What happens when you verbalise an idea that’s been sitting, whispering in your mind.

Sitting around the living room with my family one night about 3 weeks ago, discussing the children’s activities that week, what to have for dinner, me getting back to work now that our youngest had started school, all the small things… I casually remarked that I’d been thinking about selling handmade goods.

It’s amazing what happens when you verbalise an idea that’s been sitting, whispering in your mind.

The next day I went fabric shopping, dug out the sewing machine and patternmaking tools. Voila! Ellie-the-Elephant was born and met with great delight by my 3 girls after school. Then came a hooded wool/cashmere poncho and so it began…

Then came the nuts and bolts of it (not quite so fun), how to handle sales, delivery, building this website (that part was actually pretty fun), how to take quality product photos…

I was itching to get back to creating beautiful things!