ABOUT ELEFANT TAILZ
Welcome to my small business page! I am a wife, mom of two, and 5th grade teacher who loves to “burn the midnight oil” by crafting and creating! My husband and I are big Alabama Crimson Tide fans, so now you have a little idea how I came up with my store name. Roll Tide! I love to travel, spend afternoons by the pool, and lazy weekends when I can catch up on my TV shows.
How did this little Elefant Tailz business begin? The hobby began shortly after my daughter was born in 2007, and I took a couple years off from teaching. My mom and I have always been crafty and creative, so we began making baby items and selling them in some local stores. We monogrammed, appliqued, and sewed custom dresses, shirts, burp cloths, baby gowns, towels, etc. It was just a little side hobby that we both enjoyed, and we tagged our items with the name "Elefant Tailz." I went back to work in fall 2009. My free time was limited, so I mostly began making items just for my daughter. My mom has continued making baby items and gifts for the local store...so some of those items may pop up on here too in the future!
I've always been one who likes to figure out how to make stuff. I saw people wearing these cute shirts...and I thought, "I can do that!" I bought myself a heat press and some vinyl...and made my daughter and myself a cute football shirt supporting our school. A couple friends asked me to make them a shirt like one we were wearing. I needed about $20 more to get free shipping on my t-shirt order (you know, I am not going to pay shipping when I can spend a little more and it’s free, haha)...so I made a little post on Facebook. As they say...the rest is history!
What began as a little side business making vinyl t-shirts has slowly expanded to include my own digital t-shirt designs, alpha packs, clipart packs, sublimation items, and more! I see all these ideas on social media...and you guessed it...I'm reading, researching, and learning a new craft!