Happy Handmade Valentine’s Day Made with love, from our hands to yours xxx Hope you are all having a lovely Valentine’s Day, even in these unprecedented times, sending you love and virtual hugs from our awesome makers. We are looking forward to being able to open our bricks and mortar stores when we can do so, but in the meantime we are open online, so have a lazy day and browse through our shop website for postal delivery and click and collect. https://www.shop.fabric-ation.co.uk/ Fancy baking some heart cookies for your loved ones? Check out Cookie Time! Not my usual hearts By Louisa @ Kemp ArtsRead More →

Garlic and Mushroom soup in a bowl

As Valentine’s Day will be a bit different this year, with restaurants being closed, why not try this delicious Garlic and Mushroom Soup recipe from Julie at JAF Designs as a starter on Valentine’s Day , super creamy and quick and easy to make! A warm and filling soup, perfect for these cold February days, it will keep in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 4 days and you can even freeze this mushroom soup! … It is true that the cream can separate from the rest of the liquid, and the fat in the cream can take on a yellowish hueRead More →

Valentine’s Day Press Release Yorkshire Indie is beating the odds to turn the tables on the depleted high street   Independent high street shop, Fabrication Crafts is beating the odds to thrive during lock-down thanks to its unique products, eco-friendly ethos and the support it provides for its makers.   With shops at the heart of Leeds and York, the Social Enterprise supports more than 60 Yorkshire-based makers, artists and designers by providing online and city centre outlets as well as a host of other services. At a time when retailers are facing the huge challenges of lockdown, Fabrication works to help its makers byRead More →

Give Valentine’s Day some shine with our unique selection of gorgeous jewellery. Do you need to buy a gift for an avid book worm or do they love flowers and wildlife?  Perhaps you just want them to know they are special with a unique handcrafted piece to treasure for ever. The photos below show just a small selection of the eclectic range of gorgeous jewellery available for your Valentine in our Leeds and York shops. We have so much more though! Not seen something that takes your fancy below? Then settle down with a cuppa (or a glass of wine!) and pop into our shopRead More →

Food and drink is the way to your loved ones heart this Valentine’s Day, so treat yourself and your Valentine to a home cooked meal with some fabulous homewares to serve them in. https://www.shop.fabric-ation.co.uk/double-aperitif-liqueur-vessel-p-31014 Whilst nibbling on some olives or nuts or crackers and chutney, a lovely selection of chutneys are available to purchase from https://www.shop.fabric-ation.co.uk/leeds-shop-c-70000-1/food-c-70075-1/jams-and-chutneys-c-70078 Serve in a lovely stoneware set by Clay and Woodworks, you’ll treasure this beautiful set forever! https://www.shop.fabric-ation.co.uk/homewares-c-70037-1/kitchenware-c-70051-1/crockery-c-70047-1/olive-set-p-31032 Set the table with a divine scented candle for a candle lit dinner for two! Or candle lit for one and a zoom dinner date this Valentine’s Day, if you are apart.Read More →

A bit of a step away from my usual hearts – made out of clay! So for valentines (and a fun activity to do with my daughter at home) I thought we would try our hand at heart shaped cookies!!! . But this was great fun & yummy (I don’t usually get to eat the things I make!) It was really simple to do. Made a big plate of cookies and entertained a child, what more can you want! We made hearts for a valentines feel. A box full would make a great gift, personalise in your loved ones favourite flavours x My top suggestionRead More →

Feel gorgeous on Valentine’s day using Fabrication Crafts delicious range of beauty products.  Can’t find what you like?   You can tailor  your own customised products with one of our kits. Let us start with Dalia Botanique.  Here featuring Fullers Earth Clay ( INCI: Solum Fullonom) renowned for wonderful cleansing properties of the skin. You can use this as a stand alone ingredient or make your own cleansing mask using our organic floral waters but it doesn’t end there.  This amazing product can also be paired with our ground walnut to make a wonderful cleansing scrub. A wonderful beauty gift or treat for yourself on Valentine’s Day.Read More →

valentine cards

Fabulous Valentine Cards. Six fabulous valentine card ideas you can’t fail with. Pressed flowers and gold all on one card, what could go wrong.  Do you love to sit together like two love birds or long to run away? Perhaps you want to send a Yorkshire message to someone far away? When you have chosen your fabulous valentine card don’t forget to include one of our vouchers, to spend in store for that ‘long time coming’ shopping trip.You can find our featured fabulous valentine cards in the links below; Heart cards By Elm by Nature can be found at https://www.shop.fabric-ation.co.uk/petal-gold-card-p-29354 Two Birds Card by Becca Read More →