Well, we have been busy getting together the next STALLHOLDER PROFILE.
Say hi to Janice Flemming from Handmaid and this is her story:
Tell us a bit about yourself, your business/hobby:
I am an avid sewer and a quilter. I am passionate about the environment so that has inpired me to create eco-friendly products
How long have you been creating for?
I have been sewing for 30 years for myself, friends and family but the last 5 years I have been doing markets.
What inspires and motivates you to create?
The environment. We need to create habits that are more effective in protecting the earth against ourselves. Sustainability is my dream
What is your favourite item that you make?
Fold-Away-Bag (the size and shape of a plastic bag)
A convenient and indivdual enviro bag (reversible and made from natural fibres)
Where is your studio/dedicated creative space?
What is your most popular item within your collection?
Vintage style bags
Do you have any new products in the works?
Yes...A fully lined shoulder tote
Where do you see yourself in 2 years time?
Making a comfortable income and continuing to create
What do you love about The Handmade Expo? Why do you keep coming back?
The community feel, the support from others and of course Liesa, Micky & Miriam's determination to promote and encourage the local, handmade industry.
Thanks so much Janice for completing the online stallholder questionnaire. If you would like to have your business/hobby up in lights, all you need to do is complete the questionnaire...You might see yourself in the newspaper too...HOW COOL :)
Liesa, Micky & Miriam