About the maker
I have always been an islander, having lived most of my childhood on Fair Isle and my adulthood on Stronsay. I will also confess to being a bit of a daydreamer! When I left school I knew I wanted to have my own creative business one day but I had no idea what it would be or when it would ‘materialise’.
Throw in a teenage holiday romance 800 miles from home, a fortune teller (yes that is all true) and some broken bones and that’s pretty much how Airy Fairy came to be.
My first business was a joint venture with a friend. We made embossed greetings cards, selling them through local shops and craft fairs. It was great fun and we kept it up for a few years until our children came along. And yes we are still friends!
A riding accident several years later led me to sewing and a new passion was discovered! I love to design and create special personalised cushions and quilts for children. I also love to visit fabric shops but my fabric buying addiction got completely out of hand! I could no longer make things as quickly as I gathered fabric.
Visiting these shops inspired me to open a tiny fabric shop of my own and in doing so I added something new to the island. I think Stronsay may have the smallest and most northerly dedicated patchwork fabric shop in the UK!
Visitors are welcome to browse my studio/shop which is situated in our home on the farm. Due to other commitments, visiting will be by appointment only for the time being.
I look forward to meeting new folk and always love to chat about all things sewing!