Let’s meet the lovely Monica from In Pink Ink.
Tell us about your business:
We create vintage inspired handcrafted stationery for special celebrations. Our specialties are handmade Invitations, Thank You Cards, Favour Bags and Tags, Greeting Cards, Gift Cards, Gift Tags and paper flowers. Our vintage inspired crochet hats and scarves are also vintage inspired.
Creator Monica Bardini writes original poetry and verses. Her love of writing stories and poetry also shines through on their beautiful, handmade greeting cards. Drawing inspirations from textured papers, lace, satin ribbons, pearl and diamanté embellishments, In Pink Ink’s paper trinkets truly reflect their personality and unearth their great love of earthy tones.
What inspired you to start your business?
It was our love of writing poetry and creating beautiful paper craft products for all to enjoy.
Is there an interesting anecdote behind your business name?
In addition to our love of pink, writing poetry and the Dr Seuss series of children’s books we couldn’t resist the urge to call ourselves In Pink Ink.
What is the most satisfying part of what you do?
We do love the fact that when customers are satisfied with our paper craft and crochet products they come back again and again but ultimately it is the hands on process that we are extremely passionate about.
Have you tried something in business that didn’t work as planned, or on the flip side – worked out better than expected?
We make it our mission to be different and unique and I believe customers value the idea that they are receiving a one-off designed product however some customers like the idea of multiple copies of a products and at Christmas time it is necessary for us to produce a lot of one design.
What would be your best tip for someone thinking about selling their handcrafted goods?
The best advice we can offer is start selling online, at handmade markets and realise over time your signature range will reveal itself and above all else believe in your product.
What is your favourite item you make?
Without a doubt it is our range of gift tags for all occasions and crochet baby beanies.
Any personal or business highlights in the last year:
We created our signature range and we’ve realised that to continue on in the business we need to fine tune many of the facets of our business.
3 things about you (not business related) that people might not know:
We love animals especially dogs, when we aren’t creating in our workshop we are out in the garden or riding our bike.