I have recently set up an online shop, creating handmade baby bedding and nursery décor.
I'm on maternity leave with my first baby at the moment and when it came to decorating his nursery I searched for something unique and slightly alternative, but I couldn't find anything that I really loved. I decided to make the things that I wanted instead, not only to make his room look beautiful but also to reclaim some 'me time', as I was struggling a bit with my mental health post-baby. I loved the creative process so much that I wanted to do it all over again and keep doing it!
I have made a small range of products and have had a couple of sales, but in order to really move things forward I need a much larger selection of products. This means buying more materials and the equipment to speed up the process (time is precious at the moment - I usually have to work around nap times or after my little boy is in bed!). I have spent as much as I can reasonably justify while on maternity pay, so I'd love some generous people to help me out. My long term goal is to be able to reduce the hours I work my 'proper' job and spend more time creating items that I'm passionate about.