She Believed She Could, So She Did...
I'm Abby the very proud owner of Wonderland Works. I'm just your average gal of 29 really. I have a dog called Monty (he's a Border Collie cross) who I treat like a spoilt child! Together we live with my family in the small town of Bewdley in Worcestershire right near the country lanes and Forest. My likes: countryside, nature, wildlife, crisps, music, white chocolate and sweets. My dislikes: spiders!! Bad manners, Harry Hill, dark chocolate, cold feet and having a December birthday!
Wonderland Works is more than "just a job" it is my life and my absolute passion.
My lovely little business began in November 2015 when I was struggling to find happiness in a job. After always being creative (usually digitally as I was always on my laptop) I decided to take the biggest risk of my life. I quit my job and began selling personalised WordArt cards. This then grew into personalised tote bags and framed art. It was at this point where I started to experiment! I started attending craft fairs and try different crafting techniques, this is where my love for decoupage came in. I could combine my love of art and animals and turn the most bland and basic household items into brand new pieces that people will treasure for a lifetime and this idea really does fill me with much joy! I dabble with a lot of various crafts now (decoupage being my main and specialist) such as hand paper cut art, most recently - feather art and just brushing up on my resin art skills.
If you had not already guessed, Wonderland Works is a creative business that provides luxury, country rustic style home decor and gifts.
It is so important to me that I fulfil my business values. If I'm not true to my values, then I am not being true to myself. I thought you may like to see my values for Wonderland Works so enjoy.
I believe that being myself is really important for Wonderland Works and for myself. Being open and honest about what is going on in the business and how I feel means that I can connect with you - my lovely fans, customers and followers - and show that I am not a cooperate robotic business but a human with normal feelings. Showing you that it's not all rainbows and unicorns when it comes to being self employed!
This is something I feel very strongly about. I am not one to follow the crowds and fashions (I never have!) and the thought of that makes me feel uncomfortable. So by being individual in my business I can give you lovely people some truly unique pieces that you won't be able to get anywhere else.
Making A Difference.
I am so passionate about this value, it's the one I hold most dearly to my heart and one that I hope to achieve more of in the near future. I like the idea that I can make a difference to somebody's home with my handmade decor. I love the idea that I am trying to make a difference by: using throw away items and up-cycling them into beautiful homewares and using recycled or recycling boxes when I am sending your lovely purchases out to you. What I wish to make more of a difference with is, showing people that anyone in any situation can do whatever they want so long as they want it hard enough. No matter what the demons and gremlins in our heads are telling us - we can do whatever we want and no way are they going to stop us!