Quirks&Curios Store

There is a place between sleep and consciousness, a place where anything is possible and imagination rules. This is where Quirk the Raven and Curio the Cat were born. They came from my minds eye and were touched by the magic of imagination, they help inspire all the makes here in this shop. As a lover of handmade items and all things magical I set out to create items that I wanted but couldn't find. I was entranced by a photo on Pinterest of a needle felted creature, I immediately wanted one and began searching the interwebs. But as a vegan, I struggled to find any needle felted creations that weren't made of animal fibres. In fact I was told and read that it wasn't possible to needle felt with non animal fibres! I decided to try anyway and I'm so glad I did as it worked! I fell in love with needle felting straight away, making animals, Goddesses, dragons and anything else that came to mind. I love how these creations came from nothing but my mind and some fluff! However, being the creative person I am, and also getting inspired by so many things, I found other crafts that I loved just as much! Again pushed by not being able to buy something I wanted, this time an ethical source of feathers for the beautiful dream catchers I saw pictures of, I decided to learn how to create my own. I am lucky enough that my job working with wildlife allows me to collect feathers in an ethical way so I am able to use them in my crafts. I also began using old horseshoes from my Aunty who has a few pet horses to make the dreamcatchers, and it was this that inspired me to to try to reuse, recycle and upcycle items in my crafts as much as possible. My store will undoubtedly change from time to time depending on my current inspiration and creativity level. As I learn about new techniques, crafts, mythical creatures, see things in nature or in my imagination I will create items for you to buy either for yourself or as a gift for others. I hope my creations bring as much joy to you as I get from making them, and I hope you can feel the magic and love that is in each and every one!

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