A question we're frequently asked is why we settled on the name "Craftypups". It might not make sense at first, but after going through an exhaustive list of innuendo laden bad puns, we decided it was the safest option. The "Crafty" is pretty self-explanatory, and the "pups" is a little more personal to us ... after meeting at an indoor climbing center We had a running joke that when your leg was going round and round in mid-air, desperately hoping to land your foot on a hold, it was like a puppy's leg when being tickled! So our pet name for each other has been "pup" since then.
Oh, and we love dogs! and looking after them for others from time to time.
Rachael handles the business and commercial side of Craftypups, liaising with vendors and helping customers, but she also brings her artistic talents into our ideas and finishes off our products ready for sale. She's the one doing the varnishing and putting the Craftypups stickers on the boxes!
Neil is the creative drive behind Craftypups, having always enjoyed woodwork as a hobby. The Scottish side of our product range is all his work, along with all the original designs, sourcing materials and utilising his CAD skills!