Emily Rudd - Handmade by Emily
Hi, I am Emily, owner/maker of Handmade by Emily. I set up my small business in 2017 after being made redundant at work to keep myself busy as well as to earn a little money. I returned to work later that year but continued Handmade by Emily as a side project as I enjoyed meeting people at events and sharing my work with others. Today, I still enjoy all aspects of running my own small business, but I am also a part time teaching assistant and Mum of one. In my spare time (when I get any) I love spending time with my daughter watching movies or taking a stroll along the beautiful Cornish coast.
Back in 2017, when I started out, I sold a mix of crafts but over time I have found that Crochet is my real passion. So today my range is crochet gifts and homewares with the occasional non crochet product thrown into the mix. My best sellers are my bath and beauty accessories range which includes 6 products (Face Scrubbies, Wash Mitts, Eye Sleep Masks, Soap Socks, Flannels & Shower Scrunchies). Each bath and beauty product is lovingly crocheted by hand using responsibly sourced 100% cotton yarn in a variety of colours to suit all tastes. The pattern I use to crochet them gives a gentle exfoliating feel whilst still being soft on the skin. As a small business I am conscious of my impact on the environment and some of these products reduce the need for shop bought plastics and disposables and all are machine washable making them reusable for many years. My packaging is also made by me using recycled paper / card and compostable cellophane.