We can all benefit from a little inspiration time and again — sometimes it’s all we need to pull us forward when we are stuck.
A Little Bit Of MY STORY ~ from Heather
I started this journey in 2003 after an exciting career in advertising and branding. My mission from the start has been to inspire people with my passion for creativity and to make genuine connections with those I meet along the way.
My story has many chapters, all very important pieces which make up the person I am today (check out createLIFEBOOKS). I am an artist, a graphic designer, a writer, a brand expert, a sewer, and a builder and I love using colours, textures, and layouts! I also have an ability to break overwhelming projects into simple plans with easy-to-follow steps. I am a teacher, a facilitator, a consultant, and an interviewer.
Although what I offer clients today is very different than what I offered clients over the years as A Little Inspiration, my essence remains the same:
and I give people my whole heart.
A LITTLE INSPIRATION THROUGH THE YEARS…
If you are interested and have a little time, please feel free to check out my journey below:
A Little Inspiration Over The Years
Heather builds a Studio Space (litterally)
Before going on her own, Heather needed a space from which to operate her workshops, so she decided to build one in their basement. It was unfinished and she was on a shoestring budget, so like always, she decided to do it herself. She had never done anything like this..Read More
The Launch of ‘A Little Inspiration’ Workshops
Offering D-Y-I Workshops for women. Heather decided to end the daily commute to her job as Brand Director at Karo Communications and to fulfill her passion, which was to use her creativity and skills to inspire others to tap into their creative side and make things for their home that..Read More
Interior Design & Build Services (which becomes the core of A Little Inspiration)
Before long, customers of A Little Inspiration started asking Heather to help them with their interior design projects. Impressed with the space Heather had created in her basement, they requested her design expertise. That’s how Heather started to create environments for clients. Everything from simple paint colours to complete design..Read More
Handmade Gifts & other Treasures for Sale
Heather opens her studio two times a year to sell all the unique and beautiful things she and her friend Lorna create! A little store in her basement, her open houses draw on a large community of neighbours, friends and friends of friends. More of an event, these open houses..Read More
The Creation of the Provenance Group
Heather brings together other mompreneurs with the Provenance Group. Monthly meetings to share challenges and successes as they grow their own businesses and balance that with motherhood. Networking, laughing, learning, and teaching. A great support group for women who chose the fuel the flame of entrepreneurship while still being present..Read More
Spring Inspirations Gift Show
Inspired by the creators from Toronto’s One-of-a-kind Craft Show, Heather decided to host a show in York Region! The spring Inspiration’s Gift Show gave crafters and artists a platform to showcase and sell their creations to a local audience. Together with much help from Lorna, Heather’s Open House partner in..Read More
Inspiring Workshops for Kids and Moms (separately of course)
In order to fulfill her desire to inspire creativity and give people the joy and confidence they feel when creating something, Heather went back to her roots and offered workshops for both kids and adults. Kids workshops taught sewing, painting, and creative arts and crafts, whereas adult workshops offered inspiration..Read More
Regular Daytime Live Guest
Heather started to develop a reputation for being a little inspiration, beyond her client base. She became York Region’s “Inspiration Expert” and appeared regularly on Roger’s Daytime Live. She offered inspiration and demonstrations for how to do simple things to add value to your life, including home decor, entertaining, and..Read More
The Launch of Camp Heather
A summer backyard camp for girls! Art/Cooking/Sewing Heather (that’s me), Singing Heather and Yoga Heather, together we offered girls to explore all sides of their creativity. The days were packed and balanced with learning, exercise, indoors and outdoors. We made use of our respective home studios and our ravine lot..Read More
Even though Interior Design is her mainstay, Heather’s experience as a Brand Expert is still requested from time to time. She consults with clients helping them to recognize and articulate their brand’s essence. She also helps them to communicate this to all of their stakeholders through their identity, website, marketing..Read More