A big welcome to Teri from The Lovely Drawer who is sharing more about her wonderful business in the next #incredibleindependents interview. She is a fantastic independent business and who creates beautiful stationery and runs brush lettering workshops which look amazing!

1) Why did you start your business?

I started as I wasn’t feeling creatively fulfilled in my 9-5 design job at the time and wanted to create a space for my own projects.

2) What do you love about running your own independent business?

I love the freedom to create with a quick turnaround, rather than having to pass things through a long line of people. I’m also a Mum so the flexibility is great for a balance of earning and spending time with the little one.

3) What is your favourite product or service and why?

My favourite product are my Baby Milestone Cards as they were designed just before our own arrival and used right the way through her first year so they’re particularly special & I love seeing others sharing them on instagram. My favourite service I offer is my brush lettering workshops as it’s amazing to have the privilege of teaching people a new skill and seeing them take hold of it and use it for fun or for their own business.

4) Let’s spread the indie love, name some other independent businesses you support.

There are a fair few baby brands I love and buy from Cink shop, Sarah & Bendrix, Happy Little Folks, Indy and the Whale and then also Beyond Nine and Ermana!

5) Which is your favourite social media platform and why?

Definitely Instagram just because it’s so visual and easy to find inspiration as well as build relationships with like minded creatives.

A big thank you to Teri for sharing more about her business and for sharing more about independent businesses that she supports. Do head to Teri’s website to see more of her gorgeous products. Please continue to spread the independent love by supporting all those amazing indie businesses out there!