Lindsey Cheney: Blogger and seller of beautiful handmade creations
Lindsey Cheney is a blogger turned entrepreneur. After sharing her amazing creations on her blog, The Pleated Poppy, her readers encouraged her to sell her bits of goodness. While she is still blogging, Lindsey now sells beautifully handmade totes, bunting, clutches and more on in her fabulous online shop. Meet Lindsey …
Where I’m based: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
How long I’ve been blogging: Six years
Blog/business basics: My blog is kind of all over the place. I blog about my handmade business, my home, DIY projects, crafts and parties. I try to keep it a happy, inspiring place!
Guilty pleasure: S’mores!
Last thing I bought: A hazelnut latte at Starbucks while I was working away from home.
What inspired you to start your own business? It was actually kind of started by accident! I love making things by hand and sharing my creations on my blog. My readers encouraged me to start selling them, so I did! It all took off from there.
How do you balance blogging, creating things for you store, being a mom and life in general? I don’t! I definitely try, but I have given up on ever reaching the balanced point. I try my best to separate my time, and work when my kids are asleep or at school. I love my job and being creative, so I feel like I’m getting “me time” when I’m working. My husband is very supportive of me, so he shares in many of the household duties. I also have learned over the years that I can’t do it all myself, and that getting help can be a very good thing!
What craft projects do you have on your plate right now? I am designing a couple new products for the shop, and have a laundry room makeover up my sleeve. I’m also about to start on new bedding for my girls’ room. So, not much.
Any big summer plans? We’ve already done most of our traveling, so now my plans consist of staying home and getting creative projects done, heading to the beach and sleeping in!