Following a few years of owning a Bungendore Gift shop and creating hand embroidered pieces under her Created by Cal label, Carolyn acted on her long held dream of placing her souvenir designs onto quality products. Her “plans” had been discussed with her husband many times…so often in fact that he began ruefully uttering the phrase “there goes a pig…..”. So when Carolyn took the plunge in 2013, her business name was obvious and There Goes a Pig took flight!
“There Goes a Pig allows me to combine my love of design and stitching with quality fabrics and items to create gorgeous products which focus on celebrating well known sights in various Australian places as well as Aussie animals, birds and floral emblems” says Carolyn. “My range currently includes screen-printed linen tea-towels and cushions, magnets, notecards, soaps and herbal clothes protectors.”
Her designs appeal both to patriotic residents and visitors looking for a quality item celebrating where they live or visited. Carolyn has also created a floral design exclusively for the Australian War Memorial and is extremely proud to produce items bearing this design for display and sale in their shop.
Her most recent design features Schnauzers so is quite a departure from her souvenir designs although we’re sure her “studio assistant” Sugar approves! Lots of ideas are always fluttering around her studio as she aims to grow her business into the future.
Find out more about There Goes a Pig on the website www.theregoesapig.com.au.
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