Liz crafts new business at her Wangford home

Liz Evans is getting ready for her Christms fair with vintage and hand made crafts.PHOTO: Nick Butch

Liz Evans is getting ready for her Christms fair with vintage and hand made crafts.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

With holly adorning a mantelpiece, a log fire burning and the family cat curled up on the sofa, Liz Evans' Wangford home is the quintessential Christmas cottage.

Liz Evans is getting ready for her Christms fair with vintage and hand made crafts.PHOTO: Nick Butch

Liz Evans is getting ready for her Christms fair with vintage and hand made crafts.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

In Easter 2015, after working for many years as a primary school teacher, the 54-year-old decided to follow her dream of selling homemade produce and vintage items.

And this Christmas is set to be the seventh sale held at the Georgian home she shares with husband Pete, their two teenage sons Will and Oliver and the family's chickens, rabbits and Charlie the cat.

Mrs Evans said: 'Being creative has always been a huge part of my life, so this is an outlet for that.

'It was a dream to find a house like this, as it has enabled me to be creative.

Liz Evans is getting ready for her Christms fair with vintage and hand made crafts.PHOTO: Nick Butch

Liz Evans is getting ready for her Christms fair with vintage and hand made crafts.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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'We moved here, from Flixton near Bungay, three-and-a-half years ago and once renovation on the house was complete, I had an ideal space to work from.'

Mrs Evans sells a myriad of items from handmade cards and personalised cushions to plants, chutneys, jams and cordials.

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Working under the name LK Makes, the small business venture has proved successful - with all stock locally sourced or purchased while on buying trips to artisan markets and souqs in France and Morocco.

'I think people appreciate craftsmanship, character and history,' she said.

'The village has been really supportive. We get quite a lot of repeat custom and I have met so many new people and friends as a result.

'In terms of the future, I hope maybe to run things like card marking workshops from the back barn drawing on skills I have developed over the years,' she added.

Mrs Evans, who works part-time as a supply teacher, hosts three or four sales a year. The next LK Makes sale takes place this weekend, between 10.30am and 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday, at 9-11 High Street, Wangford.

Attendees will be able to view and purchase a range of items, as well as enjoy cups of tea or coffee with a cake homemade from the Evans' family kitchen. For more information, email bramley62@icloud.com.

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