I started Bitsy as an online shop selling button badges in 2014; my first year of university. Since then, Bitsy has evolved into selling handmade accessories, specialising in fluffy pom pom accessories and plants.
I started selling button badges online, which was just to have a bit of fun while studying. The button badges featured works from other artists and online orders came in from all over the world, including France, Germany, USA and the UK.
After participating in the Create Start Program at RMIT I realised this was something I could treat as a business and not just a hobby.
Almost everyone learns how to make a pom pom in school, but I went on to perfect my pom pom making skills through trial and error as well as watching tutorials.
I settled on the name Bitsy because I like small things and this cute name seemed to encapsulate ‘small things’. Bitsy also refers to computer Bits, which are the smallest unit of data on a computer, and I found this a fascinating double meaning.
I don’t remember to be honest!
Having to be everything and everyone for the business, including making, marketing a handmade business, customer service, social media, accounting and so much more.
I’m inspired by nature and colourful flowers or patterns that I see around me.
I work from my home studio which my parents built for me in the living room. I have a giant stash of my yarns collected over the years. I’m a bit of a mess when it comes to organising and stuff is just about everywhere, but it’s a beautiful mess.
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