The Journey to Just Jasmine Boutique
Pregnancy was such an utterly exciting time for me, there was everything to look forward to; but on the other hand immediately after discovering I was pregnant, I was left in charge of a failing pub. At around 28 weeks along, the pub changed hands and I found myself without a job, without maternity pay and without a career to eventually return to.
Perhaps this was a blessing in disguise, because by 37 weeks, being a small lady expecting a bigger than average baby boy, I could barely roll off of the sofa, let alone work behind a bar.
Between pregnancy and breast feeding the most hungry baby on earth I didn’t leave the house much during the winter of 2009, which lead me to evaluate what I wanted to do in life, on top of my main job as “Mum”.
I have always been a creative person and somewhere along this journey through parenthood I started making things for my son rather than buying them. I would look at a toy and think “I could sew that!” so I did. It soon became apparent that I had a passion for sewing that I had never fully explored before, thinking back to my childhood I can remember painstakingly hand sewing cushion covers for my bedroom at the age of 8 or 9, so this may have been an unrecognised passion of mine for many years. This realisation was how Just Jasmine Boutique was born.
Now I am known for my cute, handmade children’s items, such as cushions, t-shirts and practical solutions such as mitten clips, dribble bibs and crayon rolls.
I am simply bursting with new ideas for 2012, there will be tonnes of new children’s items hitting my website, along with gorgeous bits for grown ups and even some home décor, plus one or two items that will leave you wondering how you ever lived without them in your house.
Recently I spent a gruelling couple of months designing my own website (I have discovered I have a bit of a D.I.Y approach to life!) and I frequently add new items as and when I make them. To keep up to date with what’s new, you can follow Just Jasmine Boutique on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook using the links below.
There is always a dedicated page on my website for upcoming special occasions such as Valentines Day, Mother’s day and Easter, where you can buy divine, handmade gifts for special people in your life, or point out things you desire to your significant other!
I am also running a special giveaway, in honour of this blog. All you need to do is sign up using the link below and at the end of April I will draw 3 names from a hat and each winner will get to choose from a selection of free gifts, handmade with love by Just Jasmine Boutique. Tell your friends because if they say you referred them when they sign up your name goes into the hat again!
To enter free giveaway: http://www.justjasmineboutique.co.uk/page78.html