When you set aside your love of crafting to raise and nurture your little ones until they become big ones, then you pick it back up 25 years later :-)
I've always loved crafting, whether it was floral design, pottery, painting, or making it up as I went along. I had some extra time on my hands after finishing grad school and had an empty bedroom in my home. Starting your small business seems like the next step right? I wanted to do something to keep me occupied in the evenings and I did my research on what was popular selling. So many options to choose from but I ended up choosing tumblers. I went ALLLLLL IN
Right out of the gate my Etsy store took off and to my surprise I became quite busy. This was a very exciting time for me as I was able to do a lot of custom designing, which I absolutely LOVE!
Within a few months I started to expand my shop to include tumbler toppers. These became a quick hit even though I was a little late to the party. My tumbler toppers are quite unique and I try to think out of the box when I start shopping around for topper embelishments. There is so much to choose from and my handful of toppers turned into the "next big thing". I have a consistent flow of customers, both new and repeat who want me to make them a topper to match a tumbler they purchased. This is really an honor that they like my work so much that they would look to me for custom work.
After a busy summer 2022, it was time to start getting geared up for Christmas....yes, Christmas!. On a whim, I decided to make candles. By this time I am starting to run out of room but I make it work and now have a great collection of beautiful candles on my website.
Stay tuned to see what I add next!