Today's chat is with Kendelle from Pip and Will. Kendelle's range is just adorable and I have to resist the urge to buy something whenever she brings in new stock! :-)
Tell us a bit about you and what you sell/make?
I am currently a stay at home mum. I have one amazing little boy and another on the way! I make and sell crochet items for babies and children.
Why did you start to make and sell your own products?
During my last pregnancy I wanted to find a way to make money while at home with a new baby. I tried a few things which weren’t really my thing, and I left the idea for a while. When one of the talented girls in mothers group showed me a gorgeous baby blanket she had crocheted for her son, I thought I’d give it a go. After much frustration, online tutorials and many crochet books, I finally taught myself - and discovered that with all my perseverance, I was quite good at it! My great Grandma was excellent at crochet, so I believe I have inherited the skill from her. So this new found love for crocheting has consumed a lot of my time this past year and I hope to continue building my little business and creating wonderful handmade pieces.
What does a normal day look like for you?
A normal day for me involves a lot of play and learning activities with little man. That takes up most of the day. In between parenting duties, I try and fit in some study, cleaning and crocheting.
Where are you most creative/what time of the day are you most creative?
It varies each day depending on how much energy and motivation I have to create something! Creativity can come from anywhere and everywhere.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
My son, other babies, different products on the market, and Pinterest! I LOVE pinterest!
Do you buy things for your house because they look pretty or because they are functional and serve a purpose?
Both. I used to be an impulsive buyer and buy a lot of impractical items just because they were aesthetically appealing. My budget doesn’t allow for such purchases these days! I still buy things that are lovely to look at, but most importantly it has to be functional.
What is your dream job?
My dream job is to be a Tour Guide. I am currently studying Tourism, so within the next few years I will (fingers crossed!) own and run a tour company in the area.
Do you have a major goal this year and what is it?
Welcome a happy and healthy boy into the world and make the transition from being a mum of one to a mum of two
Continue creating new and exciting products and ideas for Pip and Will
Are you a homebody or a traveller?
Both. I love to travel and see new places, but I I’ve been a lot more of a homebody since having a child.
How do you relax?
Going for a walk, watching a bit of tv, having a glass of red, or going to bed!
It was lovely to catch up with Kendelle and get to know her a bit more. The Pip and Will range is available in store now so pop in and have a look!
Have a great week!