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Samantha Newbury
Samantha Newbury

“Hand crafted, original artwork, bags, accessories, notebook / diary covers, homewares and festive decorations - custom orders welcome.”

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Thursday 21st May 2020 - In April I received notification that I must shield. I'm afraid, therefore, that my shop will remain in holiday mode until at least the end of June. My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Please feel free to contact me if you would like me to place an item aside for you to be sent at a later date.

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  • Button Rainbow Wall Art

    Button Rainbow Wall Art

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  • 'Corfu' Sea Weaving - Woven Wall Hanging, Seascape

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  • Walled Garden Hand Embroidered Picture, Textile Art

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  • Tiny Castle Hand Embroidered Picture, Textile Art

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  • Sea Dragon Mounted Pencil Drawing with Accompanying Poem

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  • Timepiece No 005 - Mixed Media Artwork, Time themed wall art

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  • Rainbow Butterflies Hanging Wreath Decoration

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  • Tiny Bouquet Hand Embroidered Mini Hoop

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  • Soft Green Felt Heart with Hand Embroidered Bouquet of Flowers

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  • 'Mum' Hand Embroidered Yellow Felt Keepsake Heart with Flowers

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  • 'Mum' Hand Embroidered Green Felt Keepsake Heart

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  • 'Loves me' Hot Pink Felt Heart with Hand Embroidered Daisy Chain

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  • Hand Embroidered Forget Me Not Felt Heart Brooch

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  • Hand Embroidered Floral Heart Brooch - Silver Grey

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  • Hand Embroidered Red Felt Heart Brooch

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  • Hand Embroidered Lemon Yellow Felt Flower Brooch

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  • A6 'Harris Tweed' Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover - Charcoal with Quill

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  • A6 'Harris Tweed' Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover - Deep Purple with Vintage Lace

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  • A6 'Harris Tweed' Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover - Chestnut & Chrysanthemums

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  • A6 'Harris Tweed' Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover - Red, Green and Cream Check

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  • A6 'Harris Tweed' Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover - Pastel Stripe

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  • A6 'Harris Tweed' Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover - Pink & Orange Check

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  • A6 'Harris Tweed' Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover - Mackintosh Style

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  • A6 'Harris Tweed' Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover - Valentine Pink

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  • A6 'Harris Tweed' Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover - Navy with Gold Trees

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  • Rainbow Striped 'Harris Tweed' Cross Body Bag with Leather Strap

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  • Hot Pink 'Harris Tweed' Bag with Striped Flap and Strap

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  • Turquoise 'Harris Tweed' Handbag with Dragon Panel and Bamboo Handles

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  • Rich Purple 'Harris Tweed' Bag with Striped Flap and Strap

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  • Multicoloured Butterflies on Black Handbag with Leather Handles

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  • Autumn Leaves Batik Bag

    Autumn Leaves Batik Bag

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  • Blue & Green Dragonfly Handbag

    Blue & Green Dragonfly Handbag

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  • Pink and Purple Pansy Print Handbag with Handcrafted Felt Pansy

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  • SALE - Pink Petals Handbag with Faux Bamboo Handles

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  • SALE - Retro 1950's Style Paris Themed Handbag

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  • Small Red Paeony Handbag

    Small Red Paeony Handbag

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  • Macintosh Style Floral Print Handbag Teal & Purple

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  • Autumnal Paeonies Handbag

    Autumnal Paeonies Handbag

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  • Ivory Vintage Brocade Handbag

    Ivory Vintage Brocade Handbag

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  • SALE - Red, Green, Cream, Floral Scroll Handbag

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  • SALE - Green, Cream & Red Paisley Handbag

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  • SALE - Coffee & Cream 'Cappuccino' Handbag

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  • SALE - Red, Green, Cream Marble Stripe Handbag

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  • SALE - Beige Chenille Small Cross Body Bag with Leather Strap

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  • Pastel Stripe Shopping Bag

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  • Rainbow Butterfly Clutch Bag

    Rainbow Butterfly Clutch Bag

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  • Cream & Gold Stripe Clutch with Sequinned Braid

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  • SALE - Pale Blue 'Handbag' Clutch

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  • Gold Brocade Clutch Bag

    Gold Brocade Clutch Bag

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  • Terracotta and Gold Chenille Clutch Bag

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  • Cream Clutch Bag with Vintage Lace and Mother of Pearl Buckle

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  • SALE - Red and Gold Butterfly Clutch Bag

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  • SALE - Ivory Brocade Clutch Bag with Satin Flowers and Pearls

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  • Monochrome Floral Zip Top Storage Bag, Make Up Bag, Pencil Case

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  • Blue and Purple Floral Make Up Bag, Storage Bag, Pencil Case

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  • Butterflies & Flowers on Gold Zip Top Bag, Make Up Bag, Storage Bag

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  • Vintage Style Floral Print Zip Top Bag, Make Up Bag, Storage Bag

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  • Funky Floral Zip Top Storage Bag, Make Up Bag, Pencil Case, Tablet Case

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  • Tools, DIY Zip Top Bag, Storage Bag, Pencil Case

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  • Autumn Chrysanthemums Kindle or 7 inch Tablet Case

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About Samantha Newbury

Samantha Newbury

Original artworks, handbags, notebooks and Christmas decorations, with a side order of poetry and photography

My Grannie was a Luton milliner (hat maker) and some of my earliest memories are of sitting with her in the back room whilst she sewed hats. My job (age three and a half) was to pick apart die-stamped blocks of silk flowers ready for her to use. I remember being fascinated by the leftover scraps of satin, velvet and paisley, and building castles and towers with empty cotton reels. And it was Grannie who taught me that you could make pretty much anything from fabric, if you put your mind to it, which meant, in due course, that I made a three dimensional fabric model of the inside of a pocket watch as part of my GCSE Art & Craft coursework, along with an embroidered dragon!

I love working with fabrics and thread - I even occasionally weave my own fabric on a small knitter's loom, and, having inherited the contents of Grannie's needlework box, I still find myself using her threads some days - though I'm still not sure what to make with piece of moonbeam-soft parachute silk that we found in there. She taught me never to throw anything away, it's amazing what you can do even with tiny scraps.

I find inspiration all over the place, and usually have a camera with me when I go out - I particularly like taking macro photos of the intricacies of nature. I'm also a writer, so always have a notebook to hand and sometimes the various threads of my creativity merge:

Something to Hang on Your Tree

Taking pieces from my workbox,
I add a skein of silk
the colour of holly berries, and delve
amongst the beads and sequins
for just the right green glass leaves,
a pinch of golden stars
and a single, perfect, snowflake.

Now I can sew;
setting each stitch with care,
each star one of wonder,
each leaf a hint of Christmas spice,
laced with the Season's crimson joy
and the sparkle of snow magic,
to create this little heart
for your Christmas tree
from me, to you, with love.

© Samantha Newbury 2005

A Note About Packaging - I am working towards being as environmentally friendly as possible. Cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, polystyrene pellets and air packs that arrive with supplies I've ordered are checked for cleanliness, saved and reused when packing outgoing parcels. In addition we get a lot of charity bags through the door and, rather than send the unused ones to landfill, if I need to protect an item against damp etc, I'll cut a plain piece from one of them to wrap it in. I also reuse the cellophane sleeves from greetings cards to package craft supplies and fabric that I have for sale. I do sometimes use polythene mailers, but am in the process of sourcing an eco-friendly alternative.

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