Craft Britannia Shop of The Week #29, CwtchBugs
Laura of CwtchBugs tells us about her plans in this week’s CraftBritannia Shop of the Week interview. She makes adorable natural teethers and other boutique accessories for babies….
Describe your “typical” working day or week
I work part time in an advice centre so after I clock off there I tend to my 11 month old puppy, grab a bite to eat and move to my sewing room – where I put my iPod on full blast and complete orders, and try and build up my stock. I tend to get a little carried away and not notice the time, so can be up there for a few hours!
When you are not doing Etsy related things, what are you doing?
I’m walking my puppy Heidi and trying to keep her from eating my shoes!! I also love travelling (although I don’t get to do as much of this as I would like!) A group of us are off to Las Vegas in November to celebrate my husband’s 30th birthday, and then heading over to Boston – so looking forward to that!
Baking tends to be a Saturday afternoon activity where I try and perfect my cup cake toppings, and most evenings I’m watching films of any genre – although horror is my favourite. There’s just something addictive to being freaked out in the safety of your living room!
What material do you most enjoy working with?
I love jersey fabric I think it hangs better for my bibs and is nice and soft for newborns to toddlers 🙂 I’m also a fan of 100% cotton fabrics and minky as its ridiculously soft.
If you could try a new craft, what would it be?
I would love to learn to knit, especially cable. My mother does the crocheting and knitting for Cwtch Bugs so I would love to be able to help create these too.
Which piece of equipment would you be helpless without?
My i-phone! It contains my life!!
Tell us about one handmade item that you own and love
My first ever attempt of sewing was making a patchwork quilt (it’s still not finished – it’s on my to do list!) but I adore it and don’t think I could ever part with it!! I think when I have children it will be their play mat, bed spread, and their reading cwtch!
What plans do you have for your shop in the future?
I am currently working on a ‘fully organic’ range in modern prints. I’m trying to make my items more gender neutral, and create quality long lasting products that will grow with the modern family.
In the future I would love to be able to do Cwtch Bugs full time, and open a range of shops over the UK 🙂