I began Pippsybelle 5 years ago as a way to keep a sense of myself whilst raising a young family. I loved making things for my little girls (my Pips!) so I used to sneak as much crafting into nap times as I could. Technically still do, as the littlest Pip is napping while Im typing this!
I started out hand sewing felt gifts. I had a complete phobia of the sewing machine! But whilst on my last maternity leave, I decided to be brave. I took a day course in free motion embroidery and fell in love....literally! it's soooo much fun! In fact, pretty much the only days the sewing machine doesn't come out is because we're on holiday or my husband has made me!
I don't use anyone else's patterns in my work. Everything begins life in my sketch book, and is then transferred into a thread and fabric doodle. This means that custom and personalised makes are very possible, and I'm always open to discuss new colours or design ideas.
None of this of course could be possible without all the wonderful support I have had from family, friends and most importantly you! So thank you so much. I am extremely grateful to you for popping by.
I hope you enjoy having a browse around my shop!