*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.*
Still after more Australian hand-made items? Well, you’re in luck, because we have plenty more to come!
Today I’ll be introducing you to Summarry, by Karina Hudson.
When I first saw Summarry’s Facebook page (here) and official website (here) I was a bit thrown back. None of it looked like the typical hand-made small business. Everything seemed so professional and grand-scale. I had to ask her straight out if she was a franchisee for a large brand, but no, it was all her. So listen when I say don’t let your preconceived notions of a hand-made business fool you.
Summarry sell everything from candles, to handbags, and household decorations. The colours just pop off the page, with the official website boasting an easy-to-navigate shopping cart.
I chatted with owner Karina Hudson, and found out some great information about her story. “Summarry was named after my two children: Summah and Harry (Harrison). I decided to start up an online website whilst I was on maternity leave (now made redundant), and just see where it took me.” After experimenting selling other people’s items, Karina tells how she “soon realised it isn’t easy to sell other people’s items, which led me to start to make my own candles. People like to buy things you make yourself especially at markets, and, to be honest, I love making candles.”
While she has plans to downsize the variety of items she makes and sells, she will be focusing even more of her energy on what she loves – candles, diffusers, and home decor.
“It’s just a ‘learn as I go’ thing at the moment, but who knows where it will take me. You can only try.”