Beautiful handmade clothing for boys & girls. Kit your little ones out in a unique design from boozle & popcorn!
Let's chat with Megan as she shares some more...
Tell me a bit about yourself!
I'm a stay at home mum with two beautiful children aged 18 months and an almost 3 year old. I am a trained primary school teacher but for now am loving being a mum. I've lived abroad for several years, and now my husbands job has brought us back to NZ where I grew up.
When did boozle and popcorn start and what inspired you to start?
boozle and popcorn has been a work and progress for about two years. I've had loads of ideas and played around with these for months before putting them into practice. I was inspired by my children to be honest. Having children you receive so many gorgeous clothes and accessories but lots are generic. So I was inspired to create items that were just a little bit different to something you would see in shops and create my wee twist on them.
I love your business name! Where did it come from?
Austin and Poppy, my children are my inspiration for my business name 'boozle' is Austy and 'popcorn' is Poppy.
What is your daily routine?
Besides being a mum and all the daily routines and chores that come with that...once I get my kiddies down for their afternoon sleep I crack into action and try and get as much done as I can. Whether it be sewing, cutting out patterns, ironing finished creations, doing admin for b&p. I usually have about an hour and a half to do this and then I use evenings or any other time I can get when daddy is home to work on my list of things to do.
Do you design and make all of your products?
I do make all my own products, besides the actual singlet's. I buy those and add the frills and trim to them. Everything else is made by me.
What do you love about owning your own business?
I love that I can work around the everyday life style I lead having a family. Having my own business gives me something I can call MY OWN and I love that there are people out there that love my products as much as me.
What is your favourite product that you make or stock?
That's a tricky one because I love all my products...but I started initially doing the singlet's which I love and know others love too, but when I started doing the romper /playsuits for girls and the Nappant sets for boys, these became another LOVE. So can I have three?!!
Seeing my creations finished and I'm constantly looking at different fabrics which motivate and inspire me to then get creating to see how they look.
Do you have any advice for others thinking of starting a business?
Persevere...focus on the positives and that feeling when you sell something to someone you know loves your product.
How do you relax?
Sounds hard to believe nor relaxing, but spending time with my kids ha and husband. We go on walks, go to the beach (when it's warm)
I find sewing really therapeutic, hence starting up boozle and popcorn.
Where to from here for boozle and popcorn?
I aim to keep going onward and upward. I have a really good NZ/Australia client base, and hoping to try and get b&p further afield around the world.
Keep in touch with boozle & popcorn
boozle & popcorn have a facebook page where you can view all of Megan's designs. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
She is currently working on a website www.boozleandpopcorn.com so watch this space!
I am really excited to have found boozle & popcorn and am looking forward to watching Megan grow her business and bring out more unique and gorgeous designs! Thanks for chatting with us Megan.
Megan has very kindly given me one of her beautiful designs to giveaway to a lucky winner. If you choose the boys option, you will receive a Little Sailor Nappant (size 6-12 months) & matching Dribble Catcher. If you choose the girls option, you will receive a Ring-O-Roses Singlet (sizes 00-3/4 available) & Polkadot Dribble Catcher. Thank you so much Megan and good luck to all of you who enter! Please find the giveaway tab on Liked. by Becky
Thank you Megan!