Hi Jackie, it’s a bit of a longish story, feel free to stick the kettle on!
You can read a bit about it in my ‘about’ section, but the current name has evolved from my previous business name which was cheerymishmash. As a lone parent when my son was younger, I needed work that I could do that fitted around him and his needs and self employment was the most practical option. “Cheery Mishmash!” was what we used to sign our Christmas cards as instead of Merry Christmas and, back then, most of what I was making had a more child focused market and I just thought the name kind of worked and fitted with the style of my makes. ‘cheery’ because a lot of it was quite brightly coloured and fun, and the ‘mishmash’ because I’m really crap at sticking at just one thing and so I always end up selling a mishmash of different stuff:)
Due to fairly major physical and mental health problems, I ended up having to take quite a long break for a while. Much longer than I initially anticipated. I only really started back again properly in Sept/Oct this year and it is effectively a case of needing to build things up from the ground again with it all.
While I was quite attached to my old business name, the direction of my work, and where I want to take things now, has changed a bit and I also felt that I needed to draw a bit of a line under ‘old stuff’, so I’ve retained the mishmash bit (because the chances of me EVER sticking to one thing fall well into the ‘not bloody likely’ category!) and added a mosh on the end, just because because really (and maybe a little bit extra because I’ll always be a bit of an indie/punk at heart ;))