Meet the maker

My name is Vashti, I'm in my 30s and a single parent to three amazing children, Salem, Caitlin and Irie. While they are at school or asleep I keep myself sane crafting my whimsical creations.

I've always loved beauty and colour and always been drawn to the unusual and quirky. I studied art at college and University, but never knew how to turn it into a career. In 2010 I undertook business training with the Princes Trust and started this little cottage industry with a small loan from them.

I'm hoping to find time to learn millinery in the future, but currently I am entirely self-taught in fascinator making. I have always hummed my own tune regarding fashion. Perhaps this is the reason my work stands out from the crowd?

I love my job. I get a great deal of satisfaction and pleasure from the creation process and nothing is more exciting than seeing my customers looking fabulous wearing their 'Passionflower Creations'.

Vashti Mayne owner of Passionflower Creations

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