Carolyn has always wanted to try to see if her creative hobby could be turned into a business, so after having her third child she decided to give it a go, with the goal being not to return to a ‘job’. So...that it how Belly Bottom was born 12 years ago and how great is it that her business continues to grow to the point that it now definitely her day job!
Carolyn hand makes personalised children’s decor items that helps both you and your child become organised. Each product comes with your choice of colours and child’s name and I am sure you will agree with us that they look great and make even the simplest of rooms come to life!
Belly Bottom's range of products include towels, art plaques, art boxes, magnets, library bags, coat hooks, door hangers, aprons and more...
Each item is hand made to order for that child. Carolyn hand paints each name and sews/paints each product using the colours that they have chosen. This is what keeps Carolyn going as she loves what she does - the making, the creating, the lifestyle it gives her, along with the beautiful people that she has met along the way, both as clients and at markets.
"It always surprises and delights me when a child of 15/16 year old will say,
'I had a towel like that', and their eyes light up at the memory."
As a small business owner, Carolyn is always thinking about new projects and sometimes clients will ask if I can make something new and different! But, she never really has time to relax running after 3 children, but she does try to go to Pilates a couple of times a week, with a good walk somewhere in between and when on holidays she love to read.
Her children and family continue to inspire her and she is proud of what she had achieved for them by creating a business that she loves and has ‘fitted’ around them.
It is at this time of year that Belly Bottom needs to start thinking about Christmas (it it only 135 days SORRY!) and so should we...
So, come and meet Carolyn on the gathered. cart from next Monday 15th August - Thursday 18th August in the middle of the mall at the NEW Fresh Food Market at Westfield Marion or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.