Maker Focus: Rosebud Casson

Here's the second of my posts in my Maker Focus series! This time, the lovely Rosebud Casson.

Tell me a little about Rosebud Casson, how would you summarise your brand/what's your motto?

I'd like to think that my brand is all about nature. I want to bring the beauty of nature into our every day lives and also raise a bit more awareness in how to help the natural world. In 2016 I created a fundraising campaign called The Bee Box and I am planning bigger and better things for 2017!

How did you get started? What has inspired you?

I knew from the age of 15 that I wanted to work in some kind of art, and after completing a degree in textiles and surface design I wanted to go further and start up my own business. It's been such a learning curve but i have loved every second of it. I have always been fascinated by nature, and I couldn't think of anything better than to combine my two biggest passions, nature and art! And thus, Rosebud Casson was born! I've also been incredibly inspired by the friends and makers I have met along the way in this crazy journey!

What is your favourite item in your shop?

I can never really decide on this, as depending in what mood I am in depends on which product I favour the most. I've always loved the Honeycomb geometric necklace, but I think at the moment the little honeybee pin might be my current favourite, I love how tiny and detailed he is!

What advice would you give to people out there with their own crafty ideas?

I would always tell someone to do what they love. Go for it! You will never regret taking a chance and going for what you truly want to do, but you will regret not giving it a go. 

Who are your top three other makers? 

Ah they are so many! Right now I'd say Nutmeg and Arlo, Sunshine Jo and Oh No Rachio!

I'd love to see if you add anything from this beautiful shop to your collection!

You're never weird on the internet (almost) - Felicia Day

Another book down in my reading quest!

I sometimes feel like Felicia Day is the American version of me. Granted, the successful, pretty, funny, version of me. Okay, basically not me, But we've got some similarities okay?!

I read half this book on the plane to Newcastle and half of it sitting at home on a Sunday morning with a cup of tea - in hindsight, it's definitely the sort of book you need a clear schedule for because you'll devour it in one sitting.

I feel like my main takeaways from it are that it's not just me that feels that killing themselves working flat out in school wasn't worth it, it's not just me that feels redhead solidarity, and it's not just me that made a fool of themselves in front of Matt Smith...

Lessons for life there - whatever your thing is, you are not alone!

All joking aside, this book might have been the little push I needed to make my mark, albeit admittedly probably not going to put those plans into action until 2018 when I'm hopefully married, qualified and have a house (aka, safer than now!)

But yeah, If you've ever felt like maybe you don't fit in, this is the book for you.