I am super excited to introduce this months Girl Boss! Meet Keren. She is the creative mastermind behind KP Designs which consists of herself (obviously), hubby, who helps with the behind the scenes and social media, and of course, her two beautiful babes which are her inspiration for all her amazing pieces.
Keren hand crafts all of her work which consists of extremely cute Peg People, Milestone Cards, Custom Prints and so much more.
First off, welcome Keren! Thank you so much for taking the time in your crazy busy life to share a bit about yourself and KP Designs with us.
This is Keren (stunning am I right?!). Also featuring one of her own products, custom milestone cards.
So, diving right in.....
1. What is your favourite quote?
"Though she be but little, she is fierce" - Shakespeare
(Obviously a natural Girlboss with that one. LOVE.)
2. What are you reading at the moment?
Lol who has time to read!?..I think the last book I read was a Susanna Roberts one before I had Mr (2.5 years ago!) LOL how bad is that!?
3. If you could be anywhere in the world where would it be?
I'd love to go to anywhere in Europe for the day, with a coffee in hand, nowhere to be, nothing to do and my hubby on my arm (sans kids coz man how I long for just some kid free time!)
4. What do you want to be remembered for?
For being kind, hardworking, a good mama and a good friend.
5. How did KP Designs start? Was it meant to be just a hobby or did you always see it as a business?
It started as a hobby type business when Mr was a newborn, I wanted a way to be able to stay home with him, but help out with the bills. It has just blossomed from there 🙂
6. You have a hubby and two beautiful babies, how do you manage the juggling act of work and life?
Haha, I'm probably the WORST at time management (ask my hubby). But, the things that help are staying on top of household chores, like washing and meals etc. Then making sure you plan your days and weeks. Otherwise a lot can fall through the cracks when you have a sick kid to deal with. If you have a plan and the main tasks taken care of then it's easier to pick up where you left off.
7. What does a day in your life look like?
Get up around 7am - boil jug to make a milo for M and a coffee for me (this is with babe on my hip and toddler at my ankles). Pop some toast in the toaster and then sit down to feed the babe. Turn some Peppa Pig on for Mr and away we go. I pretty much stay home unless I need to run errands or go to mums group. My days revolve around the kids and work. Kids first. Always. Like today, not much work has been done because I had 3 loads of washing to hang, courier parcels to get out, a teething babe and a irritated toddler (post concussion last week). So, I'm quickly typing this up while they have both just woken from 15min cat naps, oh my life! Then no work will really get done besides an email here and there until they are in bed. Then my time begins haha. #mumlife
(The fact that you took the time to sit and answer these questions on such a hectic day is crazy! haha. But, we totally appreciate it x.)
8. Your little peg people and your prints are beautiful, where does your inspiration come from?
Most of my inspiration just comes from things around me, my kids, my garden, or just random thoughts that pop into my head while I'm meant to be sleeping at 2am!
9. What is the biggest challenge you face being the owner of a small creative business?
For me it's taking things too personally, this business is me, and I am it. I put everything I have into it, and when something doesn't do as well as I thought, it really hits me in the feels personally. That and when you face things like someone copying you, or taking your creative ideas, it can get a little personal haha. Maintaining a business from home does get a little isolating, apart from an amazing mums business group I am part of, I don't think i would still be running. They keep me sane!
10. What does the future hold for KP Designs?
I can only hope its onwards and upwards! I would love to be able to continue this, and to continue creating art, designs and creations for you all. And, for it to continue to help support my family, so I can stay home and watch my babies grow up.
11. If there was one piece of advice you could give to someone who is wanting to turn their passion or hobby in to a business what would that be?
Do it properly. Start from the bottom, with your original ideas, create your business centered around a plan and grow it from there. Stand tall and persevere - it can get hard trying to stand out from the crowd, but if you trust in your product, others will see that and it will flourish.
(I am currently in this process, so I will definitely be taking this advice!)
Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us a little more about who you are and the incredible business you have built up. You are definitely an inspiration to me and I am sure to many other boss babes out there chasing their dreams and smashing their goals.
Where can we find you?
Go and check her out now! You will not be disappointed.
Until next time.