9 questions/Dee Deesigns

Published : 05/29/2013 12:21:00
Categories : 9 questions

What is the name of your label ?

Dee Deesigns

What do you create ?

Sculptures on Metal, Unique, lovingly handmade gift and homewares, including bunting, necklaces, peg bags, and one off pieces for Christenings, Weddings and Birthdays.

Dee Designs bunting

What is your background ?

I have been a police officer for 16 years but started sewing and crafting about 3 years ago. I have taught myself most of what I know but have recently started going to a dress making workshop, I love making my own clothes.

What inspired you to get started ?

I saw a linen angel my friend had made a few Christmases ago, it was beautiful and so personal, it inspired me to learn to sew.

Dee Designs necklace

What's the best thing about producing and selling your own items ?

I love being creative, the time spent selecting the fabrics I am going to use is fantastic. I love taking a piece of fabric and turning it into something beautiful or practical, if I can personalise it that's even better. The pleasure I get when someone asks me to make a custom order and they love it is amazing. Being able to make some money from this pleasure is a bonus.

What are your favourite materials to work with ?

Any fabrics and buttons, I love buttons!!

Dee Designs bunting

What has been your most successful project ?

My handmade fabric Christmas Advent Calendars. They can be used year after year so it is something that stays in a family for a lifetime.

Something about your label that you haven't previously shared.

I don't like making the same thing lots of time, I like to make things as unique as possible.

What do you like where you live ?

I have converted my garage into a craft room, it is somewhere to escape, be creative and lose myself.

Dee Designs calendar

A website that gives you ideas.


If you could leave right now, where would you go and with who ?

Grasmere in the Lake District, I'd go by myself, that way I can do as I want and only have to please myself!

Where can we find you on the web ?





Rendez-vous sur Hellocoton !

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05/30/2013 19:05:52

Thank you, this is a great article. Dee (from Dee Deesigns)


05/29/2013 23:43:49

Oh such a nice interview! Nice of you to review a fellow artisan!<br /><br />Popping over from the EBT...


05/29/2013 12:49:51

Nice feature! I love fabrics and buttons too! <br />The christmas tree countdown calendar is really cute!

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