Meet the maker Samantha Stanley

I have been crafting in one way or another since I was five years old and have been hand-making gifts for my friends and family nearly all my life.

I am a science nerd with lots of interests. I love fossils, plants, wildlife, astronomy, archeology, architechture, geology, geometry (this is not an exhaustive list!) and I am always open to new theories and ideas.

Most of all, I love double meanings and mythology, hence the name "Mermaid's Purse" which is an egg case for a baby shark but it looks like something alien.

In short, I am inspired by anything and everything, natural or man-made and frequently surprise myself with my new creations.

So, welcome to my shop-take a look inside, you may find something unexpected!