Hi, I’m Freya, Creator of the Peerie Critters,
I’m a self-taught Textile artist & maker living & working in the Shetland Isles, where I run my home based business whilst juggling space, time and small people!
My business is based around making things from my imagination, which is no great surprise having spent my entire life drawing, painting, cutting, gluing and to my Mums despair ‘Sellotaping’ everything I could think up (she claimed to be picking Sellotape off “every surface known to man” throughout my childhood)
From drawing on my knees as a toddler, to making Spaceships out of cardboard, If I could think it up, I was pretty sure I could make it and that’s where nothings changed.
Over the years ive just progressed from poster paints to painting murals, from sellotape to sewing machines.
The Making of Peerie Critters
The whole concept started late in 2010 brought about by one dark Winter, two under 5’s, a jumper I could no longer squeeze our son into and as previously mentioned a life long belief that if I can think something up then I can probably make it.
With all this in mind I suppressed my desire to pop this lovely ‘Keepsake’ item in the Attic to be forgotten about and instead turned to my then marginal sewing box where with a rough idea of what I wanted to create I began snipping and sewing.
What transformed was a long armed zippy mouthed monster that was adored by our son and other children alike so it was then as parents and teachers began asking me where I had purchased this creation my ‘Peerie Critters’ came into being.
From there I began refining my designs and 8 years later I run a successful small business giving new life to a variety of items that would otherwise be packed away or discarded producing the uniquely recognisable © Peerie Critters as well as Unique bespoke Collector pieces many of which have traveled far and wide from America to New Zealand, each one carrying the CE toy safety mark.