Stitch Crafts UK 6 months, 1 week ago
Well hello there!
I thought I would pop over and introduce myself.
I’m Natalie, new to the Crafters Directory and very excited to be here to start this wonderful adventure with you all.
So a little bit about me. I work full time as a Retail Sales Manager, I have worked for the same company for nearly 18 years and still love it. Most days are full and demanding so if you don’t see me blog for a while you can understand why.
As a child I was very creative and amongst my birthday and Christmas gifts there was always something a little crafty.
I started cross stitching when I was about 13 years old and this became my hobby for quite a few years, one I have recently started up again.
When I joined Instagram a few years ago I joined a lot of the little communities that you see on there and noticed a lot of people were not only crafting but making money from it.
That Christmas I asked Santa for a sewing machine and taught myself to sew.
The first thing I made was a little pin cushion which took me about 4 hours to make! The first item that I made to sell on my Etsy shop was the Matilda book cushion that can still be ordered today. The prototype of this cushion took me 8 hours to make, it wasn’t perfect by any means but it was a start.
Two months later I opened my Etsy shop and within 5 weeks I had sold one of those very cushions.
The rest as they say is history!
18 months on I sell my items to lovely people all over the world and my catalogue of items is forever growing.
Stay tuned for exciting things to come from Stitch Crafts UK.