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Want to get a lovely personalised cake or party sign for your little one’s first birthday?
In August, we are featuring many amazing female Yorkshire entrepreneurs by showcasing their business (#yorkshirebizaugust) and a bit of personal life on our shop blog.
Make sure you enter our big Yorkshire Biz August Giveaway (#ybagiveaway) to win one of our prizes given out by these superwomen! No need to be in Yorkshire to enjoy our prizes. (read the bottom of this post to find out how to enter)
Today we are featuring Lindsay and her bespoke sign business - The Lettering Lass which is aimed to provide bespoke design for all of my cake toppers, garlands, banners, clothing and gifts.
Business Related Questions
Which part of Yorkshire is your business based?
York but I supply to customers all over the world.
Tell us a little bit about your business - What makes your business a little different from others?
I provide bespoke design for all of my cake toppers, garlands, banners, clothing and gifts. There’s always a proof for my customers to ensure they are happy with the design and then they are made with great care and attention to detail. My cake toppers are all double sided so the back is the same material as the front and very sturdy. They’re finished with a clear acrylic stick, perfect for photos.
What’s your favourite ever product or service that you currently sell or have sold?
I love all my products and as they are for gifts or celebrations I know they are part of someone’s special day. I guess I particularly love fun designs that give me a challenge to create and give the customer a huge smile when the receive them.
Why did you choose this business to run or establish?
I’ve always made things since I was very young and loved giving homemade presents to family and friends. I have a special passion for fonts and as a teen did calligraphy for a photographer so became The Lettering Lass over 30 years ago eek. I come from a family who’ve made beautiful items for generations and even have an art teacher as a sister. My full-time job as an event manager allows for some creativity to make an event with a memorable twist, but I wanted my own business to be able to create and make items. As my son has gone through secondary school, I’ve had time to establish The Lettering Lass as a part-time business.
How are you pivoting or adapting your business during this crazy Covid virus time?
Since March it seems that everyone is eating cake! I’ve had so many orders for cake toppers to make those lockdown birthdays a bit more special. To create a complete package, I’m also just designing a range of banners and garlands to match the toppers too.
What is your one product or service you would recommend for either a pregnant woman, newborn mom, or for babies, toddlers, or young children?
I’d recommend something personalised for those treasured photos, whether it’s a personalised Babygro, month milestone card, a christening cake topper or a first birthday highchair garland.
Who or what inspires you?
Martha Stewart is a great inspiration. She’s the queen of advice and making homelife and every occasion beautiful and perfect.
What TV shows can make you binge on all day long?
The Great British Sewing Bee, any cookery show but particularly love Hairy Bikers and Tom Kerridge, Cake Boss, Eastenders (sorry – it’s the only one), 911, One Born Every Minute, Holby City, Casualty, The Walking Dead, Vikings – far too many to mention.
What is your favourite ‘me-time’ or ‘self-care’ activity?
Crafting and creating – there’s no surprise there. I love trying out new ideas and using new materials. Have just started using polymer clay during lockdown.
What is one thing you love about living in Yorkshire?
What’s not to love about Yorkshire 😊. I absolutely love the North York Moors and Ryedale as that’s home for me. The heather in summer, the moorland walks, Hutton-le-Hole, the daffodils in Farndale, fossil hunting in Runswick Bay, the beautiful stately homes including Castle Howard, the splendour of York Minster. We’re so blessed to live here.
What is your advice to a newborn mom?
Enjoy every minute, they are only teeny tiny for such a short time.
What advice can you give to a toddler’s mom?
Cherish the toddler years, they are so precious. If it’s a challenge, just get fascinated, not frustrated. I mean really think about what’s happening to create a tantrum and there will be your answer and maybe how you can avoid one in the future.
So there you go. I really hope you have enjoyed learning more about Lindsay and her fabulous business, if you'd like to find out more, here are her contact details:
Yorkshire Biz August Giveaway
What are Lindsay’s gifts for the giveaway?
Lindsay is giving out 2x a personalised cake topper for any occasion in premium double-sided glitter card. Perfect for birthdays, a christening, baby shower etc.
Includes postage to a UK address, please claim by 31 December 2020.
One winner is drawn from Facebook entries and the other for Instagram's.
Enter the Giveaways
If you want to enter our August Giveaway (entries close on 30 Aug 2020), click on the links below to take part.
Please make sure you read the description to understand how to enter the giveaway contests as the two giveaways have different requirements.
By reading this interview article, we hope it will encourage you to support more small local UK businesses. It will be even better if it inspires you to create your own business! There are many other Yorkshire Biz August businesses we have to introduce you.
Click here to find out more about the campaign and links to other interview blog posts.
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