Sleepy Jay's have been around for many years, this I found out from my beautiful Aunt who is now in her eighties. Her grandfather, my great grandfather had made her a swing from canvas, dowel and rope as a small girl back in England.
Making swings for my grandchildren was a natural extension of my craft in restoring pre loved furniture and upholstery work. Having the industrial equipment, left over canvas material and with some creative thinking I was able to make these colourful and functional swings. With my grandchildren being the right age I had all the ingredients for making what I now call my Sleepy Jays Swings. I named my swings after my grandson Jay who always loved to fall asleep in his.
After many requests to make swings for my daughter's friends and families I decided to expand and sell the swings. Living in the country and with the support of lots of friends, I did not need much encouragement to start going to the local markets. Seeing the amount of interest alongside the markets I developed a facebook page for Sleepy Jays and we are now also selling on the internet. So all you interested mum's, dad's and nana's... oh and grandfather's take a look at our range of colours and designs .