Welcome to Paxton & Morris, the home of things lovingly made by hand.

Instrument Straps

I started making guitar straps having bought similar ones that were quite costly but then realised i could make them myself in exactly the designs I wanted at a much better price. The basic design is 47-50mm wide with a strong webbing back that will take any weight of guitar and decorative ribbon front with metal hardware and leather ends. If you prefer, a non-leather substitute can be sourced. I can also make extra wide straps, ukulele straps and banjo cradle straps, so if you have any special requests please ask.

THE ESSENTIAL   THE GYPSY    THE MAJOR   THE MINOR    THE BANJO CRADLE    COMPONENTS    RIBBONS

Key Chimes

When watching a programme about folk music, I noticed an instrument made from old keys. As I am a cat sitter (sittingkitty.co.uk) I had many disused keys so I decided to make a key chime with them. The resulting sound is quite magical and I have used many different types of beads and stones to decorate them. I still have many keys and other cat sitters have been donating theirs, or I can make a chime from your own old keys.



Pet Collars and Leads

These were really a follow on from the guitar straps as the principles of making them are very similar. I have made dogs collars and leads and a cat collar with a breakaway safety buckle. There is a choice of five widths for dogs and two for cats and a variety of ribbons and quick release buckles to choose from. We can also use your old festival wrist bands to make a dog or cat collar!

CAT COLLARS      DOG COLLARS      FESTIVAL BAND COLLARS   COLLAR COMPONENTS   RIBBONS

Greetings Cards

I have been making cards for most of my life. The ones I am making currently are either my own lino prints or origami, or a combination of both. I usually upcycle old books, beads, wrapping papers, ribbons and any odds and ends to make unique cards. Easch card comes with a second envelope and inner so the person you give it to can reuse it and send to someone else!



Belts & Bag Handles

It wasn't such a leap from dog collars to realise that belts can be made exactly the same way.....just longer!

All the ribbons for the dog collars can also be used to make a belt as can your old festival wrist bands.