“My inspiration grows with every keepsake I make.”
We adore the story of how Rebecca from Boola Made got her start. The art of creating keepsakes is so special and seeing this gorgeous handwork is a true inspiration. We are proud to have our labels attached to such adorable makes.
Introducing Boola Made!
Tell us about Boola Made.
I have always loved being creative whether that be sewing, crafting or designing buildings. By day I am an architectural assistant, by night I make beautiful keepsakes. I started Boola Made after making keepsake bears for my two nieces, Eliza and Matilda. I wanted to make them something special that they could keep from their childhood. I posted a picture of the first ‘Boola Bear’ and ‘Boola Lion’ on social media and there was so much interest I decided to start Boola Made and haven’t looked back since. I now make Boola Bears, Mini Bears, Bunnies, Lions and Patchwork Quilt keepsakes.
The reason behind the name: Boola is my childhood nickname from my parents (Daren and Tracey). My nieces even call me Auntie Boo.
Starting Boola Made has also encouraged me to improve my sewing skills. I now make my own clothes and write a blog about my makes.
What keeps you inspired to create?
The original inspiration for Boola Made was of course my beautiful nieces Eliza and Matilda. Making something from their Auntie Boo which they could treasure forever. My inspiration grows with every keepsake I make. Seeing what these unique gifts mean to the parents and the stories behind each baby grow and item of clothing keeps me inspired. One client asked me to make a Boola bear out of their loved ones garments, who unfortunately passed away, I could tell it meant so much to her. That is what Boola Made is all about – a special way to save and treasure memories. I have also been asked to make a bear out of a wedding dress, that is my next challenge.
What does labeling your handmade items do for your business?
The woven Wunderlabel labels are great for all my projects. They promote my business in a professional way without taking away from keepsakes. I use the woven sew-on labels with enhanced colour. Having labels that I can sew onto my keepsakes gives me the freedom to position them where I like. I chose the sew on labels as I sew all my keepsakes so it is lovely to sew on the name Boola Made. I have recently started making fleece lined blankets and can not wait to add my personalised labels.
Thanks for sharing Rebecca!