Hobbyists Turned Entrepreneurs

Today I’d like to feature some fab mommas who have turned their passions into businesses. That transition is never easy. It really takes a lot of dedication, creativity and commitment in order to cross that threshold.

First up is Maggie, blogger behind Mommy Maggie’s Musings. When I first met her in December, she brought some Christmas cake pops to the meet-up. I liked them so much that I ate part of my kid’s stash. Okay fine that’s a lie. I ate all of them. haha. Maggie and her sister-in-law opened up an online store called Bites which specializes in bite-sized goodies such as cake pops and cookies, for all occasions!

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While we’re on the subject of sweets, Sha of Kikay Mommy Sha, a mom, wife, career woman and blogger still finds time to whip up large batches of her yummy cupcakes during her free time. How she does it, I don’t know! She eventually opened up an online store called Sweet Treats. Feast your eyes on these mouthwatering creations!

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Now it’s time to take a break from all that sumptuous dessert porn and move on to all things handmade. I’ve always been a staunch supporter of handmade crafts since the beginning of this blog. I know the kind of effort that goes into each piece and I love that handmade pieces are one-of-a-kind and that no two pieces are exactly alike.

Pepper of  Days in a Wagon recently opened an online store called The Wagon Shop where she sells the cutest handmade novelty crafts, embossed gift tags, handmade cards, little girls dresses, and doodles rendered in 3D!

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Next is Em of Akira and Everything Nice. She has been making the most delicate headbands and hair accessories for the longest time. Recently, out of sheer “peer pressure” (her words. haha) she just opened an online shop called M + K = a  to share her creativity with moms who are in search of classic hair pieces and felt character head bands for the little girls in their life.

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Now let’s talk about Trisha of Paper Treats. This girl has an amazing eye for design. You can see it through her custom wall art, stickers and invitations. I recently ordered some customized book plates for me and personalized sticker labels for the little girl, and I got the package in such cute wrapping too!

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Back in June of last year, she also sent me this digital file via email. I was thrilled! I still keep it on file and plan to frame and put it in my kid’s bedroom wall, that is when she’s big enough to move into her own room (which I secretly hope will never happen. *sniff* 😦 ).

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Here are other samples of her work

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Last but not the least is everyone’s favorite online seller for Pinterest-worthy paper cups, straws and party supplies, Paper Chic Studio. This business is the brainchild of Cai of Apples & Dumplings. I guess it’s safe to say that she has officially answered the prayers of moms all-over the metro who are sick and tired of the usual cartoon-character themed party supplies and want party supplies that are dainty and umm, for lack of a better term, chic!

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There you have it! Six inspiring super women who already wear so many hats and on top of that, still get to manage their own businesses!

If anything in this post catches your fancy, I’ve provided a directory below on how you can get in touch with them. If you’re planning to turn your hobby into a business, I sure hope that you’ve found your inspiration to get your business started. 🙂

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Directory:

Bites – Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Bitesph  Blog: http://bitesph.wordpress.com/ Email: bitesph@gmail.com

Sweet Treats – Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Sweet-Treats-by-Mommy-Sha Email: sweettreatsph@gmail.com Contact number: (02) 442 5038

The Wagon Shop – Blog: http://thewagonshop.wordpress.com Email: thewagonshop@yahoo.com

M + K = a – Facebook page: www.facebook.com/M-K-a  Email: emnunez321@yahoo.com.ph Contact number: 0915.370.4833

Paper Treats – Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PaperTreats  Instagram: paper_treats Email: papertreats2012@gmail.com

Paper Chic Studio – Website: www.paperchicstudio.com Facebook:  www.facebook.com/PaperChicStudio  Twitter: https://twitter.com/paperchicstudio

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22 thoughts on “Hobbyists Turned Entrepreneurs

  1. Thanks for featuring us and our new biz here in your blog, Aimee! I actually really don’t know how do I manage my time, everybody’s asking me how do I do it nga daw. I think it’s all because of my passion on what I’m doing. It’s like motherhood, your loving it each and every day, and you nurture it. And I’m doing it with nothing but pure LOVE! I guess that’s the only secret. 🙂

    I actually got giddy when you asked me about it. Thanks again, Aimee for featuring us!

  2. Thank you so so much, Aimee for featuring us. I am also inspired by the other moms in this entry. Such creativity! I hope someday we’ll be full-time moms and part time business women. That would be nice no? Thank you again!

  3. Aimee — I can’t thank you enough for your kind words and for this feature. A big huge thank you! =)

    -Pepper

  4. What an inspiring feature! It has to be the best job in the world because they’re doing the very thing they love most. How I wish I have a hobby rin na pwede kong pagka-kitaan. Hehe!

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