We look forward to welcoming back the lovely Jude of Jessie Jumbles to our fair on April 12th. We love her vintage fabric covered buttons, which are full of colour and fun!
Tell us/ remind us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
I create covered button accessories with a nostalgic feel. Inspired by Enid Blyton, days gone by, great British seaside holidays,childhood,the nature & cities of our little island.
How long have you been making your craft items?
Since summer 2011 although my business became official in January 2012.
Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
In the summer months (or anytime we have a bit if good weather) my Beach Hut Row brooch. This year my French Bulldog Badge is selling really well.
What do you enjoy most about your craft?
Seeing large patterns or fabrics and picking out tiny sections for buttons. The satisfaction of seeing the original idea work. I constantly think in 39mm dimensions, the size of the buttons I use for badges.
Will you have some special Spring time Easter creations for sale?
We will have some little bunny rabbit badges and hair bobbles as well as spring florals. Launching teapot brooch with teacup earrings soon.
Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
I sell at fairs across Sussex and Surrey but am a regular at Pop Up Vintage in Hassocks. I exhibit in The Cake House,Milton House and this May The Glooblah House. I also run my own markets, the next being Jessie Jumbles Marvellous Spring market on March 15th.
What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
I am starting a surface pattern design course this month with the view to designing my own fabrics but who knows where that may lead. I recently pitched to Liberty so going to push myself to do more scary stuff like that!
Describe what Easter means to you in 5 words or less:
Hot cross buns, daffodils,chocolate!
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