Commission me!

If you love the colour combinations and designs here at Kraken Kreations but fancy something bespoke, I’m happy to create an item that is unique to you. Perhaps you want an extra-long toiletry bag, a tote with shorter handles, bigger bunting or more specialised items such as a pocketed pencil case, flippy smartphone cover or a child’s toy bag with a name embroidered onto it. All you have to do is email me at with your ideas and requirements and between the two of us we will come up with the perfect solution, just as I did with the cross-body zipped slouch below.  Believe me, no question is too daft and no request is too small or large and you can see the commissions I’ve already done here.

During the process I’ll ask you several questions just to make sure that I’m creating your perfect product. I’ll ask you for measurements, if it’s appropriate to the product, your favourite fabric (just check my fabric directory) and whether you want to use your product in particular circumstances such as on dog walks or on the beach. You’re also welcome to send me pics of items you have seen, or even a pic of an item you already have, that has inspired you. One customer chose two of my fabrics and requested they both be used in this bag, making it truly unique:

rebecca boho bag2

More than that, I’m happy to apply names, initials or phrases on products whether this is with embroidery, felt or applique. It could be the name of the recipient and inspirational message or even your favourite swear word (yes, I’ve actually done it).

If you don’t want one of the fabrics used on the site I am happy to either source fabric for you or to send you the links of reputable online fabric shops so you can browse at your own leisure. I will then order in the fabric myself if you’d prefer. I won’t start work on a commission until we have agreed a price and a design, however detailed you would like the design to be. Then I’ll request payment from you and crack on with making your chosen product as soon as it has been received.

Finally, feel free to check out my testimonials which will give you an idea of customer satisfaction (believe me, it is staggeringly high). So what are you waiting for? Send me your ideas, however vague or perfectly formed, and together we’ll create magic (or at the very least spectacular accessories and home decor).

14 Responses to “Commission me!”

  1. Eiry Goldsmith July 2, 2014 at 12:51 pm Permalink

    Hello, I see from facebook that daughter Eleanor in New Zealand bought an item from you recently. It occurred to me that I know she’s looking for a teapot cover/cosy for her 6 cup traditional round teapot. She’s a real tea fan (no tea bags). I wonder if you make such an item. It would need to have a little padding to it – the aim being to keep the tea warm for a while. I know that she was thinking of knitting one eventually but has time constraints. Please let me know if this would be possible. If so, it would be a present for her and I’d ask you to send it to NZ , but a secret in the meantime.

    • cathj July 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm Permalink

      Eiry! I shall email you forthwith. See you on the other side!

  2. Louise Jones July 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm Permalink

    I need totes, totes I tell you. 2 of your brightest and finest please. Our beach bodies didn’t quite work out so we need something fabulous to distract the gazes of the Frenchies when we launch ourselves on to the beach.
    Ta love!

    • cathj July 5, 2014 at 6:05 pm Permalink

      I’m emailing you, Lou!

  3. Emily Sarah Jones July 4, 2014 at 8:25 pm Permalink

    Hey, Cath, I saw the notebook that you posted on Face Book and I absolutely adore it!! The thing is, I want 4 of those notebooks but size A4. With 4 different designs on them. I will leave links under here. With links to the designs. If you cant do the designs; I’m happy with just your style of notebook in 4 different colours ^-^ (Im asking for 4 different notebooks, so I can have them for 4 of my subjects at A-Level :P)
    Thank you BEBS!
    Emlah (Emily)
    Link 2-
    Link 3-
    Link 4-–BJe-v_q72Q/TlOCYbty6aI/AAAAAAAAA80/6U_K4LEe3BI/s1600/Bleach_wallpaper_kuchiki_byakuya3.jpg
    PSS- I don’t mind if you can’t do them.. I just would really love these on the front of my notebook (fabric) And full payment shall come from the Jones’ (mutti) :3
    Love you Cath!! :*

    • cathj July 5, 2014 at 6:13 pm Permalink

      Em, I am emailing you!

  4. Sarah September 4, 2014 at 11:23 am Permalink

    Hi Kath,
    I’m trying to buy a Tote bag for my trip to Italy next Friday but the PayPal account linked to my email here at work has my Company credit card imbedded.
    Would you accept a cheque in the post today.
    Kind regards,
    Sarah Norris

    • cathj September 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm Permalink

      I would accept a cheque but won’t be able to send you the bag until it has cleared, making it too late for Friday. Could you pay me with a debit or credit card via Paypal instead? I shall email this to you too, to save as much time as poss!

  5. Sam Freeman May 12, 2016 at 3:27 pm Permalink

    Ok, so I’m totally loving the slouch bag, it measures 95cm from the apex of the strap to the bottom, can I check is that the base of the bag, just that I’d like that measurement to be to the top of the bag, if that makes any sense as im quite tall and round! I’ve been playing around with photo layout to choose the two patterns I like best and think I have finally decided on the acid flowers and the multicoloured peacock feathers – do they go? Can the strap be longer?

  6. Gemma Cooper July 4, 2017 at 4:26 am Permalink

    Could I ask you to make a tote bag in the fabric Green Dogs

    • Gemma Cooper July 4, 2017 at 4:28 am Permalink

      Sorry, bit of a technical error there!

      There should at the very least be a “I love your stuff”, a “look forward to hearing from you” and a “thanks”



  7. Sue Draper October 16, 2017 at 9:57 am Permalink

    Hi Cath

    My lovely friend has just had major surgery and has had to wait 3 weeks for the results, but is expecting it to confirm her cancer diagnosis on Thursday.
    I was thinking about getting her a bundle of fuck it, but then I thought maybe I could commission you to make her a case for one of those little packets of tissues with the same message on? Even if it turns out not to be cancer, she is still facing a long road to recovery, so the sentiment will be appreciated! When I retired she bought me an embroidery hoop saying “Patriarchy makes me narky”, so she will appreciate your hard work.
    How quickly can you do this, and how much would it cost? I was sad to see that you don’t seem to have Paris cats material any more, because that would have been perfect, but could you suggest something with a small enough repeat to work? She wears lots of blue, and she has started to decorate her new home with a sort of 70s retro vibe.
    I look forward to hearing from you, Sue xx

  8. Kay Denton January 20, 2018 at 9:39 pm Permalink

    You posted an image of a phone and buss pass bag for someone in Paris Cats and I would love something similar Flower Folklore. Needs to fit an iPhone 6, Oyster card and wallet. Ideally with a flap & button closure.
    I already have one of your slouch bags and love it!

    Many thanks, Kay

  9. Alison Whitfield January 27, 2018 at 10:38 pm Permalink

    Hi Cath,
    I would like to commission an embroidery hoop with the words: FUCK (in darkish leafy green)
    BUGGER (in goldfish orange)
    JOBBIES (in royal blue)

    (The list stems from Billy Connolly describing how wee kids use swear words not in context, more like a list). Also, I’m not in a rush to receive it, cheers.

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