Our newest stall holder in Ipswich is Michelle from Blue Shell Creations
Name: Michelle Gillett
Your Business: Blue Shell Creations
The suburb/town you live in: Moggill
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
Quilts, Household items and jewellery. I design and make my own quilts, I crochet, knit, sew and embroider
What inspired you to start your business?
I want to see if I can make my hobby into a successful small business. I wanted more work life balance and out of the corporate rat race and do what I enjoy for a living. I decided last year to create Blue Shell Creations and see if doing what I love could bring in some reward.
How long have you been ‘creating’?
For about 6 years now. However, I have fond memories of my grandmother teaching me how to knit as a child. Something to this day I cherish that she passed down to me.
Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
At the moment its a hobby that I would like to become a part time business.
Where do you sell your creations? Online/markets etc..
The Handmade Expo of course :) and Etsy
What makes what you do special or different?
I design my own quilts and I also create one off pieces. I use only high quality products to make my designs.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
Loving what I do and seeing someone else receive joy from my finished product. Also knowing that my quilts leave behind a legacy. They will still be here when I am gone.
What is your favourite product that you make?
My first love is quilting but a close second is to crochet.
Do you teach classes or workshops? I don't at the moment but I would love to in the future.