Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Mosey Handmade. In Jes's words:
"Mosey Handmade is a collaboration between two best friends, Steph & Jes. We love making heirloom quality pieces that can be used in Birthday Celebrations & add a bit of whimsy to any celebration. The crowns we make are extra special and are great gifts from parents to their little ones on their special day!
Follow us on our blog ~ little bits and bobbin. You can also find us on Instagram at: moseyhandmade (to see our latest custom crowns and follow Steph and her 5 rescue kitties) and here on morningglorywaldorf (to see Jes' Waldorf inspired kindergarten)."
SouleMama: How long have you been in business?
Jes: Steph and I have been working together for over 3 years now. Last Spring we really changed the focus of our business from Waldorf toys and woolies to Handmade Birthdays.
SouleMama: How do you come up with new designs and ideas?
Jes: We are so inspired by our customers, the mamas and the papas who write to us asking "can you make this special item for our child? she loves rainbows and unicorns--" and then the unicorn crown made it's way into our shop after that! We also send sketches back and forth all the time to try and figure out exactly how each crown will be made. I think both Steph and I really love that part of designing, being able to bounce ideas off of each other. It keeps us inspired and motivated.
We are also very inspired by our own children. Jes' daughter has a lifetime supply of amazing thrifted vintage clothing from steph and as much as she mixes those patterns and colors--somehow those become the palettes of our day in the shop.
Jes: Steph and I both wanted to be artists growing up and we feel pretty realized in that respect, which is very cool. Also both coming from a Fine Art backgrounds to the crafting community and having our art be taken seriously still has been really rewarding.
SouleMama: What role does 'handmade' play in our society?
Jes: I think this is a really important question, especially relevant over the last 10 years or so...handmade now means quality...that's a change from when we were growing up and it tended to mean your family didn't have enough money for storebought things. People see the value in items made in small batches one at a time--from fine food and canning to knitted socks and baby blankets, as a handmade community we are sharing the love in a big way. I think it also means a lot of heart went into the making of the handmade item & our society really values handmade in a way we haven't in a very long time.
SouleMama: Is there a creative pursuit you haven't explored yet, but would like to?
Jes: Steph used to build large sculptural art, it would be so neat to build something in that fashion with the materials we now use...like a huge felt sculpture or installation.
For today's giveaway, Mosey Handmade is generously offering the following gift to ONE winner:
Pack includes:1 birthday crown1 personalized bunting or highchair bunting1 happy birthday banner1 dozen cupcake toppers1 cake bunting1 birthday award ribbon with number of your choice6 party hats6 party favor award ribbons with appliqué from theme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person,
please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8am EST on Monday, and
announce the winner, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winner is:
Love this! My daughter turns 5 in a few weeks!
Posted by: Cee
Thank you, Mosey Handmade!