FizzyFelt is a small business in which they make handmade and hand stitched felt gifts and items such as hanging decorations, brooches and doorsteps. It all started as a favourite hobby, after having been given a book for Christine’s 21st birthday, which developed into a fun career. Christine uses a mixture of recycled and modern felt, fabric, buttons, beads and ribbons to design her products.
“I love to design something on paper then sit and create a prototype, testing out different colours and embellishments. Most of all I love to meet the people buying my felties at craft fairs and hear their lovely comments.”
Christine shared one of her stories with us;
“I had a stall at a fair this May bank holiday after visiting the fair for several previous years just as a customer. The last few years have been very hot, sunny and busy but sadly this year there were gales and torrential rain! Thank goodness we had a gazebo! It meant I barely covered the costs but all the brave customers who ventured out were wonderful and other stall holders all rallied together. I left very cold, wet and disappointed but a week later was contacted by one lady who has since become a regular customer and a friend. Whatever the weather it is all about getting out and meeting people!
I love spending my evenings and spare moments sewing and designing new ideas. Im lucky that my hobby has become a small secondary source of income and wish I had the time and resources to do more! Perhaps one day!”