Hi I am Julie Spinks the Owner and Maker behind Ju Ju Creations.
After over 15 years as a Senior Manager for a Large Retail Company it was time, after the birth of my second child, to try a new adventure that would allow me to work around the commitments of my home and family life whilst utilising my creative passion that came from my previous studies in Art and Textiles from GCSE to HND. I’ve always had a passion for sewing and all things creative since a young age so it felt natural to me to turn back to my creative side.
Like so many parents before me I found it hard to let go of the many baby clothes and the sentimental value they held, so I was going to box them up and put them into the attic! But I didn’t like the thought of them being out of sight, so I decided to put my sewing and artistic skills to the test and that’s when I made my first memory bear from both the boys baby grows they had outgrown.
I then got several requests from friends and their friends to make them a unique Memory bear, Thats when I set up Ju Ju Creations in 2102 as the memory bears became increasingly popular.
Since then I have steadily making Memory Bears, quilts, cushions in fact anything that brings the cherished clothing to life. If that doesnt sound as though I wasn’t busy enough with my bostriuos, fun, mud loving boys and making bears! I have also been teaching myself how to make bags, after I went on a wonderful Bag making course at Eden Valley run by Emma at Hole House. Her patience and level of expertise inspired me to push myself further and since then I have been making Bags and Clutches using the wonderful patterens created by Swoon, Bella Carla and Emmaline.
So as 2019 approaches and my boys are turning 8 and 6 (YIKES!) I now feel I have the time and energy not just to dedicate myself to bag making and my Multi Media Textile Art pieces, but also to help and inspire others in their creative journey….
Wish me luck …..