Saturday, October 25, 2014

Stallholder profile "This n That Kat"

We have a new stallholder in Ipswich starting in November, 
a local Ipswich lady ( which we love ! )
Introducing Kat from  This n That Kat
Name:  Katrina Van Wyk

Business name: This n That Kat

The suburb/town you live: Springfield

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?  I make handmade dolls, monsters and dresses.

What inspired you to start your business? 
My daughter.  I started sewing when she was around 3 and she just loved everything I made her.  I started getting some really nice comments from strangers in the shops and it all went from there.

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
I have only been sewing for around 5 years, but I have been "creating" FOREVER! lol! 
My day job has me working as a Graphic Designer Little Black Kat Creative  and have a background in Fine Arts & Illustration. 

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?  
Just a hobby
Where do you sell your creations? Online/markets etc 
The Handmade Expo Market, Church/school stalls, Facebook and will be opening at Etsy store in near future.

What makes what you so special or different? 
Hmmmmm.  While there are a lot of people out there making dolls and dresses these days, I try to buy fabrics that are a little different and am always looking for ways to improve my patterns.  My dolls are each "cuddle tested" by my daughter too! 

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
Seeing how excited people are when they purchase a new doll . . . and when they come back for more!

What is your favourite product that you make?  My dolls

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