"Hi There!"

 

Hey chaps! 

I thought I'd do a little 'Meet The Maker' type post to introduce myself to you guys. It's always nice to put a face to the name, isn't it?!

 

So, my name is Keighly and I live on the south coast of England with my husband. We have a Boston Terrier, Murphy {my bestest pal!} who loooves exploring so we are always looking for cute little dog walks around Hampshire. Coffee and cake are my favourite things {after my dog, obvs!}, so this normally factors in to where we go walking! I love DIY and all aspects of interior design and am constantly annoying my husband with questions that usually start with 'Do you think it would be too hard/too expensive/impossible to do . . . '

 

Me and Murphy the Boston Terrier

 

I started knitting and crocheting over 10 years ago and have been hooked ever since! {pun always intended!} Something about taking a ball of yarn and turning it into a useable item has always been extremely satisfying to me. I started to make products for friends and family; hats, scarfs, children’s toys, etc. and really enjoyed seeing the items I had created being used and loved by other people. The more I made, the more I realised I wanted to do this for a living, not just a little side-project. I love being creative and being able to design and make something from the ground up made me very happy! 

I worked in retail for over 10 years and it was super-scary to decide to take the leap into the world of self-employment! I felt like I had all the time in the world, but there still wasn't enough hours in the day to do everything I needed to do! It took me a while to adjust and get into some sort of routine {something that I'm definitely still working on!}. I absolutely love being able to work from my home studio with my doggy by my side <3

 

market bag flowers tulips

 

I decided to follow a plant-based diet about two years ago and not only has it changed the foods I eat, it's also made me look at the clothes I buy and the products I use. It opened my eyes to things like animal testing, organic materials and the way companies operate to protect their workers and the world. I've generally become more aware of our impact on the environment and how we can make a conscious effort to protect our planet on a daily basis. I wanted this to reflect in the ethos of my business. I decided that I would only use animal-free fibres for my products {which can sometimes be tricky!} and recycled or biodegradeble materials for my packaging and marketing materials. It can sometimes take a bit longer to find what you're after but, ultimately, I think it's great to be able to 'do your bit'.

 

How about you guys? Have you had any experiences working with vegan materials or sourcing cruelty-free products? I'd love to hear from you! 

Thanks for reading :)

xx

 


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