If you've gotten a gift from me, chances are it's been accompanied by a card made by the lovely Katrina at Mum & Me Handmade Designs based in Brisbane Australia.
I asked Katrina a few questions about her own Handmade Adventure;
How long ago did you start Mum and Me Handmade Designs?
I started my business with my mum 9 years ago. We started attending markets in Brisbane. Some markets I even have my grandmother help and so it’s a real family affair. I have 3 daughters ages 4, 7 and 9 and they inspire me to do what I do.
What led you to start creating cards?
I’ve always loved cards and after having my first daughter and receiving lots of beautiful keepsake cards I decided to give it a go. I started making cards with stamps, cardstock, papers, embellishments and each card would take me over an hour to make each one. I did this for years before realising I love prints and fonts and so finally decided to give this style a go and it was the best decision for me. I love love love making these cards.
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What is your design process?
Some of my cards are original designs and lots of others are artwork I have purchased. I love to sketch and play around with designs and layouts and to work out how I want my cards to look and what I can do to make my cards modern and stylish.
Where do you work from?
My business started out in the dining room and I just started taking over the whole house. I now have a separate area and work benches where most of my stock and supplies are kept. My craft space is a little dark so I tend to still work at my dining room table! Each Monday I start the week fresh and I make sure I reorder and stock my workspace and create a list of everything that I need to make. I also sew so I have fabric everywhere!!!
It feels right!!! I love what I do and it brings me a lot of joy. It has been a lot of hard work and I have made some mistakes along the way but after 9 years I am very happy where my business is at and I’m looking forward to the next few years. I love hearing from my customers and their beautiful feedback puts a smile on my face each time.
Mum and Me Handmade Designs have the perfect card for every occasion!