Amanda is the lovely face behind LA Crafts. She has some absolutely gorgeous designs.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I am 28,live in rural SA on a vineyard with my husband and daughter, Sophie!
Other than sewing, what do you do?
Hmm, Sewing is my hobby, my business and my life, I LOVE it , so I dont do too much other than that. In summer we spend a fair bit of time at the local lake with the speed boat.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Most of my inspiration comes from my or my daughter's needs, if I find I am missing something, I make it.
What does sewing, crafting and handmade mean to you?
To me, it is a creative outlet to let all my stresses go, not that I have many. An afternoon of sewing is like a Massage/Facial for me.
Who is your favourite fabric or pattern designer?
My favourite designer is Michael Miller, it is very kid friendly and I always seem to find more than enough to fill my fabric addiction.
Who has been your greatest influence?
I have a few influences, my mum and 2 aunts have always been into something crafty, so I guess it was passed down to me, although I only took a big interest after my daughter was born, which is when I started sewing. Another influence is my Dad, who has great business sense and I seem to have picked up on that.
Where would you like to be in five years?
I would love to be in a NEW Custom Built house with a whole Sewing Wing LOL, I'm talking wall to ceiling storage, enough room for all my sewing machines (Yes I have a few) and a cutting table, business wise I would love to be popular enough to keep busy and hopefully be a mum to another beautiful child.
What handmade possession do you love most?