Mompreneur Monday: Batikwalla

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!! We had a busy one here with our first craft show of the season, then starting to reorganize and rearrange my studio/guest room to stage it for showing since we'll be selling out home in a few months.

Today, I have a fantastic MOMpreneur to introduce you to, Victoria Dresdner from Batikwalla. Victoria specializes in really unique batik designs, and if you are into earthy vibes, yoga and being centred, this is the shop for you!

What do you do?
I am a batik artist!


How do you maximize your time as a busy mom running a business?
I'm most productive when I have a deadline to meet. It creates a buzz in the household and my kids seem to know it is time to let me work. But if I'm only doing a couple orders at a time it's easy to step in and out of my studio and get a little bit done throughout the day. It really adds up. As long as I stay steadily productive with the batik while switching back and forth to maintain the family life I know I'll be on track.

What do you see as your greatest challenge being a MOMpreneur?
Balancing my time is the biggest challenge. Even with the exhilaration of a deadline I still always wish I had started earlier.

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What advice do you have for other moms looking to start a business?
I would suggest taking small steps, and not to underestimate the value of those small steps, as long as you keep going.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about Batikwalla?
Yes, Christmas orders should to be placed in November, with December 7 being the absolute last day I can make a batik and have it delivered in time for Christmas. Original batik pieces take a long time to make, especially in the winter months. However, archival prints and batik patch embellishments (which make great stocking stuffers or sweet little gifts to the crafty divas in your life) along with finished ready-to-purchase batiks will be available to be shipped in time as gifts for all the last minute for Etsy shoppers throughout the month of December.