Readers, meet Ineta. She is originally from Lithuania, where she was born, went to school, studied arts and specialized in fashion design. Then, her life took a sharp turn, and she bravely left the safety of her home, family and friends and ended up living in England! What an adventure! She has been living here with her fiancé for 7 years now, learning a lot of new things and falling in love with Yorkshire, especially with friendly and warm people.
1. Why did you start crafting?
At the moment I am unemployed, but that's the kick I needed to start doing what I love and enjoy. The idea to start crafting came to me and my friend after being made redundant twice in two years. And I enjoy having all that time to myself and making dolls. Not only that, I enjoy painting, drawing, making greeting cards, drawing on a silk and taking photos, but I am still a bit shy to start showing and selling it. I might do it in the future.
2. What does the statement “Happiness is handmade.” mean to you?
I must admit that everything handmade makes me happy and I am addicted to it. I have been surrounded by arts and crafts since my childhood. I admire my dad's creativity and the things he does with wood. I used to watch him working, creating new things when I was a kid and I am still mesmerized and inspired by him till this day.
3. Where can I find your handmade treasures?
At the moment my handmade dolls can be found on Etsy in my shop Ineta Dolls and I am sharing page on Facebook with my friend who is also making cute dolls.
|See more of Ineta's Dolls on Etsy|
It's so hard to choose one favourite handmade object! It must be handmade toys I think, but also I love handmade jewellery, knitting, crocheting, paintings and drawings.
5. Who or what inspires you?
The biggest inspiration for me as I've mentioned before is my dad, then couple of my friends who are making stuff themselves and I think all people who have a spark in their eyes while creating and making something unique.