The Handmade Boutique will be opening in Birmingham’s Mailbox on Thursday 27th September and will be home to some of the most talented Designer Makers in the Midlands until Sunday 30th December.

The boutique plans to give customers the opportunity to purchase unique lifestyle products and gifts that would not usually be available on the high street. As well as the opportunity to purchase, customers will also be offered live demonstrations from some of the designer makers to allow them to see how the products are made and giving them a hands on experience by being able to take something home they have made.

There are quite a few individuals featuring in the Boutique but here are a few of my favourites;

  • Serendipity Candles, based in Sutton Coldfield, they make beautifully scented soya wax candles in the finest Vintage crockery and glassware.
  • Daniel Jones, who trained at University College Birmingham, is an award winning Chocolatier! He will be doing a live demonstration on Saturday 13th October at 1pm.  This coincides with National Chocolate Week!
  • Vintage-Lovelies, also based in Sutton Coldfield, ‘upcycle’ vintage furniture and home furnishings.
  • Weave and Stitch who make one off creations made entirely from paper!

The boutique will be based in the Mailbox and will be open 7 days a week from 11am – 6pm. If you would like to find out more about the live demonstrations and courses running throughout October and November then please give Tracie Bedwood a call on 07972 176 024.

Visit them on their facebook page or follow them on twitter for live updates!


  • Sally Landucci
    posted Oct 16th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I have visited the handmade boutique today in the mail box and all my dreams came true I love handmade products and was delighted at the stock,I purchased a lot of different items including a beautiful doll in a suitcase I only wish it were a permanent feature and not just seasonal as handmade goods are hard to come by,I guess I will have to stock up and hope the shop comes back annually .