22 March 2012

A Conversation with Annamaria of Belles Craft

Repurposed and upcycled - Annamaria of Belles Craft certainly does both of these things when utilising coffee sacks to make fabulously functional bread baskets, aprons, and shopping bags.  But wait ... there's more ... table runners, placemats, quilts, cushions and much more in beautifully striking fabrics.  Read on to learn more about Annamaria's creative world...

Who is Belles Craft?
Annamaria Berek

I just would like to add if it's possible that my products are all over the world. They've been taken/posted to Australia, Great Britain, Scotland, United States, South Africa and Europe.

What's your "handmade groove?"

Kiwiana placemats/table runners, bread baskets etc.  Burlap coffee sach upcycled products: aprons, pm/tr, owls, tote bags etc.

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

Don't have one at the moment :)

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

Anybody creating something, quite amazing. 

Music from the '80s till today.

Reading anything (used to when had the luxury of time!).

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

Gift Fair, Christmas Shopping Night Kingsway, Quilting workshop.

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

HARD!  Working late into nights after children in bed, never getting enough sleep!  Become night owl!

What is you favourite creative screwup?

Stitched two fabrics together - were not meant to.

Kitchen table or studio?

Occupy dining table - kitchen bench, coffee table - office.  Hard to tidy up every time for normal life!

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

Have a workshop and shop at a busy main street,  and work with a few lovely ladies, and supply a lot of great products to people!

You can find Belles Craft products... here

1 comment:

  1. Hi Annamaria,
    I do like the table runner and place mats, so Kiwiana, cheers Marie


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