A wee while ago I shared the first in my series of articles about women who fled the rat race to establish their own business. As we celebrate wool week this week who better to hear from than the rather wonderful Lynne Seaton,

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founder and owner of My Baboo. This is Lynne’s story.

“I studied and worked as an architect throughout Scotland for nearly twenty years, designing buildings such as prision cells and court rooms. In 2008 I decided it was time to try and start up my own textile business from my hobby of knitting.  I gave myself a year and was surprised how well My Baboo was received, and soon I realised that there was no going back to my ‘old’ job.

In 2010 our second child was born and since then I have continued to grow the business with stockists all over the UK.  Internet sales are steadily growing and when our girl starts school next year I will have more time to really develop this and look at different ways to grow My Baboo further.

I have always knitted since a little girl, wool is such a fantastic material to work with, you really can create anything from it.  Working from home is hugely rewarding too.  We have been lucky to never need child care and I have a stunning view over the Campsie hills to inspire me every day.  Being my own boss is great, you definately get out what you put in, and I love being in charge of my own future.  What could be better than making a living from a ‘hobby’ you have always loved?

This is the view from Lynne’s Scottish studio and these are some of the fabulous goodies that she makes there.

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To win one of My Baboo’s fabulous Christmas Baa Baubles simply share or rt this post on facebook or twitter and comment below telling us Lynne’s former job. All the correct answers will go into the TMK sorting hat on Monday 13 October.