Gorgeous keepsakes to capture memories!
Love to introduce you to Melody from MelodyArt & Designs!
I started MelodyArt & Designs about 4 years ago, well before our son, Theo, was born. At that stage
I was primarily focusing on providing wedding and party stationery with a paua theme. When
Theo was born, we decided that it was important to us that I was going to be at home with him
full time, it’s lovely to be able to keep on doing something that I love. My life drastically changed, babies tend to have that effect don’t they? With that so did the general direction of MelodyArt & Designs and I started to do keepsakes for birth and other occasions.
|Boys Word Art Image|
When I was 12 I started making handmade cards for family and friends. I always signed the back of the cards with a heart and “MelodyArt” below it. Being very arty and creative, I just loved how the rest of my initials spelt Art so that was how Art came to be in the name. Designs was added in 4 years ago when I started my facebook page, and though I am married now and initials have changed, the name has become my creative identity and has stuck.
|Girls Word Art Image|
In 3 Words...
Capturing Timeless Memories
(I don’t have a daily routine as I am not a routine orientated person) I do most of my work upon inspiration and if that hits after midnight I will often work until 3am. Most days I spend balancing work and time with Theo. It has it’s challenges, especially when he refuses to nap , but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
|Family Keepsake Image|
I am most excited about my recent collaboration with the lovely Shannon from Baby it’s Personal. We have, together, released a range of keepsakes on cushions which we love and they are proving to be popular. It’s a great experience to work together with someone to bring a new project to life.
Advice to others wanting to start a business: be original! There are so many businesses doing the same sorts of things. Don’t copy them, put your own creative twist on your work and find something that will set you apart from others. It’s a lot of work but is a fantastic journey that will grow your character.
It is very important to me to give back and I do this by creating remembrance keepsakes for families who have lost a little one due to miscarriage, still birth or illness. This is a service I offer free to families in new Zealand experiencing loss.
|Angel Baby Word Art Image|
Website ~ www.melodyartdesigns.com
Facebook ~ www.facebook.com/MelodyArtDesigns
Website for cushions ~ www.babyitspersonal.com
|Wedding Keepsake Image|
Melody has super kindly given me a Family Rules Keepsake digital image to giveaway to one of you! Please enter below. The giveaway will close on 7 April at midnight and the winner will be emailed on 8 April and announced here on my blog. This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE!
Thank you Melody! LOVE you all to share, thank you x
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