The SLT Story
After I had my son Lucas in 2010 I desperately wanted to be the one to spend time with him all day watching him grow and ticking off all those magical milestones the idea that someone else would spend the day stealing all his beautiful smiles whilst I was stuck at work was just too much. So when my maternity leave finished I took a job in a bar so I could just work in the evenings when he was sleeping. Unfortunately the recession hit and I was made redundant and needed to come up with a plan. I registered as self-employed to a small business course and started designing tattoo flash for a local shop. It wasn’t long after this that I decided to have a bash at making a novelty cake for my friend when her daughter turned one. Over the next year or so I honed this craft and earned my living making wedding and celebration cakes and enjoyed this up until I fell pregnant and rather sick (again) with our Lilypops. I did a few jobs during pregnancy and jumped right in to the queue of cake orders I had waiting after she was born, but also started looking for something else to turn my hand to as the cake schedule could be very intense, by the time the February came around and I was doing my first wedding cake of the year I realised I had to focus on Sweet little tinkers the stress and pressure with a five month old baby was simply too much.
I had always been creative – following in my mother’s footsteps – and now was the time to kick things up a gear! I found the outlet /lifeline I needed on Instagram and Sweet Little Tinkers was born. I have found an incredible network of shop small advocates and other mums hustling to stay at home with their little people. I love sharing our lives and work with all of you, growing and learning together making each other stronger and bouncing ideas around like there’s no tomorrow we have some incredibly exciting things on the horizon so keep watching this space.