Welcome to my online shop and thanks for visiting!
Established in 2012,
JabberWocky Creative Designs has become a destination gift & jewellery shop by offering a unique retail therapy combining a tranquil ambience and de-stressing shopping experience
providing first class customer service, unique & creatively designed gifts and beautiful jewellery - perfectly wrapped in a bow at no extra charge, its all part of the service so...
Find your sanctuary..
My story so far.. the shortened version..
My name is Lou, I was born here in Pembrokeshire. I am a skilled multi-medium artist specialising in art & design, retail managment and customer service. I've always loved to draw, paint and make things for as long as I can remember. I dreamt of owning my own shop when I was 6 years old - I wanted to make gifts and make people happy. And so my journey began... I was diagnosed with a UV allergy when I was 13 which enabled me to spend many years in my bedroom hiding from the sun and honing my artist and creative skills. When I got older and my allergy was controlled I studied GNVQ Art & Design for 5 years and then opened a shop in Haverfordwest in 1999 called 'The Magic Dragon'. I soon realised I needed retail management experience so I started working for the Arcadia Group where I trained as a retail manager and left Pembrokeshire. I moved around the South Wales area working for the company in management positions for 5 or 6 years, gaining NVQ's in retail operations at the same time and I was lucky enough to find myself on the 'Fish Pholisophy - Train the Trainer' course which was a unique learning experience and invaluable for my future plans. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I suffered some health issues and I had to leave Arcadia. I moved to Cornwall and reconnected with nature. I ended up back in Wales working in the hospitality industry as a bar and restaurant manager. My health issues returned and I left Wales for Hull.. I eventually came back to Pembrokeshire and lived off grid in a tent with my cat for a couple of years. So I've now come full circle and I have my own shop and successful business utilising all the skills I've learnt along the way and literally living the dream I had nearly 40 years ago. I have a beautiful daughter who gave me the strength to try again and she is the reason I built JabberWocky Creative Designs in 2012. I chose the name JabberWocky as I wanted a dragon theme name to link with my previous business and my love of all things mythical, also there was a film called 'Jabberwocky' made in Pembroke Castle in 1977, the year I was born.
I hope you enjoyed learning a bit about me and the background of my business 'JabberWocky Creative Designs'.