About Holly View Creative
My grandparents lived in a house called Holly View.
My dad has many stories about growing up there, and it seemed such an idyllic time when kids roamed free with open ended play; a time before our throwaway culture and era of plastic.
My sewing journey started in school when I did GCSE and 'A' level Textiles but I didn't really pick it up again until I moved to New Zealand and had kids. When both kids were in school I started to make Boomerang Bags, and I started a group where I live in Kaipatiki, North Shore, Auckland.
That was the start of my upcycling journey and awareness of the plastic problem.
I have made many many Boomerang Bags, and I think most of my friends have been given one at some point. But I also wanted to make other things from upcycled fabric; So Holly View Creative was born.
The first things I made apart from the simple tote bag was the humble peg bag, and I really just love them. I have my grandmother's peg bag. It's nothing fancy or even home made, but it speaks of an era where drying your clothes outside to dry was the norm. It's just a good old fashioned practical bag and I have designed my own peg bag with this one as my inspiration. I even have some of her old wooden pegs still going strong all these years later.
Each year I like to think of a new product to add to my collection.
I have designed my own Peg/Multi Use Apron, Pass the Parcel Bags, and Bunting in the last couple of years.
Over the last year I have started a kids learn to sew class and i am really enjoying it.
I look forward to creating and developing new ideas in the future and more sewing classes.
So here is Holly View Creative.
I thank you for taking your time to visit and look at my products and creations.
I believe in little steps, little changes to our everyday lives that can make a big difference. Using a reusable bag for your shopping, hanging your washing out to dry, putting your gift in a gift bag or choosing a non-plastic toy. All these things can be the start of a better future for our children.
Much love to you all.