We have knitted; made candles; Christmas decorations; personal photography keyrings & magnets; greeting cards; designed cards for printing and made jewellery both in Gold and Silver.
I am Zoë and I guess the driving force of our little shop of goodies as I have the confidence and faith in my Parent’s crafting abilities. My Dad, Augie who really prefers to be way in the background is the designer and maker of all the Jewellery and creates all the Jewellery findings for our makes. His technical drawing expertise certainly influences his skill and precision, he is also the one who sees the logic when my Mum & I struggle. Maria, my Mum has a long history of all things Art and for as long as I can remember has been creating displays and had new ideas for the children at her school to complete. All the while trying to encourage their interest and ability in creating pieces of artwork. Once she retired she began pursuing it for her own pleasure.
After visiting one of the large craft fairs some years ago at the NEC and having a go at pyrography I have been smitten with the bug. In 2017, I decorated a little wooden suitcase to transport one of my dogs’ Firefighting Uniforms. Since then and when time allowed I began working on other small projects, making Christmas decorations and other gifts. After the loss of some very special dogs belonging to friends I began working on portraits.
Mum and I began playing with needle felting and apart from the painful accidents have enjoyed creating brooches, bag charms and earrings.
The resin work is really Dad’s fault, having bought him some moulds and resin for his birthday I grew impatient for him to start. I was so full of ideas of how to use it and what we could make. I now find I can spend all day “pouring” and wonder where the time went!