It’s about time I gave a big shout out to another two lovely crafters who have contributed to our parcels – we are so grateful and lucky to work with the best handmade businesses!
In this post, I’m going to showcase ‘JaJo Gifts’ and ‘Sarah’s Crafty House’.
We asked the business owners to write a short description and tell us a little about why they started and what their small business means to them.
Amanda Gilchrist from ‘JaJo Gifts’ –
‘JaJo Gifts started in 2013 while I was on maternity leave with my second child. I’ve always enjoyed making things and needed a hobby while away from the 9-5. I started making a few items and people asked me to make them for them too, so my little business was born.
It is named after my children Jasmine and Joseph, and the products on offer have changed over the years, but have always had a handmade, self-designed element at their heart.
Starting at my dining table while working another job, things have moved on, I have a designated work area and we are currently a team of 4, and it is what I now do full time.
It gives me time with my family and the flexibility to work around them, and it brings me great joy doing something I love’.
You can find Amanda’s products here: http://www.jajogifts.com
Sarah Williams from ‘Sarah’s Crafty House’ –
‘Sarah’s Crafty House started 3 years ago now, I’ve always been quite crafty and creative, making gifts for family and friends, so picking a name was easy, as that’s how my house is!
While in my previous job, we’d always have a giggle making light of things not going to plan, or at colleagues and their funny ways, and most days ‘that should be on a plaque’ would get said, so I did put them on a plaque as gifts, and everyone loved them. After about a year of doing stalls and orders for friends, I decided to do it full time, so now I get to do what I love, and get to spend more time with my kids.
Plaques are my best sellers by far, but I also make jewellery, some pyrography, printed bags, candles, the list goes on, I’m basically a craft addict!
I’ve been delighted to have my plaques included in the brilliant Smile Parcel, and hope they added an extra touch to everyone’s Halloween décor’.
You can find Sarah’s products here: https://www.facebook.com/sarahscraftyhouse