In the February issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine we were delighted to feature an interview with Sarah Malton from Sarah Made That. Sarah is a Warminster based Needle Felt artist. She fits her business around caring for her young son and creates gorgeous animal figures and pet commissions whilst her little boy is at preschool.
We asked Sarah if there was anything she wishes she had known before she started her own business. She told us;
“This is a tricky question. You don’t realise how many failures are involved in order to succeed in your own business. I wish I had been more prepared for how much work it would be to make a job out of doing what you love. It’s very enjoyable, but it can become a chore. There are days when you don’t love it, but they are outweighed by how rewarding it is to make money from something you have created with your own hands.”
We also asked Sarah about her plans for the future…
“I plan to go full-time once my son starts school. I aim to expand my range of products, such as unique stationery designs, and to keep creating new, fresh ideas. A children’s book about my own ‘woolly’ characters could, one day, be in the pipeline. I hope for my social media following to grow with my business. My ultimate goal is to be able to make a living from my work. I look forward to seeing what the future brings!”
Be sure to visit Sarah’s Etsy shop to browse her beautiful creations. She’s also on Instagram too!
*Read the full interview in the February issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine
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