My name is Michelle and I am the face behind Blush & Fluff Co.! The idea of starting my own small business came up in September of 2020. Once the pandemic started, I saw it as the perfect opportunity to finally get my dream puppy. It was definitely an impulsive decision because it wasn't like I had been planning and preparing myself for a puppy. One day in April 2020, I told my boyfriend, Brian, that I was "just going do it" and put down a deposit for a mini goldendoodle. We were both hesitant, since we also have a 2-year-old cat, but I knew that this was the perfect moment to bring home a puppy to raise since we were both done with school and in quarantine.
While playing the waiting game for our puppy's gotcha day, I discovered the IG dog community and created an account for our puppy. Along with that, I also discovered the many small shops that make and sell bows and bandanas for dogs! It instantly became an obsession and I ended up purchasing a few too many bows and bandanas before our puppy came home. I've also met so many other dog mamas from all over the world with the same love and obsession as me LOL. In July 2020, we finally brought home our forever fur baby, Minnie!
I had so much fun creating Minnie's IG feed and was so inspired by Minnie herself, the IG community, and our favorite small shops to create my own brand that represents my aesthetic and wanted to share that with the world. Minnie has become my main muse ever since and I wouldn't be here if it weren't for her!
So, I purchased my first sewing machine, and I had no experience using one whatsoever so it was all very new to me! It also took me a few weeks to build up the courage to unbox it and learn how to use it, but with the help of Brian, who set it up for me, I was able to learn how to use my sewing machine in just a few days! Blush & Fluff Co. has been my creative outlet and I am pretty dang proud of how it's coming along! I would love to thank you all so much for supporting our small business & I can't wait to see where this new journey will take us. ♡
Michelle & Minnie