Introducing Sally Waters the first Pomme de Jour featured seller who regularly uses our vintage fabrics in her beautiful creations.
Little Sally Waters
|Sally at work on her gorgeous stall.|
I live in Kenton, a small village outside of Exeter in Devon, having grown up on the outskirts of London. I am loving my rural life and it's proving a great place to bring up my pigeon pair - george 4 and Abigial 7. We regularly visit our folks in London, then come to home to our cottage with chicken friends. There's something about the city though that makes you feel so alive. I enjoy the contrast in pace.
|Shoulder Tote made from vintage Dekoplus fabric.|
I was given a cantilever sewing box and a 'Petite' sewing machine for her 7th birthday and has been sewing ever since. My Nan taught me to knit whilst I was at infant school. I've always had a needlework project, or three, on the go and I remember my childhood creativity being praised and encouraged by my Mum who couldn't sew for toffee but was a knitter.
|Flower power cushion cover|
After uni, I spent my career before motherhood in retail visual merchandising, spending a dozen years working for Laura Ashley, endlessly combining print and colour. At this point my fabric stash began to grow and I began to sew for my own home, friends and family - curtains, cushions and the like. I started to collect vintage fabrics which has led to my passion for midcentury print. The design and colouration of the 50's was so uplifting. I like it to feature in my home - it makes it a happy space. I particularly collect vintage cowboy prints, inspired by my boy!
|Peg clothespin bags|
'Little Sally Waters' is an Andrews sisters song title from the '50s. It seemed apt to use it for my business as I share the name, love the era and all of my goodies are made by little ol' me. I started to sell on Etsy and Folksy last year and I stallhold at some local vintage events and quality craft fairs. I have just started to take wholesale orders for some of my gifts which is a new adventure. I love the perpetual textile treasure hunt -never knowing what you will find next, or where. I love to see the nostalgia creep over my customers faces at fairs and hear their stories of where they have seen the fabrics in the past.
Staying true to what I love keeps the making fresh and exciting and will hopefully inspire others - my little girl asked Father Christmas for a sewing machine last year, and of course he obliged!
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