Friday, 19 April 2013

Friday Favourite: Sweet Peas & Chunky Monkeys

Sweet Peas and Chunky Monkeys is the sewing enterprise of lovely lady and mum to two, Pia Maguire. Specialising in handmade mother and baby accessories using 100% cotton and baby friendly fabrics, Pia's items are all bespoke and completely handmade.

I am really excited to share Sweet Peas and Chunky Monkeys with you as a new company for you to keep an eye on! Pia opened her facebook page for orders in March this year and has been posting up gorgeous new products regularly. Having met quite a few moons ago when we were both working in (less than thrilling) customer services roles it's great to see we have both ended up making the most of our creativity!

Here's a bit more about Pia and her work:

·        Describe your creative process… do you keep sketchbooks or mood boards? 
I don’t keep sketchbooks or mood boards what I like to do is for my baby quilts cut out the squares and play around with them, till I find a pattern that I like.

·        What is your desk or work space like?
Lol my desk or work space is messy and shared with my kids, basically I use the dining table. My house is covered with fabrics.  When I start work it’s like a fabric bomb hit the living room.

·       What are your must-read blogs?
My must read blog at the moment is my friend’s new business Papercase Cakes, mmm one of my favourite things CAKE. She’s based in Brighton and she is so creative with her flavours.

Which piece of work or item in your shop are you most pleased with?
I recently completed a quilt for a customer and I am very pleased with it :) 

     What are your favourite shops for handmade items?
I tend to look on Not on the High Street, or eBay or even Etsy. I haven’t really found a favourite shop for handmade items yet. 

Do you have a pet? Stacie Swift Illustration is a big fan of four legged (and other!) friends so would be great to feature them too! 
Does a pic of my kids count they are like pets.....


Gorgeous!!! Pop over to the Sweet Peas and Chunky Monkeys facebook page for orders and more!


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