During the day, I run Picture to Puppet, a creative enterprise making custom puppets and soft toys to order. We make puppets and toys based on photographs of people, children’s drawings, photographs of pets, illustrations, descriptions and more. All our products are individually handmade in our Leith workshop.
Originally a sideline to Picture to Puppet, Leith Toy Hospital has taken on a life of its own since its conception in 2017, now employing a busy restoration team of 12 and repairing about 150 toys per month.
I also play sax in an Edinburgh jazz/ folk ceilidh band, which is currently taking bookings for all sorts of events!