Hello and welcome!
I am Emmeline (known to my friends as ‘M’) and I am the founder of Hattie and Bella. I am a a proud mummy to my two beautiful daughters, Harriet and Arabella, and wife to Robin, my very supportive (and patient!) husband. We live in a picturesque North Yorkshire village with Coco, our gorgeously bonkers chocolate Labrador, Fluffy and Cinders, our two cheeky mini-lop rabbits, and Tinker Bell, Velvet, Aurora, Belle and Ariel, our five nutty chickens.
From an early age I have always had a passion for all things creative and since having our daughters I have spent hours sitting with them crafting and creating sparkly, sticky messy objects and recording moments in time from hand and footprints to doodles, drawings and their first writing.
It is our daughters and these “messy moments” that are the inspiration for my business. As starting school for our youngest daughter loomed, my mind starting thinking about returning to work. However, knowing how quickly the past six years have gone since having our first daughter, I was keen to ensure that work allowed me to still be there for school drop off and pick up, assemblies, Christmas play, sports fixtures and all those other magical moments in-between. With this in mind I thought that now was the time to take the plunge and go it alone, allowing me to fit my working hours around family life.
Like many new parents we have captured their once tiny features, first smiles, first words and many other milestones. Memory boxes are bulging at the seams and our computer is full of photos. Our desire to capture these moments emphasise how precious memories are and so I wanted to create a business that would allow others to capture and preserve their most precious moments that could be on display. With the encouragement and support from my husband, mother and close friends, Hattie and Bella was born.
We offer a bespoke service completely unique to each individual client captured in a lasting material. Whether it is your child or loved ones’ finger, hand or footprint, first drawing, doodle or writing, we can customise a keepsake to capture your moment.
I hope you enjoy looking at our website. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for then please give us a call and we discuss your idea.
I hope to hear from you soon!