Sarah has been selling at the Devonport Craft Market since August 2009. Part of the Craft Market organising partnership, Sarah and Songbird Designs are now a part of the furniture! Read more about Sarah's inspirations and where it all began.
Who are you and what do you do?
I'm Sarah and I am and I make a range of things from hair accessories to jewellery to paper goods and stationary. All of my bits and pieces come with a vintage, floral, romantic feel.
How long have you been crafting and what is your first crafting memory or experience?
In some way or other I have been crafting since I was small however I have concentrated on craft and been selling it since 2005 or so with the activity and selling ramping up in 2008-2009.
My first memory of crafting was making cards (hand-drawn -no less!) to sell at my Mother’s 40th Birthday party. I marched in to the party and demanded people come to my ‘stall’ which I had set up in the hall of our house. From memory I charged 2c a card – not many people left the hall without a card under their arm!
What inspires you?
So many things inspire me. Fabric colours and designs. Blogs. Art. Nature. You name it, I can draw inspiration from it! I am drawn to things with a retro, vintage, romantic look and feel.
What is your favourite blog / book and food?
I read heaps of blogs – Creature Comforts is a favourite as is Design Sponge, Decor 8, Daydream Lily… I could spend hours and hours looking at them.
Why buy handmade?
Because you know where its comes from, because you can often meet the person who made it, because it likely to be unique and special.
When you are not at The Devonport Craft Market where can people buy your things?
I also sell to a number of Retail shops around the country. See my blog for details.