Hello! I'm Ali, aka 'The Granary Creative' and I live in rural Bedfordshire with my husband, three teenage daughters and Gus the dog. We have a beautiful, ramshackle 18th century Grain Store in our garden which I overlook as I work, hence the name!
I have been creative for as long as I remember - graffitiing my folks' patio with chalk, creating 'oil' paintings with mud and rose petals, upcycling old clothes into new creations, that kind of thing. I took this interest in all things tactile to another level when I studied Printed Textile Design at Central Saint Martins College way back in the mid nineties. Then I fell in love, married and family life took over.
For the best part of the last two decades, I have used my skills more as a hobby or in a church setting and I am very thankful for each and every one of those creative ways to serve, but I am now at that mid life point where I can no longer hold those creative juices at bay and I have taken a bold leap of faith in starting this incy wincy business. I am excited to share some of my work with you and I hope my simple, bold designs will encourage and remind you that God is so SO good. I also like to throw the odd little nod to church culture in the mix to make you smile.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read my story and I hope you have enjoyed visiting my shop. We were created to create and it's never too late!