"Really Homemade are a mother and daughter duo, specialising in creating beautiful naturally scented home décor products and make your own craft kits that really are well and truly homemade."
Ellie and Christine, a mother and daughter duo, are the proud owners of Really Homemade, who specialise in creating gorgeous home décor products that really are well and truly homemade.
Two of the things we have always loved doing are drying our own orange slices to make gorgeous wreaths, garlands and decorations at Christmas, and visiting craft shows to get or hands on the most up to date crafting trends. Four years ago, after visiting so many craft fairs on the visitor side of the exhibiting table, we decided to give it a go ourselves and sell some of our hand dried orange slice decorations at a local Christmas craft fair. Just a couple of hours before the fair, we decided to scent our orange slices with our favourite Christmas fragrances – and it couldn’t have been better. We had sold out by the end of the first day, and the rest is history.
We became hooked (although some may say obsessed!) by the craft market, and continued designing new products here there and everywhere to sell at different craft fairs and markets every weekend for the next few years to come.
Since that first show back in November 2012, we have exhibited and showcased our products at craft and gift fairs across the country, and have been featured, exhibited with and approached by the likes of Country Living, Home and Garden and Mollie Makes, whilst establishing and fine tuning our range of scent driven home décor products.
As if we couldn’t be more besotted by the craft scene, we received brilliant feedback from our customers, who advised that they would love to learn how to make our creations, so much so that we created our first range of Make Your Own Kits. These kits have been more popular than we ever would have thought, and we are now constantly designing and developing new kits to add to the ever growing range.
As you can imagine, we soon grew out of our small craft room, and have now grown and spread across our two workshops overlooking the sea in the sunny town of Leigh on Sea in Essex. Our workshops have become our home from home, with many late nights and early mornings spent making, packing and dispatching our creations to our online customers and various shops and retailers across Essex.
But of course, we couldn’t do this without the help of our three ever doting mascots – Henry the mischievous kitten, Hugo the energetic beagle and Harvey the soppy golden retriever. They are always on hand to jump into delivery boxes, bark at the delivery man, or even in Harvey’s case eat our decreasing stock of pine cones!
We are enjoying sharing our Really Homemade message with all our loyal customers and stockists more than we ever could have imagined, and we hope you can join our ever growing range of stockists promoting our Really Homemade craft.
Ellie and Christine xx