Craft Britannia Shop of The Week #65, BeautifulSunrise
Anna is our CraftBritannia Shop of the Week interviewee this week, and here she tells us more about her shop BeautifulSunrise, home to beautifully made hand knitted womenswear.
Describe your “typical” working day or week
I have a part time job; every morning I go to work and am free in the afternoon. I knit after I’ve made something for dinner, met my daughter from school and she has done her homework – it is my favourite time of the day. I love knitting, it is so relaxing 🙂
What was the first piece you ever sold?
My first ever sale was on Etsy, a pair of purple slippers. Although I had made lots of clothes for myself, my family and friends, I had never sold my work before a friend suggested I sell my hand knits and introduced me to Etsy. So here I am, and I am so happy to be making something special, that you can’t buy in the shops!
What advice would you give someone taking up your craft for the first time?
Buying clothes online can be difficult because of sizing. Always include a detailed measurement of the finished product, but if customers still can’t find the correct size ensure they can contact you for help.
What material do you most enjoy working with?
Right now my favourite material is Garnstudio, a high quality yarn.
Which piece of equipment would you be helpless without?
My bamboo needles and crochet hook – I really can’t imagine life without my knitting needles!
Tell us about one handmade item that you own and love
I have a pair of pink wool socks I made to sell, but when I finished them I tried them on and decided to keep them to enjoy all winter!
What plans do you have for your shop in the future?
I will be adding more special items for winter, to make you feel warm and cosy, and more doilies as I love crocheting them and have lots of unique designs. I will also add more items for babies and children, which can be custom made enabling the buyer to choose the sizes and colours.
Thank you Anna, we hope your lovely shop has a great week!