Becky’s story: Day 313

Becky’s story: Day 313

Becky Harrison, Owner of Sew Versatile A York-based seamstressing service tackling anything that fits under the sewing machine – from bespoke garments to soft furnishings I started my sewing business in summer 2014 after hitting some pretty major life speed...
Moira’s story: Day 309

Moira’s story: Day 309

Moira Morriss, Founder of Moira Morriss Memorials Specialising in designing, making and installing bespoke memorials, headstones and cremation plaques When I was studying Fine Art at university, I fell head over heels in love with stone. It’s the one medium where I...
Kym’s story: Day 292

Kym’s story: Day 292

Kym Armstrong, Founder of MAKE! The Lakes Helping people to relax in the Cumbrian countryside, learn new skills and meet new friends I grew up in a Cumbrian village so small it didn’t have a shop! With dreams of starring in a West End show, I went to London to study...
Helen’s story: Day 277

Helen’s story: Day 277

Helen Walker, Partner at Wholehearted Florists Working with clients to design and create beautiful, bespoke floral displays for all occasions In February 2018, I took voluntary redundancy after a lovely 10-year career in procurement. The company I worked for had been...
Janette’s story: Day 261

Janette’s story: Day 261

Janette Watson, Founder of The Lazarette Creating nautical rope knot decor for beautiful homes When I was 19, my boyfriend asked me if I fancied going sailing. He’d just been made redundant, so I thought: ‘Why not? Let’s go and have an adventure!’ Later, we sailed...
Kelly’s story: Day 258

Kelly’s story: Day 258

Kelly Mallinson, Founder of Sew Unique Artwork Specialising in converting children’s artwork into embroidered gifts and keepsakes Before my husband and I started our family – having our first daughter in 2012 – I worked as an architect. Designing children’s...