‘Shout out’ to a creative friend

Just to let you know that this week NONE of the items were created by me. This post is about a very talented young lady who has set up a creative business.

Alex Hellawell runs a business called ‘Alexis Barn Creates’ (ABC). Alex creates individual items that are focused around ABC’s ethos ‘Colourful gifts for Colourful Characters’.

Alex has always loved making colourful things, but it was only when she went on maternity leave that she found she had time to research the possibility of creating her own business.

Growing up with a  Mother who is also very creative and has a workshop packed to the rafters with fabric, buttons and trimmings, Alex couldn’t fail to be inspired.

A well timed gift of a sewing machine and ABC was born………..

I have selected a few of my favourite items for you to have a look at.

I have fallen in love with these baby booties, what a wonderful idea for a totally original present.

These flowers are so bright and fun, a bunch of them in a vase would make a unique and colourful centrepiece for a table.







Or, what about one of these lovely cushions to brighten up a nursery or as a colourful addition to your living room.






ABC is based in Cranleigh, Surrey but thankfully you can purchase the items online. Please check out the etsy and folksy stores right here:



All colourful characters arrive beautifully packaged and with the assurance that they are all individually handmade.

Alex is currently in the process of converting a barn to work from and is planning to have a number of open days throughout the year where she can meet her customers and showcase her work. I will keep you posted on any information about the ABC Open Days.


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