Tobyboo started as a way to save money, as when you have a baby you suddenly have heaps of other little people to buy presents for. I went to Central St Martins and came out with a jewellery degree but went into television working in children’s programmes. Ten years ago I became chronically ill and my TV career came to an end - to keep me sane I got the sewing machine out and started Twinkle handbags (owned by Jools Oliver, Donna Air and Lisa Rogers)
Further down the line I did some creative machine embroidery courses, Toby was born and well, that takes you to Tobyboo!
My inspiration comes from almost everywhere - as a family we go to so many places in London and when I start to think of an idea it’s only later that I realise where the seed came from.
Oddly, my best seller isn’t a baby’s or child’s piece, it’s Sewn Together a personalised framed work that makes a perfect wedding or anniversary gift.
We Make Christmas:
For We Make Christmas I will have heaps of stocking fillers and stockings - all one-off creations - along with a chance for you to place last-minute personalised orders. I’ll also be selling some lovely new deco tape to wrap your presents with!
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