LITTLE TINKERS (GIFTS)
TOOTIE TAT CATS
Hello and welcome to Little Tinkers (Gifts)
and my kitten company Tootie Tat Cats.
I've always had a natural talent for drawing and by the age of 12 I was already receiving commissions to draw people’s much loved pets.
I started my business in the late 80’s and quickly acquired a weekly stall on The Apple Market at London’s Covent Gardens.
Over the years my business has evolved, after realising there wasn’t any nice, affordable and quality handmade gifts for children to buy for their family and friends I started to design a range of gifts with them in mind.
Today I have several popular ranges of gifts, all designed by myself and all still produced by me.
Most of my evenings and weekends are taken up with making my crafts as I spend my “normal” working hours, supporting Deaf and Autistic adults, many with additional needs.
Please pop by and follow Little Tinkers Gifts and Tootie Tat Cats on Instagram where you can see photographs of all of my work and view lots of personalised orders ♥
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CRAFT FAIRS/MARKETS 2021
You can find me every Saturday on Ely Craft and Collectables Market.
Link below :)
25th Sept. Saturday. Gransden Show
TOOTIE TAT CATS
These cute cats stand at only 5.5cm
so will tuck nicely into any little space in your home.
They are my creation and each one is
individually hand-painted by me, usually with one of my cats looking on!
'Tootie Tat' is the name my daughter
called cats when she was little,
and as a family we have done so ever since.
LITTLE TINKER BEARS
I have been making my little bears for over 30 years now. After buying some Fimo back in the 80's I made my first bear with just a little blue bowtie, he was a request by my lovely Grandma. After my cousin saw it she asked if I could make a nurse bear and the collection has grown from there.
For the past 20 years I've made bespoke bears for Parade The Gift Shop in Cambridge. Thousands of Guards-bears, Police-bears, Union Jack-bears and Graduate-bears have been bought as gifts to be homed all round the world.
FIMO CHARACTER ANIMAL NECKLACES AND EARRINGS
I've over 30 little polymer clay characters. They are just as popular today as they were 30 years ago. New creations are added with the popularity of animals. Over the past few years pandas, sloths, rabbits and of course the unicorn have been the favourites.
These are miniature versions of my most popular animal characters. They are 5mm-1cm in size and protected with varnish.
My coasters are all hand-painted and sealed with polyurethane varnish to make them heat resistant. Any design and wording can be produced. They make lovely novelty gifts for your family.
All my cards are designed and handmade by me. They have a hand-painted watercolour background then a little clay animal is added which makes them all very unique.