The Face Behind Andrie Designs

Lisa Ratford - Andrie Designs

Hi there! My name is Lisa and I’m the face behind the brand Andrie Designs (pronounced Anne-Dree; formerly two pretty poppets). Born and raised in New Zealand my husband and I, along with our two beautiful daughters, now call Queensland, Australia home.

Lisa Ratford - Andrie Designs
My family and I on a recent holiday to Surfers Paradise.

Since my mum taught me to sew at a very young age, I have enjoyed the craft immensely and dabbled in all sorts of applications of it. Throughout my teenage years, I also seemed to develop a wee fascination with handbags and collected many…. Perhaps too many… ๐Ÿ™‚

A few years ago, when our girls were quite young, I was looking for an insulated lunch bag pattern and after searching and searching, could not find what I was looking for anywhere. A friend suggested I draft my own and following that, then suggested I type the pattern up into a published document and see if anyone would be interested in buying it!

Insulated Lunch Bag - two pretty poppets
My first pattern – the Insulated Lunch Bag (now retired).

That was an experience in itself and a very big learning curve, but needless to say, things just grew and grew with more and more design ideas popping into my head, until I found myself well and truly established as a ‘pattern designer’.

At the start of 2017 I felt it was high time to change from my initial brand of two pretty poppets and undertake the exercise of re-branding to Andrie Designs (pronounced Anne-Dree). You can find out WHY I chose to re-brand, along with the meaning behind the name Andrie Designs, here.

Andrie Designs

And now, it’s onwards and upwards! I have sooooo many exciting ideas for you moving forward, and can’t wait to share them all!!

Fancy a sneak peek? Ok, just one… ๐Ÿ™‚

Sneak Peek - Andrie Designs

You can find me on social media as follows –

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Make sure you sign up to the Andrie Designs mailing list here to keep up to date with the latest news and pattern releases.

Retail store owners:ย feel free to sign up to the wholesalers mailing list here.

Andrie Adornments:

To read the previous About page when I was branded as two pretty poppets, click here.

Happy sewing! Lisa x