Todays stallholder profile is for Polkadot Rumble
Your name: Lisa Abell
Your Business name and facebook name and link: Polkadot Rumble, www.facebook.com/polkadotrumble
The suburb/town you live in: Western Suburbs, Brisbane
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
I make children's clothes and baby blankets. I am a sewer and love patchworking and all things stitching.
What inspired you to start your business?
I have been making baby blankets for all of my friends as they have children, and as those babies became toddlers, I started making them clothes. I would bring them to work to show off and gift them to their owners and found I was receiving orders "Can I buy one just like that for my daughter?" and I decided I could make my hobby earn me money instead of costing me money!
How long have you been ‘creating’?
I made my first skirt 10 years ago, but only bought my own sewing machine 2 years ago, and became addicted from there.
Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
part time hobby business :-) - A hobby that I hope will earn me some extra money.
Where do you sell your creations?
I am only just starting my little business with facebook and the Ipswich Handmade Expo, but also hoping to do some extra markets next year.
What makes what you do special or different?
All of my items are handmade with love, and lots and lots of pom-poms - who doesn't love pom-poms!!
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
Seeing the items being loved. Every time my friend's 2 year old son puts on one of the pairs of shorts I have given him, he walks around saying 'Lisa, Lisa' to his mum and dad.
What is your favourite product that you make?
All of them, I love the little boys sets and I love the dresses with pom poms! I can't choose!!