What do you love about running your own hand-made business?
I love creating I find it very calming and I love to make things for other people who want something specific, there is nothing like the feeling of giving a gift that you have created yourself.
What is your favourite product to make?
I love making Hobo Shoulder bags, there so much lovely fabric around.
How did you learn your craft?
I got given a sewing machine when I was 18 from my Mum as a birthday present, and she taught me the basics I didn’t really use it to start with, I mainly loved doing cross-stitch and tapestry, and I have done many designs for family and friends.
My mother in law taught me most of what I know and I was always looking through her craft magazines. I commented on this wall hanging quilt one day and ended up getting the project for Christmas. I learn a lot more if I have to do it myself.
I started to make upcycled denim bags, in my spare time; I then progressed into making Shoulder Bags and purses.
What’s one thing you cannot live without in your hand-made biz?
My overlocker, I can't believe how easy it has made things for me.