Welcome to my second review/article showcasing Australian hand-made hobby/businesses (first found here). Today I’m looking at Renaye Cowell’s store Renaye’s Keepsakes.
*Please note – I am not getting paid for any of these ‘reviews’. They are merely articles to share the love and support small Australian hand-made businesses/hobbies.*
From the moment I saw the range of stock available at Renaye’s Keepsakes, I was entranced. There are greetings cards, wooden self-standing signs, frames, and so much more! Advertised at cheap prices, you can order products customised with your choice of name and design.
Unlike big businesses, Renaye makes sure to stay connected with her loyal customers on her Facebook page (here), creating a relationship with every one. She also sells on MadeIt (here), where she writes about how she got started in her love for scrapbooking and subsequent business.
“In 2003, I started to do some scrapbooking in my spare time. Hubby liked to play computer games, so I started scrappin’ next to him.” What started as a way to spend time with her husband and release her daily stress, surprisingly became a future career choice. “One day I picked up a little chest-shaped music box that was a gift for a friend about to have a baby. I looked at the box and thought that needs something on it to make it a little more ‘gifty’. I got out some pretty pink and white striped paper…and some double-sided tape, and recovered the box. I added some embellishments to the top and front, and voila, a little keepsake baby box was created.”
From gifts for friends and family, to stock in her own online store, Renaye’s Keepsakes has all it takes to be yet another successful Australian business.