About me

Ciara, founder of Blue Thistle Designs

Hello, I’m Ciara, founder of Blue Thistle Designs.

My background is actually completely unrelated to stationery! I was working in an office environment until October of 2019. I had my third child the April before that and made the massive decision not to return to the workplace after my maternity leave had ended! (gulp)

So, here I was completely thrown into a new sort of hectic life running around after my three little monkeys. School runs, playschool runs, lunches, dinners.. The list is endless! It is NOT easy!!

Starting my own business was something I had always wanted to do, I just had no idea what I could do. I definitely think you need a “grá” for something and not just jump into it in the hope that it will grow on you!
I’ve always been an organised person, I’ve used planners/diaries every year and I LOVE writing lists! There’s no better feeling than ticking off something on your list. Trust me!
I felt stationery was something that I could relate to and I felt I could design products that were both stunning and practical at the same time!

And so Blue Thistle Designs was born! I am so excited to be on this journey and cannot wait to launch my very first planner this Autumn! I hope you will love it!

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Ciara x

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