'It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves' - William Shakespeare

Born and bred in Stratford-Upon-Avon, I returned to my roots along with my two young children after travelling and working worldwide for some years after graduation. I was a very happy full-time mum to Jess and Sam, and then before I knew it, Sam was starting school and it was time for me to tentatively tiptoe back into the world of work.

  During those too-short years of play-doh, baby paraphernalia and general mess, one thing always frustrated me, twice a year. When it was time to plan the birthday parties, I could never find the type of party bag that I wanted. I searched high and low for a fabric party bag, something that could be re-used after the party, something sustainable, useful and attractive that wouldn't end up in the bin. I also tried to find small, good quality, reasonably priced wooden toys that would last a lifetime.

 

I didn't succeed, so I knew exactly what I wanted to do when it came to my turn to re-enter adult life. My business was born out of a love of creativity, a desire to put a smile on peoples' (especially children and their parents') faces, a need to provide something different and exciting, and a love that I've had all my life of preserving the environment. It was also filling a gap in the market. Reduce, reuse, recycle - buzz words for our generation, and even more important now I have my children's future to worry about.

 

I've never taken the easy option in life, and as a mum of two young children, starting my own business has been a very long, not always easy,  journey. But I have never felt happier, more empowered or more fulfilled. Having lived and travelled all over the world, I am happiest, it seems, making gorgeous products from my own kitchen table and I hope that you will love what I do as much as I love making it all for you.

 

If you are in the Stratford area, I am very happy for you to visit my home and view my products. As many of the fabrics that I use are vintage or 'rescued', they are constantly changing,so this is a great way to see everything available.  You can always come and visit me at the many craft fairs that I attend too.  See 'forthcoming events' for a list. Party bags can be packed up for you and ready for collection from my home. Just get in touch.

Thanks for visiting my website. I hope you like what you see and come back soon!

Amanda x