03 March 2011

A Conversation with Bronwyn of People Puppies

I am so taken with Bronwyn's tag line - "Designer and Addicted Sewer" !! She tells me it was a result of asking her husband for ideas for her business card.  She may share his exact reply on this one if you ask! 

Through her business, People Puppies, Bronwyn is intent on spreading handmade loveliness throughout New Zealand via her handmade clothing and accessories for Mummies and their bundles from 0-5 years.  Unique changing bags, travel crayon rolls and funky bags are just a few examples of her quality products. 

Read on to learn what inspires Bronwyn to do what she does!...

Who is People Puppies?

Bronwyn Armstrong Bronny or B for short

What’s your “handmade groove ?”

Fabric Fabric Fabric some buttons and my Janome 6600P which I am in love with and my hubby says he is a widow to it.

What’s on your bedside table right now? (hey, no tidying up or censoring)

No bedside table but I have a floor which has fabric on it and a book about running your craft business.

Who are your creative role models?
What music, books, images, poetry spark your creative fire?

My mum and my friends inspire me and my kids. Kids storybooks often inspire my appliqués and my colours.

What could you talk late into the night about with like minded people?

Fabric, stitching I am fussing changing the needle and tension always telling my friend ‘ Did you try changing your needle?’

If you could go to three free workshops/creative events this year which ones would they be? What are they about?

Felting would love to learn.

Machine quilting.

Crochet I keep getting stuck.

How do you balance your creative life with your family, life commitments?

I don’t it tends to get a bit lop side more towards the sewing and I can sew long into the early hours with realizing!!

What is your favourite creative screw-up?

Don’t have one they always seem to be alright even though I worry that it is never right or stitching is not straight.

Kitchen table or studio?

Kitchen Table as hubby has tools in my sewing room from where the tool shed fell down!

Do you have a wish list? Can you tell us what’s on it?

Cath Kidson sewing box, Industrial sewing machine, fabric fabric

You can see more of People Puppies at Bronwyn's website, and felt page.


  1. Hi Bronwyn,Just loving the bag and little slippers, I love children
    's story books as well, they are great for color combination's and ideas, cheers Marie

  2. Oh I recognise that fabric! The bag is lovely Bronwyn and a great interview>

  3. Thank you so much both of you. Yes nearly kept that bag but was told off my hubby. You canlt keep it, you made it to sell!! xx


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