Sally Stone is the proud owner of Homemade @ The Barn in Bassingbourn. The Barn has over 35 unique sellers selling a huge variety of beautiful upcycled, vintage, retro, and handmade items which make for glorious gifts and presents, stunning home accessories or even just treats for yourself. Find out a bit more about Sally and the lady behind the business:
Where do you live? I have lived in Wrestlingworth village for nine years and love the community and my friends.
Tell us about your business? I setup Homemade @ The Barn on 23rd June 2018, I rent space to 37 people who either hand craft items from felt key bowls to wooden clocks and knitted hats or some people sell vintage, retro or just simply second time around.
What do you love about your work? My love is upcycling furniture, I love taking on new commissions. I sometimes use decoupage too, I find it very therapeutic. I love my job so much and I i cannot class it as work – it’s my passion, my hobby, and I’m surrounded by beautiful things created by talented people!
Best thing that has happened to you recently? There are many amazing things that have happened in my life, jumping free fall out of a plane from 15,000 feet, travelling round India and Australia, diving with sharks, to name but a few but working for myself hits the top spot as its been a dream for so long.
Also, getting my son on the school bus by himself, that’s such a big step for him, I feel it deserves a mention
What are you looking forward to most this month? I’m really looking forward to Easter. I love everything it represents, the giving of new life, new beginnings, spring and babies and not forgetting family and food.
What is your proudest moment? My proudest moment would be giving birth to my son – with no pain relief! He makes me happy everyday. Life is hard as he is autistic, but we muddle through one day at a time. Having my own business is bloomin’ awesome! I cannot describe how I feel, knowing that I have created this beautiful space.
What has been the most valuable life lesson that you have learnt? My most valuable lessons learnt are to be patient, only worry about the things you can change, if it’s out of your control, just let it go. Don’t forget, everyone has the right to be who they want to be, to express themselves and their opinion, and to dress as they wish!