As I was growing up my Mum taught me to sew, I then began making gifts to give to friends subsequently I moved onto to making gifts for friends to give.
I married in 2008 and with the added support of my husband, JB; I then took a leap and registered as a business in 2009. The business name came from JB in recognition of my love of all things ‘hearty’ and my ability to dangle them anywhere and everywhere!
Mr and Mrs Dangly Hearts! Jason and Linzi
My style has evolved and is now what I would describe as vintage style mixed with shabby chic with free machine embroidery. The colours and fabrics I work with coordinate well together enabling you to have several items sitting comfortably together even though each piece is unique and handcrafted therefore there will be natural variations.
I sew with great attention to detail using good quality products ensuring a high quality finish but at the same time I like to think that what I make is affordable.
We try to source as many materials as possible from UK sources to support other small businesses like ourselves.
In October 2012 we moved to Hampshire on the edge of the beautiful New Forest to start our new life working full time building our business.
I work from my home studio which is beautifully filled with light. When we started Dangly Hearts we had 3 cats, Amber (top), Daisy (under the duvet) and Poppy, sadly we lost both Amber and Poppy in 2013 but in their memory we have kept their photos on the page. I'm delighted to say in February this year we adopted Smudge (bottom) into our furry family, she has been happy to have us as her humans (those of you with cats will know they have staff!!) and Daisy has accepted her well. She bears a very strong likeness to Amber in looks but has a much friendlier temperament.
We have an online shop facility and we would love you to order what you like, but I also like to offer a personal service so feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements so I can get it just right, names and dates can be added to most items to add a personal touch to your gift. JB is on hand to help any men out there who need a bit of help deciding on the right present!!!!
I am often developing with new ideas and we are always booking new events so follow us on Facebook to keep up to date. You can also hear all about our life here in Hampshire, our garden and our developing business by reading our regular blog.