Making handmade makes me feel special that I too contribute to this wonderful, colourful and sometimes bizarre world!
began from learning Art in Poland now lives in England with Fashion Diploma and makes accessories
married before 20
enjoys watching movies based on a book and then reading those books on a lunch breaks
loves Sunday chai latte and cinnamon/apple muffin
What got you started crafting?
During my Fashion course my idea of muff-bag (winter hand warmer with bag compartment) won an award for design and enterprising business talent. After finished my Diploma I've started making this product for sale and developing new ideas. I just love creating process of making and adjusting pretty accessories and clothes.
What is your source of inspiration?
Everything and anything. sometimes fabric transforms itself in my hands... other times picture I saw on the internet or a person walking by, whole world is full of inspiration!
What have you made recently?
It must be a T-shirt scarf. I had some of my husband T-shirts he wanted to throw away, but I don't like to waste things like that. In the same time I was planning to make a new product to be a transition from winter to spring. Then it all came naturally decorative jersey scarf that is not too work but can keep the remaining winter chill away adding colour to wearer surroundings. I was experimenting with fabric flowers before so decided to cut up the T-shirt in different sizes squares and play around with them. Each scarf is made out of 6 flower blooms and the petals on them are cut and sewn by hand. Sometimes I dye the fabrics to create more unique colour and finish.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
Dorothy and Theodore
DAPP UK in Northampton
mostly internet sometimes craft fayres and local shops.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Unique, and I always liked to be different not a copy of 100's same
supports local economy growth
makes the world more interesting place