I spent hours and late nights cutting sweaters in my tiny townhouse garage. With a space heater and snow pants and lots of help from friends...more mittens were made. I almost quit after 3 years. I worked hard to make the business feel like mine. I rebranded and built a social presence. I added products for my baby and kids. I created products I wanted...like the Cabin Socks. But even after all of that I was exhausted and still not able to pay myself.
Within the next year we created scrunchies and found our message of Create Joy despite the Flaws. I took our message to women across the nation. Telling my personal stories of finding the Joy despite difficult life experiences has brought me more purpose and fulfillment. Getting to know other women and sharing their stories has lit up my world and many others. The company had its message all along. We were always creating Joy from the flaws. We were always looking past the holes, looking at the greatness and making the unimaginable out of terrible situations.