Today I am honoured to welcome Jolanda from Jollyknits onto Marigolds' Loft for a visit :).
She is a lovely vendor at the upcoming "Swiss Wulle Festival" happening on the 3rd and 4th October, and I have had the pleasure of being able to interview her so that she can introduce herself to you today.
Jolanda, tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Jolanda, I live together with my husband and our Golden retriever in beautiful Switzerland. I became fascinated at a very young age with handwork and would clothe my Barbies in new styles. As I couldn't sew at this age, I used to hold the clothes together with glue :) Later on, once I had learnt to sew and knit, the Barbies also got to dress more comfortably. Today, I am a learned seamstress and couldn't imagine my life without having a creative outlet.
What kind of products do you produce and sell?
I am a knitting pattern designer, and also sew a variety of knitting bags in various shapes and sizes. I also create knitting markers.
How cute are these bags people? - So Adorable :)
How do you get new ideas for your products?
Sometimes I have a spontaneous idea and then I will sit down at the sewing machine and start developing a prototype. The prototype will then be tested until I am 100% happy with the final product, only then do my products enter my shop.
What would you tell people who were trying to make their hobby into their dream job?
Don't give up on the dream!
Where can we find you on the Internet?
You can find me here:
If you, like me, want to see Jolanda's gorgeous handmade goodies up close, be sure to visit the Swiss Wulle Festival happening in Zug, Switzerland on the 3rd and 4th of October.
Check out their incredible array of vendors, and courses taking place throughout the two day festival.
If you can't make it to the Festival be sure to visit Jolanda's Online store, you'll be glad you did!
To finish off todays' visit Jolanda has got a surprise Giveaway for you all!!
What can you win?
Jolanda has been so kind as to offer one of you lucky readers out there one of her cosmetic bags:
The competition begins today and ends on Sunday the 20th October at midnight!
The Giveaway is open Worldwide!
If you speak English you will win yourself a bag with a cool English slogan!
You can enter below - Win yourself extra points by re-tweeting each day :)
Good Luck to all!
Don't forget to enter yourself in my other running Giveaway for this Week! You can find it HERE!