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  • With Summer in full swing and Hepsie being lucky enough to live on the North Devon coast we thought we’d celebrate our and other small British designer nautical gifts!
    We’ve just launched our Claude Crab design which encapsulates Summer, with a vibrant turquoise background and bright coral crab shell this design is set to be a new favourite! (I’d like to say Claude was inspired by the wonderful crab from Clovelly, North Devon but that would be a lie he was inspired by the Red Crabs on Christmas Island seen on a David Attenborough Planet Earth programme)!
    Another coastal favourite is our Puffin Billy design, this design was inspired by Hepsie’s location and the island of Lundy! Lundy is a little island off the coast of North Devon which is home to these characteristic clowns of the sea!
    Our crab and puffin designs are available across our product range, from notebooks to cushions your bound to find a great nautical gift for a friend, all proudly designed and made in the UK.

    nautical gifts by martha and hepsie

    1. Puffin Placemat Set £30 2. Puffin Apron £27  3. Puffin Wrapping Paper from £2.80 4. Crab A5 Notebook £5 5. Crab Cushion from £40 6. Crab A4 Print from £12 all available from marthaandhepsie.com.

    We love our designs but we also love other talented small businesses products, so here are our favourite nautical gifts from fellow British designers!

    Nautical gifts by British Designers

    1. Seashore Pendant by Jenny Grace Jewellery  2. Sail Boat Gift Wrap by Double Thumbs Up  3. Seaside Papercut by Kyleighs Paper Cuts  4. A Sailor Went To Sea Print by Giddy Kipper  5. Seagull Pin by Designed by Wink 6. Beach Huts Door Stop by Milly and Pip  7. Coastline Hanging by Betsy Benn 8. Surfs Up Print by Hedge and Hog Prints 9. Sailing Map T Shirt by Sight Hound

    Right now I've written this, I'm off for a swim in the sea!

    Hepsie xx




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    From comic hero role play to making your smile turn upside down when you’re feeling sad ,every Dad is Super in their own way.
    (My husband has often been found with a towel cape around his neck being the Super Hero of the school run tackling the Tight Tantrum -if you have a daughter you’ll know that the Tight Tantrum is one of the worst School Run villains)!
    Your Dad doesn’t have to have a heroic job like a Fireman, a member of The Armed Service or Policeman to be your Super Dad! From being ‘Dads Taxi Service’ to helping with you with your homework your dad would love a Super Dad gift this Father’s Day that shows him how much you think of him!
    With Father’s Day being less than a month away (Sunday 18th June) we’ve rounded up a selection of great Super Dad gifts from small creative businesses all based in the UK!

    Super Dad Father's Day Gifts

    1, Create a quirky T-shirt with a child’s drawings from Luke Drew This www.lukedrewthis.co.uk
     2, Every Dad needs a key ring and with this one from Edamay they’ll know their super when being 'Dads Taxi'! www.notonthehighstreet.com/edamay
    3, Adorn a wall with these cute Super Dad & Super Kid Pennants by Snuggle Dust Studios www.snuggleduststudios.com
    4, Drying the dishes is a Dad’s job! So, this Super Dad Tea Towel by That’s Nice That makes a great Father’s Day Gift! www.notonthehighstreet.com/thatsnicethat    
    5, Our Brown Bear has pulled up his Super Hero pants, popped his cape on and dusted off his mask to create our Not On The High Street Exclusive Super Dad print! www.notonthehighstreet.com/marthaandhepsie/product/super-dad-print
    6, Here’s a lovely chocolate gift by Cocoa Pod you can give your Dad and he might even share it with you! http://www.cocoapod.co.uk/chocolates-for-superdad/  
    7, With the start of the Summer showing the signs of saying hello these flip flops by Simply Colors are perfect for when your Dad brings out the barbeque! www.simplycolors.co.uk 
    8, Yum! The biggest biscuit for your Dad to dunk in his cuppa by Honeywell Bakes has got to be a winner this Father’s Day!  http://honeywellbakes.com/
    9, Our Brown Bear in his Super Hero clobber also comes as an exclusive card available on Not On The High Street. So, if money is tight or your Dad has everything he needs putting pen to paper and simply sending a Super Dad Father’s Day card is all you need to do. https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/marthaandhepsie/product/super-dad-card
    M&H xx

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    8th – 14th May 2017 is Sun Awareness Week which as a topic is close to our hearts.

    A few years ago our beautiful cousin Lauren at the age of 30 was diagnosed with malignant Melanoma which had progressed to a very serious stage 4 (the cancer had spread to other areas of  the body other than the original site). Bravely Lauren has battled through the worry, anxiety, pain and all the other negatives that come with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis and whilst receiving a new form of treatment called Immunotherapy adopted an attitude to life that focuses on optimism and hope as well as a whole host of other ‘wellness’ attitudes. Amazingly Lauren has been NED (No Evidence of Disease) for 9 months, has recently returned to work as a Junior Doctor and won an award for her amazing blog! Read her blog here: www.laurencara.com

    Everything Is Going To Be Ok Motivational Print

    Inspired by our courageous cousin we wanted to do something to raise awareness of Melanoma and help spread the word about this cancer and how simply checking your moles can help catch this disease in its initial stages and stop it in its tracks. So our Molly the Mole Charity Gift collection was created! In true martha and hepsie ltd style we designed a colourful animal design that not only looks great but delivers a message to ‘check your moles’.  We contacted the British Skin Foundation to make them aware of our project and they loved Molly so much they asked us to develop a charity bracelet for them! 
    We donate up to 95% of all profits from our Molly Mole sales to the British Skin Foundation, find out more about the British Skin Foundation and all that they do here: www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk


    Molly Mole Charity Gifts

    Molly Mole Charity Print from £12, Molly Mole Charity Bracelet £2, Molly Mole Charity Notebook £5.

    As the Sun starts to peek from behind the clouds on a beautiful summers day please wear sun screen and don’t forget to ‘check your moles’ to see if there have been any changes. Until 11th May the British Skin Foundation have an online clinic open to anyone where you can ask any question on sun safety and skin cancer and receive an answer from a British Skin Foundation Dermatologist. Ask your question here: www.talkhealthpartnership.com/online_clinics/ask_expert_bsf_sun_awareness

    M&H x 


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    With sunny days apparently around the corner the traditional Wedding season will soon be here too!
    Whether you're going to a warehouse wedding, boho beach wedding or a traditional ceremony in a beautiful hotel you’ll be wanting to give a great wedding gift! 
    We’ve put together a selection of martha and hepsie designs that we think make really unique wedding gifts for any new Mr & Mrs, Mrs & Mrs or Mr & Mr!

    Quirky Couple Prints!
    Our colourfully illustrated bird prints make a great gift for any couple, available framed or unframed prices from £12

    Wedding Print Gifts

    Perfect for Breakfast in Bed

    Our fine bone china mugs featuring a couple of magpies (two for joy) or our kissing penguins are perfect for a couple who love to start their day with a cup of tea or coffee! Mugs £12 each.

    wedding mug gift

    Deck Out Their Dining Room!
    Our animal and bird placemat sets make a unique wedding gift for any couple who are about to start married life in a new home, matching drink coasters are also available. Placemat Sets £30, Coaster Sets £14.

    Wedding Gift For The Home

    If you’ve recently got engaged and are looking for some inspiration for your wedding, check out these businesses that we’ve had the pleasure of meeting and who’ve got wedding planning sorted!

    Blue Fizz – Devon based event organisers and wedding planners ran by best friends Bridget and Tracey, these ladies know about every amazing venue in the South West and can create any style of wedding you dream of! www.bluefizzevents.co.uk

    Inner City Weddings – Set up by our friend Felicity Hoy in 2016, Inner City Weddings has grown from strength to strength. Specialising in unique urban weddings based in Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester Inner City Weddings can create your wedding in some truly special spaces! www.innercityweddings.co.uk

    Virginias Vintage – Fellow finalists in a recent competition we entered Virginia’s Vintage Hire specialise in sourcing and supplying quirky vintage furniture perfect to set the scene for your wedding. From Chesterfield Sofa’s to old apple carts these guys can fill your venue with amazing furniture! www.virginiasvintagehire.co.uk 

    M&H xx

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Martha & Hepsie

We’re sisters! We design and sell illustrated homeware, stationery and gifts with pops of colour and character, all made in Britain.


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