Well, let me start from the beginning. In secondary school I never knew what I wanted to do. I was always good with my hands but never academic. I was let’s say, a visual learner! My favourite class was home economics. My grandmother thought me how to Knit and sew and in 6th year, I designed and helped make my own debs dress! So that was it! I wanted to do fashion design but getting pregnant at 21 put a lot of my plans on halt. Followed by a marriage at 23, a divorce at 25, a new relationship and another baba at 28, my career just seemed like a distant dream.
I adore my kids, Emma and Ruari, and they always come first but there was something missing in me. I knew I had more to give, than just a wife and mammy of 2. So when my daughter was 2 years of age I went back to college and completed my diploma in dressmaking. So along with working with my now husband in our corporate clothing business, I started Crafty Couture in 2007, where I did clothing alterations, logo embroidery and made fabric handcrafted gifts. I adore anything fabric!
This was all going great and business was flying, but I was still not 100% content and I knew something was missing. I knew I didn’t just have a passion for fashion but a WANT for it. I studied different designers that interested me and envied anyone involved in the fashion industry. So in 2014 I returned to college and completed my Personal Stylist course which I loved every minute of and had finally found the perfect job for me. But business was slow and found it hard to promote my services. My Husband became very ill in early 2016 and while he was in hospital for 3 months and out of work, our income was very limited. So It was now I REALLY had to put my thinking cap on.