Sunday, 27 March 2011

Booties by Dannie interview.

What made you start the business?
I started by making baby booties for my son when he was little and I had friends who asked if I could make things for them as well. 

Do you consider yourself/the business a success? Why is that? 
I do, although I feel that I still have lots to do. I feel successful because I have a fan base & returning customers. I am growing from month to month and moving from strength to strength.

What do you want your business to grow into? 
I would love my business to grow large enough to allow me a full time income. I know that I am limited on how large I can get considering my craft but I know that it is obtainable.

Is this what you thought you would be doing when you left school, What were your dreams?
I wasn't sure what I wanted to do when I left school so I couldn't really say. I'm sure that with my background that something creative was always inevitable! 

Do you prefer handmade or high street? What are you favourite shops?
I prefer handmade when I can afford it. I appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into handmade but that can also make things more expensive. I think my favourite place to shop is TK Maxx. I love looking for a bargain and you never know what you will find when you turn up.

If money was no object, What item would you buy "just because you can"?
I've always wanted an original VW Beetle. It would have to be British racing green with tan interior. On a grander scale I would love a large (5 bedroom) house, on a lake with a boat house, somewhere in New England, USA.

Whats your "secret vice"? 
Shoe, oh for the love of god, SHOES!!!! I think that my husband is grateful I wear a size 9 so that greatly limits me in most high street shops.

And finally, Whats you idea of a perfect Sunday? 
Hmmmm....I think a perfect Sunday would be spent down the pub with my husband and friends, eating lunch, having a few beers while watching football all afternoon - child free of course!

Many thanks to Dannie for sharing with us! I wish you every success with


  1. Thanks so much for the lovely feature!!

  2. wow someone else with size nines and a love of shoes...the 2 don;t go together do they. Great blog and interview

  3. Booties by Danni is in my favourite shops for when I have some spare cash or for when I need a pressie for a new baby, just waiting for someone I know to have a baby!! I admire anyone who can knit/crochet because I know how difficult it is, I have tried to knit and failed miserably!!

    Maria x