About me & the story of my shop
I’m a 24 year old girl who goes by the name Alva, or Tuuli Alva. I live in northern Sweden with my fiance and our three cats Skrållan, Stina & Signe.
When I’m not working on my shop I love to craft, scrapbook, watch series and spend time with my fiance, William. I love pink, glitter, pastels and all things ‘’girly’’ (so you can expect to see a lot of that in my shop 😉 )
I fell in love with planning during the fall of 2015, I just loved to decorate my planner and watch planning videos all day long. I was having quite a hard time, but planning became a much-needed escape for me. I actually started of printing my own icons on regular printer paper that I then glued in my planner. Don’t worry – I’m using sticker paper now, so you don’t need to worry about gluing my stickers down, haha.
Shortly after I had discovered planning, I opened my shop. I started out selling printable stickers, and a few months in, my grandpa decided he wanted to help me get started with physical stickers. He got me my very first silhouette machine and my very first printer. Before I opened my shop, I had problems even getting out of bed, due to a severe depression. Once I opened, I started to feel like I had a purpose and I now had something that made me so very happy. My grandpa saw how happy planning, stickers and designing made me. I'm so very grateful that he helped me get started!
Besides depression and anxiety, I struggled with just being diagnosed with a-typical autism. I really liked knowing what was up, but it still took me awhile to accept it. And as a cheery on top, I was diagnosed with social phobia, a couple of years later.
It took me 3.5 years longer than it ‘’should have’’ to finish my ‘’gymnasie’’ studies, but I finally did in September of -19. So now I’m giving this a shot full time, and I just couldn’t be happier about it.
Today I’m having so many better days and I feel so much better than I used to.
Since I opened my shop, I’ve had a lot of questions about the name of my shop. So, I feel like I should address that too. Tuuli is actually my Finnish name. Ever since I started going online and making usernames, I’ve used Tuuli Alva or Tuuli. So, naming my shop Tuuli Plans came naturally to me.