Nice to meet you!
...and thank you for stopping by. I'm Helen and here's a bit about me and Calico Craft Parts. I've been crafting and creating things in one form or another for longer than I care to remember! I've always enjoyed sketching, painting and working with wood, and have tried many other crafts over the years. I always come back to altering and in particular upcycling, and most of what I create (when I get time, lol) starts off as something else... or becomes something else...
I've been lucky to be working in the craft and creative industries for nearly 20 years, and there's been a lot of changes in that time. Calico Craft Parts started manufacturing wood parts and plaques in early 2014 - I was so fed up of expensive imported products and designs that didn't appeal (or were same old, same old) so I started sketching up some ideas... and the rest is (nearly!) history.
Originally the products were sold through Calico Crafts Ltd and it was pretty devastating when in late 2014 a fire caused the complete loss of the business - things were not good for some time :( But I certainly wasn't done, so with the support of some wonderful people, I'm now cracking on again :)
It's also fantastic that the ladies from the original design team have jumped on board so we can all continue to be amazed with their projects and delightful creations. So here we are with a fresh new look and a new home for Calico Craft Parts. I hope that you'll continue to enjoy the products and that we can continue to be of service to you for many more years to come.
All the best and stay altered!