Hello Sarah, tell us what you make...
My mum (Pam) and I make button hearts, bags, purses, cushion covers and gift bags with tea and cake related appliqué!
Sarah's button hearts
When and why did you start doing this?
I started Tea for Two in July 2009. My mum has always inspired me to sew and I love handmade gifts. I had been making button hearts, bags and purses as gifts and my friends always seemed so pleased, so I thought I would give it a go! It was one of those things that I just went for without really considering everything, and now (despite the stressful moments) I can’t imagine not doing it!
Tea for Two Cushion Cover
Where do you get your ideas/inspiration from?
My inspiration is usually things that I would buy myself. tea for two’s themes of cupcakes, tea cups and buttons are generally there because I love those things! I do remember that the idea for the princess and the pea bag came to me when I was working in the children’s section of my local library.
Why did you want to be part of “It’s darling!” and what was your experience of it?
I heard about "It’s darling!" when I applied to trade at Green Park Station market in Bath. It just seemed perfect! I will be back next year and I loved meeting all the other sellers.
Handmade Christmas Hearts
Describe your ideal Christmas day...
On my ideal Christmas day I am with my mum, my brother Will and my Grandma (and Tippy the cat) wearing my dressing gown and a Christmas hat and surrounded by rustling wrapping paper as my mum rummages around under the Christmas tree and my brother (now 21!) gets very excited! I would have just eaten scrambled eggs and salmon for breakfast and considering if it was too early to open the chocolate coins…
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without….
A huge Christmas tree.
What’s “It’s darling!” in your life?
I’m afraid I have to be a bit cheesy and say my friends and family – particularly as tea for two would not exist without their support.
Some of Sarah's darlings
To find out more about Sarah go to www.folksy.com/shops/teafortwo or her blog