Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Beautifully Chosen Fabrics Handmade into Stunning Children's Products - Crafty Brown Fox

When I come across a business that has been created and built purely on the artists own handcrafted designs, I am always in awe. 
In awe of the fabrics chosen and the designs created from these. The thought of the amount of time, attention to detail and creativeness that goes into every piece made!

I have only recently come across Crafty Brown Fox. Delia's business is one of those ones I am in awe of. Her fabric choices are beautiful and I love how each piece has been perfectly thought through.
'Crafty Brown Fox is all about inspiring imaginative play and creativity, in essence allowing kids to enjoy good old fashioned fun' - Delia Fox

Have a read and imagine playing as a kid again!
Becky x

About Delia...

Hi, my name is Delia Fox. I am a stay at home mum to 4 busy kids aged between 5 - 11. I am teacher trained and have always loved to sew. I remember sewing dolls and baby hats when I was very young to sell and give away as gifts. Sewing is a big part of who I am and I hope I’ll be able to use this gift for as long as possible. 

About Crafty Brown Fox...

My family and I moved to New Zealand from Zimbabwe just over 4 years ago and as my kids were still quite young, I needed to be home with them as well as try to support our income. I decided to start a sewing business from home and sold my creations in a local craft shop in Ashburton. It was a great way to settle in a new community and meet lots of new people. I called myself Material Girl as I felt it suited me best at that time. I began a Facebook page as a place to record what I had created. It just grew out of that really. As I found products that defined my business I began to focus on kids. I felt there was a gap in the market for unique gifts, activities and accessories for kids. I wanted to provide authentic products that allowed kids to just be kids. I suppose I’m inspired by good old fashioned fun and imaginative play. I have recently changed my business name to Crafty Brown Fox allowing me to broaden my horizons. I have also recently launched my website which has been a dream and is constantly growing. 

Naming Crafty Brown Fox...

When I first started my business Material Girl, I made a wide range of products. But as time went on I began refining my craft and my focus was more on creating for kids. My business name no longer suited my craft and I was not happy about putting a Material Girl label on products for boys. I decided to take the leap and change my business name. After much thought and research, I went with Crafty Brown Fox. I had always loved my surname Fox and I had asked my sister who is great at admin and marketing to come on board. Her surname is Brown. We are both pretty crafty so there you have it, Crafty Brown Fox. 

Favourite part of running Crafty Brown Fox...

I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love, be creative and have the flexibility to be there for my family too. It really is a privilege to be able to live my dream.

What do you do daily to make your business work...

Each day I keep planning ahead. I look at where I’m at and where I’d like to be. I’m constantly on the look out for new ideas and my mind is constantly creating.

From here...

Well, I am always on the look out for more avenues to showcase and sell my products from. I’d love to supply a few more stores around New Zealand. I am constantly brainstorming with my sister who joined the team to help me market my business. It’s very exciting working together to make our business dream a reality. 

Where to find us and buy our products...


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