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B&B chats to Natalie, Founder of Handmade by Natski


We completely fell in love with Natalie’s delicate sleep masks, made from luxurious Liberty London, silk and cotton fabrics. After experiencing the comfort and tranquility that these sleep masks provided during our trial, we knew they had to become a part of our essential self-care bundles. From the luxurious Liberty London fabric to the meticulous craftsmanship, Natalie's passion and expertise are evident in every detail. Read on to learn more about Natalie's journey and insights on running her handmade business.

Sleep Masks

Natalie, like many, was presented with an opportunity in lockdown to spend more time doing what she loved - sewing! She saw the opportunity to get out her sewing machine and wile away the hours at her home in Lichfield, designing delightful creations made from her favourite Liberty fabrics. 

During our chat with Natalie, she imparted some great advice for anyone who shares a passion for sewing and wants to turn their hobby into a full-time career. We discussed how Natalie has found running Handmade by Natski and the challenges and successes that come with owning a handmade business. We hope you enjoy this lovely catch up with Natalie as part of our Maker's series. Be sure to check out Natalie's beautiful designs in our gift store

What inspired you to start a business making sleep masks? 

My business started as a hobby during lockdown. I got back into sewing and creating different accessories, which was something I loved doing as a teenager. I started selling my products and got some great feedback so decided to go for it, it's the best career move I've ever made. I love my job! 

What do you love most about being a business owner? 

Being my own boss. 

What do you find most challenging about running a business?

The cost of materials, prices have gone up so much in the last couple of years 

What’s your greatest personal achievement in relation to the business, so far? 

Turning my hobby into my career. 

What’s your main source of inspiration when designing/ making your products, and what’s your personal favourite product that you sell?

Customer satisfaction. I put all my efforts into making products that will make a difference to my customers relaxation, meditation and sleep. I love reading great feedback from my customers.

My favourite product would have to be my weighted eye masks. They are so comfortable and really do help when you feel like chilling out and relaxing.

What would be the one piece of advice you’d give someone that wants to turn their passion into a business? 

Go for it! 


Every product that features in our bundles, has been made with love right here in the UK. Natalie kindly shares with us her top four, must-see pit-stops if you are ever visiting her hometown of Lichfield in Staffordshire for the day.

EAT at: The Larder “Sunday lunch is divine and the staff are really friendly” 

SIP at: The Coffee House - “The coffee is truly amazing”

SHOP at: Dame Olivers - “They sell crystals, incense, jewellery, clothing and a huge selection of hats and fascinators. This shop is definitely worth a visit - it's like an Aladdin's cave”. 

VISIT: Lichfield Cathedral - “It's one of three cathedrals in the UK that has three spires, and the only medieval one. The cathedral is spectacular”

These sleep masks are a thoughtful and elegant gift. They will become a sleep essential, that your loved will be lost without. Shop Natalie's beautiful handmade Silk Sleep Masks and Lavender Filled Weighted Eye Masks. Also featuring in many of our bundles, including two of our bestsellers - Sleep Bundle and New Mum Wellness Bundle