Thursday, May 1, 2014

Shop Feature: HCMCreations!

Welcome and thanks for joining us for feature Thursday!  Today we will be talking to Heather from HCM Creations, a shop specializing in hand painted home décor.  So, get comfy, grab a tasty beverage (hot or cold), and let's get to know this awesome artist!

Tell us a little about yourself and how your shop came into being:
HCM Creations started from my decision to create gifts for friends and family, my cousin saw some of what I did and asked me to create some things for her wedding from photos she saw on pinterest and that she would pay me. As I created her wedding products, I realized just how much I enjoyed creating with different mediums and decided to start my own business creating things for others.
From there I spent a while choosing a name that could encompass many types of items and finally landed on my own initials, it was simple and covered many products without making people think I only did one thing. HCM Creations was born, I purchased a domain (website is in the works and have put it on the back burner to focus more on my customers and my etsy site instead) created a facebook page and started an Etsy page. Within the first few months I attended a few vendor events and expos, put on my own expo and even got some of my products displayed in a store on consignment; all within 8 months of being in business! I have gained 588 fans on facebook since opening day and never could have made it this far without the support of friends, family and my amazing boyfriend.


What inspires you?
I can be inspired by ANYTHING! Yesterday a thought popped into my head from nothing and will soon be one of the new products I will be offering.

What are your hobbies besides creating?
 When I am not painting for HCM Creations, I am working on design work for my OTHER business Krafty Panda Designs ( I also work a 40+ hour job on top of these) so I stay pretty busy throughout the week. I always make time for family and my boyfriend though so I keep it balanced somehow.

What is your favorite item that you've created?
My favorite item so far has been my wedding and family tree frames, they represent such a special time(s) in a couples life and are a great way to show how two lives became one and how their family grew into more.

Favorite other small businesses?
I have SO many other small businesses that I love I couldn't even list them all but a few that I really enjoy are:

https://www.facebook.com/BugabooBearDesigns
https://www.facebook.com/cutetothecoor
https://www.facebook.com/Yourcraftycreations?ref=profile
https://www.facebook.com/crazybeautifuldesigns?ref=profile
https://www.facebook.com/Andbabymakesthreee?ref=profile
https://www.facebook.com/ldthegraphicdesigner?ref=profile

Links where we can find you:
I can be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/HCMCreations
at Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/HCMCustomCreations
on instagram: http://instagram.com/HCMCreations
my website: www.HCMCreations.com
and by email: HCMCreation@gmail.com (creation not creations)

You can also check out my design page www.facebook.com/KraftyPandaDesigns.


Thank you for stopping by and please visit Heather's pages and let her know you found her here!  Be sure to join us next week to chat with another awesome small business!

If you own a small business and would like to be featured just send me an email: mastarkey81@yahoo.com

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