An 11-year-old entrepreneur has turned her hobby of making bespoke gifts into a business.

It all started for Jess Johnson, a year 7 pupil at Whitworth Community High School, when she made a present for her mum’s friend, and she has gone on to make various items including framed pictures, painted initial letters, and fridge magnets.

Jess ran a craft stall at Middleton Craft Market, another at her former school Healey Primary, and one at Dunelm in Rochdale.

The 11-year-old has her own Facebook page – Wooden Creations by Jess – where she sells items and takes orders for bespoke products.

She said: “In the first frame I made [for her mum’s friend] I put a wooden tree, spelled out her name and I added some dogs. My mum and her friend loved it and then suggested that I try to sell them.

“I wanted to expand the product range to more than just frames and I enjoy painting so I began making magnets and I painted the initial letters.

“I now have a range of items that I take to fairs and everything can be made to order of someone wants something different.”

Jess says she enjoys doing art and blending colours when she gets home from school and has finished all her homework, adding that it relaxes her.

She also said she will be picking art for one of her GCSE subjects in the near future.

Jess is now looking to hold stalls at fairs around the area in schools and churches.

For more information, visit Wooden Creations by Jess on Facebook.