EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker
EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Unique | Trendy | Functional Accessories that scream YOU! 🦋 Beanie Hats, Scarves, Earwarmers 🦋 Blankets 🦋 Bracelets

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Alexandria, Virginia
I know they say that "misery loves company", but drab, unexciting accessories in a cold bleak winter???⁠
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Yikes! I shudder to think! ⁠😬⁠
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Spice it up with Hollyhock!!!⁠
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This gorgeous set is part of my first collection ever.... The Winter Wishes Collection for Her!⁠
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EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

I know they say that "misery loves company", but drab, unexciting accessories in a cold bleak winter???⁠ ⁠ Yikes! I shudder to think! ⁠😬⁠ ⁠ Spice it up with Hollyhock!!!⁠ ⁠ This gorgeous set is part of my first collection ever.... The Winter Wishes Collection for Her!⁠ ⁠ Link in Bio @innateexpressions2013 ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠⁣⁠ #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #individuality #individualityrules #individualitymeetsstyle #individualityoverconformity #thehandmadebrand #handmade #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #winteraccessories #accessoriesthatscreamyou #thewinterwishescollection #ourmakerlife #crochetbeanie #crochetscarf #crochetersofinstagram #oneofakind #ooak #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

Alexandria, Virginia
If you're your authentic self, you have no competition!!! ⁠
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– Scott Stratten⁠
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#innerstrength #lovingyourself #selflovery #selflovewarrior #selfdiscovery #selfempowerment #youareenough #selflovejourney #loveyourselffirst #selflovequotes

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

If you're your authentic self, you have no competition!!! ⁠ ⁠ – Scott Stratten⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #unique #oneofakind #ooak #beyou_doyou #individuality #individualityrules #individualitymeetsstyle #individualityoverconformity #individualityisalwaysontrend #selflove #loveyou #loveyourself #worth #foodforthought #lifelessons⁠ #innerstrength #lovingyourself #selflovery #selflovewarrior #selfdiscovery #selfempowerment #youareenough #selflovejourney #loveyourselffirst #selflovequotes

Alexandria, Virginia
🦋 The Gift of Warm & Cozy 🦋

It might be warm and toasty where you live at the moment, but it's cold and icy somewhere else!⁠ 

Never forget that!
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Via Innate Expressions®, may you be able to give the gift of 'Warm & Cozy, ALL year round!⁠
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Love, ⁠
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Emma ⁠
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#InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #beyou_doyou #oneofakind #ooak #unique #uniquestyle #winteraccessories #gift #gifts #giftideas #custommade #customrequest #individuality #individualityrules #individualitymeetsstyle #individualityoverconformity #accessoriesthatscreamyou #beanie #scarf #earwarmer #winterscarf #winterbeanie #crochetersofinstagram #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠  #femaleentrepreneur #solopreneur #onewomanshow

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 The Gift of Warm & Cozy 🦋 It might be warm and toasty where you live at the moment, but it's cold and icy somewhere else!⁠ Never forget that! ⁠ Via Innate Expressions®, may you be able to give the gift of 'Warm & Cozy, ALL year round!⁠ ⁠ Love, ⁠ ⁠ Emma ⁠ xoxo⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #beyou_doyou #oneofakind #ooak #unique #uniquestyle #winteraccessories #gift #gifts #giftideas #custommade #customrequest #individuality #individualityrules #individualitymeetsstyle #individualityoverconformity #accessoriesthatscreamyou #beanie #scarf #earwarmer #winterscarf #winterbeanie #crochetersofinstagram #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠ #femaleentrepreneur #solopreneur #onewomanshow

Alexandria, Virginia
🦋 Monday Motivation: Dreams 🦋⁣⁠
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Vulnerability alert 📢 🚨⚠️⁣⁠
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Below is a sneak peek of my journal entry from June 12, 2011.⁣⁠
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I had a dream last night...⁣⁠
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💭 In my dream I felt directed to open up an Etsy shop and name it something involving Ms. Emma and 'innate beauty'...🤔 ⁠
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💭 Express your innate beauty by Ms. Emma', maybe 🤷🏽‍♀️.⁣⁠
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⁣⁠💭 "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well" Psalm 139:14 NIV 🙏🏽⁠
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Fast forward to 2021...⁣⁠
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✔ For those of you who don't know, I have opened and closed 2 Etsy shops in my lifetime and now have my own website via Shopify.⁣⁠
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✔ I actually ended up naming and trademarking my business name 'Innate Expressions®'... ⁠
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✔ I don't hide behind my business name, in that I am transparent about the fact that I run this gig as a one-woman show and my real name is Emma Barnafo!😜⁠
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✔ I started out making more jewelry than crochet, and even though I have evolved over time, I have always offered both...⁣⁠
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✔ I've learned so much along the way and I'm still learning. ⁣⁠
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❓BUT my biggest lesson of all???⁣⁠
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💡Dreams don't work unless you work them!!!⁠💡⁠
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#InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #beyou_doyou #oneofakind #ooak #unique #uniquestyle #winteraccessories #gift #gifts #giftideas #custommade #customrequest #individuality #individualityrules #individualitymeetsstyle #individualityoverconformity #accessoriesthatscreamyou #scarf #winterscarf #crochetersofinstagram #smallbusiness #dreams #inspiration #lifelessons #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠  #femaleentrepreneur #solopreneur #onewomanshow

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 Monday Motivation: Dreams 🦋⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ Vulnerability alert 📢 🚨⚠️⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ Below is a sneak peek of my journal entry from June 12, 2011.⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ I had a dream last night...⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 💭 In my dream I felt directed to open up an Etsy shop and name it something involving Ms. Emma and 'innate beauty'...🤔 ⁠ ⁠ 💭 Express your innate beauty by Ms. Emma', maybe 🤷🏽‍♀️.⁣⁠ ⁠ ⁣⁠💭 "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well" Psalm 139:14 NIV 🙏🏽⁠ ⁣⁠ Fast forward to 2021...⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ ✔ For those of you who don't know, I have opened and closed 2 Etsy shops in my lifetime and now have my own website via Shopify.⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ ✔ I actually ended up naming and trademarking my business name 'Innate Expressions®'... ⁠ ⁠ ✔ I don't hide behind my business name, in that I am transparent about the fact that I run this gig as a one-woman show and my real name is Emma Barnafo!😜⁠ ⁣⁠ ✔ I started out making more jewelry than crochet, and even though I have evolved over time, I have always offered both...⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ ✔ I've learned so much along the way and I'm still learning. ⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ ❓BUT my biggest lesson of all???⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 💡Dreams don't work unless you work them!!!⁠💡⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #beyou_doyou #oneofakind #ooak #unique #uniquestyle #winteraccessories #gift #gifts #giftideas #custommade #customrequest #individuality #individualityrules #individualitymeetsstyle #individualityoverconformity #accessoriesthatscreamyou #scarf #winterscarf #crochetersofinstagram #smallbusiness #dreams #inspiration #lifelessons #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠ #femaleentrepreneur #solopreneur #onewomanshow

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Is it even possible to go wrong with black???🤔⁠ ⁠ Introducing the second piece in my 'Everyday Scarves for Her' Collection.... ⁠ ⁠ Guaranteed to keep you toasty and trendy all winter long!⁠ ⁠ Available in store now!⁠ ⁠ Link in Bio @innateexpressions2013⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠⁣⁠ #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #individuality #individualityrules #individualitymeetsstyle #individualityoverconformity #thehandmadebrand #handmade #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #accessoriesthatscreamyou #everydayscarves #ourmakerlife #everydayscarfforher #crochet #crochetersofinstagram #oneofakind #ooak #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Don't wear hats because you can't stand 'staticky' hair? ⁠I TOTALLY get it! ⁠ But... 🤔⁠ ⁠ What about ear-warmers? ⁠ ⁠ Lined AND adjustable ear-warmers, wink, wink!😜 ⁠ ⁠ Currently available in 4 colors!⁠ ⁠ Link in bio @innateexpressions2013⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠⁣⁠ #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #individuality #individualityrules #individualitymeetsstyle #individualityoverconformity #thehandmadebrand #handmade #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #winteraccessories #accessoriesthatscreamyou #thewinterwishescollection #ourmakerlife #crochetearwarmer #crochetheadband #crochetersofinstagram #oneofakind #ooak #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Although beanies are indisputably the reigning winter hat of choice, I keep them unique, trendy and functional as I imbue them with generous detachable pompoms, folding cuffs and exciting hues... to name a few!⁠ ⁠ Meet Peridot! ⁠ ⁠ The second piece in my 'Everyday Beanies for Her' Collection. ⁠ ⁠ You like?⁠ ⁠ Available in store now. ⁠ ⁠ Link in Bio @innateexpressions2013⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #individuality #individualityrules #individualitymeetsstyle #individualityoverconformity #thehandmadebrand #handmade #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #accessoriesthatscreamyou #everydaybeanies #ourmakerlife #everydaybeanieforher #crochet #crochetersofinstagram #oneofakind #ooak #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

🦋 Personality and Style 🦋⁠
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Did you know that your style is a subtle reflection of your personality?⁠
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I mean think about it....⁠
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Using one word (below), how would you describe yourself or your personality?⁠
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A: Fun⁠
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🦋 I've always been unique. I mean socially, I was never the 'clique' girl! Solo was always my game!⁠
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🦋 Also, I've always had a unique sense of style. I mean, I've never really cared about wearing the same 'thing' that everyone else was wearing.... and I still don't! ⁠
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⁠I've always preferred my own style! ⁠
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Unapologetically so, actually! 😜⁠
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Now with that being said, I'm not quite where I'd like to be in that 'department'.... ⁠
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Ultimately I'd like to make my own clothes someday soon.... and I will!⁠
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But in the meantime.....⁠
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Although I'll continue to wear 'mass-produced' clothes obtained from local department stores, I WILL be intentional about only buying things that represent EMMA, because there's just something special about being your authentic self... both inside and out!⁠
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Actually, that's one of the reasons why I started Innate Expressions® in the first place.....⁠
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🦋 To help YOU 'be you and do you'... accessory-wise at least! ⁠
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Basically at Innate Expressions®, if you want it and I can make it, then you can have it! ⁠
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Period!⁠
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EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 Personality and Style 🦋⁠ ⁠ Did you know that your style is a subtle reflection of your personality?⁠ ⁠ I mean think about it....⁠ ⁠ Using one word (below), how would you describe yourself or your personality?⁠ ⁠ A: Fun⁠ B: Eclectic⁠ C: Unique⁠ D: Chic⁠ E: Sophisticated⁠ F: Laid Back⁠ G: Other⁠ ⁠ Definitely C for me!⁠ ⁠ 🦋 I've always been unique. I mean socially, I was never the 'clique' girl! Solo was always my game!⁠ ⁠ 🦋 Also, I've always had a unique sense of style. I mean, I've never really cared about wearing the same 'thing' that everyone else was wearing.... and I still don't! ⁠ ⁠ ⁠I've always preferred my own style! ⁠ ⁠ Unapologetically so, actually! 😜⁠ ⁠ Now with that being said, I'm not quite where I'd like to be in that 'department'.... ⁠ ⁠ Ultimately I'd like to make my own clothes someday soon.... and I will!⁠ ⁠ But in the meantime.....⁠ ⁠ Although I'll continue to wear 'mass-produced' clothes obtained from local department stores, I WILL be intentional about only buying things that represent EMMA, because there's just something special about being your authentic self... both inside and out!⁠ ⁠ Actually, that's one of the reasons why I started Innate Expressions® in the first place.....⁠ ⁠ 🦋 To help YOU 'be you and do you'... accessory-wise at least! ⁠ ⁠ Basically at Innate Expressions®, if you want it and I can make it, then you can have it! ⁠ ⁠ Period!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #InnateExpressions #foodforthought #beyou_doyou #thehandmadebrand #uniquestyle #handmade #handmadebrand #individualityrules #individualityoverconformity #individualityisalwaysontrend #individualitymatters #individualityrocks #individualityiskey #individuality #accessoriesthatscreamyou #authenticityrules #entrepreneur #entrepreneurmindset #smallbusiness #smallbusinessquotes #smallbusinessmotivation #smallbusinessmindset #handmadebusinessmindset⁠ #handmadebusinessdrive⁠⁣⁠ #solopreneur #onewomanshow #femaleentrepreneur #designermaker⁠

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Remember this? ⁠ ⁠ Yep, this is the 'final piece' created from my "I'll see it when I know it" yarn (a few posts back)! ⁠ ⁠ Not bad ey? 😉⁠ ⁠ This 'baby' (Jasper) is the very first piece in my 'Everyday Beanies for Her' Collection!⁠ ⁠ Available in store now! ⁠ ⁠ Link in Bio @innateexpressions2013⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #individuality #individualityrules #individualitymeetsstyle #individualityoverconformity #thehandmadebrand #handmade #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #accessoriesthatscreamyou #everydaybeanies #ourmakerlife #everydaybeanieforher #crochet #crochetersofinstagram #oneofakind #ooak #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠ ⁠

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

I'm baaack!😁 ⁠ ⁠ Happy New Year y'all!⁠🥂💖⁠ ⁠ So......⁠ ⁠ Is being prepared one of your resolutions this year? ⁠ ⁠ If not, it probably should be!⁠ ⁠ ❄ Have you ever woken up one brutally cold morning, only to find out that all that you had to bundle up in was a 5 year old very worn out scarf, and a single glove??? 🥶⁠ ⁠ Yeah, don't let that be you!!!⁠ ⁠ 🦋 For all of the warm and cozy winter accessories that you could possibly wish for this 'bundling up' season, I welcome you to my online shop....finally! ⁠ Don't hesitate to let me know if something catches your fancy!😉🤗 ⁠ Link in bio @innateexpressions2013⁠ ⁠ Image:⁠ Everyday Scarf for Her in Off White⁠ - by Innate Expressions®. Available in store now! ⁠ ⁠⁣⁠ ⁠⁣⁠ ⁠⁣⁠ #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #individuality #individualityrules #individualitymeetsstyle #individualityoverconformity #thehandmadebrand #handmade #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #accessoriesthatscreamyou #everydayscarves #ourmakerlife #everydayscarfforher #crochet #crochetersofinstagram #oneofakind #ooak #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠ ⁠

Alexandria, Virginia
Wow, what a year (2020)!😱

BUT....

We're still here!🙏🏽

SO...

Happy New Year 2021 my friends!🎉🎉🎉

May this year be loaded with all things good!💖

AND....

Cheers to new beginnings...🥂

Love, 

Emma 🦋

#happynewyear #newyear2021 #newbeginnings #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #thehandmadebrand

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Wow, what a year (2020)!😱 BUT.... We're still here!🙏🏽 SO... Happy New Year 2021 my friends!🎉🎉🎉 May this year be loaded with all things good!💖 AND.... Cheers to new beginnings...🥂 Love, Emma 🦋 #happynewyear #newyear2021 #newbeginnings #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #thehandmadebrand

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Crochet is my 'Happy Place'😊 So guess where I'll be all week as I recharge for the New Year??? Yep, my Happy Place!😜 See y'all in a few days! Oh, and Happy New Year!!!🎉🥂💖 #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #beyou_doyou #oneofakind #ooak #uniquestyle #winteraccessories #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #custommade #customrequest #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠ #femaleentrepreneur #solopreneur #onewomanshow #rest #relaxation #recharge #randr #restandrelaxation #loveyourself #loveyourselffirst #selfempowerment #newbeginnings #lovingyourself #selflovewarrior

Alexandria, Virginia
From my home to yours, I wish you all a safe and VERY Merry Christmas! 

I appreciate each one of you.... truly!

With Love, 

Emma 💕 

#InnateExpressions #MerryChristmas #Christmas2020
#seasonsgreetings

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

From my home to yours, I wish you all a safe and VERY Merry Christmas! I appreciate each one of you.... truly! With Love, Emma 💕 #InnateExpressions #MerryChristmas #Christmas2020 #seasonsgreetings

Alexandria, Virginia
🦋 It's the little things...⁠🦋⁣
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As you get to know me, you will very quickly notice that one of my favorite things to say is... ⁣
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"It's the little things"⁠⁣
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❓Do you know why?⁠⁣
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Because this saying keeps me grounded and grateful...⁣
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Let me elaborate...⁣
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🦋 I wake up one morning during the pandemic, and have to report to my day job to do what I do there...⁣
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My alarm clock starts blaring at 5:45 AM!!! ⁣
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It's cold AND it's dark! ⁣
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I begin to grumble.....⁠⁣
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All of a sudden I realize... ⁠😳⁣
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I'm alive!😲⁣
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I still have a job!!! 😲 ⁣
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I'm truly grateful 🙏🏽⁣
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🦋 Next, I get ready for work. I hop into my car and turn over the engine...⁣
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Considering how cold it is outside, I have to wait for a few moments as the engine warms up...⁣
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I begin to grumble... ⁣
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All of a sudden I realize...⁠ 😳⁣
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I have a car! ⁠😲⁣
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I'm truly grateful! 🙏🏽⁣
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🦋 Then something else hits me...⁣
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It's freezing outside 🥶, and there are sooo many people without a place to call home! 😔⁣
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All of a sudden I realize.....⁠😳⁣
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I have a safe AND warm home!⁠ 😲⁣
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I'm truly grateful 🙏🏽⁣
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🦋 So I begin my commute and automatically reach for my travel mug full of piping hot tea...⁣
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It's there AND within reach!⁣
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All of a sudden I realize...⁠😳⁣
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I have warm food and sustenance! ⁠😲⁣
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I'm truly grateful 🙏🏽⁣
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Now, I could go on and on with this, but I won't, because I'm sure you get the picture!⁣
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The fact of the matter is...⁣
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🦋 It really IS the little things! 🦋⁣
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So, question for ya!⁣
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❓ Do you have a favorite quote or saying?⁠⁣
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I would love to know what it is... ⁣
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Anything goes...⁣
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#InnateExpressions #foodforthought #beyou_doyou #thehandmadebrand #unique #uniquestyle #handmadebusiness #inspiration #lifelessons #life #grateful #blessed #entrepreneur #entrepreneurmindset #smallbusiness #smallbusinessmotivation #smallbusinessmindset #handmadebusinessmindset #handmadebusinessmotivation #handmadebusinessquotes⁠⁣⁠
#handmadebusinessdrive⁠⁣⁠
#solopreneur #onewomanshow #femaleentrepreneur #designermaker⁠

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 It's the little things...⁠🦋⁣ ⁠⁣ As you get to know me, you will very quickly notice that one of my favorite things to say is... ⁣ ⁣ "It's the little things"⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ ❓Do you know why?⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ Because this saying keeps me grounded and grateful...⁣ ⁠⁣ Let me elaborate...⁣ ⁠⁣ 🦋 I wake up one morning during the pandemic, and have to report to my day job to do what I do there...⁣ ⁠⁣ My alarm clock starts blaring at 5:45 AM!!! ⁣ ⁣ It's cold AND it's dark! ⁣ ⁣ I begin to grumble.....⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ All of a sudden I realize... ⁠😳⁣ ⁣ I'm alive!😲⁣ ⁣ AND⁣ ⁣ I still have a job!!! 😲 ⁣ ⁣ I'm truly grateful 🙏🏽⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🦋 Next, I get ready for work. I hop into my car and turn over the engine...⁣ ⁠⁣ Considering how cold it is outside, I have to wait for a few moments as the engine warms up...⁣ ⁣ I begin to grumble... ⁣ ⁠⁣ All of a sudden I realize...⁠ 😳⁣ ⁠⁣ I have a car! ⁠😲⁣ ⁣ I'm truly grateful! 🙏🏽⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🦋 Then something else hits me...⁣ ⁣ It's freezing outside 🥶, and there are sooo many people without a place to call home! 😔⁣ ⁣ All of a sudden I realize.....⁠😳⁣ ⁣ I have a safe AND warm home!⁠ 😲⁣ ⁣ I'm truly grateful 🙏🏽⁣ ⁠⁣ ⁣ 🦋 So I begin my commute and automatically reach for my travel mug full of piping hot tea...⁣ ⁣ It's there AND within reach!⁣ ⁠⁣ All of a sudden I realize...⁠😳⁣ ⁠⁣ I have warm food and sustenance! ⁠😲⁣ ⁣ I'm truly grateful 🙏🏽⁣ ⁠⁣ ⁣ Now, I could go on and on with this, but I won't, because I'm sure you get the picture!⁣ ⁠⁣ The fact of the matter is...⁣ ⁣ 🦋 It really IS the little things! 🦋⁣ ⁠⁣ So, question for ya!⁣ ⁣ ❓ Do you have a favorite quote or saying?⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ I would love to know what it is... ⁣ ⁣ Anything goes...⁣ ⁠(Comment below👇🏽) #InnateExpressions #foodforthought #beyou_doyou #thehandmadebrand #unique #uniquestyle #handmadebusiness #inspiration #lifelessons #life #grateful #blessed #entrepreneur #entrepreneurmindset #smallbusiness #smallbusinessmotivation #smallbusinessmindset #handmadebusinessmindset #handmadebusinessmotivation #handmadebusinessquotes⁠⁣⁠ #handmadebusinessdrive⁠⁣⁠ #solopreneur #onewomanshow #femaleentrepreneur #designermaker⁠

Alexandria, Virginia
🦋 I'll know when I see it! 🦋⁣⁣
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Have you ever been to a Department store when you weren't quite sure what you were looking for?⁣⁣
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I mean you knew that you wanted a pair of pants for instance, but you weren't sure about WHICH pair you wanted.⁣⁣
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As you were trying to decide however, the store attendant wouldn't stop asking... ⁣
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"May I help you?"⁣
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"What EXACTLY are you looking for???"⁣⁣
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So you finally responded...⁣
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"Thank you for your help, but I'll know it when I see it!!!"⁣⁣
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❓Have YOU ever had a 'know it when you see it' moment?⁣
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What 'caught your eye' at first sight?⁣

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EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 I'll know when I see it! 🦋⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Have you ever been to a Department store when you weren't quite sure what you were looking for?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I mean you knew that you wanted a pair of pants for instance, but you weren't sure about WHICH pair you wanted.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ As you were trying to decide however, the store attendant wouldn't stop asking... ⁣ ⁣ "May I help you?"⁣ ⁣ "What EXACTLY are you looking for???"⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ So you finally responded...⁣ ⁣ "Thank you for your help, but I'll know it when I see it!!!"⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Gemstone by Red Heart.... ⁣ ⁣ 💡That's my 'know it when I see it' yarn!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ❓Have YOU ever had a 'know it when you see it' moment?⁣ ⁣ What 'caught your eye' at first sight?⁣ Care to share?⁣ (Comment below👇🏽)⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #qualityrules #qualityassurance #qualitycontrol #payingattentiontodetail #handmadebrand #handmade #thelittlethings #itsthelittlethings⁣⁣⁣ #unique #uniquestyle #beyou_doyou #uniquefashion #handmadebusiness #ooak #crochetersofinstagram #entrepreneur #entrepreneurmindset #smallbusiness #smallbusinessmindset #handmadebusinessmindset #handmademarketusacanada #handmadebusinessgoals⁣⁣⁣ #solopreneur #onewomanshow #femaleentrepreneur #designermaker⁠ #life #lifelessons

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 Self Love 🦋⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ So with all of the beautiful beanie hats that I have made and still continue to make, how is it possible that I don't own a single one??? 😳🙈⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ Well, that changed today because this one's mine! ⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ THIS black beanie hat, made with Barisienne 7 yarn from Bergere de France, has MY name 'written' all over it!!!⁠ ⁣⁠ ⁠ 💡 My Light Bulb Moment???⁠ ⁣⁠ Treating myself to a fraction of the 'goodness' that I so easily treat others to (without blinking), is NOT selfish! ⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 💖 It's part of the self love process! ⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁣⁠ #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #unique #uniquestyle #oneofakind #ooak #beyou_doyou #selflove #loveyou #loveyourself #worth #foodforthought #lifelessons ⁣ #innerstrength #lovingyourself #selflovery #selflovewarrior #selfdiscovery #selfempowerment #youareenough #selflovejourney #loveyourselffirst #barisienne7yarn #bergeredefrance #handmademarketusacanada

Alexandria, Virginia
🦋 Be You, Do You!🦋

I guess, if you really think about it, one could say that we are just like crochet hooks.... 🤔⁠
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EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 Be You, Do You!🦋 I guess, if you really think about it, one could say that we are just like crochet hooks.... 🤔⁠ ⁠ I mean...⁠ ⁠ ✔ We are all human (hooks in this case); ⁠ ✔ We come in different colors and sizes; ⁠ ✔ AND we are each perfectly equipped to play unique roles...⁠ ⁠ 💯 Just the way we are! ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #beyou_doyou #individuality #individualityrules #individualityoverconformity #individualityisalwaysontrend #authenticity #authenticityrules #authenticallyyou #uniquelyyou #youniquelyyou #unique #uniquestyle #oneofakind #ooak #selflove #loveyourself #positivity #beyourself

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

In terms of fashion, I love adding a fun scarf to whatever I'm wearing - it's a great way to dress up a plain outfit! ⁣ ⁣ - Bridgit Mendler⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #individuality #individualityrules #individualitymeetsstyle #individualityoverconformity #thehandmadebrand #handmade #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #crochet #crochetersofinstagram #oneofakind #ooak #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

Alexandria, Virginia
🦋 OOAK Custom Request 🦋⁠
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2 Crocheted Boho Plant Coasters Complete!⁠
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EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 OOAK Custom Request 🦋⁠ ⁠ 2 Crocheted Boho Plant Coasters Complete!⁠ ⁠ Now en route to their new home! 📬⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #handmadewithlove #custommade #customrequest #customorder #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #handmade #handmadebrand #thehandmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #gift #giftideas #crochetersofinstagram #slowmade #oneofakind #ooak #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #madeinamerica #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

Alexandria, Virginia
End of story!!! 🦋

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End of story!!! 🦋 #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #unique #oneofakind #ooak #beyou_doyou #selflove #loveyou #loveyourself #worth #foodforthought #lifelessons #innerstrength #lovingyourself #selflovery #selflovewarrior #selfdiscovery #selfempowerment #youareenough #selflovejourney #loveyourselffirst #selflovequotes

Alexandria, Virginia
🦋 Behind the Scenes: Yarn Selection 🦋⁣
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💭 Welcome to my thought process...💭⁣
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I'm finally ready to start making my men's 'pieces'...⁣
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I have done my research and identified an excellent prospect... 100% Superwash Merino Wool!⁣
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I immediately recognize however, that superwash may not be for everyone due to the process used to produce it...⁣
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I have also read that superwash yarn is notorious for expanding/stretching when wet, thereby making sizing tricky...⁣
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But I still kinda like it...🤔⁣
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And my goal IS to provide the special men in our lives with the luxury of merino, easy care, and a fair price...⁣
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Therefore in order to make the ultimate 'go/no go' decision, I have to assess my prospective yarn. ⁣
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Observation⁣
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Interestingly, my gauge swatches did 'appear' to expand when wet, however after drying they both shrunk within limits of the original - which had never been washed. ⁣
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Conclusion. .. ⁣
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Although this yarn 'passed' my assessment and didn't stretch or shrink significantly after washing/wetting, I have decided to only make one or two accessories with it and list under OOAK. ⁣
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Is it gorgeous? ⁣
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Oh Yes!!!⁣
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However, for some reason, it just doesn't give me that oomph that I'm looking for.....⁣ And I NEED that oomph!
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EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 Behind the Scenes: Yarn Selection 🦋⁣ ⁣ 💭 Welcome to my thought process...💭⁣ ⁣ I'm finally ready to start making my men's 'pieces'...⁣ ⁣ I have done my research and identified an excellent prospect... 100% Superwash Merino Wool!⁣ ⁣ I immediately recognize however, that superwash may not be for everyone due to the process used to produce it...⁣ ⁣ I have also read that superwash yarn is notorious for expanding/stretching when wet, thereby making sizing tricky...⁣ ⁣ But I still kinda like it...🤔⁣ ⁣ And my goal IS to provide the special men in our lives with the luxury of merino, easy care, and a fair price...⁣ ⁣ Therefore in order to make the ultimate 'go/no go' decision, I have to assess my prospective yarn. ⁣ ⁣ So I do....⁣ ⁣ Method ⁣ ⁣ 🦋 I create 3 crocheted swatches at 4.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches long....⁣ ⁣ 🦋 I wash 2 of them⁣ ⁣ 🦋 I place one in the dryer and air dry the other..⁣ ⁣ 🦋 Then I measure the dry swatches...⁣ ⁣ Data/Results ⁣ ⁣ A. Original - Never washed (4.5" x 2.5")⁣ B. Wash & Machine dry (4.2" x 2.5")⁣ C. Wash & Air dry (4.2" x2.5")⁣ ⁣ Observation⁣ ⁣ Interestingly, my gauge swatches did 'appear' to expand when wet, however after drying they both shrunk within limits of the original - which had never been washed. ⁣ ⁣ Conclusion. .. ⁣ ⁣ Although this yarn 'passed' my assessment and didn't stretch or shrink significantly after washing/wetting, I have decided to only make one or two accessories with it and list under OOAK. ⁣ ⁣ Is it gorgeous? ⁣ ⁣ Oh Yes!!!⁣ ⁣ However, for some reason, it just doesn't give me that oomph that I'm looking for.....⁣ And I NEED that oomph! ⁣ So men! My search for your 'perfect' yarn continues...⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #qualityrules #qualityassurance #qualitycontrol #payingattentiontodetail #handmadebrand #handmade #thelittlethings #itsthelittlethings⁣ #unique #uniquestyle #beyou_doyou #uniquefashion #handmadebusiness #ooak #crochetersofinstagram #entrepreneur #entrepreneurmindset #smallbusiness #smallbusinessmindset #handmadebusinessmindset #handmademarketusacanada #handmadebusinessgoals⁣ #solopreneur #onewomanshow #femaleentrepreneur #designermaker⁠ #life #lifelessons

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Fresh off the Stove!!! Snow White.... the beanie! 🦋 Now available in my online store OR by custom request. Link in Bio @innateexpressions2013 P.S: ❓Do you know why I offer 'custom'? 🦋 Because color and size are never a limitation at Innate Expressions®! #handmadewithlove #bergeredefrance #whitebeanie #snowwhitebeanie #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #individualityrules #individualityoverconformity #thehandmadebrand #handmade #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #crochet #custommade #crochetersofinstagram #oneofakind #winteraccessories #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #ourmakerlife #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Remember this???⁠ ⁠ Yep, I went back and finished it!⁠ ⁠ Not bad ey? ⁠(Swipe left for more photos)⁠ ⁠ Barisienne 7 by Bergere de France..... I guess I do love you after all! 💕💕💕⁠ ⁠ The 'White Beanie'... Available in store now under 'OOAK Beanies for Her. Link in Bio @innateexpressions2013⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #handmadewithlove #bergeredefrance #whitebeanie #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #individualityrules #individualityoverconformity #individualityoverconformity #thehandmadebrand #handmade #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #crochet #custommade #crochetersofinstagram #oneofakind #winteraccessories #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #ourmakerlife #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

Alexandria, Virginia
Isn't 'she' lovely, isn't she wonderful...🎵

For those of you who are familiar with my work, you may have observed that I tend to 'favor' simple and monochrome...

I have learned however, that spicing 'it' up every now and then, keeps things interesting...

So cheers to 'interesting' my friends!🥂

I can't wait to start playing with this baby!!!

Stay tuned! 💕🦋

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EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Isn't 'she' lovely, isn't she wonderful...🎵 For those of you who are familiar with my work, you may have observed that I tend to 'favor' simple and monochrome... I have learned however, that spicing 'it' up every now and then, keeps things interesting... So cheers to 'interesting' my friends!🥂 I can't wait to start playing with this baby!!! Stay tuned! 💕🦋 #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #handmadewithlove #beyou_doyou #individuality #individualityrules #individualityoverconformity #handmade #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #crochet #ooak #oneofakind #crochetersofinstagram #winteraccessories #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Never apologize for being you because you are beautifully and marvelously made! Happy Friday! 💕 #individuality #individualityrules #individualityoverconformity #individualityisalwaysontrend #handmadewithlove #custommade #customrequest #customorder #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #handmade #handmadebrand #thehandmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #winteraccessories #gift #giftideas #crochetersofinstagram #slowmade #oneofakind #ooak #winteraccessories #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #madeinamerica #virginiamade

Alexandria, Virginia
Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are...🦋⁠
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EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are...🦋⁠ ⁠ - Mandy Hale⁠ ⁠ ⁠

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Custom Order Complete! ⁠ ⁠ Off to 'her' new home later today... 📬⁠ ⁠ It is my hope that 'her' new owner will love wearing 'her' as much as I loved creating 'her'...⁠ ⁠ Love all around!💞⁠ ⁠ Swipe left for more pictures...⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #handmadewithlove #custommade #customrequest #customorder #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #handmade #handmadebrand #thehandmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #winteraccessories #gift #giftideas #crochetersofinstagram #slowmade #oneofakind #ooak #winteraccessories #thehandmadetribe #ourmakerlife #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #madeinamerica #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

Alexandria, Virginia
🦋 Care 🦋

As I create my handmade accessories, one of the factors that I always take into serious consideration is how easy it would ultimately be for YOU to care for my finished product(s)...

Currently, I tend to lean towards creating accessories that you can simply 'machine wash' and 'machine dry'.

But...

I have found that some of the most gorgeous yarns require special care.

So...

I have a question for ya!

❓How likely are you to purchase an item that required you to 'handwash' and 'lay flat to dry'?

A: Very likely...(if I love it enough)
B: Not likely... (even if I love it)

Thank you in advance for your feedback ☺💕

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#solopreneur #onewomanshow #femaleentrepreneur⁠
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EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 Care 🦋 As I create my handmade accessories, one of the factors that I always take into serious consideration is how easy it would ultimately be for YOU to care for my finished product(s)... Currently, I tend to lean towards creating accessories that you can simply 'machine wash' and 'machine dry'. But... I have found that some of the most gorgeous yarns require special care. So... I have a question for ya! ❓How likely are you to purchase an item that required you to 'handwash' and 'lay flat to dry'? A: Very likely...(if I love it enough) B: Not likely... (even if I love it) Thank you in advance for your feedback ☺💕 Please comment below👇🏽 #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #beyou_doyou #thewinterwishescollection #handmade #unique #uniquestyle #creative #creativity #creativityrules #qualityrules #quality #freetobe #entrepreneurmindset #smallbusiness #smallbusinessmindset⁠ #solopreneur #onewomanshow #femaleentrepreneur⁠ #handmadewithlove ⁠ #individuality #individualityrules #crochetersofinstagram #ooak #handmadedesigner #designermaker #supportsmallbusiness #madeinamerica #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada

Alexandria, Virginia
One custom order coming up! 

But first tea...🍵 

It's the little things! 💕💕💕

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EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

One custom order coming up! But first tea...🍵 It's the little things! 💕💕💕 #handmadewithlove #custommade #customrequest #customorder #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #handmade #handmadebrand #thehandmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #winteraccessories #gift #giftideas #crochetersofinstagram #slowmade #oneofakind #ooak #winterscarf #customscarf #crochetscarf #ourmakerlife #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #madeinamerica #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Custom Order Complete! ⁠ Now en route to ONE lucky little Princess!👸🏽⁠📬 ⁠ Swipe left for more photos...⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #handmadewithlove #custommade #customrequest #customorder #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #handmade #handmadebrand #thehandmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #winteraccessories #gift #giftideas #crochetersofinstagram #slowmade #oneofakind #ooak #winteraccessories #thehandmadetribe #ourmakerlife #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #madeinamerica #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

Alexandria, Virginia
I'm curious...🤔 ⁠
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In the thick of winter ❄, are you typically a...⁠
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C: Scarf & Beanie person ⁠
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I'm curious...🤔 ⁠ ⁠ In the thick of winter ❄, are you typically a...⁠ ⁠ A: Scarf only person ⁠ B: Beanie only person ⁠ C: Scarf & Beanie person ⁠ D: Neither ⁠ ⁠ Care to Share?⁠ ⁠ 👇🏼Comment below⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #individuality #individualityrules #individualityoverconformity #handmade #thehandmadebrand #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #crochet #custommade #customrequest #crochetersofinstagram #oneofakind #winteraccessories #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #ourmakerlife #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

Alexandria, Virginia
🦋 Food for Thought...🦋⁠
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According to William A. Foster, QUALITY is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives. ⁠
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So, my question for you today is...⁠
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❓ If quality is an important pillar in your business, and you actually invest all that is necessary to achieve it, then why would you ultimately sell yourself short???
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B. You don't think that you DESERVE a fair price for your efforts?⁠
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🦋 When I first embarked on my small business venture, I struggled with pricing...⁠
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I remember my brother pulling me aside and saying... ⁠
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"Em, pricing is relative! 

No one should be able to tell you how to price something that YOU invested in and created with your bare hands, because at the end of the day, only you REALLY know how much it cost YOU to make it!"⁠
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He continued on saying... "Don't forget that cost transcends money!"

Time, design, materials, energy, sentiment etc., etc., etc., are all part of YOUR investment, so make sure that you factor it in!" ⁠
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Finally he reminded me that everyone would not be my customer, but that was perfectly alright!⁠
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So to my brother Albert I say... Thank you!⁠
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To you I say.... ⁠
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My question to you today was rhetorical. As in, you do not have to comment if you don't wish to...

However, just think about it for a moment...⁠
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I share this post in the spirit of 'Small Business Saturday' which happens to be tomorrow November 28, 2020. ⁠
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EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 Food for Thought...🦋⁠ ⁠ According to William A. Foster, QUALITY is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives. ⁠ ⁠ 💯 As one who values Quality, I totally agree! ⁠ So, my question for you today is...⁠ ⁠ ❓ If quality is an important pillar in your business, and you actually invest all that is necessary to achieve it, then why would you ultimately sell yourself short??? ⁠ Is it because:⁠ ⁠ A: You don't believe in what YOU created yet you want to sell it to ME?⁠??⁠ ⁠ B. You don't think that you DESERVE a fair price for your efforts?⁠ ⁠ C: Other?⁠ ⁠ 🦋 When I first embarked on my small business venture, I struggled with pricing...⁠ ⁠ I remember my brother pulling me aside and saying... ⁠ ⁠ "Em, pricing is relative! No one should be able to tell you how to price something that YOU invested in and created with your bare hands, because at the end of the day, only you REALLY know how much it cost YOU to make it!"⁠ ⁠ He continued on saying... "Don't forget that cost transcends money!" Time, design, materials, energy, sentiment etc., etc., etc., are all part of YOUR investment, so make sure that you factor it in!" ⁠ ⁠ Finally he reminded me that everyone would not be my customer, but that was perfectly alright!⁠ ⁠ So to my brother Albert I say... Thank you!⁠ ⁠ To you I say.... ⁠ ⁠ My question to you today was rhetorical. As in, you do not have to comment if you don't wish to... However, just think about it for a moment...⁠ ⁠ I share this post in the spirit of 'Small Business Saturday' which happens to be tomorrow November 28, 2020. ⁠ ⁠ All the best!💕 ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #beyou_doyou #handmade #unique #uniquestyle #creative #creativity #creativityrules #qualityrules #quality #freetobe #entrepreneurmindset #smallbusiness #smallbusinessmindset⁠ #solopreneur #onewomanshow #femaleentrepreneur⁠ #handmadewithlove ⁠ #individuality #individualityrules #crochetersofinstagram #ooak #handmadedesigner #designermaker #supportsmallbusiness #madeinamerica #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada

Alexandria, Virginia
Happy Thanksgiving 2020 from Innate Expressions®

I am forever grateful to you all for your constant love, support and encouragement......

And from the bottom of my heart,  I wish you (and yours) a safe, enjoyable and blessed day today.

Love, 

Emma ❤🦋 

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other. 

- Randy Pausch

#ThanksgivingDay2020 #Thanksgiving #grateful #blessed #InnateExpressions #itsthelittlethings #thelittlethings

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Happy Thanksgiving 2020 from Innate Expressions® I am forever grateful to you all for your constant love, support and encouragement...... And from the bottom of my heart, I wish you (and yours) a safe, enjoyable and blessed day today. Love, Emma ❤🦋 Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other. - Randy Pausch #ThanksgivingDay2020 #Thanksgiving #grateful #blessed #InnateExpressions #itsthelittlethings #thelittlethings

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 Make a Wish 🦋 Sometimes all we have left is a Wish and Hope... - Unknown The Winter Wishes Collection is now available in store. Go to website via link in Bio @innateexpressions2013 #handmadewithlove #thewinterwishescollection⁠⁣⁠ #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #individualityrules #individualityoverconformity #individualityoverconformity #thehandmadebrand #handmade #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #crochet #custommade #customrequest #crochetersofinstagram #oneofakind #winteraccessories #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #ourmakerlife #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

Alexandria, Virginia
It's officially beanie season, and I've got you covered!!!

⁠Don't see a color 🎨 that you fancy? ⁠
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Just ask!!!

You see, at Innate Expressions®, color is never a limitation! 
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For custom requests, send me an email at emma@innate-expressions.com⁠
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Image: 
🦋 Signature beanies by Innate Expressions® (as part of the Winter Wishes Collection). 

🦋 Available in Store Now. 

Link in Bio @innateexpressions2013.

#handmadewithlove #thewinterwishescollection⁠⁣⁠
#InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #individualityrules #individualityoverconformity #individualityoverconformity #thehandmadebrand #handmade #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #crochet #custommade #customrequest #crochetersofinstagram  #oneofakind #winteraccessories #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #ourmakerlife #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

It's officially beanie season, and I've got you covered!!! ⁠Don't see a color 🎨 that you fancy? ⁠ ⁠ Just ask!!! You see, at Innate Expressions®, color is never a limitation! ⁠ For custom requests, send me an email at emma@innate-expressions.com⁠ ⁠ Image: 🦋 Signature beanies by Innate Expressions® (as part of the Winter Wishes Collection). 🦋 Available in Store Now. Link in Bio @innateexpressions2013. #handmadewithlove #thewinterwishescollection⁠⁣⁠ #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #individualityrules #individualityoverconformity #individualityoverconformity #thehandmadebrand #handmade #handmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #crochet #custommade #customrequest #crochetersofinstagram #oneofakind #winteraccessories #gift #gifts #giftidea #giftideas #ourmakerlife #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

Alexandria, Virginia

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

Spiced Apple anyone???🍎⁠ ⁠ 🦋 As part of the Winter Wishes Collection for Her⁠! ⁠ 🦋 Available now!⁠ ⁠ Link in Bio @innateexpressions2013⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #thewinterwishescollection⁠ #handmadewithlove ⁠ #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #handmadebrand #handmade #uniquestyle #beyou_doyou #individualityrules #individualityisalwaysontrend #individuality #unique #crochet #crochetersofinstagram #slowmade #lionbrandyarn #oneofakind #ooak #winteraccessories #ourmakerlife #handmadedesigner #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #alexandriava #madeinamerica #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

🦋 Weekend Plans 🦋

Custom request from another precious little princess 👸🏽

Have a wonderful weekend y'all!💕💕💕

P.S: Thank you Anna @anberccandles  Blackcurrant Absinthe in the house this weekend!😉💕💕💕

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EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 Weekend Plans 🦋 Custom request from another precious little princess 👸🏽 Have a wonderful weekend y'all!💕💕💕 P.S: Thank you Anna @anberccandles Blackcurrant Absinthe in the house this weekend!😉💕💕💕 #handmadewithlove #custommade #customrequest #customorder #InnateExpressions #beyou_doyou #handmade #handmadebrand #thehandmadebrand #uniquestyle #unique #beanie #custombeanie #gift #giftideas #crochetersofinstagram #slowmade #oneofakind #ooak #winteraccessories #thehandmadetribe #ourmakerlife #designermaker #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneur #onewomanshow #smallbusiness #madeinamerica #virginiamade #handmademarketusacanada⁠

🦋 Creativity Goals 🦋⁠
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What one thing have you ever created that made YOU say WOW! Did I do that? ⁠
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#InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #beyou_doyou #handmade #unique #uniquestyle #creative #creativity #creativityrules #freetobe #inspiration #lifelessons #life #entrepreneur #entrepreneurmindset #smallbusiness #smallbusinessquotes #businessmotivation #businessmindset ⁠
#solopreneur #onewomanshow #femaleentrepreneur⁠

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 Creativity Goals 🦋⁠ ⁠ I have a question for ya!⁠ ⁠ What one thing have you ever created that made YOU say WOW! Did I do that? ⁠ ⁠ Anything goes...😉⁠ ⁠ (Comment below👇🏼)⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #beyou_doyou #handmade #unique #uniquestyle #creative #creativity #creativityrules #freetobe #inspiration #lifelessons #life #entrepreneur #entrepreneurmindset #smallbusiness #smallbusinessquotes #businessmotivation #businessmindset ⁠ #solopreneur #onewomanshow #femaleentrepreneur⁠

Alexandria, Virginia
🦋 Yarn Snob 🦋⁠
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At first sight I wasn't quite sure how I felt about this yarn, so I drew an instant conclusion.... 

"I DON’T like it!!!"
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But then I decided to give it a chance anyway.... 

Actually get to 'know it, you know...
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And now, guess what?

With 'egg on my face', I have to admit.... ⁠
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I quite like it! ⁠🙈⁠
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The Lesson???⁠
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Do NOT judge a book by it's cover!⁠
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Or better still.....⁠
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'Beauty' is skin deep!!!😉⁠

#InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #qualityrules #qualityassurance #qualitycontrol #payingattentiontodetail  #handmadebrand #handmade #thelittlethings #itsthelittlethings
#unique #uniquestyle #beyou_doyou #uniquefashion #handmadebusiness #ooak #crochetersofinstagram  #entrepreneur #entrepreneurmindset #smallbusiness #smallbusinessmindset #handmadebusinessmindset #handmademarketusacanada #handmadebusinessgoals
#solopreneur #onewomanshow #femaleentrepreneur #designermaker⁠ #life #lifelessons

EMMA | Handmade Designer/Maker

🦋 Yarn Snob 🦋⁠ ⁠ At first sight I wasn't quite sure how I felt about this yarn, so I drew an instant conclusion.... "I DON’T like it!!!" ⁠ But then I decided to give it a chance anyway.... Actually get to 'know it, you know... ⁠ And now, guess what? With 'egg on my face', I have to admit.... ⁠ ⁠ I quite like it! ⁠🙈⁠ ⁠ The Lesson???⁠ ⁠ Do NOT judge a book by it's cover!⁠ ⁠ Or better still.....⁠ ⁠ 'Beauty' is skin deep!!!😉⁠ #InnateExpressions #thehandmadebrand #qualityrules #qualityassurance #qualitycontrol #payingattentiontodetail #handmadebrand #handmade #thelittlethings #itsthelittlethings #unique #uniquestyle #beyou_doyou #uniquefashion #handmadebusiness #ooak #crochetersofinstagram #entrepreneur #entrepreneurmindset #smallbusiness #smallbusinessmindset #handmadebusinessmindset #handmademarketusacanada #handmadebusinessgoals #solopreneur #onewomanshow #femaleentrepreneur #designermaker⁠ #life #lifelessons