The Fancy Llama
Owning a small business is a big job. But with the support and encouragement of our community, anything can happen. We'd like to take this time to introduce you to Shannon Motzer, owner of The Fancy Llama, a boutique that focuses on children's clothing and accessories.
Shop The Fancy Llama June 2nd from 10-4PM at the WestSide market, along with over 60+ other fantastic vendors.
Business: The Fancy Llama
Owner: Shannon Motzer
Product: Children's Clothing & Accessories
Tell us about your business, how did you get started?
I've been sewing since High School and have been making things ever since. My business has evolved over the years it began with totes and accessories, then turned into a line of plush animals called "Baby Cheeks" when a friend became pregnant and wanted animals to match the bedding... and she told friends, they told friends and I've been making the "Baby Cheeks" line for 8+ years and they are sold all across the country. The Fancy Llama came about almost the same way because friends wanted more unique children's items... and the rest is history.
How long have you been in business?
Officially I've been in business over 10 years.
What makes your product/business unique?
The Fancy Llama is a children's boutique that specializes in all handmade. We are a mobile boutique that also is available for private shopping parties.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
My daughter Mackinley and she has continued our sewing tradition with her own clothing line.
What would you tell someone who wants to start their own business?
You will work more/harder for yourself than you ever will for anyone else. Be prepare to be exhausted, frustrated, yet completely happy all at one time.
Where do you see your business in 5 years?
I currently am renovating an old bread truck to house our boutique, so in 5 years you may see more than one Fancy Llama around town.
Where can readers find out more about your work?
I encourage everyone to visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thefancyllamashop, follow us on Instagram @thefancyllamashop and on Etsy.
Come meet Shannon and check out all of her unique handmade accessories at the WestSide Market June 2nd.