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This month’s “Mom of the Month” is an inspiring woman who is adding love into every creation she creates and that in turn has provided children with some huggable friends. Who is this talented mom?! Her name is Sue Luckhoo and she is behind Little Luckies.
I had the opportunity to connect with Sue to get to know more about this great mom and her neat business.
- Tell me a little about yourself.
“I am a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) to two amazing kiddos and wife to a hardworking man. In my off duty mom time, I can be found tending to my creative biz, Little Luckies. Hidden under sheets of gorgeous fabrics, being swallowed by 30lbs of stuffing all while binge watching dramadies or listening to the radio. I might also be found crocheting, baking and on rare occasions napping.”
- What does your company do?
“At Little Luckies, I lovingly make heirloom quality huggable friends. I make a variety of toys and décor from cloth dolls, narwhals, unicorns and cloud pillows just to name a few. I use only premium quality materials including cotton and the cuddliest Minky ever! All my toys are stuffed with hypoallergenic stuffing. Everything is made with great attention to detail, quality and love. I want my toys to last a lifetime, to be cherished best friends.”
- When did you start your business?
“I opened Little Luckies in 2013. At the time, I was making toys and crocheted items for all the littles in my life and I couldn’t stop! So, with the encouragement of my family and friends, I created a Facebook business page and an Etsy shop. The first few months was an evolution as I wasn’t certain exactly what I wanted to concentrate on. I finally learned that what people responded to the most was my handmade toys.”
- How did you come up with the business name?
“Little Luckies is a combination of my love for my two darling littles and a reference of all the little out there’s. “Luckies” is a shortened version of our family name, Luckhoo, and also how I feel about being a mom to two awesome kids.”
- Where would you like to see your business in 5 years?
“I’m so lucky (there’s that word again) to be able to do what I love while, being at home to take care of my family. I just hope I’m still able to do what I’m doing in five years. My family comes first and we can be really busy so, I don’t really foresee any big changes perhaps small evolutions. If business picks up I might be able to hire someone to do simple piecework, build my own website, and really hone in and concentrate on just a few curated items instead of the menagerie that I’ve got going on now.”
- As a busy working mom, how do you find the time to balance it all?
“Balance is something that I struggle with every day as I can get so focused on building my business and making products. It helps that both kids are now in school full time. So, when they are at school I devote some time to errands and cleaning and, spend the rest of my “free” time in my studio. Working in the studio includes many things from, marketing, social media posts, taking photos, editing photos, and of course cutting and sewing. After school its mom time and I try to stay focused on the kids till bedtime. You know the drill; dinner, activities, homework, downtime, showers and bedtime snuggles. Then it’s back to work! I brew a cup of tea, answer my messages, and work on piece work and stuffing while watching TV.”
- Lastly, if someone is interested in purchasing a hand-made doll/plushy, how can they?
“I am always working on new things and more often than not customers message me via Facebook and items are purchased directly from me. Current stock is uploaded to my Etsy Shop. You can also follow my daily studio life on Instagram. Last but not least I have created Facebook group where I premiere all my creations monthly. I also invite selected maker friends to share their creations as well.”
Momma Braga is extremely proud to feature Sue of Little Luckies as this month’s “Mom of the Month” as she is such a talented, kind and loving person who is making keepsakes for a lifetime. But her love for her two “little luckies” is what makes her the mom of the month as they do always come first.
Special thank you to Jennifer of Mama at Heart for nominating Sue as our Mom of the Month.
Here is what Jennifer has to say about Sue, “I have been a customer of Sue’s twice now. The first time was almost three years ago to purchase two very special stuffed puppy dogs, one for my son to give to his newborn sister, and one for my new baby girl to give her big brother. And then two years ago I bought one of her beautiful dolls to give my daughter on her first birthday. Sue is extremely wonderful to work with! Very professional, friendly and patient! She gave me different options for colours, fabrics and styles to make the doll and it came out perfectly! Just as I had imagined it! The quality of her work is beyond compare and it is easy to see the love and dedication she puts into each of her creations. Although it’s been a couple of years since my last purchase, I continue to follow Little Luckies closely on Facebook and enjoy seeing all of the amazing dolls Sue makes. I look forward to adding to our Little Luckies collection in the future.”
We are so grateful to have been introduced to this awesome mom through Jennifer.
Thank you Sue for your time and wishing you many years of success!
Until next time……Happy Parenting!
– Momma Braga