I've been designing Sheffield themed cards and gifts for nearly 10 years and can often be found selling them at local events and street markets. They are all designed by myself and handmade locally here in Sheffield. The main aim of my designs is to make products that will make Sheffield folk smile and feel delighted they've found the perfect gift. As I make or print everything myself and sell at markets I can price my products to be affordable to all. I'm not going to show all the designs that I sell as that takes the fun out of you visiting and seeing for yourself. Instead I'll try to give you a flavour in the hope I can tempt you to come and visit an upcoming event.
It was love at first site for me with Paul Vintin's Sheffield word map design! I've printed it onto birch plywood and cut out the individual areas to turn it into this smashing little jigsaw. It would make a lovely gift for hours of fun for both young and old and to improve your knowledge of Sheffield.
So I've created a little collar, wings and added gold thread to hang mini Hendersons Relish on the Christmas tree to raise a few extra smiles this Christmas. The collar also fits other little miniture bottles so you could replace the hendos with someone's favourite drink.
Yorkshire sayings Ay Up, Be Reyt, Nah Then, Mardy Bum, Gi'O're in beautiful bright colours on these luxurious cork backed coasters. I also have some fun Sheffield music pun coasters. All coasters can be bought as singles or sets of four.
I was inspired to make these as I had a stall at Art in the Gardens and wanted to sell something arty and fun that all abilities could try. It comes with an A4 canvas, paints and brushes.
This is made from MDF, sealed and hand painted. It comes in 3 flat pieces but is super easy to assemble. Then Hey Presto, somewhere to store your glasses, how did you ever manage without such an essential item!?
I have a few different TShirt designs which are usually available from sizes Small right up to 3XL. Some designs such as the Mardy Bum designs come in a range of fun colours and also include ladies fit. I don't always sell the TShirts on my stalls, it's usually when I'm somewhere for more than one day like the Christmas cabins in town.
Coffee Stencils with yorkshire sayings to decorate, coffee, cakes or pies. These are made from food safe acrylic in beautiful bold colours. Lots more designs available.
My little business started with the Sheffield themed card designs. I love getting out and about in Sheffield taking photos and then editing them in Photoshop to create my quirky designs. I've been designing them since 2012 so you can just imagine how many designs I have now. I just bring the most popular ones along to the stalls these days. It still makes me happy watching customers have a real chuckle as they browse the cards. Here are just a couple of examples of Birthday and Christmas cards.
The water bottles are lightweight aluminium with a sublimated design and a come with two lid types. As with most of my products there is a whole range of Sheffield themed designs to discover including WATTER, and Corporation Pop.
The mugs are great quality sublimated by myself with fun Sheffield designs. They are fine in the dishwasher with zero fading over a thousand cycles. Again there are plenty more designs available but I've shared one of my favourites.
These are my upcoming events where you can find the Tipsy Towers stall. Feel free to like my facebook page too, where I share the events and you can sign up for updates and reminders.
Renishaw Hall and Gardens - Aug 27
Sheffield Fair Norfolk Heritage Park - Aug 28
Art in the Gardens - September 2nd and 3rd
Peaks Uniques at Crystal Peaks - 23rd Sept