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We are now selling on a website for those of you looking to buy or send Funky Starfish items abroad, in the Handcrafted Company in Blakeney and online at Pebbles to Sand, Eleven in Gurnsey and Zara Shoals in Ireland. 


Some Funky Chair Beanbags we recently made


We're off to the RYA DINGHY SHOW

Come find us at Alexandra Palace, London on the 1-2 March, where we will be selling a wide range of our Funky products. We are on stand G24 with 'Curradinghy' 

Our Products in "The Handcrafted Company' in Blakeney

Our products have been selling well in Blakeney checkout the cool display of Funky Starfish Products 

Room for a Sailor Girl

Check out this nautical themed bedroom with sailcloth curtains and beanbag chair

sailcloth curtains and beanbag chair

July - September 2012

We have finally found some time to update  the website and what a perfect day for it, torrential rain and freezing cold outside = swimming to the workshop through the flood in the yard.

So where to begin, so much has happened over the summer; Olympics, Paralympics, Sailing Events, New Products. Here is a little bit of what we have been up to.

We have been busy with the heat press making some supporters t-shirt for Nick and Ed (breakthrough atlantic) along with some boat branding. 

Rowing the Atlantic t-shirts

This past weekend (22nd-23rd Sep) was the Scottish WindFest Event which saw many windsurfers and kite surfers take to the waters in Scotland. We donated a chair beanbag that had patches of windsurf sail on, to be used in a raffle with the proceeds going to the RNLI.

Scottish windfest chair beanbag

Olympics and Paralympics

Congrats to Team Patience Bithel for their Silver Medal at the Olympics, we will have to find something special to make out of all the sails they donated us. Also huge congrats to Team Birrell Rickham for their Bronze Medal at the Paralympcis, they did a great job of being our spy cam spotting all the Team GB support staff chillaxing on our beanbags.

Team GB

Finally Sarah and Jonny managed to squeeze in some sailing of their own this summer at the RS200 Nationals in Exmouth where they had a great start to the week but struggled towards the end with 2 tough races, never the less they finished 7th overall which is a vast improvement on last year and they enjoyed some time in "Purple Mist"


May - June 2012

We have had a very busy couple of months. Here are a few photos of what we have been up to:

We sponsored TEAM PB (Pete Bursnall) at the Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon, Llanberis with printed jerseys. The team comprised of Ed Curtis - swimmer, Alan Williams (dad) - cyclist and Matt Strickland -runner. It was a tough challenge with there been a 1000m open water swim in Llyn Padarn, 51km road cycle which included a scenic start up Pen Y Pass, and then a 11km trail run through the slate quaries in Llanberis. They finished in a very respectable 4th.

Got a special sail?? Why not replicate what one of our cutomers did who recently changed class from the Optimist to 420. His friends all signed his sail and then we transformerd it into a beanbag chair for him to use and remember his time in the Optimist. 

We have been splat testing our beanbags to ensure they can withstand any pounding and its fun Smile

We are now selling some of our beanbag range online at Pebbles to Sand

We recently supplied some wash bags and ipad sleevs as prizes for the Olympic Sailing Teams team building day.

Finally we are going to be sponsoring Ed Curtis and Nick Rees on their fantastic challenge to row the Atlantic in December 2013 for Break Through BreastCancer. We will be suppling branded clothing with their sponsor logos and charity and helping to fit their boat out with bags to store equipment. Visit their website at to show your support.


Funky Starfish have advertised in VOGUE Magazine in their "She's Electric"section this month (May Issue out 7th May).

We are now selling in our first shop "The Handcrafted Company" in Blakeney, North Norfolk. It is a shop that sells Art, Gift cards, Notbooks, Bags etc.

Sadly due to postage and material inflation we have had to up some of our pricesFrown but  only slightly, on most items you will notice hardly any increase. On the upside we are still very reasonably priced for items that are unique and handmade in the UK.

Funky Starfish Vogue


Great success at the Coutts Auction on Thursday 29th March, our unique chair beanbag was auctioned off for £750.00 with all the proceeds going to Sailability. Wooooo Hoooooo :-D


03 March 2012

Big Thank You to Luke Patience and Stu Bithel GBR 470 Olympic Men for donating a huge amount of sails to funky starfish.

Remember if you have any old sails donate them to funky starfish and receive some freebies


Congrats to Hannah Mills for winning the Funky Starfish Raffle beanbag chair for Sailability at the RYA Dinghy Show. Very funny as she had just previously signed it. Thank you to all that purchased a ticket raising lots of pennies for Sailability.


Congratulations to Kellie Carmichael who won the "Young Volunteer of the Year Award" at the RYA Scotland Big Weekend a winning a gift voucher for a Funky Starfish Dice Beanbag.

Hannah Mills

Hannah Mills


Congratulations to the Winner of the Dice Beanbag donated to the Welsh Yachting Big Weekend (18th-19th Feb) for their prize draw.  

Big weekend winner


Funky Starfish are raffeling a truely unique Chair Beanbag at the RYA Dinghy Show with all donations going to Sailability. Tickets are £1.00, visit stand E10 to buy your ticket. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity.

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Funky Starfish will have some items at RYA Scotland Big Weekend (Sport Scotland) this coming weekend 25th-26th Feb. Drop by to have a look at some new bags we have designed.


New Product!!! Sailcloth Door Stop made from new and recycled sailcloth £15.00 FREE DELIVERY

door stop


FunkyStarfish go global in Myanmar with the Myanmar Sailing Team and the Philippines with the Zoox team


FunkyStarfish go global in Myanmar with the Myanmar Sailing Team and the Philippines with the Zoox team



The original Funky Starfish Kevlar Wallet as used by Sarah is 2yrs old and still going. 

FS Wallet


Hello 2012 and Happy New Year shoppers. An exiting year ahead with the Olympics in London and still some Sailors to be selected....


Funkystarfish Laptop and kindle sleeve goes on tour to Southern Helmand with one of our brave soldiers!

Kindle & laptop sleeve

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