About

Hello and thank you for visiting Pinkyminky. Let me tell you a bit about myself!

My name is Jane, and I live in South Manchester, England, in a Victorian terraced house, with my husband and three children. We have two black cats, some guinea pigs, and a house rabbit called Ronnie.

Originally trained with a Masters in Fine Art (Sculpture and Printmaking), I worked extensively in schools and National Galleries and Museums coordinating and delivering projects for school, college and family groups. After having 3 children I returned to my studio and to my first love which is making my doodles and sketches into physical creations.

I make unique handmade toys from my own patterns and have a growing online business and a thriving stall at the wonderful Treacle Market in Macclesfield. I also stock  boutiques. pinkyminkytstall

I am very fortunate to have avid collectors of my toys in the Uk, and abroad..

I especially love the idea that my toys are best friends with a growing number of children all around the world and somewhere now any number of them could be enjoying a fabulous tea party (afternoon tea being another of my most favourite things) with cake and jam sandwiches and maybe a dash of fruit juice.

All of my toys are CE Marked, this being a legal requirement for selling toys within the EU. I am one of the founder members of the Sock Toy Association, which is a not for profit group set up to aid sock toy makers in CE Marking their toys.

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi I liked and shared your giveaway Jane, like everyone else I am keeping my fingers crossed!! Deborah Wilkins xx

  2. Hi there! Your toys are beautiful, really original and of course unique. It was great to meet you yesterday at Jen’s do. I’m off to look in your shop….. 😀

  3. Wendy Taylor p Inner Wheel of Macclesfield on said:

    I spoke to you yesterday at Macclesfield Market and mentioned our Autumn Fair to be held on Saturday 19th October. Could you help on that day? I could not get you on the email you gave me.

    • Hi Wendy, thanks for your message. Not sure why you couldn’t email me, I seem to be receiving emails without any problems. I will check my diary and see if I can make the 19th October. Kind regards Jane x

  4. Hi there. I love reading your blog. Hopefully we can keep in touch and sharing / swapping crafts.
    Azura, Malaysia.

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