Hi, I’m Ditzy Dottie, aka Shirley. I’m a mum of 2 munchkins who loves to make stuff, mostly bags and purses, often in a vintage style, sometimes in quirky prints. I’m an ex-retail professional who left the hamster wheel to raise my children but still felt there was a business in me. In May 2017, after 5 years feeling lost, I got my sewing machine out and made some net curtains. I then made a bag and Ditzy Dottie was born. The name of the shop is inspired by my Nanny Wild, a very smart lady who trained as a seamstress in Southeast London. She was a fierce women who inspired creativity all throughout the family. She could paint, she made dolls and clothes for the children and I want to be the success she was never able to be.