BlackthornHill

Hot Air Balloon room decor mobiles

Pokolbin, New South Wales 5 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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BlackthornHill

Hot Air Balloon room decor mobiles

Pokolbin, New South Wales | 5 Sales

Claire Fury

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Claire Fury

Announcement    Welcome to my Etsy shop, I started sewing hot air balloons in December 2015 after the birth of my son and crafted the animal designs from my own patterns, gaining inspiration from real life balloons of all styles.

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Last updated on 15 May, 2018

Welcome to my Etsy shop, I started sewing hot air balloons in December 2015 after the birth of my son and crafted the animal designs from my own patterns, gaining inspiration from real life balloons of all styles.

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About BlackthornHill

Sales 5
On Etsy since 2018

I'm listed on Kid Style File

As featured on Handmade HQ
March 29, 2017
by Kids Style file

MY INTERVIEW :


Q: Tell us a little about yourself

I,m a 44yr old first time mum of one, my husband and I immigrated to Australia from the UK in 2004 and shortly after bought a farm in Pokolbin, which is the heart of hunter valley wine country.
I make all sorts of things, art is in my blood as i come from a line of very Artistic people on my dads side of the family. Some of my hobbies include:-Drawing, painting, sewing, dressmaking, photography, sugar art, cake making, cooking, flower arranging, graphic design, pottery, crochet, knitting, woodwork.....the list goes on...........


Q: How did you get started ?

It started in December 2015 when i made my newborn son a decorative room mobile, when friends and neighbours saw it they asked me where i got it from, i explained that i handmade it myself from scratch, then they all wanted one and my business grew from nowhere and snowballed quite quickly


Q: What was your inspiration ?

I regularly see the hot air balloons floating over the vineyards and often land in acreage on the road i live in, so it was very inspirational and appropriate for the area. I wanted to make something visually stimulating for a baby as they can only see in black and white for the first 6 months of their lives, as they grow and focus their vision it will become entertaining for a baby to look at as well as please the parents eye and compliment a nursery scheme.


Q: What is in store for your handmade business in 2017 ?

Lots of good things i hope, i just started my first market last weekend in Newcastle that specializes in Children's products, my on-line shop and Blackthorn Hill Retreat Instagram have proved very successful for me too. Momentum has grown over the past 2 years and my mainstream business is sewing custom orders in between looking after my 2 year old at home.

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