This is The Cotton Elephant’s first craft fair and we think their creations are going to be very popular! Find out more about her below…
“A bit vintage, a bit shabby. A little bit quirky and eclectic; but completely happy and smiley.”– The Cotton Elephant
Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
I am Siobhan from lovely, sunny Hove. I make anything and everything that I can from cotton; baby blankets and play mats, home decorations, soft furnishings and gifts.
How would you describe your style?
A bit vintage, a bit shabby. A little bit quirky and eclectic; but completely happy and smiley.
How long have you been making your craft items?
I’ve been sewing for years, but only in the last 18 months have I started selling my items and taking commissions.
Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
My baby blankets are my best selling items – they make fantastic, personal gifts for little people. My beach hut door stops are also proving popular; I’ve even sold some to America!
What do you enjoy most about your craft?
I love spending time with my radio, a cup of tea and my sewing machine. Making my cotton creations is the way I like to relax. I get so much satisfaction when vague ideas in my brain turn to reality.
Do you take part in other craft events?
The Fairy Tale Fair will be my first fair (the first of many I hope!).
What products/ items will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?
I will be selling a variety of my products including: gift items (eye masks, scented hearts), baby blankets and play-mats, soft furnishings (cushions and quilts) and home decorations (hanging decorations, door stops and bunting).
What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
Long term, my goal is to live in a cottage with chickens and a herd of micro pigs, spending my days sewing and listening to radio 2. In the meantime, I am very happy living in my little flat in Hove and sewing in my spare time.
Any other comments you wish to make
You can see examples of my work at www.facebook.com/thecottonelephant. Get in touch if you would like to know more.
We are excited that The Fairy Tale Fair will be The Cotton Elephants debut fair- we are sure it will be the first of many! Take a look at the facebook page via the link above to see all the latest from The Cotton Elephant.