Hi! I'm Tracy! And I am going to be honest and say that writing blogs is really not my forte. So I am just going to pretend that I am speaking with you rather than thinking about the fact that I am actually making an attempt at writing a blog post! Maybe just saying BLOG POST is what is intimidating... who knows.
I have been creating for many years now and enjoy everything about it!! I love working with my hands and being able to create something tangible. Seeing an idea come to life honestly lights me up! Especially when whatever it is that I am working on keeps throwing me curve balls, and then it finally clicks! FINALLY comes together! I can't tell you how exciting that is for me and how much I just can't wait to share it!! No really.... ask Greg LOL! He has to stop everything so I can show him whatever it is that I just made because I am beyond excited!! He's a trooper! Well lets be honest.... he is the one who taught me how to sew, so really it's his own fault! LOL!
So when I started Pink Polkadot it really was a way for me to share my creations with more than just Greg, family and friends. It has grown further than I could have imagined! And I can't wait to see what each and every year brings!!
In February 2018 I left my stable full time Medical Secretary position to take a leap of faith on myself. A leap of faith mind you might be a loose term as I have been working at Pink Polkadot on the side for about 6 years at this point. None the less it was still incredibly scary. But I did it. I made the decision to believe in myself 100% and give it my all. And let me tell you it has been the best year of my life so far. Being an entrepreneur definitely comes with its own set of challanges, but I wouldn't change it for the world. We can get into those in another blog post ;)
So I wear many hats.... let's pretty much say all of the hats.
I am the designer, pattern maker, cutter, sewer, thread trimmer, tagger, merchandiser, buyer, advertiser, marketer, photographer, book keeper and the list goes on. I do love all of these jobs individually for many different reasons, but at some point I will have to find other qualified individuals to take over some of these roles.
I must mention though that I have a very good friend Meaghan who some of you may have met who is always volunteering to help!! She has saved my buns on many occasions!!! LOL! And lets be honest helped to keep me sane.
I also have many family members who have always been supportive, and come and help me do random things like iron, trim threads, tag items, and help me at shows. This mostly happens when I am in the thick of the Christmas show season and lets be real... ready to pull my hair out LOL!
So without letting this go on and on here are some fun facts about me!
Colour: Pink (obvi!)
Food: Pizza, and taco's
TV Show: Real Housewives of New York City
Holiday: CHRISTMAS!!!! (a lot of you won't be surprised)
Pass Time: Going to the Movies
Travel Destination: NEW YORK (again... most won't be surprised)
Singer: Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby
Thanks for getting to know me a little more!!