Becoming a mummy.
Like all mummy to be's I was so excited. I am very maternal and I had been around babies for as long as I could remember. I nannied, I was an excellent Aunty, I even told my husband "I got this babe, don't you worry". I still to this day cannot explain what happened or is still happening in smaller doses unexpectedly to me.
See I battle day to day with post natal anxiety & depression. It was drowning me, I was sinking and I had no idea how to get rid of it or lessen its painful journey.
This is where ChaaChee enters the picture, my shining light, the cake to this chubba kids heart. See every mum loves dressing their child up, well I do. I just refused to pay the money the cool brands were asking. I don't blame them, every small business needs to get profit some how, outsource, pay their staff and get ahead. So I started making my son his clothes and soon it became my creative therapy, something positive to concentrate on instead of the dark and I was infatuated by it! I loved it. It quickly became a favourite of my friends, then their friends and the rest is history!
I have a passion for this, it brings me joy and I'm good at it. Modest.
By the time you are reading this I would have launched our very first website. It basically is an awesome better version of ChaaChee's Instagram account. I now have reels of fabric and a clothing range starting for this summer 2014. How exciting!
I make clothing items from fabric that I love, that speaks my taste. I also custom make outfits if you need something for a special occasion, I can personalise any piece of my range for your child or a friends, your niece or nephew, a friends new baby or you may be just as obsessed by dressing your own child as I am.
Charlie is my sons name. Do you recognise a ring to it? Charlie...ChaaChee (thanks to a cute little toddler giving me a light bulb moment to name it). My business is dedicated to my son. My love. Not just to dress him but honoring the confusing, amazing, irreplaceable love we share. He is my world and I embrace that everyday and work my little butt off like every other mummy out there.
Here's cheers to ChaaChee, my baby.