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I started making guestbooks in 2015 (not long after my own wedding) and soon it became more than a hobby – people actually wanted to pay me for a guestbook!
Since 2015 I’ve made guestbooks for couples getting married, engagement parties, christenings, and birthday parties. I’ve written guestbooks which aren’t in my language, so I have no idea what they say. Others have had personalised images on such as swans for a “Mr and Mrs Swan”.
I love adding small touches like that because they raise the bar on personalisation. Plus it makes the customer much happier I’ve done something extra special, just for them.
I live in Buxton, Derbyshire (where the water comes from) and everything I do, I do it in #AhoyHQ. I live with my Husband and dogs. I have a full time job, so I craft and get orders ready in the evenings and weekends.
I mainly sell online (eBay, this website) but I’ve done a market in Bakewell. That was a great day! I got to meet a lot of people who bought from me. A very different experience than crafting in #AhoyHQ.
All my materials are bought from UK-based suppliers because I believe in shopping local. I have great relationships with them and get the best possible price that I can pass on to my customers.
For my day job, I work in Marketing as a Web Designer. I’ve designed and built the website you’re looking at, so I hope you like it. I’m on my website usually daily, making tweaks here and there to improve it.
If I’m not making guestbooks, I’m doing something else. Usually crafty! I can’t sit still. I have a sewing machine I use to make little bits and also alter clothes.
I’m a vegetarian and actively promote the use of vegan and cruelty-free products in an area I love – make-up and beauty. This is what my blog focuses on so feel free to check it out and get some inspiration to make the change.