Our new stallholder profile is Dee from Dee Bees Embroidery and Craft delights
Your Business :
DeeBee's Embroidery & Craft Delights -
The suburb/town you live:
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
Embroidered Towels, hand towels, baby wraps, tea towels, Hanging towels for the Kitchen/Bathroom, Mug Mats, Bibs created by my daughter in law - Grubbiez - https://www.facebook.com/grubbiezclothing). Love to create designs which suit the client, Personalised Christmas Stockings
What inspired you to start your business?
Have always sewn but bought an embroidery machine after a bad week at work. Changed my machine at a Craft Market and decided it would be my retirement toy. Made Christmas Stockings and personalised towels for my nieces and nephews and people said I should take my business to the markets - so that is what I have done.
How long have you been ‘creating’?
My mother gave me a pattern when I turned 13 and said 'Now it's your turn' so I have been sewing ever since. When I was a stay-at-home Mum many years ago I made toys for my children and family rather than buy them. Didn't have time to do this when I went back to work and really missed creating.
Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
I guess it is a hobby/business. Word of mouth and my Facebook page has increased the awareness of what I do
Where do you sell your creations?
Handmade Expo (Morayfield); Fig Tree Pocket Farmer's Market
What makes what you do special or different?
Am open to suggestions which is why I changed to hanging towels for the kitchen/bathroom. Someone suggested that I needed to do towels for the bathroom. I love to add things to my collections - Bunny Bags, Personalised Christmas Stockings, etc
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
I love to see the look on people's faces as they peruse my products. I love to hear comments about prices. I love people to come back and buy more products. I have one lady who bought products at Rocklea, messaged my page and now is a regular customer at Fig Tree Pocket Markets.
What is your favourite product that you make?
I like them all but I guess I like to create designs for personalised towels and/or products.