Luna Bear Gifts is a complete family business, from the design of the logo to the name itself (an anagram of my childrens' names) it's all about family. Everything on this site has been made and designed by me at my home in the Essex countryside.
Ever since I was a little girl I have enjoyed making things, particularly sewing and inherited a love of fabric from my mum. Having run out of friends and relatives that I could bombard with various sewn items the natural progression was to start to sell the items I loved to make. To begin with this was a complete mixture of items, I just loved to sew. It was soon apparent however that the majority of the items I was making, and that fortunately customers liked to buy, were homewares. Whether this was pot holders, tea towels or noticeboards, the kitchenwares were an immediate hit both online and also at the local farmers' markets that I sell at monthly.
Those original items have since been joined by cushions, coasters and carrier bag holders, but all continuing on the theme of providing beautiful fabrics made into practical items for the home. Inspiration for new products usually comes from a fabric which catches my eye and which I think would make the perfect potholder/tea towel/placemat etc.
I finally launched my business properly in 2014; I had only really been toying with the idea up until then. Twelve months on and I have learnt so much, but am still learning all the time. At the moment the business is run alongside my "proper" full-time job but the ultimate aim is to be able to grow and develop Luna Bear Gifts to support me and my family full time. Everyone has to start somewhere, right? Little acorns and oak trees and all that.
I have ideas for a lot of additional items for the shop and will be launching these throughout the next twelve months. The ethos of the business is to make practical but beautiful items and gifts for the home and craft enthusiast. If you choose to spend your hard earnt money with Luna Bear Gifts you can be sure of a product that has been lovingly handmade with care and attention to detail. Each item comes individually wrapped in tissue paper meaning they are perfect to give as gifts, or you can just enjoy the pleasure of unwrapping them yourself.
Thank you for taking the time to visit Luna Bear Gifts. If you can't find exactly what you are looking for please contact me and I will be happy to try and help.