Hello….thank you for finding me! Having abandoned my previous blog for over a year and with a “re-launch” of my new designs and products coming soon, I decided to start blogging afresh over here!
To introduce myself, my name is Hannah and I live in village in Northamptonshire UK, with my partner Chris and our daughter the real Hesper Roo! I design, make and sell original textiles and homewares which I sell on Etsy here.
I began screen-printing children clothes during my maternity leave nearly six years ago, and gradually extended this to cushions, lampshades, t-towels and began including vintage wares and painted furniture to the collection. As my time and finances were so limited being at home with a pre-school child, I’ve taken a few turns with Hesperoo over the years as I’ve tried to figure out what I like making and what works for me. As 2015 ended, I felt disheartened with how things were going and I asked myself ” if you were starting this from scratch today, what would you do?” This took me back to why I started Hesperoo in the first place. It’s named after my daughter because it was having her that got me making toys, clothes and things for her room, which I love doing. I always envisioned it having a fun, modern approach but in trying different things, the focus got lost. So, going back to the beginning, I’m approaching 2016 by eliminating the things that don’t work for me. I’ve been creating playful digital designs, taken from my many scraps of doodles and trying to find the joy in what I do, which I hope will be reflected in my work!
It can sometimes feel with social media, that other people have brilliant ideas that birth into successful businesses in a matter of months, whilst it takes some of us a lot longer to figure it out. Connecting with people on Instagram, it is comforting to know that I’m not the only one who has been constrained by family circumstances, finances and I suppose, myself. To get to there I want to be, I feel that I need a much clearer path, to choose a product or style I am happy with it and really focus on doing that well…work smarter not harder!
I’d love to hear from anyone else about the path you’ve taken to find where you need to be creatively…please get in touch with me here or on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (@hesperoo)
Thank you, Hannah x