About Bluebird Chic, LLC.
practical style that's comfortable
My name is Leah Farquharson, and I’m the owner of Bluebird Chic, LLC. I love style that’s practical, and building my business around products that give my customers a way to not only be comfortable while they work (or use their camera for everyday), but to also feel stylish and express their personality is super exciting for me. I love that I’m supporting people who understand the beauty and impact of photography and capturing memories!
On bluebirdchic.com and all bluebird chic social media, I’m focused on sharing both curated and personal content that brings you style and inspiration that’s practical – everything from projects, photography, art, home styling, renovation, design, to recipes – anything that helps you feel creative and inspired. I especially love highlighting and supporting other women led businesses, promoting a strong community spirit of support over competition.
You can find the camera straps that I make and sell here on Etsy, but Bluebird Chic is growing to be so much more. My hope is that it’s becoming a place for inspiration and community that revolves around creativity and connection.
A little bit about my studio/workspace:
My studio space is located in the corner of our larger “great room”. I definitely have a love hate relationship with it! The wide open space allows me to get extra work done without missing out on what the family is doing, but it can also be a constant reminder of work that needs doing. I work hard to maintain blocks of time set aside for family, my husband, and personal things that I find inspiring. The styling is very clean with white walls where I can do everything from pin up my latest artwork to moving things around for a photoshoot. I’m always working on ways to better organize supplies and keep things productive.
What inspires me?
So many things! Flowers and freshly mowed grass. Time spent working in the kitchen to make a favorite meal or dessert. Paint. Photos. Learning new things. Fashion. Understanding a new business principle. (I spend so much time in business workshops and books. I love that aha! moment that helps me see something new that can help me grow my business.) My love of all things crafted always leads me around a corner to create something new. I try to hang on to a vibrant curiosity and follow the paths that open. The past two years I’ve even been studying surface pattern design and learning illustrator. That meant that this summer I was able to create something new made with my own artwork and pattern design. There’s something absolutely thrilling about following the process from the very beginning of finding inspiration, to creating artwork, digitizing the designs to create a pattern, and then having it printed for use in a product that I hope my customers will love.
We have two boys that we’re raising together in the greater Miami/South Florida metro area in a home filled with lots of love. We’ve homeschooled the guys since the oldest was just in first grade, and this year we’re excited to be starting them in online course enrollment, since they’re both now in higher level courses. They love video games, writing code, and basketball – you’ll find us running like crazy people to keep up with their basketball schedules in different city rec programs for most of the year now that they’re older, or catching a game featuring our favorite players whenever we can squeeze it in.
To find out more about me and my business, please visit the Bluebird Chic website at http://bluebirdchic.com.