A seamstress in West Sussex is working from her conservatory making embroidered goods which she sells online and through trade shows.
Blanche Butlin was forced to close down her embroidery and sewing shop when her overheads increased, but has managed to keep her business going from home, the Express reports.
The 53-year-old told the news source that she had enjoyed working from home more than expected “probably because the conservatory’s a lovely place to work when the sun’s out”.
She makes aprons, pillow cases and baby clothes and said that she has made enough money to support herself and her husband, who is currently out of work.
The newspaper suggested that people in Britain are increasingly using their own homes as a base for their business, often crafting goods to sell via the internet.
Working from home made the news last month during Work Wise Week 2009, with one day dedicated to promoting the practice rather than commuting to jobs.
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