The idea of the business started when I simply couldn't find good quality, traditional nightwear for my children that didn't cost a fortune - I was looking for pretty cotton nightdresses and pyjamas that weren't covered with the latest cartoon character. At last, I found a lovely range from a company based in Cornwall and what started as an idea started to flourish. I started to look for other items that were unusual or quite simply, not what you find on the high street. I kept clear of the big wholesalers and started looking for smaller companies with a strong ethical background. I wanted items that were either made in the UK or ethically sourced and fairtrade.
Nearly 3 years on, and my shop and website are full of quirky, carefully made products from local designers and artists. There are some very clever people out there and you just don't need to buy mass produced items from abroad. To date, I have lampshades and cushions made here in Crewkerne, silver jewellery made in Somerset and Devon, Pewter jewellery made by a husband and wife team in Cornwall, a beautiful range of purses, brooches, gadget cases using Irish linen made in Somerset, a brand new range of handmade organic skincare from Cornwall, aromatherapy organic facial oils that have been accredited in the National Press made by the very talented Lucy from OV Naturals in Somerset, beautiful fused glass made in Somerset, a gorgeous range of linen embroidered cosmetic bags, wheat warmers etc made by the very clever Linzi from Hampshire, the most amazing range of original textile art from Caroline in Dorset - the list goes on ... and on ....!
You must come for a visit - we would love to see you!
AS OF 1ST OCTOBER 2015, BLUEBIRD AND BUTTERCUP IS GOING MOBILE!! Now available for weddings, street fairs, craft fairs, xmas fairs, fundraisers, school fairs and fundraisers and home parties throughout Somerset and Dorset. Bookings now being taken ......
LATEST NEWS - DECEMBER 2015!
Bluebird and Buttercup are very excited to announce that we are now available in the infamous Munchkins Play Cafe in Dorchester - come and pay us a visit to see a selection of our products!
JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2016 -
will be spent updating and streamlining the website, whilst at the same time, by popular request, keeping everyone informed of new products especially the locally made original ones! Bear with us!