Sometimes a little passion becomes a little business – in the Summer of 2017 I had put aside my application to further my studies and announced to my husband that I was rather starting my own business…making my little hairy ball kokedama plants!
With my qualification in Consumer Studies I eventually became a part-time high school teacher in Cape Town. When my eldest daughter Annabella was born in 2010 I started my journey as a stay-at-home mom – Loving every minute of raising her and Katinka, born in 2013. Eventually the girls would start school and I felt the need to do something. So The Little Fat Plant was born in my kitchen early 2017.
During the first 2 and a half years my business had grown into a comfortable, small, home-based, mornings-only hobby. I realised that small does not always mean mediocre or unimportant. My business was always going to be a one-woman-concern. (I should just mention that I have 3 studio assistants: Petunia the Pug, Chocolate Charlie and Lovely Lulu the Labradors.)
In the afternoons I am a full-time mommy to the 2 most special little souls I could ever have imagine would bless me and give me my ultimate purpose.
In my little home-based studio in the quirky northern suburbs of Cape Town I have more blessings than I can count – my 2 special girls, 3 dog shadows, a supportive husband and the most blessed, diverse and friendly clients – who become like friends…sharing my immense love for plants.
To end off with the introduction…If you listen to your heart your joys will be in abundance. I hope to be able to call myself a self-made part-time botanist one-day…but for now, I am actually just a mom.