Based near Machynlleth, I have had my own handicraft business since 2005. I make a wide range of goods, my main passion being for creating individual and unique dressing up clothes for children.
I was inspired to do this when I took my daughter to a birthday party and she stood out from all the other children who were wearing identical outfits. On being made redundant from my job as a research technician I decided to set up my business ' Pethau Bach / Little Things'.
Making dressing up outfits gives me unlimited scope for creativity and I enjoy using oddments of fabric & recycled garments to make something that children will enjoy. Most of the clothes I create are based on wildlife and traditional fairy stories. I do take commissions and enjoy the challenge of coming up with something different.
I also make a range of vegetable based Soaps and Solid Shampoos. My recipes were developed over several years and tested according to safety regulations (not on animals). I have made soaps for wedding favours & for the hosipitality industry as well as for selling as gifts.