Ten on Tuesday is (hopefully!) going to be a regular feature on Him, Me & Three. Ten questions will be asked of mumpreneurs, business women, full time mums, work at home mums and many more people.
It's not an in depth interview, just ten questions to find out a little more about your life, family, work, and anything else that is perhaps unknown about you.
I am very pleased to announce that Katy (@LoveLemon1 on twitter) has very kindly agreed to be the first to answer Ten on Tuesday.
1.Who are you & what do you do?
My name is Katy and I am a mum to 17-month old Jake, I have recently set up Love Lemon to sell my handmade creations and vintage jewellery finds. I have also just started a blog where I like to share craft ideas, projects, interior design ideas and write about my latest adventure – moving from London to the countryside.
2. How did you get started?
I did textiles at school and liked to make my own cushions and curtains for my bedroom, making everything matching! I have always loved making things especially for the home and a few years ago I decided to get back into it. A lot of the time I can't find what I want in the shops, it only seems to exist in my head so it made more sense to make it myself. I was making toys for friends' newborn babies and people kept telling me I should sell them.
3. Favourite thing about being your own boss
That I can be at home with my little boy. I work around him and that seems to work for us both. I hope to grow the business when my little boy is at school but for now I just take on what I can.
4. Least favourite thing about being your own boss.
It's hard sometimes to work through ideas on your own, it's much more productive to bounce ideas off other people. I love that my friends and family are always on the look out for things I could make or ideas for creations. Sometimes I work on a project for a while and can't see what looks best, it needs some fresh eyes.
5.Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I would love to have expanded the business and be making more products, like cushions and throws for home and baby. I have always wanted to learn fabric printing and would love to be able to design and print my own material. A market stall or a shop would be amazing or a sewing school. Lots of ideas but maybe for more like 10 years' time!
6.Has twitter helped your business? If so, how?
I like the network of people you are in contact with on Twitter. To be able to ask questions and find people who are in a similar situation as you, it makes working on your own less daunting. It's like a small community.
7.What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I don't get a huge amount of time to myself but when I do I love to lose myself in a good book or head to the pool just a few minutes from my house.
8. If you had to write a Bucket List what would be the top 3 on your list?
1. Go back to New York for a weekend with my husband
2. Take my little boy to Disney World
3. Create a beautiful crochet throw or patchwork quilt that could stay in the family
9.What would you say is your guilty pleasure?
House programmes – I can't get enough of them and love nosing at other peoples homes. My husband isn't as much of a fan!
10. Have you ever won anything?
No never, surely it's about time!
Thank you Katy!!