Why did we start Little Miss Lorraine?
We are both passionate about handmade and small business. We started Little Miss Lorraine a couple of years ago to share our handmade creations with the rest of Australia. Since then we have grown to include a wide variety of handmade products from other Australian small businesses.
Jessica started her crafting journey when she was little, inspired by her Grandma who was a sewer and knitter. She has completed many knitting projects over the years and still enjoys picking up her knitting to unwind after a busy day. Jessica left her full time job at the end of 2017 to work full time on Little Miss Lorraine and her newest business venture, as a Virtual Assistant at Lorraine Virtual Assistant Services.
Jessica is also aiming to have a mostly handmade wardrobe which is something she has been working towards since mid-2016. You can follow her sewing & knitting journey over at www.jessicalorraine.com
Joy was also inspired in her crafting journey by her Mum who made clothes for herself and also Joy & her sister. Her Mum was also an excellent knitter and crotchetier and whilst Joy has knitted many jumpers, scarves, baby garments and blankets over the years, she now has re-ignited her sewing passion.
Joy started her sewing journey by making her boys’ baby clothes and then progressed to learning patchworking. She then moved into papercraft and developed an interest in card making, which she still enjoys. With the arrival of her first grandchild and another one on the way, she has now got back into sewing and is passionate about making bespoke baby and children’s clothes and quilts.