The Big Why

Hey guys - first of all, let me introduce myself, I'm Elena Kelly and I'm the creator of Bashful Designs.

I've been making and selling things here for about 6 months now, but was of course planning and dreaming for a lot longer!

I've had a mixture of creative and administrative roles in my work life, as well as some experience in HR, where my main love was helping others to achieve their career dreams. 

I've been a stay-at-home parent for 4.5 years now, mother to a beautiful kinder-kid.  I absolutely love being a Mum, but found as soon as I started being creative again with my own projects, my life felt complete.  

I want Bashful Designs to be a bit of a gift-destination.  Right now we sell hand-made earrings, brooches, hair accessories and felt cushions.  In the future, I'm planning on adding items for babies, hand-made bags (using up-cycled fabrics), and potentially selling items from other artists. 

Anyway, before I bang on for too long, thanks for reading my first blog post, and thanks for supporting Bashful Designs!  Feel free to email me or contact me on social media any time.