Hello ! We are back for part 2 of Meet the Maker ... this time we are meeting the lovely Dani from Popsy & Plum ... who is again, one fifth of The Crafters Market Team!
Dani runs Popsy and Plum from her home in Reigate. She creates beautiful homewares featuring her own designs, normally inspired by her garden. In fact her desk overlooks the garden so inspiration is right where she creates all her wonderful beautiful pieces!
She has quite a wide range of products from cushions to lavender bags but her favourite product to make are the memo boards. They are made from her own designs which she gets printed onto fabric. Dani says she gets totally absorbed making them, and we think it really shows. They are such beautiful additions to the home, and most definitely make wonderful gifts ...
Dani works full time along side running Popsy and Plum and being part of The Crafters Market team so says the worst part about running her own business is not having enough time to dedicate to it. However the best part is most definitely the creative side of it and seeing her designs formulated into something that others love and want to buy. When asked why she crafts Dani answered 'Because it fulfils what, until 3 years ago, had been a huge creative void in my life.' This is something which we are sure resonates with so many creatives.
So lets find out a bit more about Dani outside of Popsy and Plum. To relax (when she gets a chance to !!) she spends time with family, sews, does archery and bakes ! Which brings us nicely to the 3 random facts we asked for ...
I am a former international archer with more than 70 British records, two bronze European Championship medals and one silver World Championship medal to my name.
In 2003, I featured in a six-part documentary series on BBC2 called ‘Country House’.
I spent 12 years working as a Wedding and Events Manager at two privately owned stately homes in Hampshire.
Finally we asked about Dani about her favourite small business ... she chose Doodlepippin as she loves the patterns and colour patterns that Ruth creates.
We hope you've enjoyed meeting the face behind Popsy and Plum, if you'd like to see more of Dani's work check her out on social media and her Etsy shop.
Facebook - @Popsy&Plum
Instagram - @Popsy&Plum
Twitter - @PopsyandPlum
Etsy - www.etsy.com/uk/shop/popsyandplum
We'll be back next week with another business who will be at our July market !
See you soon !