The Spring Hare Gift Guide

Mad as a March Hare

Boxing hares are one of the key indicators in the natural world that spring is on its way.  This behaviour marks the beginning of the breeding season, causing lots of unpredictable, frenzied action and excitement in the hares.  So much so that the term ‘Mad as a March hare’ was coined in the 16th century to describe a person acting in a similar way.  This also must have surely inspired the March Hare character in Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

The Spring Hare

spring hare ooak doll

The hare has become synonymous with spring.  Both are symbolically linked to fertility and the nocturnal hare is sacred to the Goddess of Easter, Ostara or Eostre.

The Handmade Hare

I have never witnessed this curious natural event in person and it is something I would very much like to see.  So in the meantime, I have collated a collection of hare inspired goodies from independent UK designers and makers on Etsy.

hare necklace


wire hare


hare card


Lucy Hare


hare cup

You can discover more hare finds on my Pinterest board.

Small makeup bag by Vaudeville Hippie

Mother’s Day Gifts from UK Etsy Sellers

Mother’s Day UK 2017

Mother’s Day in the UK is approaching us on Sunday 26th March.  Celebrating and acknowledging all the wonderful things our mums do for us is important and should not be limited to this one day.

In recognition of this, here are some of our favourite handmade items from Etsy, a global marketplace of handmade, vintage and creative goods, that are available all year round.

This post features sellers from the United Kingdom, but you can be sure there are plenty of amazing makers in your local area destined to be discovered.

Handmade in the UK Wallet by Vaudeville Hippie

Billfold Wallet by VaudevilleHippie

Choose Handmade

There are many benefits from choosing handmade gifts.  The internet provides a greater variety of choice, which means you are likely to uncover a gift that is unique and different from the usual cliches that are available in the high street shops.

Painted Wooden Necklace Handmade in the UK by Vaudeville Hippie

Up-cycled Necklace by VaudevilleHippie

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

So lets celebrate the small independent makers and embrace some of the beautifully hand crafted items, by individuals and small businesses that have been created with passion and dedication to their craft.

Handmade Soap

Help your mum soak it all up with these hand crafted vegan soaps made out of luxurious essential oils and organic shea butter from


Handmade soap by Aromawakening

Fabric Phone Case

Give a new lease of elegance to your mother’s phone and dress it in one of these lovely fabric phone cases by


Fabric phone case by Modernandvintage

Original Textile Art

Give a truly beautiful one of a kind  art doll to adorn your mum’s living space from


Textile art doll by Pantovola

Paper Flowers

Experience flowers that will last and with a unique twist by


Paper Flower Bouquet by PaperBoutuetsUK


Unique Jewellery

Try a gift that is simple and delicate with this special necklace from


Glass Dandelion Necklace by WishesontheWind


Happy Mother’s Day to All

For more handmade Mother’s Day gift ideas please visit our Pinterest board.