My Mama-Made Monday's series is well underway and so far I have shared my favourite community for bringing together awesome alternative mamas, Punky Moms, as well as some amazing brands with gorgeous products, such as Little Button Cloud, The Milk Collective, Woody and Florence and Fred & Olive.
Today I'm sharing Blossom and Bear. A lovely website I came across on Instagram which has a whole host of beautiful products including personalised prints and essentials for both new mamas and babes. There's also a few of my favourite brands available on Blossom and Bear, so a must-visit for treat buys! Let's hand things over to Sarah, the brains behind the brand.
I'm Sarah and I am the mumma behind Blossom and Bear, an online collection of sweet design-led gifts for you, your little ones and your home.
Having studied creative arts uni, Blossom and Bear grew out of my need to have a creative outlet whilst my kids were little. I loved motherhood and all the joy that life with little ones brought with it but I was keen not to loose sight of my passions and the things I loved doing pre-kids. I began to make things for my little ones and then for friends, and that's how it all started!
I'm now a mum of three and I love the opportunity to work and create but still be flexible with spending time with my little ones. I sell on my own website as well as on having Blossom and Bear on Not on the Highstreet; my products are also stocked in a few shops around the country.
Life is busy so I grab moments to work when I can; I try to maximise on the kiddies nap times and am often like an overactive hamster scurrying around late at night packaging orders! (I'm writing this at 1am whilst feeding my baby her night feed!)
My most popular products are the teething necklaces and teething toys I make. I love putting these together but my favourite products to make are the illustrations and lettering. I really enjoy the design aspect of these and have a lot of fun coming up with new ideas. I love doing commissions for people and seeing what quotes and images are special to them.
Blossom and bear is still a fairly new business but I have already met so many talented designers and makers along the way that I have loved collaborating with. I love using Instagram to promote my work; there's something very satisfying about creating tiny little picturesque squares! Plus it can be a great community and you get to interact with your customers a bit more.
Why not come give us a hello on Instagram? We always love to make new friends - @BlossomandBear, and if you get a chance to browse through my shop you can get 10% off with the code 'TTLBLOG' at the check out!
*Discount code valid from August 8th 2016 - August 15th 2016.