About...

Handmade by Naida Crystal

About...

I am a stay at home mum to two, with a backgound in Art, Fashion and Textiles, living near the beach in Eastbourne, UK. I grew up with clothing made for me by my Mother and Granny, sewn and knitted. This love for handmade has been passed onto me and I was taught dressmaking and pattern making from a young age. 

I began this business by accident, when pregnant with my firstborn I made some skirts and customised vest sets, friends asked to buy, then their friends and so on. I quickly moved onto leggings and matching headwraps or bibs, then tops and dresses but I wanted to make something unique. That's when I came up with my signature 'Valentina' top, a basic tee with a lace or embroidered fabric cut out heart on the back. For the boys I love to mix different textured and coloured fabrics in a distinctive colour blocked raglan tops. 

I hope you like what you see... Thank you for visiting my store!