Welcome to Maddie & Me
Have you ever worn a beautiful necklace only to have it damaged by a child? I have! I had my favourite Gold pendant ruined by my 3 year old! I was devastated!
I hardly wore necklaces when she was a baby as I was always worried that she would tug and break them. So now with my second child, I wanted to feel stylish and be able to accessorise my outfits. Lets face it, there’s not much out there in the way of fashionable and affordable breastfeeding friendly clothing.
On the hunt I went for local Mum friendly necklaces! At the time I couldn’t find any local designs, so I decided to make my own. I couldn’t stop dreaming about colours and beads. It felt so good to be thinking creatively again, so I took the plunge and booked my first Market stall. I haven’t looked back and have only grown and learnt more than I could of imagined through this industry.
So who is “Maddie” you might ask? That’s my baby. My second daughter, Madilyn. She has a big sister Hannah who I am sure is going to teach her a lot of naughty traits! I love watching them interact, even though Maddie is young, her eyes light up when she sees her big sister. And the giggles that come from their mouths is heart warming.
What’s my story? Well I’ve worked in the same industry for over 20 years (I’m soooo not that old yet! but gosh that’s a long time!), and I have always been a creative person at heart. Like most, you seem to put that in the background when life takes over with work, partners, family and other commitments. Well, I spent my first maternity leave hanging out and drinking coffee with my friends, so this time I thought why not take a risk and do something challenging and productive with my time as well? (Don’t worry, there’s always time for coffee!). But what if I fail? Well it doesn’t matter! What matters is that I gave it a go and stepped out of my comfort zone.
You have to try in life, otherwise we are just that plastic bag blowing in the wind and going where ever it takes us. Well no longer! I want to go where I want to go!
You can find us every Sunday at one of these local Markets
1st Sunday – Byron Community Markets – 8am – 3pm Butler St Reserve, Byron Bay
2nd Sunday – Lennox Community Markets – 8am – 2pm Lennox Head Community Centre
3rd Sunday – Lismore Carboot – 8am – 2pm Lismore Shopping Square
4th Saturday – Hide & Seek Childrens Market – 9am – 1pm Miami High School
4th Sunday – Bangalow Markets – 8am – 3pm Bangalow Showground
5th Sunday – Lennox Community Markets – 8am – 2pm Lennox Head Community Centre