About Lucy Locket's Studio
Lucy Locket’s Studio. The Quirkiest gift shop in Cornwall, stocking a wide range of handmade gifts and jewellery from fused glass art and jewellery to mugs, bags, cushions, greeting cards and more in fact something for everybody including the dog!
My name is Mandy Jayne Gregory and this is my dream. I live on a farm in Cornwall UK with my husband Charlie and my Great Dane
In 2017 I had an idea that grew and grew until out of my idea my business was born.
Like many handmade crafters, I did craft fairs, I did quite a few outdoor ones and often found if it rained things just got ruined! My idea was to purchase a caravan and convert it onto a shop.
I found a caravan and we bought it for just £50. My husband Charlie worked very hard to convert it into my shop. He used recycled wood from crates and pallets
In Spring 2018 it was ready to open. At first, I did animal-themed gifts and then in 2019, I decided to turn my hobby of fused glass into a business to complement my existing business.
In May 2019 I opened Lucy Locket’s Studio alongside my existing business The Crazy Dog Pawtique.. .. Lucy Locket’s Studio is named in memory of my previous Great Dane Lucy Locket… In early 2020, I won 5 small business awards H2H. Women In Business, Twitter Sisters, smart Social & Queen of.
I then took the opportunity in lockdown to get the business that had up to that point mainly been face-to-face fully online as you can see, here I am, though I do have lots more handmade gifts still to add!. I also used lockdown to learn a new skill in machine embroidery and convert another caravan this time to a sewing and embroidery studio
And it was during lockdown that I had to close my Mobile Shop and decided not to reopen it was a great idea but took hours to pack up to move then a couple of hours to set up again at the location and a couple of hours to pack away again to go home, then when I got home I had to set the whole thing up for any visiting customers, it was a great and fun time and I loved meeting my customers face to face but when you begin to expand and grow especially with my move online it sadly wasn't working anymore for me, and as my print range expanded my equipment outgrew my work room which was also set up with my glass equipment, something had to be done, so I took the decision to turn my shop into a glass studio and workshop, glass can be dusty and it does not mix well with printed media. I do still have a small area for sales for any visitors
I have had my business story published in a book The Heartizan Way and I was featured in the top 1000 inspirational women. You can read that here
Then in September Cornwall Council asked if they could feature my lockdown story in their social media campaign, I was delighted and of course, accepted.
In the Summer of 2022, I converted my largest caravan yet into a social media hub, crafty hangout and later on when I get time. Time is short and always a problem as I am so busy with my enterprises, I will be running meetups and coffee mornings.
Since then I have grown even more by taking on a director's role at The Craftogy Project in Stroud which I really enjoy.
My Story isn't over it's just beginning XX