Hello! My name is Emma and I run Lemons for Lemonade, a blog and Etsy shop with assorted extras! Lemons for Lemonade was borne out of a desire to learn a new skill – crochet – and make something great and desirable out of beautiful yarn. I predominantly take commissions but also sell “off-the-peg” items in my Etsy shop. I am soon to take over an online yarn shop so keep your eyes peeled for that too!
* When did you start your business and what inspired you to start it?
I started my crochet business in 2011 although it didn’t really start to take off until 2012 when I started doing commissions.
* What are you favourite products you have made to date?
My absolute favourite products are the owl hats. They’re a joy to make and they’re so popular!
* Where do you sell your lovely products?
I sell my wares predominantly on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/LemonsForLemonade) but I also take orders via Twitter, my Facebook page and my Instagram feed.
* You are about to take over an online yarn store www.yarnandcraftshop.co.uk – tell us more !!
I’ve wanted to open my own shop for as long as I can remember. Late last year I started to make that dream a reality by putting in motion all the cogs and wheels needed to buy an online yarn shop from a friend of a friend. It will compliment what I do already and I can run the two businesses hand in hand. Hopefully it won’t be long before my other dream of being totally self-employed comes true!
Yarnspy wishes you all the best with your business this year Emma – as well as making lovely products your blog is fantastic with popping colours and fab photography to brighten the day !