Hey folks, I'm Ashleigh, a performer who's been quite happily working away in West End, Regional and International Theatre for over 15 years, in shows such as Nativity the Musical, Cool Rider and Wicked. I'd just opened in Only Fools and Horses the Musical, when, 5 weeks into the contract we were forced to close. Not being the type of person who can just sit around, I looked for a way to not only channel my creativity but to keep myself from going insane! Over the years, I’ve become known to many fellow company members as ‘Crafty B***h’, owing to my constant need to create, craft & cook for every opening night, press night and birthday going! When our theatre closed, I turned my craftiness initially to making face masks for my family and friends, several of whom were vulnerable/shielding. After many lovely compliments, I decided to take the plunge, expand and set up an Etsy shop and so Crafty Ashleigh was born. Thankfully, the Face Masks began flying off the virtual shelves, so I decided to develop more lines for the shop, when it became clear that I wouldn't be going back to my dressing room anytime soon! Crafty Ashleigh Shop produces mostly fabric based gifts: personalised jewellery pieces, key fobs, make up bags etc, but I've also managed to rope my husband and fellow actor @markmcgeephotos in, to not only do all the product photography for the shop but also make bespoke unique photograph based gifts.
Instagram/Twitter/Facebook are all @craftyashshop.
There's also a link via my personal website, www.ashleighgray.co.uk
Left: Image split into 4 quarters. Top left quarter features a black photo frame on a wooden table. The picture is of a bride and groom, overlaid with song lyrics. Top rights quarters features a small bag with a Crafty Ashleigh label. Made from white cotton fabric, adorned with colourful cartoon drawn characters from The Wizard of Oz, infront of which are 3 makeup brushes, a lipstick, nail varnish and small pot. Bottom right quarter features a Liberty floral cord bracelet, cross wrapped and presented on a personalised card. The colourful bracelet has a small orange heart shaped gemstone pendant hanging from the centre. Bottom right corner features a plush red stuffed felt heart, with a red ribbon at the top, for hanging. Attached is a small cream card with a red wooden heart decoration. The Crafty Ashleigh logo is in the middle of the picture overlapping all quarters.
Centre: Image split into 4 quarters. Each quarter features a pleated fabric face mask, worn by female model. Top left quarter features a white cotton face mask with small dinosaurs in multiple rainbow colours, with white elastic. Top right quarter features a white cotton face mask with small love hearts in multiple rainbow colours, with white elastic. Bottom left quarter features a Liberty print with cream cotton base with light and dark blue and red flowers, with white elastic. Bottom right quarter features a Liberty print with blue, yellow and red floral repeating pattern, with white elastic. The Crafty Ashleigh logo is in the middle of the picture overlapping all quarters.
Right: Image split into 4 quarters. Top left quarter features white, grey and turquoise bunting with small elephants and 'twinkle twinkle' written detail placed on a grey tartan background. Top right quarter features 5 small coin purses made in various liberty fabrics, placed on a wooden table scattered with coins. Bottom left quarter features a makeup bag with an attached brush roll, made from black and white check outer fabric, and white and red heart lining. Bottom right quarter features a key fob, with a red tartan fabric wrist strap, hanging on a hook. The Crafty Ashleigh logo is in the middle of the picture overlapping all quarters.]