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Sew cute: business owner Amanda Lavis at Berkhamsted's Artisans, Arts and Crafts Market in the Town Hall on Saturday
Sew cute: business owner Amanda Lavis at Berkhamsted's Artisans, Arts and Crafts Market in the Town Hall on Saturday

A crafty young mum and textile whizz is thrilled after finally securing a place at a Milton Keynes craft fair following a year of trying.

Amanda Lavis and her children’s clothing business Tiny Bluebird will be landing outside John Lewis in the Centre:MK at the Handmade & Vintage Weekend Extravaganza on June 1 and 2.

Amanda, 23, said: “Getting a place at The Centre:MK is a very exciting advance in the business.

“I feel very lucky, as demand for stalls is very high.”

Amanda set up Tiny Bluebird in November 2011, after she needed a business that would fit around her growing family, and is now a familiar face at Berkhamsted’s monthly Artisans, Arts and Crafts Market.

She said: “It’s nice to do a local regular market where you can get to know people, and it’s always great to see returning customers.

“Doing the craft fairs always gives me a gratifying boost as people are always so positive, and often comment that it is nice to find something unique for children.” Amanda says she owes her love of needlecraft to her mum, who made dresses for her as a child.

The sewing aficionado grew up in Tring and now lives in Pitstone, with husband Ashley and their two young children, Evie, 3, and Zac, 2.

For more, visit www.tinybluebird.bigcartel.com, from where you can also find the Etsy boutique.