Stallholder profile Jane from Jane Marie Handmade Craft
Name: Megan and Jane Benevenga
Business name: Jane Marie Handmade Craft
Suburb/town: Atwell WA
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
We make dummy chains and hair bows, taggie blankets, little girls dresses, kids wheat bags, crochet blankets, applique t shirts and a lot more. We mainly sew using the sewing machine, sometimes hand sew and embroider. We use the glue gun quite often and the iron.
What inspired you to start your business?
At first it was to earn a little cash on the side but it turned into something much more rewarding than cash.
How long have you been ‘creating’?
I'd say since I was about 7 years old, that's when my nan taught me how to knit, mum has been creating for as long as I can remember, 20+ years maybe longer.
Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
It is part time as I work full time during the day, but nights and weekends are spent at markets, online selling and making different things.
Where do you sell your creations? Online/markets etc..
We sell online on our facebook page, we also use buy and sell sites to get exposure. We try and do a lot of different markets and fetes and have booked in to The Handmade Expo in Rockingham, WA
What makes what you do special or different?
We are mother and daughter, so we have the knowledge of what I know being what kids are into these days and knowing how to use the internet to sell, and my mum has all the sewing and creating skills.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
Seeing photos of the little ones using what we have made.
What is your favourite product that you make?
Our favourite is the dummy chains.