A little about me!

 I graduated from the University of Ulster, Belfast in 2011 with a degree in Fine and Applied Art, specializing in Textile Art. I also come from a sewing background; my mother was a machinist in the local shirt factory for many years, my grandmother was a professional dressmaker and my other grandmother sewed and knit clothes for all her children growing up (and their dolls!). My mother-in-law also makes patchwork quilts as a past time. 

 I started making keepsakes after I had my second child and decided not to return to work. I wanted to work from home, so I have the luxury of taking my children to school, picking them up again, helping them with their homework. I can go to work in my slippers and take as many tea breaks as I like! I can be my own boss and set my own hours. Being able to do something I love as a 'job', and be at home with my children is a dream come true.

I had previously made a keepsake bear for my daughter because I loved her first babygros and I couldn't bear to part with them. They held so many memories for me, but were just put away in the attic eventually to be forgotten about. I wanted to do something special with them so I made my first keepsake bear, and it went from there. I have also made a memory blanket for my son from his baby clothes, and have now added many more animals to the keepsake family! 

About the name! Sadie and May are the names of my dear grandmothers who are both sadly no longer with us. They both inspired me to begin sewing each in their own way. I wanted to choose a name that is unique and means something to me. The sentimental aspect is also something people can relate to when they come to me for a keepsake memory gift. I changed the spelling a bit just to be trendy! 


                                                                                                                                             My very first bear!