Poppet & Squidge is owned and run by me, Elaine. It's named after my children; Verity (Poppet) and Rory (Squidge).
Poppet & Squidge was borne out of a love for creating, designing and (of course) sewing. My love for sewing changed from a hobby to a business once my children started school. In a previous life, I was a lawyer but, once I had children, I knew I needed a business that allowed me the flexibility of doing the school run and being generally around for the kids.
P&S has evolved over the last few years to where it is now: a one-stop destination for your baby gifts. I have a gorgeous selection of curated gift boxes that make the ideal gift for newborns, Christmas, christenings or even baby showers. There is also the option to build your own gift box, where you can pick and choose items from our baby page to make your very special one-of-a-kind box.
I work alone from my home studio (with just my dog and Radio 2 for company!) in Knutsford, Cheshire. All my items are handmade by me and I put all of my love and care into making sure each item is as perfect as can be.
I love searching for fabrics, and you will find 2 options available: cotton fabric which is non-stretchy, and jersey which is stretchy! As far as I can, I aim to buy organic fabrics from UK wholesalers. I buy very small amounts of each fabric which allows me to keep the fabric choices fresh as well as avoid waste. My clothes and accessories are not intended to be fast fashion and are perfect hand-me-downs.
Of course, my prices are not competitive with major retailers. But, I believe I offer a service that they do not. Firstly, you can create individual pieces which you simply won't find elsewhere. Secondly, I strive to offer a customer service beyond which high street stores offer. I can send your gift directly to the recipient and even include a handwritten note. Each item comes wrapped in tissue paper and is sent in a biodegradable postage bag or recyclable box.
I also love making clothes for children, and I am more than happy to take commissions. Party dresses are one of my favourite items to make, so please do get in touch if you have a special event coming up!
I really hope you love my clothes and accessories as much as I love to make them.