Hayley’s Handicrafts & Gifts: Local Handmade Gifts For Family & Friends

We would like to welcome Hayley’s Handicrafts & Gifts to The Hunsbury Handbook.

Hayley’s dream of owning her own Haberdashery started as a little girl…“My Mum taught me how to knit, my Nan taught me embroidery and cross stitch, and I in turn introduced my Nan to tapestry. My love and passion for handmade crafts has always been there from an early age, but life takes over and we get busy with our families and work, but crafting is always there for that little bit of spare time”, Hayley explains.

In 2018, Hayley’s son developed testicular cancer, which by the time it was found had spread to his stomach lymph nodes and into his liver. Fortunately, within days he was in hospital having an op and as a family they started the long haul of intensive chemo away from home.

Naturally, such an event is likely to change anyone’s approach to life and in Hayley’s own words: “After seeing your own child go through cancer, you can’t help it, it just happens, you come out of it as a changed person.

“When my children reached teenage years, I thought yes! It’s now my time to progress with my career – study and get my HR and Business Manager qualifications and progress to my dream job as a Primary School Business Manager, which I did. But, following my son’s illness something within me changed …. gone was my passion and career drive. I no longer had the drive to work long hours with evening meetings, trying to balance budgets, what really mattered to me as a person was my quality of life at home, and an appreciation for life itself and the people within it. I wanted to be happy and make other people smile.

“In a nut shell, I wanted to follow my childhood dream and this is the start of my new journey.”

Hayley’s Handicrafts and Gifts – handmade gifts for all