I started sewing at the tender age of 11 on my Mum's old Jones sewing machine, I think even back then I must have had a little glint of entrepreneurial skills. I can remember making slash neck tops (it was the 80's!) ironing, folding, bagging and labelling them and taking them into school and selling them for £2 ! I went on to make all sorts of clothing, I hasten to add I was very "way out and quirky" back then so a lot of it didn't require much dressmaking skills. This came later on in my 20's when I did dressmaking at evening class. I also did a a course at a factory using their huge industrial over- locker, now that was an experience! I made all my maternity outfits, the childen's clothes and lots of homey stuff and did alterations but it slowed down (and eventually came to a stand still) when I started my business www.knotjustjigs.co.uk selling traditional toys and rag dolls. I spent most of my time learning how to update my website, PR, marketing and selling at events, I had no time for sewing. My passion was re-kindled a couple of years ago when I started making fabric party bags and reached it peak again early this year when a fellow business mum asked if I could make bunting! I started a textile course in January 2010 and you haven't been able to stop me since! I am well and truly hooked again, making such pretties as personalised bunting, fabric party bags, padded hearts, cushions and aprons. I plan to extend the range at the beginning of next year but at the moment these are going sew well (see what I did there) that I can just about keep up with demand. We take custom orders, if there is something you would like, or a current design you would like in a different fabric/shape please get in touch!
A very warm welcome to my blog. I'm a work at home mum of 4 children and Nanny to 2 gorgeous grandaughters and a lovely grandson!
I launched my first website business www.knotjustjigs.co.uk at the end of January 2007 selling traditional, classic and nostalgic toys with the aim of rekindling childhood memories and bringing back all those toys you forgot existed!