My textile products are all original designs and are colourful, fun and useful. I specialise in small zipped bags and purses which provide a practical function in life.
There are makeup and toiletry bags of varying sizes. There are larger and smaller bags to hold whatever you need to find in one place: keys, coins, credit cards, hair bobbles and accessories, chargers and cables, medication, first aid stuff, contact lens stuff, jewellery, pens, pencils and scissors, crayons and tiny fiddly Lego or Playmobile pieces. The possibilities are endless. Sometimes I look at my ‘stuff’ and say to myself, “You’d be better organised and productive Heather if you kept some of these things sorted and together!”
I have a small baby range of booties, change mats and bespoke pram quilts. The quilts are ‘one-off’ designs and once baby is born I add the name. They make a luxury, ‘keep for ever’ baby gift. As with all handmade products – they are very time intensive, but such fun to do.
I use traditional skills of hand and machine sewing and the added fun of free motion embroidery. You will see signature motifs pop up on many of my creations. I feature happy birds, flowers, toadstools, little houses and happy bees. I introduce new motifs regularly. I mix and match colours and designs of fabrics, until I like what I see.
The quality and colours put a big smile on my face. Many items are made from 100% cotton which are sourced from all over the world. (I’m always buying fabric!). I tend to work with short fabric runs which means the fabric designs used in a product change regularly, although occasionally I come across a pattern I love so much that I try to keep it in stock for as long as I can. It is exciting being able to work with wool and linen designed and woven in Ireland.
I’m always happy to hear from you with any ideas or queries. Ideas for new products often come from my customers and I also make many bespoke items or tweak a product design to fit a particular need.
There has been a lot of fun and creativity learning how to crochet in the classes I’ve held around my large kitchen table. I write and design my own crochet patterns. Ards Arts Council ask me to run classes in their centres from time to time. My collection of wool is beginning to take over another room in my house!
Please feel free to contact me about any aspect of my shop. I’ll enjoy hearing from you and you will spur me on to greater things.
You will find me at St George’s Market Belfast every Saturday 9.00 – 15.00hrs I love working in the market. It’s a vibrant place full of locals and visitors from all over the world. If you’re in Belfast at a weekend it’s definitely not to be missed. Make sure you come and say hello to me.