Why wouldn't you want to buy handmade this Christmas when the products you're buying are put together with love and care and are unique and gorgeous??
We love handmade and one of our new retailers that you will have the pleasure of meeting this Sunday, is Irene from Missy Minzy. Irene hand illustrates, designs and produces Missy Minzy's stand out range. Pop by her stall on Sunday and sift through her whimsical designs yourself :)
Are you more sugar or spice?
Definitely a bit of mix between the two!
What inspired you to start your own business?
It’s one of the dreams I wanted to achieve in life. The dream unfolded more clearly when I was made redundant from my graphic designing job during the recent global recession. My hubby was the one who encouraged me to put my illustration skills to good use. I then fell pregnant with our first child a few months after that. Most of my hand drawn illustrations were a reflection of every precious moment during the pregnancy. It was and still is a lovely moment looking at all of the illustrations drawn at that time.
How did you name your business?
Minzy is a short abbreviation of my little nick name in the cyberworld - Minnies, I really like the nickname so much that I was considering changing my name to Minzy in real life at one stage.
Irene - the creative force behind Missy Minzy
What is your favourite piece from your own range?
I am loving and enjoy applying my hand drawn illustration onto all possible media.
My current favourite piece is the newly launched product range – Removable Fabric Wall/Décor Stickers. It features some of my hand drawn illustrations. Each of them was hand cut by me individually. Handmade 100%!
Where else can we check you out?
We will be at Sugar & Spice Children's Market for the first time this Sunday in Woodend. Our last market for the year will be at the Camberwell Sunday Market on 11st December in Camberwell.