Something we ask everyone is, were you creative as a child?
I LOVE making accessories!
I started with some things that weren't completely handmade which progressed to making hair flowers.
I discovered etsy when searching for jewellery findings then I started selling a few things on there myself.
Who or what inspires you?
I make tea light lanterns from recycled glass jars.
My work space is so complex. ( joke ) It's an IKEA side table in front of a couch! Basically I tend to craft in the living room in front of the TV watching a movie. I also have an enclosed patio area for the 'smellier' parts of my process. It's here that I try to reuse as much as I can.
Where do you see your creative journey taking you in the next 12 months?As a kid, I hated these kind of questions, and as an adult, I still do. I'm never sure where It will all go, but I'd like to think that I'd be doing bigger and better things. I'd like to find something that I adore and don't want to change from. I currently swap so often because I get bored. I'd really like to find something that challenges me and that I love so much I don't want to swap. What's your top tip to others wanting to break into the handmade/creative market? To broaden your horizons. I thought I had an idea of who my target audience was until I joined Brisstyle. Now I realise that my target audience can be anyone and everyone. I was so grateful for doing different markets and learning more about my work and what others felt. So now I suggest you try everything and always take something away as a lesson. Crafting is a huge learning process!
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The mood just sort of takes me. I grab everything and make a space in my lounge room. I always have some noise on, it helps me concentrate on what I am doing. I just do it.
Sometimes I can be really proud of something or very excited over something I make, so I will post a 'sneak peek' on social media.
I am passionate about what I do and I think sometimes I get quite taken with doing it and my poor man has a late dinner or walks in on my 'craft tornado'.
Luckily he doesn't mind too much.
Which do you prefer while crafting away, music of movies?
It's a felted eyeball from Winnifred's Daughter. I bought it at the Green Heart Fair last year. It's so me.
Where can we find you online?
How long have you been a member of BrisStyle?
A friend of mine posted on social media about going to BrisStyle events and then another friend became a member. She talked about it and I realised I needed to just take the leap and become a member.
I needed to take my business to the next level. I wanted to get 'my brand out there' and into the world.
To me, it's therapy. I needed a way to keep busy, to feel better and to distract myself from my worries after a serious incident in December 2013 which put me in hospital.
I have always been crafty but in January 2014 I really went into overdrive.
Thanks so much for chatting to us today Millie, we wish you all the very best on your crafty journey.