I absolutely LOVE handmade toys, & being someone who loves to crochet, I understand how much love & time gets poured into even the most simple of creations. These are not simple “things” that anyone can buy from any store, but rather something special that should be treasured forever. Through my blog about Jislaaik! Online Store, I came across Ruby & Rose Crochet. I love the look of all their work, & the fact that Michelle is empowering women & upskilling them is truly the cherry on top!
Your name: Michelle Pillay
Business name: Ruby & Rose Crochet
Social media handles: Facebook & Instagram
What do you do: I’m a wife and a mom to four school going children, so I spend my days running around after them. Extra murals, sport matches etc. I’m a stay-at-home mom and do all the run around of buying the yarns for the ladies that I empower and delivering it to them and then collecting the finished items and delivering or couriering them to the clients. I do all the advertising and sourcing of clients. I have always had a love for yarn because my grannies used to knit and crochet items for their grandchildren.
How long have you been crocheting for: I have always known how to knit and am a beginner crocheter.
Why do you love what you do: Firstly I’m empowering women who are not employed and are able to make an extra income while still being able to take care of their kids.
How can people order from you: I finally have my own website, after two and a half years of hard work.
Do you do custom orders: We do a lot of custom orders for clients which we love to do.
Why do you encourage buying handmade: Handmade items just have some kind of value , not in the money sense, you can feel the love and energy in each item. It’s an item that a child would cherish and keep and possibly hand down to their children. We have never had an unhappy customer.
What is your favourite toy/product: Each and every new item I love, but my favourites would be the beautiful Ballerina mice, the gorgeous Girl and Boy bunny and the unicorn range.
Quote you live by: I don’t have a quote, but believe in Positive Energy and staying positive. Stay away from the negativity.
These products are really all so beautiful & would make a perfect gift for somebody else, or even yourself! These are something that would be treasured forever & are so unique. I could spend hours looking through all the images of these gorgeous handmade goodies, & I hope that you do the same.