Hi, I'm Holly - full time mum to two year old twins, Leo and Harriet, and wife to Stephen.
forMAMAandBABA came about after searching for a gift for an expectant friend. I was looking for teething jewellery as I love the idea of giving a gift that is for both mum and baby - after carrying a baby all that time we deserve something too! But I was disappointed by the prices and gift packaging - or lack of - from the big brands out there ...so i decided to make my own!
In my life before children I was a fashion buyer for a major department store, so I'm no stranger to sourcing products and materials, and I quickly decided I wanted to turn it into a business. I had loved my job and really missed it after 2 years away so this was something to help fill that gap - despite not actually having any time and being perpetually tired from looking after the twins I manage to fit my work around them in the evenings and at weekends I do markets - my husband is incredibly supportive.
I launched forMAMAandBABA in August 2016 and had a wonderful response - the business has steadily grown ever since and I hope that this is down to the personal service my customers receive. Most of my jewellery is custom made and I love putting together designs for customers. I have lots of loyal customers who tell me that this is down to the great value, lovely packaging and great service - which makes me very happy as this is exactly why I started the business.
I'm really proud of how far I've come in just 6 months and I'm so grateful that I get to spend every day with my crazy and wonderful children while still doing something I love - I can't wait to see what 2017 will bring!