About Hands & Needles
Hi, I'm Maureen!
After retiring in 2014 I found myself wondering, "What's next? Now what can I do?" In my earlier years I loved to make things and often made my own clothes but working full-time I just didn't have the time or energy. Now I did! I started to make small stuffed toys which my friends loved and told me I should sell. So I ventured out to my first craft show. This wasn't an amazing success but I was determined to continue. I continually "tweaked" my product line and eventually found a niche for myself. Hands and Needles was born!
My goal is to make things that are well-made, and made to last.
If something isn't perfect, I don't sell it. I spend most of my days crafting. I only make things that I enjoy making and I think that this shows in my products. I love fabric and colour and spend lots of time searching out new fabric stores - there are some amazing online fabric stores today, but it's also nice to visit a store in person to "touch and feel".
Thanks for visiting my website. Please be sure to contact me if you have any questions or you would like to purchase any items. My Etsy store will be coming soon!