For my first post, I wondered where I should start.. and then, it seemed obvious, to start at the start :)
I moved to Toronto in 2018, with my husband.
Back in India, while we had the liberty of setting up our rooms, this was the first time I had the luxury of doing up every single corner my way.
I say "my way", but truly, I am blessed that my husband participates equally in the design process and has helped curate every single corner of our home.
Setting up home was an obsession for us! I remember attending almost every single market/exhibition in downtown Toronto, as we poured over amazing work by artists of different genres!
It was pure exhilaration as little by little, our rented condo started feeling warm and cozy :)
I remember feeling house proud, as friends who came over, noticed even the little knick-knacks around the house and appreciated it. And soon, those compliments became a roaring sound of support for me to start a small business.
I began participating at vendor markets in 2019, at Christmas and my sales were testament to the fact that I was good at this! So, on losing my job to covid in May 2020, I knew it was time to focus my energies on this passion project and "QuirkyHippieDecor" was born on Etsy.
To date, I have made over 80 sales and most are repeat purchases, which makes me feel very happy and proud of this little business I have going on the side.
Packed with a bit more confidence in 2021, I am working on a lot more product lines like keychains, magnets, wall decor etc and I figured blogging my journey would be a wonderful way for me to track my own growth over the years.
I hope you, the reader, will enjoy this journey with me... as I ramble on about my little achievements, any failures or setbacks, and how I juggle between being a full time mommy and a part time business owner!