About Me

Hi I'm Kie and I am the author of the ramblings here on Kiesworld. If you scroll back years and years you will see many changes on this blog as my life and careers have evolved. 

I live with Paul and my son in Staffordshire. Last September during the pandemic I decided to have change of career. I was a Slimming World consultant which was a job I greatly loved but unfortunately Covid19 made things very difficult so I made the decision to try something new. I've always loved creating and have been designing personalised prints & making jewellery for family friends for years. I thought could I earn from a hobby?

I joined a Facebook 5 day Happy Side Hustle challenge with the lovely Julie Begbie and she said do what gives you joy! Well making things gives me joy so Elegantia Gifts was born & and an Etsy shop opened. I now create gorgeous personalised handstamped jewellery, keyrings and gifts. I work from home and my spare bedroom is now a gorgeous office/studio. I adore being creative and playing with new designs. It really does give me joy.

Paul my partner is a full time MOT tester and part time hobbiest carpenter. He is so creative and makes just the most stunning handcrafted wooden items - tealight holders, bottle openers, key hooks, garden hearts and more all from different woods and using some really cool techniques such as charring the wood to give a wonderful black effect. We decided to add some of the wooden items to my Etsy shop and its been fantastic. 

Now this blog is a bit mish mash full of recipes which doesn't really match with what I'm doing now. However the recipes are all mine, they are awesome & I still love cooking so I decided to keep them. You can find all the recipes over here.

Please enjoy my ramblings and posts, come and visit on my socials and next time you need a gift think of me, I've got everyone on your list covered except the kids - they just want Playstation and Xbox games 😉