What an amazing week Elf has had!!! Got to over a 1000 fans on facebook. Thank you to everyone who helped and welcome to all my new fans. Thought id share with you how Elf began.
I started as a senior staff nurse on a busy surgical ward arrr!! Very stressful and rewarding but when it starts to effect your health it became to much. We decided it was time to have a sister/brother for my oldest daughter the shock of our lives was just around the corner..... It was twins hahaha!! Id never even considered it, bit silly really as my Grandma had 4 sets!!! The girls arrived safely and are all gorgeous but i'm biased!! We are so lucky.
Anyway how did Elf start I decided to take a 5 year career break from nursing to spend some time with my young family. With the pressure gone from my nursing career I decided to try some new crafts. I've always been quite crafty enjoyed painting and tried various arty things over the years. I then went on a felt making course and became addicted!!!!
I've got so many ideas for little characters but the problem with felting is the length of time it takes to create. Thats when my second addiction started fabric!!! The mix of felt and fabrics really complement each other. Mr Elf treated me to a fandangle sewing machine with freestyle attachment this has opened another element to Elf, from stitched tea towels, pictures to little badges.
The twins started school in January, where did that time go.. It was time to decide ELF or nursing it wasnt a difficult decision as I love creating. I've had so much support from everyone I thought what've I got to lose. So here I am, busy as a little bee with quite a few stockists and all you lovely people following and supporting me. My new career its quite daunting considering present climate but im going to go for it and if it doesnt work out then i've tried my best and ive got nursing to fall back on. I do keep saying what recession i keep spending tehehe and hopefully everyone else will to.......
Right as a little celebration i think we need a giveaway. You dont need to do anything just post your name underneath. I've decided to do 2 giveaways the first is one of my best sellers an Origami brooch and the second is a bunting kilt pin these seem to have gone down very well on facebook. I will draw the lucky winners out on weds 6th april.