M​y name is Emma, I am the owner and founder of Purple Owl.  I  began making and selling my items to friends and family in 2014. I registered officially as self employed in 2015 and attended my first craft fair in August that year.  I met lots of fellow crafters who were a great help to me and answered questions I had being the 'newbie'.  
My career history has always been based in retail, including Store Manager at Thorntons, Department Manager at Matalan and then Home Manager at Next.  Now I work part time at Oils4life. 
Over the years I have attended many fetes, fayres and markets in the local area.  I've recently changed my car to allow me to transport everything to the events I attend.
I love making items, especially those to make you smile or laugh, and items that aren't available 'off the shelf' in the high street.  It is a hobby as much as a job, and I love making what I sell.  My stock changes as I aim to improve the quality and needs of my customers.
I love meeting new customers and have made some great 'crafting' friends over the years.