Meet The Mafia – Lucy Jackson Designs

Meet the mafia continues this week with recent member Lucy of Lucy Jackson Designs.

Why did you start in business/crafting?

We have always been creative in our house so maby it was inevitable that I would be a crafter! I started in business gradually, one Christmas I made cards for everyone at work and then come valentines day and mothers day some of my colleagues asked if I could make cards for them and that’s where it started, I realised people wanted to buy the things that I was making.

How did you come up with your crafty name?

I haven’t been very imaginative with my name, I have used my name Lucy Jackson Designs, I have thought about Re-branding but I haven’t come up with anything I like better yet.

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Most definitely half full.

What is your favourite thing that costs nothing?

Ohhhh that’s a hard one, I like hugs, a nice walk, to smile, I smile at strangers all the time

scrabble book

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

In lots of places, things that I see, comments that are made about my products,  the materials, sometimes I see a fabric or a paper and I can visualise a journal made from it or I see some beads and just get an idea.

Top 5 desert-island essentials?

1 A book or journal, to draw in and jot down ideas and plans for a boat/raft, tree house world, island domination.

2 Lighter/matches must light a fire and I can use the burnt sticks to draw with.

3 Big knife you always need a big knife.

4 Giant ball of string, im sure I will need this in making my tree house world for pulley systems and wot not

5 Ray Mears.

What is the ugliest most pitiful thing you’ve ever made?


What have you made that you’re most proud of?

This can change depending on what I have been making, at the moment I am still quite proud of my silver flower ring, it is the first thing I made with my silversmithing gear. I wear it all the time and it is really cute, even if I do say so myself!


Favourite biscuit?

I like a classic, chocolate digestives, chocolate and caramel digestives yummmmeeeeee, a good choc chip cookie but not a chocolate chocolate chip cookie. And  Cadbury chocolate fingers

What crafts do you still want to learn?

I am still learning silversmithing, if you have a look at the different things that I make you will see that I am always trying and learning new crafts.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

I had two perfect days recently, it was my birthday and my boyfriend took me shopping then we went for dinner and then to the pictures it was all round good and then I got home to find my family with presents, I got 2 pairs of shoes need I say more and then there was cake!

Then on the next day the family went to Ayr and had a picnic and a walk along the beach then ice cream, a bit of Frisbee and some bouls then tea and chocolate fingers ohh chocolate fingers must add them to favourite biscuit.


What do you do in your day-to-day life, other than being a mafioso?

I craft as much as possible between procrastinating and working part time in Build a Bear Workshop

What is your favourite crafting tool?

I love my cropadile, I really want a big bite, I love my big scissors and the blow torch is fun. That was a hard one too!

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to grow the business as much as possible, my end goal is to have a shop/ gallery where people can buy handmade and participate in classes and workshops.

One Response to “Meet The Mafia – Lucy Jackson Designs”

  1. glitterysah Says:

    Aww, such a lovely and cute read – thanks for sharing! :) xx

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