Todays Stallholder profile is of a relatively new stallholder at our Ipswich market, Leah is also attending our new Toowoomba market and our Foresthill market as well later on in the year.
Your name: LEAH BULTITUDE
Your Business name:
The suburb/town you live:
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
HANDBAGS & SHOWER CAPS
What inspired you to start your business?
I SEARCHED EVERY WHERE FOR A HANDBAG WITH THE RIGHT COLOUR, STYLE & PRICE. TWO MONTHS EARLIER I HAD BOUGHT A MINIATURE PLASTIC SEWING MACHINE & DECIDED TO SEE HOW WELL IT WOULD SEW, I MADE A HIPPY BAG AND THOUGHT “IF I CAN MAKE A BAG ON THAT WHAT COULD I DO ON A REAL MACHINE. I BOUGHT A SECONDHAND MACHINE AT THE OP-SHOP AND MADE SOME SIMPLE BAGS, I NOW HAVE AN INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE AND OVERLOCKER
How long have you been ‘creating’?
I DABBLED IN LOTS OF CREATIVE MEDIUMS FOR MOST OF MY LIFE AND I FEEL THAT IT HAS TRAINED & LEAD ME TO BEING CREATIVE & SKILLED MAKING HANDBAGS
Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
AT THE MOMENT IT IS 1/2 & 1/2
Where do you sell your creations? :
THE HANDMADE EXPO MARKETS IPSWICH & WORD OF MOUTH
What makes what you do special or different?
99 PERCENT OF MY MATERIALS ARE SOURCED FROM OP-SHOPS, GARAGE SALES OR DONATED. MY EYE FOR CO-ORDINATING COLOURS MAKES MY PRODUCTS DIFFERENT. EVERY PIECE IS UNIQUE. I ALSO OFFER FREE REPAIRS SHOULD ONE OF MY PRODUCTS NEED IT.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
EVERY STEP IS REWARDING
What is your favourite product that you make?
MY SHOWER CAPS BECAUSE THERE SO DIFFERENT, AND MY INDY HANDBAG BECAUSE ITS SO CHALLENGING.