Hey there friend, it's so nice to see you over here!
If you’re looking for a little more info on me and my small business, then you’re in the right place. In case you didn’t already guess, my name is Joanne and I’m the designer, maker and human being behind all of the products you’ll find on this site.
I left university with a First Class Honours degree in 2010. And created this small handmade business in 2012 when I decided that I wanted to chase my own dreams instead of making someone else’s come true (although there are days I miss playing with all the caterpillars – I used to work on a farm growing peppers for the supermarkets).
Everything I make is dreamt up in a small village in the south west of England. My products are all handmade to order by me in my small home studio. This might make me seem a little mad, but it means that very little is wasted!
This is the space in which the magic happens. It’s beautifully white and all of my ‘stuff’ is hidden away in bright, colourful boxes. Don’t be fooled though, it’s not always this tidy. I’d like to say this is all mine, but in fact I share this space with my boyfriend who is also works in the creative industry as a freelance infographic designer.
If you’re also a lover of stripes, tea, all things yellow, imaginary Frenchies called Frank and denim dungarees, then we should be friends. Like really. Find me on Instagram as @joannehawker
Speaking of Instagram, I’m responsible for clogging up your Insta feed every March. Why? Because, I’m also the creator the #MarchMeetTheMaker and #MeetTheMakerWeek Instagram challenges to help small businesses tell their handmade stories. I just love championing handmade and it’s a pretty amazing community to be a part of, read more on that over here. Did I mention, I won a Mollie Makes award for it too?
Anyway, less about me and more about you, you’re here for a reason, let’s grab a brew, a biscuit or two and see what I can help you with today.
Do you love secret messages and surprising people? Great! Me too! I designed a whole range of cards around this concept! You can surprise practically anyone with one of my scratchcards. I designed them for a Godmother, Godfather, Godparents and for announcing pregnancies. But it doesn’t stop there. I even have them for your bridesmaid, your future maid of honour and even little flower girls.
Perhaps, you’re not here for one of my scratch and reveal cards. Perhaps you’re here because you’re organising a wedding! Hooray! Congratulations! I’ve got everything you need to propose to your bridal party and groomsmen, I’ve also got a whole load of hen party badges and mirrors for that last blow out before the big day. If you’re looking for on the day stationery, I’ve got plenty of ‘to my mother on my wedding day’ cards to go around the whole family! Perhaps, you’re not at full-blown wedding planning stage yet and just need a simple personalised engagement card? Yep? Good, because I’ve got you covered there too.
Okay, are you still with me? If so, you’re not looking for any life changing occasion stuff. Right, in that case I can offer you a variety of funny Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s or Anniversary cards. Although, to be honest, as they’re all blank inside you can use them for almost anything. If you’re not looking for cards I can offer you a huge range of personalised and illustrated pocket mirrors.
Anyway, I’ll stop blabbing on about them all now because that’s a lot to digest and I’ve got things that need making! If you’re still stuck though, feel free to drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do!