About me

Thank you for visiting! Whilst you are here I thought you might like to know a bit about the person creating all the made@mine products!

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Well... my name's Claire and my love of craft started at an early age with an obsession with art attack and Blue Peter! I realised that my techniques needed refining and so went on to study art and design at college. For my final project I created a range of teddies using lots of different fabric manipulation techniques:

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I then went on to study printed textiles at Loughborough University and my final collection ended up being a range of men’s wear items including ombre scarves with flocked detailing:

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After leaving university I could not afford my own printing studio so I went back to creating the bears and added to my skill set by taking some free motion embroidery classes with Naomi Ryder and Lara Sparks. I have now extended my range to include cards and soft furnishings. As well as sewing for others I also create my own clothing and have started blogging about my creations:

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You can view my blog here. I think my inspiration for dress making came from my mum, whom you can see here as one of the finalists in a singer sewing competition at 17:

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Now my work focuses on creating cards and gifts that can be kept by the recipient for years to come: 

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I love creating cards and gifts that are unique and as individual as the recipient and I hope you found what you were looking for. Thank you again for visiting my site and if you have any special request please let me know as I am sure I can help!

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Customer feedback:

 Purchased as a gift for a friend who loved it - a perfect keepsake! Fantastic service, thank you.

I ordered the Corgi from Claire on the 12th of May. Claire made Corgi for me in the colour I requested and shipped Corgi to me in Australia all within 8 days. I'm very impressed! Corgi is very well made and just gorgeous. He's proudly one-of-a-kind in Australia :-)