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Hi, I'm Lucy and I make things - I live in the UK. Sewing is my passion. I started sewing in 2008 after my little boy was born and I rediscovered my creativity and passion for making things.

I live in Cornwall with my son and husband, where I'm inspired by the beaches, the rugged coastline, the ever changing sea, and the unique Cornish light.

I'm also a bit of a Francophile; my parents have a house in France and we have always holidayed there as children, and now I go to Britanny with my own little family. It's a wonderful country with inspiring chateaux, rivers, tumbling down barns, fields of sunflowers and every time we go I always come home bubbling with ideas and new themes for projects.

I specialise in customized products:
- A pillow…

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  • Joined June 5, 2010

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Linen, fabric

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About

Hi, I'm Lucy and I make things - I live in the UK. Sewing is my passion. I started sewing in 2008 after my little boy was born and I rediscovered my creativity and passion for making things.

I live in Cornwall with my son and husband, where I'm inspired by the beaches, the rugged coastline, the ever changing sea, and the unique Cornish light.

I'm also a bit of a Francophile; my parents have a house in France and we have always holidayed there as children, and now I go to Britanny with my own little family. It's a wonderful country with inspiring chateaux, rivers, tumbling down barns, fields of sunflowers and every time we go I always come home bubbling with ideas and new themes for projects.

I specialise in customized products:
- A pillow embroidered with the artwork from a wedding invitation
- A child's t-shirt, appliqued with their name
- A wall hanging appliqued with bride and groom's married name

I adore linen, and am a big fan of bright fuchsia pink, teal, purple and natural sand colours so these also appear in a lot of my makes.

I love to collect vintage fabrics, both old and new, mixing them with contemporary ones to create funky and distinctive home accessories.

The hardest part of my business is deciding which project to start next, then juggling it with my job (in education), as well as being a wife and mummy...

I trawl fashion sites and magazines for ideas, and also get inspiration from the seasons - the colour of the leaves, seasonal fruits, the changing colours of the flowers in my garden. I jot down ideas in my notebook for themes, colours, fabrics, patterns, styles - anything and everything.

I have filled my home (and those of family and friends) with fabric doorstops, cushions, messenger bags, passport protectors.... but there is nothing more rewarding than making a design for a customer, unique to them, inspired by their stories, that will be treasured by them forever.

I hope you see something you like. Kick off your shoes, take a look around and make yourself comfortable. Take care, Lucy x

PS Visit my website for more info www.ellethornton.com

PPS Follow me on twitter www.twitter.com/elle_clusive

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