Written By hello DODO - October 24 2019
It's the most wonderful time of the year...Halloween of course! We thought we'd do a little gift guide featuring all of our favourite spooky and pumpkin-y things made by other indie businesses that we love! Come a little closer and we'll show you... *insert cackle*
We couldn't make a Halloween Gift Guide without shouting about the super talented and very lovely Liz Harry! How adorable are these articulated colourful skeleton enamel pins?!
Dick Vincent is a firm favourite of ours with his very distinctive style and awesome knack of tying in some clever culture references (Oh HEY Lizzo!) He is also utterly prolific and one of the hardest working artists we know.
I seriously need one of these awesome poison necklaces by Finest Imaginary as they are just the bloody best, how on earth do I pick which colour though?!
I already have two collars by the very clever and talented Fairytale Collars but loooooook at this cutie pumpkin!! I have my eyes on all of Emma's autumnal designs, go and check out her shop and be ready to fall in love.
Chimps Tea Party is a another firm fave, not only does Pippa create her own collages by hand to then make her designs...every element she uses is also taken from her own photography. MIND BLOWING. Love these spookeh cake toppers she's created! Head to her shop for lots of cute homewares, pins, prints and for you organised folk, some VERY lovely Christmassy things.
We've been indie biz pals with Leigh from In Twos And Threes since the very beginning of hello DODO 8 years ago and we're totally in love with her embroidery work which is often witty, occasionally swear-y and ALWAYS beautiful.
Another favourite illustrator, love love LOVE the work of Sophie Heywood! It's cute, magical and always the perfect amount of weird. Sophie is another artist that blows me away with her productivity, always making yummy work. She now has a Patreon too so make sure you check that out!
LAST but definitely not least is our pal Rock Cakes who makes cute and clever jewels for all budgets (including our wedding rings!) She has lots of spooky/spoopy designs in her shop but these enamel pin dudes will always be our favourites.
SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT
Just a wee reminder that our new Halloween collection is only available to buy until November 5th when the clock strikes Midnight! Then it will disappear in to the night possibly never to be seen again! The plus side? Well skulls and cats and rhinos and Zombees are perfect apparel for the entire year, these are no novelty sweatshirts! If you're in the UK and can order today (24th) though we can get them to you before the big spooky day in one weeks time!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!