. What an experience! It was an intense week. I managed to sell half my stock and advertise my product to the best of my abilities. Although, next time I think I would prefer to be in a different zone.
 I am now busy working on my two collections for the beauty pageants I am sponsoring. The first is in March and will be taking place at Runcorn, 'Miss Galaxy UK.'

Uk Galaxy Beauty Pageants

You will also find a link on the site to my website under sponsors.

The second will take place in Kent for 'Ethnic Minority Pageants'

Ethnic Minority Pageants

As well as a sponsor, I have also been asked to be a judge for this one.
I am really looking forward to attending both and I hope they are really successful.
I will be posting the winners bags as soon as they have been created. So watch this blog!

That's all for now but I will be updating my blog regularly from now on.
Chat soon!

All About The Bag

All About The Bag
Photo Shoot For 'Beached Out' 2010