Grandparents Day is a celebration of family and for one of our keepsake businesses, the generations are pulling together to make it a success.
Trisha, mother of four, has gone into business with her two daughters Gerry and Nadine, as Daysie Chain Designs. She is a grandma to Gerry’s son Casey. Artistic skills run in the family, they were all born in Somerset and have just moved back to the area near Leigh-on-Mendip.
Trisha explains “We love being in the countryside which give us inspiration for our work. I love painting with watercolors, and have been commissioned to paint quite a few milk churns and signs which I design myself.
“The sea and landscape of Cornwall is also a great passion of mine. I often bring back carrier bags full of driftwood for various projects.
“We have always wanted to do something as a family, as we are all very art & craft minded. Working with the Keepsake Company seemed like the perfect opportunity and I am excited about working with my daughters to create lovely keepsakes.”
Trisha adds: “My younger daughter Nadine, has done a brilliant job in all the lovely photography work and organised all the technical side of things. I could not have done this myself. We all have different skills which help to bring at all together.”
Her daughter Gerry is enjoying being part of the family business too: “my one year old Casey, who keeps me very busy, is the reason I wanted to start working from home.
“I love living by the sea. A walk along the beach is a perfect way to relax after a challenging day. The beach has always been a major influence on my artwork along with my love of the countryside which I get from my upbringing in Wiltshire. I graduated from Plymouth University with an honours degree in ‘ceramics, glass and metals’ which gave me an excellent foundation in many skills. I am thrilled to be able put these skills to good use and create some beautiful pieces. I am very lucky to be in business with my mother and sister as it makes it a lot more fun to share the experience.”
Perhaps one day Casey will be involved in the business too.
You can find out more about Daysie Chain Designs on their website.
If you’d like to celebrate grandparents day and create some lasting memories why not visit our Messy Hands and Cute Feet Pinterest boards for craft projects you can make for grandparents or with grandparents.