Interview: ButtonOwlBoutique

Please tell us a little about yourself and why you started to make things for kids. 

Hi,  My name is Roz and am the creator of Button Owl.  I live just outside London, with my two daughters (2 and 4 years old) and my husband. 
I have always loved to create since I was little and was inspired by watching my mother sew beautiful dresses for me.  She used to allow me to choose the fabrics which I absolutely adored.


After school I trained in soft furnishings and learned the art of traditional upholstery.  I was then accepted at the Royal School of Needlework and trained in traditional and very beautiful embroidery techniques including Coronation Goldwork.  This technique is used on the Coronation robes of a King or Queen of England when they are Coronated.  

After teaching embroidery and working on small commissions, I took a detour into Corporate life until I had my two young children.  I realised that I needed to take a leap of faith and set up the business I had always dreamed of having and I couldn't be happier with that decision!

Please tell us a little about your creative process and your working space. 

Button Owl was created after my search for unusual and unique products for my daughters rooms.  I couldn't find anything I really loved and so designed and made my own, then realising that others were looking for these types of unique products.  
I have absolutely fallen in love with working with felts as they are available in so many beautiful colours and allow me to create beautifully tactile products while still sticking to a designed shape. I combine all the attention to detail and techniques I have learned in the past, adding small details and embellishments to Button Owl products.

Please tell us where you find inspiration for your creations.

I am a little bit obsessed with fairy lights which was where I first started with my products, then making wall hangings and cushions to complete a themed set.  
I take inspiration from my beautiful surroundings, my love of the City and nature, and the fantastic imagination of my daughters and our endless roll playing.  
I have so many ideas in my head for new creations and have a little note book to keep track of my 'to do' list!

Please tell us a little about your plans and dreams for the future.

Nothing makes me happier than receiving customer feedback and photographs of my products in their homes.  I just love the thought of people having and loving something so unique and personal which I've handmade.  I would like Button Owl to become a well known label and recognised for its personal service and bringing a smile to those who own a Button Owl goodie. 

Thank you Roz for sharing your story!

If you would like to get to know more about Roz and her creations, please visit her shop and website and find her on facebook.

1 comment:

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