I have had a few things from Absolute Bobbins – cushion covers, Christmas sacks and purses, all still going strong. They’ve all got something a bit different about them, that you wouldn’t get in the shops. The best thing is that if you want something adapted in a certain way, Alison will have a go at it. Also, I’m glad my money is going to someone who is thinking about ethical trading and up-cycling fabrics. I would definitely recommend Absolute Bobbins to others. Pegeen Murphy

My Absolute Bobbins phone purse was a gift from its creator about 12 months ago and it hasn’t left my side since. Whether I’m going to work or off out for the evening, it lives in my handbag. I use it as a mini essentials kit, including my lippy, a mirror and travel brush. It keeps all my bits and bobs together and because they are all in one place it makes it easy to transfer them if I change bags. It’s just the right size to fit in my work bag and small enough to still use in an evening bag, and the extra zip pocket means I can put my money in there too instead of taking out a separate purse. It’s had so many compliments and I’m proud to say that it was made by my friend. Another friend liked it so much that I bought her and her partner one as a gift. They loved them! There is also another bespoke travel phone purse making its way around the world with my 23-year-old daughter, also courtesy of Absolute Bobbins. In fact, everyone should have one! Karen Higgins

We bought a high-chair-to-hand and found it invaluable, it fit almost every type of chair, folded up small and freed us up to go anywhere without having to worry about how the baby would eat. Since then we’ve bought others to give as gifts. It is especially nice to be able to incorporate a special/significant fabric into the design too. Jennifer Topping