Work the Dream

I love Dave Ramsey for so many reasons.

His wisdom has helped my family stay afloat during trying times.

Simple, straightforward advice.  Just what this crazy busy life needs.

My most favorite quote is this…

So what does a financial guru have to do with a handmade business?  Actually a lot!  When I first started sewing for an income it was to generate a side hustle to help out our family finances.  Now using his principles I am building my dream of working successfully for myself.

It’s all in the dream.  The plan to move out of the classroom and into a self sustaining endeavor.  Waking up early and making the most out of each moment.  Engaging and building a community that fills each other up.  That is what is driving me to get after it when all I want to do is just sit.

Dreams don’t happen just because you wish really hard.  They come true because you work really hard.

So how do you stay motivated when you’re just plain tired?  For me it’s all about the bigger picture.  Where do you want to be?  How are you going to get there?  Is there a way you can reach your goal in manageable chunks?  Stop and figure out a strategy.

My current strategy is to get things organized in an assembly line fashion.  Using beautiful fabrics that I find mixed in with my tried and true prints keeps me excited!  I love, love fabric, so putting together an essential oil pouch out of an amazing new print is my carrot!  I get jazzed and then work becomes fun!  How cool is that?!?  Enjoying the process is just as important as the final outcome.  Am I right?!?

It’s not all rainbows and unicorns, but it is all so very worth it!

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Love is in the Details

Someone asked me what makes my pouches stand out and immediately my mind raced with answers.

It comes down to the details.

Washing and pressing each piece of fabric before it is used.

Top stitching along each zipper.

Finishing each ruffle.

The love is in the details.

These pouches come from hands that tend to lean into perfectionism.  I can’t and won’t put something out there that isn’t just right.  My heart is too invested in the brand to let something that isn’t amazing come out of it.

Every pouch is a piece of me.  I thought and planned and plotted the best way to put these pouches together.  Trials and errors led to a set of essential oil pouches I am proud of in every way.  From the fabric choices to the construction, it’s all essential in the overall vibe of my shop.  I strive for fun, beautiful, whimsical, practical, and quality pouches.  They are handmade and distinctly my style.

Essentially Handmade is not just a great name it’s me.  This shop is my heart, soul, and dreams.  When I was brought up I learned to do it right or don’t do it at all.  It’s who I am. These pouches reflect that inherit commitment for excellence.

My hope is that my customers adore their pouches.  There is no higher praise than someone commenting about how well the pouches are made. Hearing those words makes my heart sing.  It builds up my creative spark and gives me the energy to keep going each day.

The love is in the details.

Making pouches isn’t just about making a living it’s also about adding beauty and quality to the world.  In a world where so many things are made the cheapest and quickest way possible, it’s nice to stand out.

Essentially Handmade pouches serve a need and add more smiles to the world with their whimsical vibe.

I can’t think of anything better!

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We’re Open!

We're Open Essentially HandmadeToday is the day!

Enjoy yourself as you browse through my incredibly adorable and totally practical essential oil pouches!

Essentially Handmade pouches are handmade with love and care right in my home studio space. Fun fabrics and awesome ruffles make these pouches stand out from all the rest.  An eye for detail and a passion for quality drive me as I make each pouch. It is my joy to find and pair the perfect fabrics for all of my pouches.  Every piece of fabric is washed and pressed before it is made into a pouch.  This step is just one part of my process that reflects the quality and care you will find in my pouches.  I love seeing so many beautiful combinations of fabrics transformed into stunning essential oil gear!

With three sizes to chose from you are sure to cover all your bases.  Bitties are the perfect size to keep in you bag all the time holding four of you favorite bottles.  Traveling? Grab an original Essential Oil Pouch that holds ten bottles.  For those that are serious essential oil lovers the Grand Essential Oils Pouch was made for you!  Its inserts hold thirty bottles. All of the pouches come with inserts that are padded to ensure you can store your essential oils safely!  Each insert can accommodate both 5ml and 15ml bottles along with the popular roller bottles.

Every purchase you make helps a dream become reality.

For that I cannot possibly thank you enough.

This shop is all about chasing a dream and I am so blessed to be able to share it with all of you!

  My tribe is full of amazing people that mean more to me than they will ever know! Without their help and support this shop would not be able to exist.  It really is a culmination of many hours of hard work and drive coming together to create a space I am so proud to call mine!

So, today is the day!  A new business is born!

Have fun!  Enjoy your shopping! I know you will find just the right pouch!

 

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