I have been crafting as long as I can remember. Bringing up my children took up most of my time. I love to draw ,paint ,craft and do most of the DIY. I decided to start my crafty adventure about 8 years ago .Started my little bag charm business Sunnyteddys bag charms at the beginning selling mainly on eBay then my business page on Facebook Still have my page now Sunnyteddys designs . Building my business also making a few items of jewellery and accessories .
I started making sock monkeys just as a hobby a few years ago . They became very popular and have now taken over my world . I collect teddies that is how my name came about! but my monkeys have now taken over . I have tried to keep one of each of designs I have done . The basic design is the same but just changed a few things along the way..
Kept my name as its stuck with me and my monkeys often get called teddies. Or I get called Sunnyted . Still make bag charms but mainly sock monkeys now . All my crafty things are made in my little craft room at home..
From left top odd sock, in the centre Rockford , next ones rainbow monkey ,bottom left Bertie , and then last is rock . They sit in my bedroom on an old wicker chair everyone different and unique 😊
my craft room is the smallest room in the house . Took me a while to redecorate and make my own . I was useing my dining room table when I first started . Now I am making monkeys need more space . Love my craft room.
things have changed also have a passion for vintage so been now renovating teddy’s and dolls my new venture
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Julie Sunnyteddy designs