New mum starts small business in Doncaster after getting into resin crafting during lockdown

A Doncaster woman who had her baby two weeks before the lockdown has turned her love of crafts into a small business as well as dealing with the new normal of being a mother in a pandemic.

Saturday, 12th September 2020, 12:30 pm

Megan Hill started a small business earlier this year after she moved back to Doncaster to give birth to her daughter Lily.

The 25-year-old from Askern said: “I had her two weeks before the lockdown started.

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Megan with her six month old daughter Lilly.

“My family and friends have not been able to come and visit her.

“My mum works in a hospital so we had to be super careful with her being a newborn.

Megan says it has been nice to have a creative outlet to combat lockdown boredom, which has also helped her with her mental health.

Megan started making resin crafts during lockdown and has been surpised at how nusy business has been.

“I thought I would be doing the stereotypical baby classes but we’ve not been able to.”

Megan decided looking for a creative outlet during the lockdown and she chose resin as her medium of choice.

Resin art has recently become popular thanks to social media apps such as TikTok and Instagram.

“I wanted something I could do at home with a new baby,” Megan said.

Megan makes coasters, key rings and trays from resin.

“Resin is relatively easy to do even though it takes a lot of skill to work with it.

“You mix the resin with mica powders to create designs and you can make coasters, wine butlers, trays, and key rings.”

Resin takes 24 hours to set and Megan says it can easily go wrong if it is not handled properly.

Megan gave birth to her duaghter Lilly two weeks before the lockdown started and has had a very different experience of new motherhood than she expected.

She has been excited by the reaction to the creation of her new business as she wasn’t expecting it to grow as quickly as it has.

She said: “It has been really busy which surprised me because I thought people might not have a lot of money to spend on crafted products.

“But there has been a real boost in people supporting small businesses.”

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