Welcome to HoneyBridge House.
Let me tell you a little bit about how my business came to be …
Having worked for many years as an Executive Assistant, then as a primary teacher, the birth of my grandson in 2014 made me re-evaluate my priorities and think hard about what I really wanted from life. This led me to leave teaching and spend some time temping as well as working part-time for Rookie Sports, a local social enterprise providing activities for adults with additional needs. My work/life balance was improving considerably but the sense of fulfilment I craved still escaped me.
I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember, and have tried many different crafts over the years including knitting, crochet, lace making, jewellery making, quilting and spinning, all of which I have thoroughly enjoyed. In 2015 however I attended a journal making workshop and was instantly hooked. My first project – Heartlines – was a hand-crafted book of love poems written by my partner, Harry Gallagher. Following lots of positive comments from friends, I began to think about the possibility of producing the book for sale, but lacked the self-belief to take things any further. However, encouraged by Harry, I finally decided to take the plunge and in April 2016 I launched HoneyBridge House with a range of notebooks and journals for sale, as well as copies of Heartlines which set the whole story in motion!
I then progressed to running workshops showing folk how to make books themselves, and the following months saw me offering workshops in lots of other crafts too as the demand arose.
In February 2018 I will be giving up my part time job with the social enterprise and devoting myself entirely to HoneyBridge house – a scary but exciting prospect! I will also be offering one to one craft tuition as well as craft parties for special occasions. I am incredibly grateful to be able to spend every day doing something I love.
Thank you for visiting my site and please let me know if you have any ideas for further workshops you’d like to see.