Handmade crafts and designs have been an avid but personal interest of mine for many years, from knitting and crochet to cross-stitch and needlecraft, and just about everything in between! But it was when I began hand-painting signs and plaques that I started to wonder if I could turn my passion into a business. So, with a leap of faith and a mind filled with ideas, Dot & Ruben was born, named after my parents who have both sadly passed on, but who I'm sure will be looking down on me with pride, love and support, as any good parents would. The maple leaf logo is also a nod to them, as my Dad was Canadian and he met my Mum when he came over to England during the Second World War.
My first collection launched in November 2017 and since then, I have enjoyed designing and creating a huge range of different products, hitting the big 100 at the end of 2018! (Some of these can be seen in the gallery if they are no longer available in the shop.)
As Dot & Ruben evolves, I hope I can develop more creatively and try out new ideas and techniques - I'm always happy to consider a personalised or commissioned idea so feel free to get in touch!