Thursday, March 16, 2017


Stallholder Profile for Pocket Full of Sunshine Featuring Unicorn Play

Your name: Tarassa Instone and Rhonda Shaw - two friends who met in sewing class 4 years ago and it went from there :).

Your business name and facebook/website name and link: Pocket full of Sunshine Featuring Unicorn Play, 
The suburb/town you live in now: Hervey Bay.
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: Creating custom Bags (including Nappy, Satchels, Duffels,  Handbags and kids bags), making earrings, and Amigurumi.

What inspired you to start your business? Tarassa loves creating and started Pocket Full of Sunshine (as there is only so much you can give to family right?)  Rhonda joined as Unicorn Play as her family started showing people what the unique bags they had received  and some requests were received.  Best part is we both encourage and work well together.
How long have you been creating?: Both of us started doing all sorts of craft in our teens .  
Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: Both Hobby and our Business.  While Tarassa's big seller is her Amigurumi and Rhonda's her bags, we still love creating and designing the items.  It is our happy place/time.
Where do you sell your creations? Online via Facebook and various local markets and soon to be The Handmade Expo.

What makes you so special or different?: unique bags and personalised products.  We both take the time helping our customers pick their materials and how they will work together.  This has lead to repeat business and happy clients :).
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: seeing the enjoyment and happiness of what we make when people see it.  You always put a piece of "you" in the work and when they love it - nothing beats it.
What is your favourite product to make?: Tarassa: My crocheted unicorn  Rhonda: Swoon Belle Nappy Bags.
Do you teach classes or workshops?: Not at this time. 

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