Focus on Makers: Elle from Nutmeg and Arlo

Welcome to the first in a new series of blog posts where I focus on my favourite small independent makers!

Let's kick this off with Elle from Nutmeg and Arlo, where I got my super cute narwharl pin from! (I'm still stuck on a name for him- any ideas?!)

After buying my narwharl, I caught up with Elle to get a bit more info about her lovely little shop...

1) Tell me a little bit about Nutmeg and Arlo - how would you summarise your brand/what's your motto?

My brand is totally cute and full of pastels, and I would say that my motto in life is a perfect one from Lemony Snicket - "If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives." 

2) How did you get started? What inspired you?

Nutmeg and Arlo was started because I have a love of stationery and cute things! I don't really have any hobbies and I have a background in design, so I wanted to do something after work on an evening that didn't include sitting on the sofa watching TV. So I started Nutmeg and Arlo! 

3) What's your favourite item in your shop?

My favourite item from my shop is probably Mr Narwhal because he is what helped me gain popularity! However, I do have a secret soft spot for my Tormund Heart pin - just because I LOVE Game of Thrones and love Tormund. 

4) What advice would you give to people out there with their own crafty ideas?

My advice to people getting started - create what you love. Don't be afraid to fail! It's a cliche but it's so true that it's better to fail than to not try at all. If anyone wants any advice then I love to chat and help people out, feel free to drop me an email :) 

5) Who are your top three other makers?

My three favourite makers... This is a hard one, it changes all the time. I find it difficult to pick favourites! At the moment I LOVE Wink Pins, Rosebud Casson and Fairy Cakes

You can find out more and Nutmeg and Arlo here:

I'd love to see if you add anything from this super cute shop to your collection - I'm currently eyeing up this fox pin! Tweet me if you do!