Hey there! My name is Yati, and I’m from Malaysia. Charley Come Home is pretty much a one-person show (well, one person plus one cat) and I take care of everything, from making the items I sell to photography and marketing and accounting.
I started sewing when I was a little girl, taught by a very patient aunt. It was nothing particularly in-depth, though: just how to operate a machine and sew a straight line, the basics of hand sewing. A lot of stuff I learned on my own, thanks to the internet.
When I’m not sewing, I’m a freelance editor. I have ten years of experience and my speciality is non-fiction books, articles and reports, with a special interest in science, technology and engineering. Email me if you need my services and I’ll give you a quote.
I also enjoy reading. You can find me on Goodreads, where I update my reading progress a bit too obsessively.
Charley is a rescue cat, and he came to live with me in 2011. If you’re curious where the shop got its name, check out the story here.
Who’s Charley? you might be wondering, and why does he need to come home?
Here’s a spoiler: Charley is home, safe and sound. And here’s the story of how Charley came home.