Meet Elissa from Coolum Kokedama and My Resin Obsession | Sunshine Coast Collective Markets



Elissa is the amazing artisan behind Coolum Kokedama and My Resin Obsession. She has been with us since our first market back in Mooloolaba and has been apart of the family ever since! Married with a daughter (Ruby) and two identical twin boys (Rocco and Jake), Elissa still finds enough time to work on her amazing products! Get to know more about her below!

1. How long have you been making Kokedamas and what inspired you to start?

I first got into it as I had one I got from a lady in Tasmania. My twins who were 18 months at the time picked all the leaves off it and completely wrecked it. I didn’t want to have to pay for another so I gave making a Kokedama a try. That is where it all started. I posted the ones I had made on my personal FB page and people started buying them for Xmas presents. The rest is history 🤣

2. What has been the hardest challenge?

Nothing has really been challenging to be honest.

3. Is this your full-time gig or a side hobby?

This is a side hobby. I work part-time 3 days a week as a dental assistant and then home with the kids the rest of the time when not doing markets.


4. What is your perfect day off?

A perfect day off is chilling at home with the kids. We live on 2.5 acres so it’s lovely and peaceful… apart from kid noise!

5. An interesting fact about your life?

Grew up in Bris, lived and worked in London and traveled Europe for 2 years where I met my hubby. We then came home and decided to move to Coolum. We have now lived here for 10 years hence the name ‘Coolum Kokedama’

6. What is your favourite SCCM Day treat?

An amazing coffee from @slidecoffee and sitting down with Karen (@johnnybandanafordogs) to talk about what’s happened in our lives within the last fortnight. Plus a cheeky box of Shapes… (see last photo)

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