Ill health led to life and career change
I became Self Employed after being unable to find another job with hours that suited my long term health problems. I graduated in 1995 with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art (Painting & Photography) & began a career in the Art Education departments in High Schools & Colleges within Manchester City Council.
But I then opened my Etsy shop after having lovely feedback from customers on Twitter & Instagram after they had seen some of the things I had made. Bespoke orders started to come in and I created many personalised gifts, some of which appear in my shop. Some of my designs are even named after the dog or person they were inspired by. I opened my shop on the 4th June 2013 and now have the peace of mind and the freedom to create gifts for you in a way that is manageable for me. In short, the perfect job. In those five years I've shipped goods to 34 different countries from Manchester, England.
A proud member of the official Made In Great Britain Campaign my Etsy shop was one chosen to appear in the first EtsyUK TV Advert but I was unable to attend the filming day. Watch the advert on http://youtu.be/lPq4eDJXm70 my shop link appears at the end.
A @TheoPaphitis #SBS Winner 04/03/18! #smallbusinesssunday
Copyright owned by Helen Rogers 2013. All rights reserved.
Sadly we lost our beloved first dog, Border Terrier Whiskey on 23/01/15 in traumatic circumstances. She was my business inspiration and daily companion.
RIP Whiskey x
But on a happier note we now have news of a new recruit to MisHelenEous: little Heidi Bluebell our new Border Terrier puppy. She joined us on the 6th July 2015 and has some great paws to follow in the footsteps of, but we're delighted. Welcome Heidi, here's to a new business partnership.
I suspend Custom & Bespoke Orders at the end of October to concentrate on the Christmas Season of sales, so contact me before then to avoid disappointment. Also keep an eye on the last UK to overseas posting dates. Thank you.
LAST POSTING DATES FOR CHRISTMAS 2018. USA/CAN & NZ/AUS 30th November. EU 9th & UK 19th December. Orders placed after these dates cannot be guaranteed for Christmas Delivery!
Owner, Designer, Creator
Designer Maker from Manchester making gifts for Home & Hound! Member of the Made in Britain Campaign & Manchester Makers Collective. My shop was chosen to appear in the first EtsyUK TV Ad. A @TheoPaphitis #SBS Winner 04/03/18! #smallbusinesssunday
Joined us on 6th July in the same year we sadly lost our first Border Terrier girl, Whiskey. Heidi will be my new model and part time assistant / companion. Here's to a new partnership!
Our beloved first girl Border Terrier Whiskey was the inspiration and reason for my MisHelenEous Business. She died in January 2015 and the shop continues in her memory. Sadly missed but we have just welcomed new recruit Heidi Bluebell into our lives
Monarch Print Ltd
I chose Monarch Print to produce these natural tote bags, transfer printed with my logo, as they are another small company based in the UK & I have neither the space nor equipment to make them myself. I am working on a range with them to compliment the handmade items I make whilst building my brand
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging
All orders are gift wrapped in tissue paper with care labels and gift tags
Custom and personalised orders
Contact me at the very earliest you want your custom order. I suspend custom orders in Late October, early November to concentrate on Christmas Sales and don't start them again till January
All sizes are given on item listings. Contact me for custom sizes.
Care instructions are given where necessary.
I only do wholesale prices on the fabric dog toy bones I make. I don't offer wholesale prices on any of my hand sewn items.
Please Note detailing is to one side only on all brooches, bag charms and keyrings. Plus my bandanas and bunting.