MOMpreneur Monday: Sock Monkey Emporium

Happy Monday and Happy Halloween!! Today I'd like to introduce you to a Mompreneur from across the pond, Miss Emma of Sock Monkey Emporium!

Her whimsical creations are certainly one of a kind, and perfect for the kiddos...or the kiddos at heart!

Name: Emma Maudsley
Shop Name: Sock Monkey Emporium
Niche/Tagline: Creating cuddly friends from socks

What do you do?

I handmake animals from a simple pair of socks

How do you maximize your time as a busy mom running a business?

By working every spare minute I have!! I have 1 daughter in school and another in nursery 3 days a week so I sew while the house is empty, then again once they are in bed.

What do you see as your greatest challenge being a MOMpreneur?

Balancing my time; I try not to sew as much at weekends but that's when my craft fairs tend to be and during the run up to Christmas I need to sew everyday.

What advice do you have for other moms looking to start a business?

Do something you enjoy as well as something you are good at. There is nothing worse than starting something and then realising you are hating every minute of it. And spread the word! Talk to mums in the school playground; I have stalls at my daughter's school Christmas and Summer Fairs and get orders throughout the year as a result.

Is there anything additional that you'd like to share?

Orders now being taken for 2012 onwards :)