Being my big sister, Belinda has always been a massive inspiration to me but seeing her start her own business from nothing was incredible. I remember the days when we would sit in her bedroom at Mum's house bagging sequins, sorting beads and designing cards and jewellery for her to sell whilst chatting and snacking like all sisters do. From there I've watched the business grow a lot, from opening our first shop, employing staff, launching our own website and online shop plus offering activities and events across Hampshire. Throughout school and college Belinda supported me and I would help run parties and man events.
At this point it was time for me to decide what on earth I would do with my future. Well what better opportunity than to join the team at BellaCrafts as a full time member. In my role I plan the activities, workshops, events as well as choosing all the latest products.
My favourite crafts are jewellery making and sewing, though ask anyone, everything I make ends up purple!
I love working on Wednesday evenings when we are open until 9pm. There is such a lovely, relaxed atmosphere and I love teaching sewing and jewellery in these evenings when we can feel all cosy in our beautiful barn, sipping tea & crafting with like minded people.