About Us - How It All Started with a Zebra...

So Eisey began in 2014 on the back of the somewhat overly-ambitious undertaking of an expectant and rather hyped-up aunt-to-be (yours truly).

On a mission to find the perfect gift for my soon-to-be niece or nephew, it wasn't long before I fell in love with a sewing pattern for a soft toy zebra and, somewhat naively believing 'it couldn't be that hard', set out to make a Ziggy of my own.

It's fair to say my complete disregard for a lack of know-how and limited-to-none sewing experience cast a shadow of doubt for many over the likely completion of my intended gift. Admittedly, it was a fairly understandable reaction, especially as my choice of project kick-started what I like to think of as a series of intense learning-experiences, though many would describe it as more like a comedy of errors.

With 'rookie mistakes' sparking numerous battles between myself and the 'self-minded' sewing machine, the 'obtusely-presumptuous' authors of the machine's manual and an 'impossibly-hieroglyphic' sewing pattern, it was touch and go as to whether my own-made Ziggy would ever make it into existence.

Luckily, So Eisey has come a long way from the sewing machine being at risk of being thrown out a window. Now, I love create handmade gifts with character, completely personal and tailored to the person that's going to keep it so much that it drove me to start my own business creating gifts for others to pass on to loved ones of their own.

I hope you enjoy So Eisey's offerings as much as I enjoy creating them.
If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to get in touch...

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