Saturday, 30 September 2017

Featured Shop October 2017 - Empathy Holistics

Our Featured Shop for October is Empathy Holistics I invited Emma to tell us a little more about the ideas behind her fabulous shop.

Tell us a bit about you!

I am Emma and would like to introduce Empathy Holistics to the wider world! I enjoy all things aromatherapy and holistic therapies.

What brought you to aromatherapy and holistic therapies? 

I have always been interested in concocting my own lotions and potions from a young age.  I fell in love with essential oils as a way of making people feel better, or to reduce the symptoms of illnesses/ medical conditions.

Why do you like using essential oils in your products?

I love the different powers and aromas of essential oils how they help people feel good, remind them of past memories and uplift their soul, body’s and thoughts.

Do you have a favourite product that you have created?

I have created a variety of products for the general public; I specialise in gift kits for pregnancy and labour.  Another favourite is my itch relief blend, which a number of parents have bought for their children and seems to alleviate the terrible ‘itch’. 

Best selling Yummy Mummy to be Kit

Are you able to make a remedy for somebody as a special order?

I am happy to tailor make a blend, cream or kit to suit a customers needs!  

Do you have a shop or you primarily online?

I have my products in a shop on Folksy where customers can also message me with their requirements.

You are obviously passionate about what you do!  Why is this?

My customers love the way that I can tailor make their products to suit their needs or situations.  I am a people person and I feel I know what people need or want from a cream or oil blend.  I can help people through enjoyable and tough times.

Do you have a personal favourite amongst your products?

My favourite oil blends are my newest empathic earth collection and bumps, babies and beyond.  I have also just started to promote my stocking filler blends and creams on Folksy

Thank you Emma!  We loved getting to know you a  bit better!

You can find Emma on Facebook and Instagram: #EmpathyHolistics
Emma King
Empathy Holistics

Friday, 8 September 2017

Featured Shop - Alessandra Handmade Creations

Our Featured Shop for September is Alessandra Handmade Creations

I asked Alessandra some questions to find out a little more about her fabulous designs and business.

How long have you been crafting for?

As a child I used to knit with my mother, aunties & grannies.  I remember sitting on my Grandmother's lap and sewing with this very machine!  Just seeing the machine brings back such wonderful memories!

You obviously like crafting with material - why do you like this?

I love the colours, textures, playability & the infinite creativity options that they offer. The sky really is the limit as to what they can be used for!

Your range is wonderfully diverse.  What are you able to create for people?

I can create so many different items! Quilts, cushions, throws, table covers & runners, place mats, bibs, T shirts, scarves etc etc!  If you have a look at my website it will show you examples of work that is available for sale and also previously sold designs.  I am always open to ideas and take commissions!

Where can your amazing work be purchased?

Available products can be found on my website and I also sell from a Showroom in Putney, West London, at Craft Markets and also at Private Sale events.

What do you think makes your products so special and you so successful?

My items are all either limited edition or truly unique.  They all have something slightly different, maybe a button or a ribbon but people appreciate this in an age of mass-produced. Most items can be personalised making this a very special gift!  People just need to contact me with their requirements.

What drives you forward?

I am passionate about what I do.  I like to make people feel pampered and special when they shop with me.  I pay great attention to detail from receiving the order to dispatching it.  All my items are wrapped beautifully, that is part of the process of making the experience special!

Is there anywhere that people can find you this year to see your amazing designs in person?

I am exhibiting this Autumn in a few different places and would be delighted if people visited me!  A full list of upcoming events can be found on my website. 

Thank you for taking the time to give us a better insight into Alessandra Handmade Creations.

Alessandra is active across all Social Media Platforms and you can find and connect with her here!