A Merseyside-based website developer has swapped the mouse pad and monitor for the sewing machine and tape measure with the launch of her bespoke baby quilts business.
Helen Fitzpatrick from Waterloo decided to use her 35 years’ experience of sewing for pleasure and create a business doing what she loves.
HelgaBaby was born earlier this year, creating bespoke handmade quilts, cushion covers, name banners and bunting using each customers’ old baby clothes.
Of course, the first thing Helen did after sewing her first baby quilts was build a HelgaBaby website.
Helen said:“I’ve loved sewing and crafting since I was a little girl and used to make clothes for me and my friends.
“That grew into making soft furnishings and bedding, so when friends started having families, I made baby gifts like cot bedding, changing mats and bunting.
“When my niece turned two, her mum asked if I could make a patchwork quilt using the little one’s old baby clothes, as she couldn’t bear to lose any of them.
“When I saw how delighted she was with the end result I knew I had to turn this into a business and create unique keepsakes for all the parents out there who don’t want to say goodbye to their baby’s clothes.”
HelgaBaby will be appearing at the Summer Arts Market at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral on Saturday, June 2nd.