More Sundays Please is the brainchild of local Perth artist, Katie, someone whose creative journey I’ve had the good fortune of witnessing from the very start. She’s horse-mad, formidable at Kingdomino, has a magical womance her bestie of the same name, and always seems to have her hair on point.
And her quirky, colourful polymer clay earrings were a must-have for the giveaway prize bundle.
Want to know more about this jewellery-crafting diva? Read on…
JL: Tell me a bit about yourself and what led up to the creation of More Sundays Please.
KATIE: I’m a high school teacher, animal and nature lover who’s always had a passion for crafting. My best friend KP introduced me to polymerclay and after playing with it for a bit, I developed MSP.
JL: What inspired the name, “More Sundays Please”, and what inspires your designs?
KATIE: The name comes from just the way I always feel at the end of the weekend — more needed! My designs are inspired by loads of things, but primarily nature or great colour combos I might see on fabrics.
JL: What’s it been like starting and running a business alongside your best friend at Blue Pincushion?
KATIE: Blue Pincushion and I have been best friends for 11 years. We both love to do craft courses together and used to live together and have craftanoons.
When starting separate businesses, this was only due to us having different styles and ideas. But we always support each other’s ventures and also are having our first of many to come markets together this month. It’s really fun having your best friend be in the same business and we bounce ideas off each other all the time. KP is going so well with BPC and I’m really proud of her.
JL: What advice would you give to young creatives starting on their journey to achieving their dreams?
KATIE: The advice I would give to young creatives is to just enjoy the play. That’s what I do it for. It’s not for money or notoriety. It’s for the relaxation and mindfulness behind the craft and the peace that gives you. So the number one thing is to enjoy what you are doing.
JL: What’s your all-time favourite romance? (Yeah, you can pick more than one!)
KATIE: Ooo my all time favourite romance would have to be The Notebook (I know, cliche!) or Crazy Beautiful. But I also love the love between Izzy and Tom in The Light Between Oceans and also the boy and the horse in Black Stallion haha does that count !? Not technically classified as romance though.
(You know what? Black Stallion totally counts.)
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!
Two lucky winners will receive a pair of earrings by More Sundays Please in the ISWAK giveaway, along with other handcrafted goodies, fresh romance reads including Skye McDonald’s Not Suitable For Work, plus a signed paperback copy of my latest book, It Starts With A Kiss.
Check out the giveaway post for details on how to enter.
Shoutout to my Perth peeps: More Sundays Please and Blue Pincushion will both be at the Perth Makers Market in Applecross on 22 Sep 2019.