Working from a table in the cellar of the old pub that is my home, using just my sewing machine and a pair of scissors, fabrics, paper and glue, I make applique cushions and pictures, decoupage prints on canvas, giclee prints and other small items. All done in my own folk art style.
Inspired by visits to St. Ives, I returned from a holiday in Cornwall in August 2010 with a burning desire to see if I could make things that people would want to buy. After spending all my working life as a photographer, it was a major career change.
My career in photography had been put on hold nine years ago when my young daughter became seriously ill, suffering brain damage that left her disabled. As the years have passed, things have become a little easier, and I wanted to be able to try and return to work.
I had always enjoyed painting and making craft pieces for myself as a hobby. My friend owns a vintage clothing shop Luminous & Vogue, in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. She saw some of my early pieces and offered to try them out in her shop. Within days to my astonishment they had sold out, and she was asking for more. She told me that people loved my stuff, because it was different and made them smile.
I hope that you love it too! and please like my Facebook page - www.facebook.com/lucylevenson, to follow my adventures and be the first to hear about my new products.
I am buzzing with ideas for new designs and products, so check back regularly to see what's new.
I was the winner of the COUNTRY LIVING magazine 'Businesses to Be' award in 2012
I appeared in PAUL MARTIN's HANDMADE REVOLUTION on BBC2
I was featured in COUNTRY LIVING magazine in February 2012