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A chat with Bymollymoocrafts

by Paul Johnson on June 20, 2021

 

What's the name of your handmade business and how did you come up with the name? 

It was named after our springer spaniel Molly Moo. She was an angel of a dog and makes me smile everytime I write Bymollymoocrafts 

How did you get into crafting and how long have you been crafting? 

I have always loved crafting and it really took off when the children left home and I needed a way of filling the void! 

What kinds of things do you like to make?

For BymollymooCrafts I make all things crochet. When I have chance to make for myself I also love hand quilting

What kinds of materials do you use?

The material I use most is a quality cotton yarn and eyes  I go through lots of eyes!  

What new crafts do you want to try?

I would love to try pebble painting and also the traditional way they hand make quilts in India  

What is your favourite craft tool? 

It has to be the metal safety tool from Tactile Treasure to help attach the safety eyes. It saves my fingers and makes sure I have a great seal. 

What is your favourite Tactile Treasure supply?

Eyes! 

 

What’s one of your favourite things you’ve made?

It has too be Mr B the badger. I love badgers 

What are some of your favourite things to do in your spare time? 

Spending time with my hens and dogs

What advice would you give to people just starting out on the CE marking journey? 

I found it useful to buy the pack from Cornformance. Don't panic it soon become second nature to do the tests. Buy quality materials

What's the hardest thing about running a handmade business?

The paperwork! I keep on top of it now or it takes ages to catch up

Share a success story with us..

This would be finding the confidence to put my makes out there. I found it nerve wracking setting up Facebook page and etsy shop but I am so glad I did as its been amazing 

 

 

Can you tell us about your design nature.

Sometimes I come with a story then imagine the toy to go with it

What's ahead in 2021?

New designs, possibly some written stories to accompany my toys. Im busy planning Christmas designs  yes in May! 

 

Where can we find out more? 

https://www.facebook.com/bymollymoocrafts/

www.instagram.com/bymollymoocrafts

 https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BymollymooCrafts

www.twitter.com/ByMollyMoo

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