Wait a minute, who is actually behind the stuffed bumblebee?
..you probably just asked yourself that and that's exactly why you ended up here.
To answer your question, I would like to finally introduce myself (man, dammit, that took a long time again... typical me.)
But let's start at the very beginning.
Hello! My name is Yasmin, but actually everyone calls me Yasi - or recently also Hummelchen (yikes, why is that?)
I was born on September 24th, 1991 in the heart of the Ruhr area, but now I live with my dear husband in Thedinghausen, near Bremen.
I passed my Abitur in 2011, then studied architecture for two semesters and then somehow became an IT systems electronics technician...
(Wait a minute, how did it end up here!?)... but somehow it wasn't my passion after all.
Since - actually always I love the creative.
In my spare time I draw, sew and do handicrafts. And actually.. everyone dreams of turning their hobby into a job!? And that's exactly what Stoffhummel is - trying to make my little dream come true.
I want to design fabrics that will blow your mind and provide you with the fabrics that I use and love myself!
...I want to practically infect you with my addiction! Will I succeed? We hope so!
And so we come to what I actually do here.
Quite a lot, but definitely not everything anymore ;)
In addition to me and my husband, there is a good pack fairy named Nina, who packs most of the packages for you. Sometimes I do it myself, but most of the time she does it.
Also, I don't just create the fabric designs here anymore (yay!), because I have a good friend who is now helping me - dear Jessie from Lillipaya.
In addition to stuffed bumblebees, I have two little guys who always keep me on my toes.
Because it is also very important for me to spend time with my family, it can happen that one or the other takes a little longer, although I always go full throttle for you.
I'm just a little bumblebee who can never sit still...
And how did Stoffhummel.de start?
Stoffhummel was the obsession of a friend and me at the time.
The original plan was actually to sell minky, because thanks to Corona (and I actually wanted to avoid that word...) there was hardly any chance of getting minky fabrics. Except wholesale. I was able to raise €1500 and we placed our first Minky order. At the same time, my girlfriend built the first version of this homepage and took care of the social media entries (if you look closely, you can see exactly when there was a change.)
What are still left of her today are the beautiful photos with our stuffed bumblebee Minky and the bumblebee on it. That was your idea :)
In the end, however, we separated our projects because it became apparent that both are simply difficult to reconcile and one project is always somehow the stepchild.
Since I was already making numerous other plans in my head and wanted to continue working on Stoffhummel (the material was also stored with me), we decided that she would continue The Lilli Bird and I would take over Stoffhummel completely.
Since then, stuffed bumblebee has been under my sole control and I have a lot more plans for the future!
I look forward to many exclusive fabrics, my own designs and collaborations with other artists.
And of course, I also depend on your support, for which I would like to say thank you. Because together we have come a long way!