Saturday, August 2, 2014

Sensational Shop Saturday - HCM Creations!

31 Days of Sensational Shops went so well that Sensational Shop Saturday was created to continue to feature awesome handmade shops!

Today's Sensational Shop is HCM Creations - run by Heather Messer!

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Tell us about you - the creator!

That would be me! :D I love to create, ANYTHING, along with HCM Creations I also started a Web Design business called Krafty Panda Designs. While I, like some creators, am a perfectionist and get a bit frustrate when things don't turn out how I want them, as long as I'm creating something unique for someone I am happy.

Describe your shop and what you sell

HCM Creations offers hand painted home decor and gifts with a focus on personalized/customized designs. At my shop you can find wooden signs, letters, Growth charts, memory boxes, car tags, painted glass frames, and so much more; if it can be painted it can be created!

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What is your favorite item to make? Why?

I love making my popular wedding frames and family tree frames, they are an amazing way to display such special events and new beginnings in a couples life, the joining of two lives and the growth of their family.

How and when did you start your business?

HCM Creations started as a way for me to make my own gifts for family and friends when I had my cousin contact me about making 3 things for her wedding and that she would pay me. She sent me multiple photos of things she found on Pinterest for me to recreate for herself. That's when I realized just how much I enjoyed doing different projects and decided to offer these things to others.

 It took me many months to decide on a name and finally I landed on my initials, something simple but that could encompass multiple products; HCM Creations was really born. From there I purchased a web domain (which I have put on the back burner and decided to focus more on current orders and Etsy for the time being), created a fan page and finally opened an Etsy shop. I attended multiple vendor events and even got some of my items displayed in a store on consignment....AND HCM Creations is not even a year old yet :) I can't wait to see what the future holds for my business.

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Where can buyers find you?

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll see you next week for another Sensational Shop Saturday!

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