I started my business in 2004 because I love to create. I have so many ideas in my head and when I design something people tell me I should sell it.
I started in 2004 making and selling jewelry, hand stamped cards and gift boxes at craft shows. There was a lot of competition in the area so I had to try to come up with some more items to sell. I worked a full time job, part time job and made items to sell in my spare time.
I purchased a home sewing and embroidery machine in 2012 and made towels and household items to give as gifts and sell at craft shows. I also started making hockey team apparel for local kids hockey teams but I soon found out that the home embroidery machine could not do all I needed to do so I splurged on a one head/six needle embroidery machine, software and designs so I was able to expand my business to include hats, large designs and bags.
2013 was a turning point for me. I decided to expand my business even more by including heat pressed vinyl and rhinestones in my apparel to sell. I purchased a 24" vinyl cutter, heat press and alot of software. I started making Team Mom apparel at the end of 2013 and people loved it.
In the beginning of 2014, I took the next step and quit my full time job to concentrate on my business full time. I needed to be able to make rhinestone apparel quicker than hand placing or brushing them into a template so I purchased a rhinestone machine.
Throughout 2014 my biggest challenge was finding steady business and getting my name out there. My business has consistently grown through word of mouth, working with sports stores and doing specialty shows. I hope to continue to expand my business in the coming years.