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daisycat 1This week on the blog I'm finding out a bit more about another maker whose work I admire.

When I first saw Daisycat cards in a Locally Produced For You facebook fair. I absolutely loved them and bought one straight away. Made by the very talented Tori, they have a clean, simple, feel and a quirky style that cannot fail to make you smile!

 

When making glass pieces I like to let the colours and shapes speak for themselves and I think Tori has a similar approach when making her wonderful cards. I asked her to write about what inspires her:

"Whilst heavily pregnant and recently redundant I started to make cards to stay sane. Then one day I met Alison at a local playgroup, we got chatting over a cup of tea and she told me her idea for setting up a children's inspired craft market in West Bridgford. Her enthusiasm was infectious and before I knew it I had agreed to have a stall selling my cards at the first ever Minifolk Market. Since then my little business has been growing slowly and soundly as has my little helper Daisy, now 3 and a half. As well as doing occasional craft markets and online fairs, I now sell my cards in some beautiful gift shops. I also take orders via facebook and am often asked to do personalised cards for weddings or special occasions.

daisycat 2Inspiration comes from all around me, children's stories, vintage fabrics, nature, animals, Daisy... At the moment I am a teeny bit obsessed with washi tape, heart shapes and googly eyes. Ideas tend to pop into my head at random times and pop straight back out again if I'm not careful, so I always keep a list on my phone, a VERY long list! I constantly have to remind myself to focus on one design at a time instead of starting lots at once in an excitable frenzy. On work days you will find me with music on, surrounded by cards, buttons, tapes, wooden shapes, packaging, cake crumbs and tea cups. I definitely need a bigger desk soon as things can get very messy, or perhaps I just need to be more organised, hmmm, maybe one day. Hope you enjoy my cards as much as I love making them."

I can definitely understand the importance of creativity in keeping us sane and Tori's cards are utterly joyful. I hope you like them as much as I do.