Craft Britannia Shop of The Week #32, ColourMeFun

This week’s CraftBritannia Shop of the Week is bright and colourful – selling handmade fun, educational, and original crayons. Meet Danielle of ColourMeFun in this week’s interview.

Set of 8 Dinosaur Crayons by ColourMeFun

What was the first piece you ever sold?

The first set of crayons we ever sold was a set of 8 dinosaur crayons – 20 months on and they are still one of our best sellers!

If you could try a new craft, what would it be?

I have always wanted to master knitting. I’ve been an avid crocheter for years (and I actually started my first shop selling crocheted items) but knitting eludes me. I’ve pencilled in taking lessons (either in person or via YouTube) at some point in 2013!

Set of 8 Robot Crayons by ColourMeFun

Tell us about what inspires and motivates you

Children and what we loved as a kid. I think, in this instance, it helps to be a big kid stuck in an adults body! We think about what we loved as a kid and go from there. I also think having a child at the perfect colouring age gives great inspiration as well. He will say whether something is “really cool” or not and that’s normally a great indicator.

Tell us about one handmade item that you own and love

My favourite handmade piece that I own was actually made for my husband and myself and is irreplaceable. My mother crocheted us a huge throw for our bed as a wedding gift over 10 years ago.

4 Letter Name Crayons by ColourMeFun

What plans do you have for your shop in the future?

Right now we are expanding our range of crayons to include a larger variety of themes. We like to take stock from time to time and re-evaluate what’s been the most popular and why. We have also created our own retail packaging which we are slowly introducing into shops and hope to give that a big push in the new year. We are also avidly looking for quirky little gift/children’s shops that would love to carry our crayons.

Thank you Danielle – great to know more about the inspiration for your fabulous crayons! Keep in touch with Danielle on Twitter @ColourmeFun and Facebook @ColourmeFun

Danielle was talking to Nadine of imyinda
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