Meet Valery Klassen! The creative talent behind Sun 7 Designs who makes personalized custom designed baby blankets. Valery specializes in Minkee baby blankets that will be remembered and treasured.
Describe Your Business
Sun 7 Designs is an online business that specializes in creating a one-of-a-kind custom designed personalized baby blanket for that special baby in your life. [/two]
What Do You Love Most ABout What You Do?
First and foremost I would have to say that I love the design process. I wake up in the middle of the night with design ideas running through my head… It just happens. Secondly I love the response and special compliments that I receive from my customers.
What was your “a-ha” moment that inspired you to start your business?
I wish I could say that I have a great story, but I really don’t. Actually it’s really quite simple… After designing and sewing blankets as gifts for years; one day a friend of mine said I should start selling them, so I did. I started my part-time business in 2008 and in October of 2012 I retired from my “real” job to focus on Sun 7 Designs.[/two_last]
What does your typical day look like?
I start my day by responding to email inquiries and orders, some online marketing, a quick look through Facebook and then into my sewing room where I start designing and sewing the blankets. Some days are busier than others but I enjoy the flexibility of having slow days to check out what other entrepreneur moms are doing.
What single piece of advice would you give moms just starting out their business?
Put yourself in the customer’s shoes. Always make sure that you leave the customer fully satisfied with their experience. You know the level of service that you expect when ordering a custom designed item so make sure that your customer is your number one priority.
How do you stay motivated?
Receiving positive feedback on my blankets keeps me motivated.
What is your personal motto?
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s learning to dance in the rain”