Tuesday 3 December 2013

Meet the Maker: Hayley of Nappy Cakes and Gifts

Well, I've never seen anything quite like this. Some baby based crafting up next with Hayley.
Firstly, two very important questions. 

Tea or coffee? 
Always tea! With a big splash of milk and no sugar. I'm one of those people who believe that any problem can be made a bit better by putting the kettle on! 

It can Hayley, it can. So what do we have with it in your opinion, biscuit or cake? 
That's a hard one... Anything that contains chocolate is a winner for me! 

Tell us a bit about yourself and the item you are sharing with us.
Well my name is Hayley, I'm 22 and live in the North East. I started Nappy Cakes and Gifts on Facebook in May after getting a great response over a nappy cake I made for my cousin. I started making custom orders and attending craft fairs and I really enjoy it! This is one of my favourite products at the moment, the sleeping baby! It is a baby grow and hat padded with nappies to resemble a sleeping baby. I can make them in any colour or style and they have proved very popular! 

How long have you been making nappy cakes and how did you learn?
I watched a video online to pick up the basics and after that I mostly learned by doing. It's a bit trial and error when I try a different shape/style but I enjoy challenging myself =) 

When did you start the Nappy Cakes and Gifts blog and why? 
I started blogging in August as I wanted another way to reach potential customers and connect with other crafty people. It's a great place to record new ideas and talk about my plans for the future. Its also good to know that I don't have to rely on just Facebook, especially as it can be temperamental at times! 

What inspires and motivates you? 
The fantastic comments and feedback that I get from family, friends and customers! I also get a lot of inspiration from craft fairs when I talk to other crafters. 

Do you have a crafting space? 
Yes, I still live with my parents at the moment so my craft space is the desk in the corner of my room. I've had to be quite inventive with my storage solutions as my room isn't very big to start with lol! So I have boxes of extra supplies under my bed, under my desk in the wardrobe and on top of the wardrobe! Although my brother has just moved out to go back to university so I'm starting to move some things into his room to give me some space =) 

So can we join you in your virtual world?
Please do, it can be lonely in the interweb ;) 

Finally, some quick fire questions.

Favourite colour? 

The best season? 

Your favourite food?

The best day of the week? 
Sunday- Lie in, Sunday dinner and lazy afternoon watching TV. What more could you want?

Favourite place? 
The beach! 

Your biggest achievement? 
Taking the plunge and setting up my business =)

Thanks for sharing this with us Hayley. I'm sure this will give a little inspiration to some readers out there and prompt others to head over and see some of your other creations.

Mrs Crafty B

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for featuring me =) Will be posting link on fb and twitter shortly =) x