Mandy Jayne Gregory Lucy Locket's StudioMandy Jane Gregory has always been passionate about crafting and making things, but a few years ago she had the strong desire to take her hobby to the next level. With pricey store front rents limiting her options she began searching for an affordable way to open a physical location for her craft shop, Lucy Locket’s Studio, when she had the idea to create one in a retro caravan. Today the St. Columb, England-native takes advantage of her gift shop’s mobility by traveling around her England to different events and fairs and hosting craft workshops in rural communities. 

Gregory’s story, as told to The Story Exchange 1,000+ Stories Project:

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