As a graphic designer myself there's one thing I really love and that's supporting the independent makers of our lovely little country. There's just something lovely about knowing that you're not just lining the pockets of a big corporation and that there's actually someone behind what you're purchasing who's put love and thought into making or designing that little something.
So today I'm giving a huge shoutout to the lovely Jess, owner, printer & coffee drinker behind Squiffy Print. Jess started out with a little hobby at the weekend designing and printing her own tees and now she's worked her way up to being a self employed girl boss selling on etsy, notonthehighstreet and now her own little corner of the internet too!
Jess was lovely enough to pop me a gift in the post which I'm stupidly excited for packing into our honeymoon suitcase in the next couple of months! I picked out her adorable personalised travel wash bag which I customised with some very memorable places; Colne - the town where we grew up and met each other, Huddersfield - where we went to uni together & he popped the question, Manchester - the place where we bought our first house and where we got married a couple of Sunday's ago and lastly Mauritius where we'll be jetting off to on our honeymoon. The bag itself is super good quality and the print is better than anything I've ever bought on the high street, so I simply can't wait to use it.
If you're looking for a lovely little personal gift or a funny treat for yourself I'd seriously recommend giving Squiffy Print a good old browse - there's some amazing Christmas pieces that have just been uploaded too!