It has taken me over a year to start this blog as I really didn’t know what to write, so over that time I have decided to write my blog on me, yes me, the owner, creator and general do it yourself of just about everything you can, which you will learn over time in my blogs.
For just a little info on me. I was born in 1963 when Dinosaurs walked the earth which is what I use to tell my children when they were little and now my friends it feels like a very long time ago.
So todays little story is about how I started Nchanted Gifts. – here we go.
It was 2011 in October I was at work (an office job) and for some unknown reason I just started to cry and cry, it was terrible, I was so out of control and just picked up my bag and left and didn’t return (ever).
In the 1st 6 weeks all I did was watched TV, Desperate Housewives to be exact and I do wonder why that show when there were many better shows around but whatever it was that.
I spent most of the day laying on the lounge crying. The only real thing I did was take the kids to school, cook for them and sometimes did a load of washing. I ended up at the doctors and finally found out I had had a breakdown, I did have long history with depression.
It took until April 2012 when I was raking the garden and just out of the blue I thought I am going to make and sell stuff on the internet. The next question was what, well I have always been a crafter so craft it is. You ask did I know how to put it on the internet and no is the answer but with loads of research and still a bit lost my son said you should start a shop on Etsy and so I did, then Ebay came along and finally this website which I must say I am very proud of.
Back at the beginning I started with many different craft items to sell and most of them where rubbish but some were great which kept me going.
Hours and hours would go by making all sorts of items and don’t get me started on taking the photo for the shops, its an absolute nightmare and still is to this day, get it I hate taking photo’s. It takes me about 20 – 30 photo’s just to get maybe 5, why because I just hate the whole process to even the fact that I have anxiety with it, stupid right.
Over time I did work out what I wanted to sell and make and it is a never ending journey of items. If I want to make something and I don’t know how I watch Youtube ask people for advice or just go for it and usually after many attempts I get it right and on the shop it goes.
And that my friends is where Nchanted Gifts started.
I try not to say goodbye as it sounds so final so I will say,
Until we meet again.
Jen (Jenzo) (Mum) (Mumzo) (Mama)