This year Mean Mothers Creations will reach a big milestone!
On the 28th September, Mean Mothers Creations will celebrate the 1st anniversary of the opening of their store in Beenleigh. The team at Logan City Guides caught up with Victoria, Helen and their team to discuss their motivations and how they use their passion for yarn to help others in the community.
“I can’t believe our store is turning 1! It has come around so quick. I can’t wait to celebrate with all of our customers and friends” stated Helen, “I am so honoured to have met so many beautiful people in the first year. I thank each and every one of you”.
The past year the store has come across many hurdles and challenges – however they have overcome them as a team and are still growing every day.
“I’d have to say I am proud of the fact we made it to this point. We have had to go through a lot of hurdles over the past year” stated Helen. “This year has been a real teaching moment, but a crucial lesson I’ve learnt is to breathe; take each moment as it comes and breathe through it. Coffee also helps!”.
“Since Parkinson’s Disease came into my life a few years ago, I have had to deal with ill health during the past 12 months as well as building our little store up. Every single ‘customer’ has given me a reason to get up every day” commented Helen.
Growing a business over the last year has been a challenging time for a lot of people – between Covid and lock downs affecting stock levels and trading, small business owners and employees have had to roll with the ups and downs and remember it is only for a moment, it will be better tomorrow.
“Stressful, very stressful. Honestly, I did not think we would survive” commented Victoria, “But I am so proud of the fact the store is still open and trading. Sometimes, I still have to pinch myself to remind me that this is our store”.
However, for Victoria and Helen at Mean Mothers Creations, it was the rebuild from the complex fire, not covid that had the biggest effect.
“From roof leaks to no one knew we were open as construction was right up to our door proved to be very challenging” remarked Helen, “It has only been the past few months where we have experienced growth instore as people have discovered us. It’s our community that helped us through”.
“Thank you for supporting our small business and keeping our doors open. We appreciate it more than you’ll ever know” thanked Victoria.
There are several exciting plans coming in along in the pipeline – everything from their monthly charity fundraising, where they help out grass root local charities to expanding their social get togethers and workshops as well as even hosting a Yarn Art Festival!
“In 2022, we will be hosting, fingers crossed – no Covid, a Yarn Art festival/show”, explained Helen, “I would like to have all our local yarn artists, basically anyone who uses yarn in its various forms to create, works on display, similar to what you see at the Royal Easter Show or the Ekka. It will be so much fun!”.
If you would like to be a part of a welcoming community and have an interested in yarn; then call into Helen and Victoria at Mean Mothers Creations for a cuppa and a chat today.
Phone: (07) 2103 1132
Address: 17/63 George St, Beenleigh
Social Media: @meanmotherscreations