Hi, My name is Maryclare, alias Mooloo.
I am a mother and grandmother, who enjoys sewing and creating things from all sorts of fabrics. Which started me out on an amazing journey over the last few years.
I enjoy scouting Charity Shops, and Fabric Remnent sales.
Mooloo is my nick name, and also quirkily enough stood for "Made out of lots of old stuff" or sometimes in my case, odd stuff, and while chatting with a friend over my sewing and a cup of tea, Mooloo's was born.
I have been sewing since the age of around 8 or 9 years old. Making clothes and soft toys, for friends and family at the age of 11, onwards. Although sewing was not always my career, it was my passion. I am lucky enough to have been able to use my skills, to build a small business, and to work with others to create unique pieces for gifts and to wear.
I have now opened up my own little shop, doing alterations, upcycling fashion, and teaching sewing workshops. I even have become an agent for Silver Sewing Machines!
The shop has grown over the last two years, since opening, and I now employ 2 part time staff. I teach sewing, and I sell an array of sewing accessories, fabrics and pins.
although I still do make items out of recycled goods, the main part of my business is now the Alterations Service. Which has grown and grown, and is still on the increase as more and more people find their way to my little shop.
This is a photo of me, with my lovely Mum, who taught me to sew when I was a child. My inspiration and one of my Rocks! (My Dad is the other Rock!).
Edit. Sadly my father Passed away in April 2015, but not before he was able to see me build my dreams!.
I have also become a Granny again, with 3 new Grandsons born in 2015.
The picture below is with my Granddaughter when we were on holiday a few years ago now!. The week I first saw my little shop. Who knew that only two weeks after that photo was taken, my shop was signed for, and up and running.