A hand painted parachuting Santa has hung from the branches of my Grandparents & parents trees, it now hangs from my own Christmas tree each year.
I fell in love with it as a child and today it still evokes a magical feeling.
When starting my little business I was inspired to make & sell decorations that mean this much to others.
I'm Jane, a jewellery designer and buyer turned decoration designer, producer and seller. FranklyDecor, my fledgling business was born in 2012 out of my love for all things decorative and a passion for craft. After the birth of my first child, whilst on maternity leave, I made a few simple, mostly personalised decorations as gifts for friends and family and of course for my daughter. The response was so great that I decided to take a bigger step and I launched the business and began selling at local markets. I can now be found, in between juggling my 2 children, busy designing and making in my crafty loft space/child free haven and wrapped up warm in many a market around St. Albans where I live.
FranklyDecor is growing alongside my family. It's giving me a much loved work life balance and is enough to give the family a holiday and fund a few guilt free purchases just for me (ssshh). I'm beginning to expand my designs and ranges into home decor especially for children, they are after all, much of my inspiration. One thing’s for sure I love seeing my children's proud faces when they see what I have made and the joy they get from giving to their friends too. I'm also proud to show them that I can be more than just their Mama, although frankly to them I'm certainly only that 99.9% of the time.