Handmade Moms, LLC has been busy creating new products for the holidays and for your home and gifting needs :-)

Below are some of the items that Handmade Moms LLC has been creating over the last few months.  We have lots of items that are perfect for gifts for the upcoming holidays.  We can customize and personalize any item on our shop!!  Each item we create is planned carefully and with love.  My mom and I brainstorm our idea, then head to the craft store to see what materials we can find to make our vision come to life.  Then we return home to begin the creation process. We tie, glue, wrap, assemble, until we feel the item is perfect.  Then we spend time getting a wonderful photo of our item so we can share it with our customer family.  Finally, comes the pricing and description so we can list it on our Etsy shop and facebook for sale.  The most fun part of this is coming up with our title, which includes the word ‘hand” in it for each of our items!  Then we list the item and wait to hope our item inspires a customer to purchase the way the handmade creation inspired us!

Take a look at some of our newest items below and if they spark interest, please visit our shop so we can handmake a lovely item for you next!!  We appreciate our customer family so much and our dream is for our items to bring a handful of joy to each customer! http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmademomsllc

Our girls hairbow with french barrette clip and we can make them using any color ribbon.

Our girls hairbow with french barrette clip and we can make them using any color ribbon.

HANDwrapped Hanging Headband Holder #1

Perfect for Holiday decor. Our Santa glove doll

Perfect for Holiday decor. Our Santa glove doll

Our fall basket wreath is perfect to hang in your home, or on your front door through Thanksgiving.

Our fall basket wreath is perfect to hang in your home, or on your front door through Thanksgiving.

A decorative clipboard. We can use any scrapbook paper, so perfect for teacher gifts, mother gifts, writer gifts, and more

A decorative clipboard. We can use any scrapbook paper, so perfect for teacher gifts, mother gifts, writer gifts, and more

Perfect for the men in your life!! We can create for any hobby or career!

Perfect for the men in your life!! We can create for any hobby or career!

Heart Apple Wreath #3

fall wreath scarecrow #1

Our Hands of Time wreath!  Perfect for co-workers, bosses, in your home!

Our Hands of Time wreath! Perfect for co-workers, bosses, in your home!

Creating a Pencil and Paper Wreath for Special Friend

Last week we presented our newest creation, a pencil and paper wreath, for a special friend who is a middle school language arts teacher. She just went back to teaching after being home with her children and she asked Handmade Moms LLC to create some decor for her classroom. We discussed back and forth and decided on a pencil and notebook paper wreath that had her name on it. We were excited to run with this new idea and see how it came together. We have created crayon wreaths but never a pencil and paper wreath.

We went out and got the supplies, number 2 pencils (made us feel like we are back in school!!), notebook paper, letters, scrapbook paper, wreath form, and wooden books. We came back to work on laying out the wreath.  We glued pencils around the wreath and then worked on the center circle of the wreath. We added her name and used beads to spell ‘welcome’.  We covered the wooden book cutouts in scrapbook paper to make them look like little novels. We went to secure the centerpiece but decided the wreath needed more pencils.  We added more pencils and then decided we should alternate point and eraser ends of the pencils. The wreath took on a star shape and was really starting to come together.  We were pleased!!

Then came the cone rolling of the notebook paper.  Trial and error went on for awhile but we finally got the cones to the correct size and secured them onto the wreath.  Once we added the centerpiece and we were finally very happy with the finished product.  We loved making this special and unique wreath for a wonderfully special and amazing friend. We thank her for supporting our business!!

We then tied down the wreath in the box and then could not wait to hand deliver and present the finished wreath to our friend.  She loved the wreath so much when we gave it to her and already knew when she was going to hang it in her classroom.  She said her students would love it too. That is all we can ask for, to bring a handprint of joy to our customers.  Another item created and another happy customer!!

This wreath will be listed on Etsy soon for sale, http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmademomsllc  However, if you want to order now please email us at handmademoms@gmail.com or visit us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/handmademoms and we can invoice you through paypal.  The wreath is $40 plus $8 shipping. If you are local to us we will be happy to hand deliver your wreath so shipping will be free.  We can customize this for other areas of teaching like math, science, art, etc.  Let us know if we can handmake a wreath for you today!

Thanks for reading and following Handmade Moms work! Our customers are #1 to us!

Bryce and Alexis

The Experience of Making our 2 Seashell wreath order

We have been working over the last week on an order for 2 of our seashell wreaths. We were so happy to get an order for these wreaths because we love the beach, and love shells, and can not wait to pass on this love of the ocean to a Handmade Moms customer.  We went out and purchased all the shells and ribbon for these 2 wreaths. Then we came home to begin laying out all the shells to see what ones would be perfect for each wreath.  We covered the base in beautiful white shells then filled in the wreath using all kinds of unique and colored shells. It is so much fun picking what shell is going where and seeing the wreath come to life before our eyes. The hot glue was hard to work with at times but that is why we are a team, we help each other out while creating!!  Below are some pictures of us working on the wreaths!

working on wreath #1working on wreath #2 working on wreath #3

After many hours of handglueing over 300 shells on each wreath, it was time to tie the burlap bows on.  Then came time to pack our wreaths for shipment to California.  We tied down each wreath and filled the boxes with lots of packing materials.  We added several blown up balloons to each box for extra cushioning.  This is a little tip we have learned that balloons are helpful to protect delicate crafts survive the mailing process!  And our boxes are off via Fed Ex on their way to California.  We can not wait to hear from our customer next week that the wreaths arrived and she has hung them on her double front door!   Pictures below of the final wreaths.

seashell closeup 3 seashell closeup 5

It brings us such joy to put in all the hard work to create each customer a unique craft just for them. Since each item we make is slightly different than the rest,it makes our items so much more special than mass produced items!!  We love being Handmade in the USA 🙂

We hope you enjoyed reading our blog post and if you like our work we would love to create a Handmade Specialty for you today!! Visit us to order and see more of our work on Etsy at http://www.handmademoms.etsy.com to order via credit card or paypal or facebook to order via PayPal at http://www.facebook.com/handmademoms

We want to thank our awesome customer for sending the picture of the wreaths on her front door.  They leave a handprint of joy on her doors!!

Wreaths on customer door!

Bryce and Alexis

Welcome to our Blog

Hello to our family of customers!!  Thank you for finding our new blog and taking time to ready to get to know what our business is all about.  Handmade Moms, LLC is a mom/daughter craft business of two handy moms who create handmade specialties leaving a handprint of joy with our customer family!  We have decided to join the blogging world today.  We started a blog so we can share how we make our crafts, our story, and any tips we learn along the way as we grow our business with our followers. Our special logo is our dear angel mom/grandmother, MaMaMa’s handprint. She is our daily inspiration for creating our crafts.

Our love of crafts, thrifting, antiquing, and repurposing is reflected in our handmade pieces. We offer a handful of one of a kind items: wreaths, frames, handbags, jewelry, and toys. We have many other hand designed specialties for your enjoyment.  We love custom orders, so contact us if you have an idea you would like us to create and we would love to bring that idea to life!  We can personalize any item as well to make it handmade just for you.

We have always had a dream to create a business together and now that our children/grandchildren are getting older we were able to make our dream a reality.  Our children/grandchildren are our daily movitvation, and even help us with ideas for our products.  We are happy to be able to work on Handmade Moms, while also being with them on a daily basis since family is so important in life!  We are also so grateful for the support of our wonderful husbands as we embark on this adventure of small business ownership.  A happy customer is what we always desire.  Our love of working together, combined with our talent and passion for crafts, and our awesome customer service to our special family of customers, is what will make Handmade Moms LLC a successful adventure 🙂

Currently we are working on an order for 2 seashell wreaths which will be on their way to California this week.  Each require handglueing approximately 300 shells on each wreath to make them each unique. We love creating these as it reminds us of our yearly family vacation to Sunset Beach, NC.  Our next adventure will be a pencil and paper wreath for a friend who is a middle school language arts teacher.

After these 2 orders are completed we are going to focus on wedding decor, wedding favors, and wedding centerpieces.  If you have a wedding coming  up contact us today so we can help add a handmade touch to your special day!!

Thanks for reading and getting to know a little more about Handmade Moms!  If you like what you read and want a Handmade Moms specialty you can order by visiting our Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmademoms or visit us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/handmademoms and send us an email to handmademoms@gmail.com and we can invoice you via PayPal.

Bryce and Alexis