My name is Kelly and I am a stay home mum to two children, Sebastian and Madison, and my husband is a FIFO and we have been a FIFO family for nearly 10 years.
I originally worked as a Personal Assistant to the CEO and Chairman of a mining company for many years and it was thoroughly enjoyable as it was very versatile, but we sold the business and I took some time off while we looked for another company shell to build, but during this time I fell pregnant and from there I never went back into the corporate world.
After having my first child and planning birthday parties, I found a niche that I was really good at and thoroughly enjoyed and showed my creative side, so I decided to study Wedding and Event Planning with Australia and Overseas credentials.
When I was studying and completed my certificate I had to work out which area of events I wanted to work, and it only made sense to work in children’s, as I had two young ones.
I original started a children’s party planning business called Create a Dream Kids Parties, but after 3 years and my husbands roster changing to 2/1 it just was not working for me to be leaving my kids with a babysitter and with no parent every weekend while I worked. when that was the only time I really had with them once they were at school full time. I knew I had to make changes and that I did.
How did Kreate a Dream begin?
Kreate a Dream began… I found that when I was preparing the parties I thoroughly enjoyed the creating side, so I stuck with what worked for me and showed my stronger side and began making Feather Headdresses and Dreamcatchers and then accessories just came. I would spend many nights awake thinking of ideas. I love how creating something for someone makes me feel and it doesn’t feel like a job or hobby, I really love it except when I stab my thumb sometimes when sewing the feathers in LOL
I love seeing pictures of customers wearing my creations and seeing my daughters face when I show her something new that I have made, it just shows that I am doing this right when there’s a huge smile on little children’s faces, but I do also make them for the bigger kids too, myself included.
Tell us about your journey so far…
My journey has been very fulfilling so far, with Instagram and Facebook helping me find customers and seeing some of my creations in magazine shoots, but I am now on my way with my little shop on etsy and hoping to fill it up with some amazing and wonderful designs and accessories, for the big and the little people.
What does your typical day involve?
My day usually involves rushing to get kids to school and then coming home to do a quick yoga routine, as it helps me clear my mind after the morning rush, and then grab a coffee or tea and then into my home office, checking emails, social media messages and then making the magic happen, but it’s not always that easy sometimes things pop up that need my attention elsewhere or when husband is home I get a bit distracted and we start working on things around the house and we spend some quality time together.
Do you think role play benefits kids and their sense of adventure?
I totally believe role play gives the kids their sense of adventure, as soon as you put something on your imagination just takes you to that place, and they can have hours of entertainment, it gives them a chance to be whomever wherever they want and opens their minds. I love it as do all children, you only need to inspire them and they inspire you in return.
Any stories to share from Kreate a Dream customers?
Some happy customer comments:-
“Love, Love, Love!”
“Thank you Kelly for the gorgeous headdress and the beautiful packaging it came in! can’t wait to surprise the bride with it, thank you xxx”
“Hi Kelly, I have received my headdress today for Charlie and I love it. Thank you so much x”
“Hi! we received the package yesterday and I opened it this evening! OMG….. its absolutely perfect, just perfect. My daughter cannot wait to wear the headdress! Summer has been playing with the arrow, she adores all of the pieces. Thank you for your thoughtfully given them to her!!! ”
Next for Kreate a Dream is working towards filling the shop with our pieces and some new items too and keep enjoying what I am doing, meeting new people along the way and making little people happy and inspire their imaginations.