It is 10 years since I took the leap and started my business folding textiles in lovely things. Over those 10 years it has been part time, full time, no time and everything in between.
Over the next few posts I will reflect on those years and tell you my thoughts on whats to come.
So lets turn back time to 2008....
Back then I was working at Mandors Textile Centre in Edinburgh. My colleagues were all dressmakers and had businesses as well as the day job. They encouraged me to take this strange obsession with making origami models more usable and durable into a business.
With help and support from Business Gateway, Prince's Scottish Youth Business Trust and HMRC, I had a business plan, a bank account and some blank spreadsheets. I booked my first craft fairs, sharing a stall with Little Sister Lucy and I was off.