Today we’d like to introduce you to Victoria Robinson.
Victoria, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
A few years ago, when I was pregnant with my youngest, I was crocheting more to keep myself occupied after I was put on bed rest by the doctor. My oldest asked me for a minion hat and I made it and thought nothing of it. He wore the hat to school and came back home later that day and said hey mom you know you really should sell your stuff. Of course, I’m looking at my 10-year-old like yeah, sure kid, but the kid’s dad heard and said: oh yeah, you really sure your stuff is nice. I still ignored them both, lol. So, their dad found this website called Etsy and I’m like wait people SELL handmade stuff like that? We loaded a few things up to Etsy and the next thing I know I’m making money and loading products up on Facebook, Etsy and Instagram. My business started to pick up and here we are today.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I LOVE what I do and I would say the biggest challenge I get is when we get busy with both crochet and shirt orders. I’ve incorporated tutus into the mix and as of right now it’s myself and my son working. His little brother has been our assistant shirt holder but that’s about it, lol. We’ve expanded over the last year and the challenge is now keeping up with orders during the school year. Other than that, the excitement of being able to participate in someone’s special event keeps us motivated. Especially when we get pictures of the day sent back to us.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Comfort Handmade LLC – what should we know?
We are a crochet and T-shirt business. We specialize in children’s attire but we do family-oriented items as well. I’ve been crocheting since I was 10 years old so I am known for carrying a ball of yarn around for any special occasion. My favorite thing to do are baby shower gift sets with a blanket and hat with a matching romper.
I’m proud of the hard work we put into each item and the fact they each piece is unique to the family. We make family heirlooms that the recipient can pass down to their children. I’m thrilled to do custom pieces for the families or even just making something that people see, find it beautiful and want to include with their family. This just makes my heart melt.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I love family. My company is about family and for family. Because it has been established with love and I put my heart into each item that’s what makes me successful. I love seeing people smile! My business is a representation of my heart and that’s my boys. I want people to feel the way I do every morning when I see my kids. I want them to feel the love with each gift they give from my company.
- Website: Www.etsy.com/shop/comforthandmade
- Phone: 6783159550
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: ComfortHandmade
- Facebook: Www.facebook.com/comforthandmade
- Twitter: ComfortHandmade