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About Ahoy

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 hundreds 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’ve had orders for Mr and Mr, and Mrs and Mrs with a rainbow requested as the ribbon! I support all marriages no matter who they are. Everyone deserves to be happy.

I’m based in Buxton, Derbyshire (where the water comes from) and everything I do, I do it in #AhoyHQ. I live with my Husband and doggies.

I mainly sell online (eBay, this website) but I’ve done a market in Bakewell. That was a fab 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.