I started the company in 2007 and have loved to see it grow. Crafting began as a passion for me and has become my lifestyle. I've always strongly believed in providing a flexible, affordable, fun service for families. We've enjoyed being a place where anyone can pop in, relax, feel at home and just enjoy crafting.  
I oversee all aspects of the business and really love implementing new ideas and projects. I work closely with other local businesses and my current project is to promote BellaCrafts across the south coast, spreading our message of family fun and crafting through local carehomes, schools, events and county shows. I'm also a board member of the AFCI so I'm in contact with lots of other craft retailers nationally and help to support through annual events such as The One BIG Show. See more info on our AFCI page.  
My favourite craft is Mixed Media; I've been to workshops up and down the country, really what could be better than an afternoon spent with paint! 
My favourite day to work is Friday as there is always such a lovely buzz before a weekend of parties, plus we usually have some lovely, local crafters in creating their own projects.  
Meet Victoria  
Being my big sister, Belinda has always been a massive inspiration to me but seeing her start her own business from nothing was incredible. I remember the days when we would sit in her bedroom at Mum's house bagging sequins, sorting beads and designing cards and jewellery for her to sell whilst chatting and snacking like all sisters do. From there I've watched the business grow, a lot, from opening our first shop, employing staff, launching our own website and online shop plus offering activities and events across Hampshire. Throughout school and college Belinda supported me and I would help run parties and man events.  
At this point it was time for me to decide what on earth I would do with my future. Well what better opportunity than to join the team at BellaCrafts as a full time team member. In my role I plan the activities, workshops, events as well as choosing all the latest products.  
My favourite crafts are jewellery making and sewing, though ask anyone, everything I make ends up purple!  
Meet Kate 
I have been a part of the BellaCrafts family since July 2017. No two days are ever the same and working here fulltime is creative heaven! 
My day can consist of anything from making flamingos to Facebook posts, I love that everyday is a challenge and each day brings new faces through the barn door! 
Customers are most definitely my favourite part of the job! (Cute teeny BellaDoodlers in particular!) I love that I get to work with children and help them bring their creative visions to life! 
I am currently our marketing and admin coordinator, I love posting all the amazing things BellaCrafts are achieving on our Facebook page, giving our customers an insight into our super exciting business. 
I studied marketing for my degree, have a strong interest in the fashion industry and my crafts are often influenced by this! My craft portfolio consists mostly of paper based crafts. If you love scrapbooking, acrylic paintings and card making too then I am your go to girl! 
Meet Hermoine  
So, I am one of the newest recruits here at Bella Crafts and I have to pinch myself a little bit each time I approach the doors as I still can’t believe I work here! I am in craft heaven! 
I have always been an enthusiastic crafter and I am a strong believer that there is a craft for everyone. For me, it’s not always about the end’s the creating (and sometimes venting) that makes crafting so unique. It’s a process and an opportunity to try new things and meet new people; creating or transforming something from our imaginations is a thing of pure magic!! 
To pick a favourite day here is like trying to pick a favourite craft (nope, I just can’t, hehe). Each day is so very different to the next, you never know what will be created and who you will meet and that is what makes Bella Crafts so special! 
Meet Jo  
I am BellaCrafts newest recruit! When I first started bringing my daughter who is now almost 7 years old along to BellaDoodles preschool sessions I never thought I'd be lucky enough to end up working here! BellaCrafts is one of our favourite places to spend some girly crafting time together and I am now loving working with such a friendly team! I spend most of my days making sure each and every party we host is perfectly planned and prepared and I love seeing all the different themes come to life - no two parties are ever the same. My favourite day of the week has to be a Monday as its always the start of a new BellaDoodles project! It is always so interesting to see how each of the little people who come along to our BellaDooodles sessions can make the same project but in so many different and creative ways! 
I am really enjoying learning new skills and have been taught many since joining the team in February. Wood etching is definitely one of my favourites so far. 
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