I've been pondering for a while on writing a blog and little signs keep showing up, so here I am. First up I'll explain how I ended up making hair accessories and so much more.
My youngest son Connor, was born in 2014 with a form of Spina Bifida called Lipomyelomeningocele. This is basically a fatty mass at the base of his spine, it caused severe clubfoot which affects his mobility and kidney issues. We found out when I was pregnant so to say I was stressed was an understatement. I actually weighed less at the end of my pregnancy than the start and Connor was a healthy 7lb 8oz.
I was working as an accounts assistant and realistically I needed to give up work to attend all the appointments we would have with Connor.
I have always worked since I was a teen and being a stay at home mum/carer was never on the cards. I loved working. I needed something to keep my mind ticking over and get away from the hospital appointments and paper work. I started gluing buttons to clips and wooden letters to hair barrettes. I then ventured onto you tube and watched tutorials on how to make ribbon bows and my hobby grew and grew. My photography skills have improved massively Aswell.
I've always said I'm not a girly girl and I've surprised myself with a lot of my creations on how pretty and girly they are. It's been a learning curve with fashion trends, during the "JOJO" bow phenomenon I made hundreds of large bows with rhinestones on. When scrunchies came back in fashion I invested in a basic sewing machine and got to work making those.
Fast forward to 2020 and the Covid pandemic hit, I made a facemask for my husband & I was inundated for them once I shared a photo online. I lost count of how many I made for free or raised money for charities. I've always wanted to create unique items and making the same thing over and over again wasn't what I wanted to do. I started to gain more confidence on the sewing machine and began making fabric hairbands.
Now I am making clothing, bags, baby accessories, hair accessories, I love it when I get the "I made that" feeling & I can honestly say I go into my own little world when I'm creating.
Thank you for reading and I’ll be back with some honest accounts of where we are with Connor.