We are the Mini Wallers
We are the original day dreamers, we are the pictures and words behind the Mini Waller adventures and we would like to say hello!
Before there was Val and Bruce there was just us, Katie and Han – we are sisters and creators, we like to day dream and to dream big. Mini Wallers is our escape into a world of bedtime stories and epic adventures.
Between us we have, 2 husbands, 2 daughters and 3 sons, we have become bathtime lifeguards, school run runners, coffee drinkers, gin sippers, stay at home mums, working mums, bedtime readers, illustrators, writers and sisters.
Since becoming mums our adventures still happen but usually in a Costa Coffee (other coffee shops are available!). When we finally sit down for a drink and a chat after bribing our children with cake and squash, then two out of the three walking children need the loo. Two of the three squash’s get spilled over all of the cakes and one out of the two non walking children creates a nappy explosion that would test even the most experienced of chemical waste clean up operations!
Hence, why we both felt like we needed an outlet, something fun and creative that we could take ownership of and watch grow (obviously other than our children), something that would ensure that business meetings in the pub would be required at least once a month. Growing up we would work together on many projects, the stay out as late as you can without getting caught, the ‘you do my homework and I’ll do yours!’, the how much can you fit in a sports car trip to IKEA (turns out not that much unless you crack the windscreen) and the blame it on your brother or older sister mantra (we perfected this one!)
We have grown together and grown apart as we went off to University and started out in the big bad world of work, our lives took us in different but very complimentary directions. Katie continued to pursue her love of all things creative and has carved out a very successful career in Graphic Design for herself, along with being a whizz behind the camera. Me? I’m more of a free spirit?! with an eclectic mix of knowledge in Customer Service, Account Management, Printing, a love of writing – you can throw in pancake maker and being an owner of a Flooring Company too (told you eclectic!)! Having children has brought us back together, we understand and appreciate how important a good night’s sleep is but also how useful the 3am feed is for some major Instagram stalking! We have combined our skills and set out to create beautiful pieces of art that we love and that we hope you will too.
Mini Wallers is our latest adventure, it is by no means our first and most definitely not our last – you see we have known each other 9 months more than most. From the very beginning, being born twins means that almost everything we do will be an adventure that we share, be it first bikes, first loves and first children – we are and have always been the two sides of the same coin.
This is our Mini Waller adventure...