Meet Siobhan, mama of one, and founder of One Mama One Shed a business creating truly unique, beautiful handcrafted pieces. We've loved working Siobhan and promoting her gorgeous business!
I'm just One Mama in One Shed, creating handcrafted pieces whilst the little one sleeps. Primarily I turn unloved vintage cutlery into pieces that can be treasured for years to come. I engrave each piece, letter by letter with messages, some cutesy, some funny, some plain rude, but all loveable.
I started out doing the stamping as more of a hobby but it's only recently, during maternity leave that I've started to see it as a business and really focus on it. I love creating and I love being a stay at home, working Mama to my babe. It's the best of both worlds. The little one and I go on regular vintage cutlery sourcing missions and post office runs during the day and then I tend to do my stamping, polishing and packaging at night when she's sleeping. As it's now supporting my family I have been able to focus on developing new ranges and I'm SO excited to release some soon. Eek!
Although running a small business is wonderful, being a one girl band can be very hard work. There is very little opportunity to 'switch off' because you do need to be available all the time. I'd love to say I switch my phone off at a set time each day but the reality is I need to be able to respond to my customers enquiries whatever time they come in. I want to please, so much so that I've been known to hand deliver OMOS packages on Christmas Day! A recent app discovery has meant that I can now forward plan some social media posts so setting some time aside for that, when feeding the little one to sleep, allows me to spend less time scrolling and procrastinating when I could be having family time.
The business might have been around for a couple of years now but I really do feel like it's only the beginning for One Mama One Shed. Watch this space!
One Mama One Shed