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International Women's Day 2023

International Women's Day 2023

Katy Sue started life 30 years ago by mum and daughter team, Doreen Thompson and Sue Balfour, and as a female founded company, this International Women's Day, our CEO Sue Balfour has recorded this message of thanks and appreciation to all our Katy Sue supporters, who've helped us become the creative company we are today.

Katy Sue origins

Sue and her mum Doreen made beautiful miniature porcelain dolls which quickly became hugely popular with collectors around the world. Making the leap from a kitchen table to business premises, and several changes in direction over the years, Katy Sue is now a leading UK craft product designer, manufacturer and retailer.

Below are photos of the original Katy Sue Designs dolls, Sue and her mum Doreen, Sue's daughter Sarah playing in their shop, Sue decorating their first premises in Jarrow, and a magazine article from the early days.

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Sheila BOAKES - April 19, 2023

Such a beautiful message! Thank you so much for taking the time to record and post this to us all.
I love that you have worked so hard over the years , to produce such a great business to help and encourage the creativity of so many of us.
We love KATY SUE … and sincerely wish your company continued success.
Every blessing! THANK YOU. Sheila B. X

Janet Parker - April 19, 2023

Happy international Woman’s Day to you and all your female family members you are and your mother are an inspiration to all women. You have shown us we all can make our dreams come true and never give up thank you. I am 60 this year and still perusing my arts and crafts dream…… love from Rock of Gibraltar

Linda Clark - April 19, 2023

You’ve created a marvellous business i just wish I’d found you earlier!
Great products at great prices!
Many congratulations on getting where you are today .
Long may your business continue!
God bless you all!

Margaret King - April 19, 2023

Nice to listen to your lovely message on International Women’s Day. I have been making cards for over ten years, just as a small hobby. I used to sell many of them when my husband and I went touring in our caravan and meeting up with friends. Sadly my husband passed away two years ago. I still like to make cards for family and friends. I am just completing a few Easter cards and am hoping to sell these on Saturday at our church coffee morning. All proceeds will go to a charity called Gap Kenya. Our church regularly support this charity, which was set up to educate young Kenyan girls. The couple who run this have been amazing and we love to see videos of how well so many of the girls have progressed and many attaining university. I love all your decoupage designs and so nice to receive comments on my completed cards. I wish you well for the future. With very best wishes. God Bless. Xxx

Rosemarie Wainwright - April 19, 2023

Good morning Sue at KatieSueDesigns,l have been using some of your card making products for a while,it’s so good to have such a guick return, from ordering to delivery,as l’ve had experience of waiting on some occasion’s to wait up to 3weeks,from a different supplier,and your little cards always make me well done Sue & Katie. &HAPPY WOMENS DAY.🙂

Rima Chahine - April 19, 2023

Thank you very much Sue for your lovely message 😊 it made my day and put a smile on my face!

Your products is amazing, thanks for producing them ❤️ in fact I just bought the crowns moulds which I love from you through amazon ❤️

It’s snowy day here in Dulwich and international women day too!

Have a wonderful day 😊 best wishes ❤️
Rima 🌷

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