It’s time to give another big shout out to two lovely crafters who have contributed their fabulous products to our parcels!
We are lucky to work with amazingly talented crafters and handmade businesses, so today, I’m going to showcase a couple more of them – this time it’s the turn of “Claire Craft at Little Gestures” and “Kirsty’s Kreative Krafts”.
We asked the business owners to write a short description telling us a little about why they started their small business, and what it means to them.
Claire Holstead from “Claire Craft at Little Gestures” –
“Claire Craft at Little Gestures is absolutely delighted that the wonderful Smile Parcel have used my cards with one of my poems.
I have been creating little items with poems for several years now. The very first item I sold, was on eBay, and was a Rolo in a box, with a little poem.
I had to leave a full-time job after having a breakdown, and then after my husband had some cardiac issues, I decided to try and create a Facebook page to bring in a little extra cash.
I love trying to come up with unique items that can’t be bought from the High Street. Whatever time of the day (or night), an idea comes to me, it HAS to be tried there and then!
Fortunately, I have a very patient husband who is happy enough to take over the housework, while I sit ‘playing’ with my craft bits!”
You can find Claire’s products here: https://www.facebook.com/Littlegestures/
Kirsty Trathen from “Kirsty’s Kreative Krafts” –
“Hi everyone, I’m Kirsty from Kirsty’s Kreative Krafts, I’m 21 and I live in Cornwall.
I have been crafting for 5 to 6 years and I first found my passion for papercrafts, when I did Fundraising for my school, and it all blossomed from there.
A few years later, I was diagnosed with Autism, and I also have dyslexia and learning difficulties, which means I can never have a full-time job. Crafting is my creative outlet and what makes me happy, and puts a smile on my face every day.
I love to be able to create and set myself new challenges to broaden my horizon.
Flower pencils are my most popular item I have sold, I make a variety of items from cards, sticky tape floral shoes, gift bags and many other things. I’m now experimenting with vinyl, which is very exciting for me.
I would like to build my business up, this is happening slowly thanks to the people supporting me and sharing my page on social media.”
You can find Kirsty’s products here: https://www.facebook.com/kirstyskreativekrafts/