Hello and welcome to Handmade by Holly :) This little business started back in the summer of 2016 when I was doing some crafting for our wedding. I hadn't done any sewing since I was at school and fell completely back in love with it. I was having some health difficulties at the time and had to leave my job, so after our wedding I finally found the courage to learn how to use a sewing machine (thank you youtube!) and after several weeks practicing teddy making and designing my own pattern my journey with memory bear making began. It was a really magical feeling transforming that first baby grow into a bear and now here I am almost 7 years, hundreds of bears + 2 babies of my own later and I still adore how special they are to make. Along the way I also branched out into blankets, cushions, stockings, hanging hearts and most recently bunnies.

I'm in my early thirties now, with a beautiful 4 year old daughter Maisie, my gorgeous toddler Rupert and my 2 fluffy sausage dogs Peanut and Goldie. We moved to Hawkhurst in Kent a couple of years ago, and I now run my little beary factory from a corner of our bedroom in the evenings, whilst the munchkins are asleep. I had to say goodbye to my dream sewing room once my babies were born, but I love my little sewing corner. I have many ideas of other products I'd love to make and it's my dream to learn how to make clothes (I love the great british sewing bee so much!) though that will likely all have to wait until the children are a little older/both at school. 

You can find me on both Facebook & Instagram, where I share my makes, behind the scene peeks and everyday motherhood bits & pieces too. 

Please do get in touch with any questions or if you'd just like to chat, and to anyone who has supported my business so far - I can never say thank you enough. This business has seen me through some really tough times and it will always be my proudest achievement (apart from my babies!) 

Love Holly x

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