About a month ago, I debuted a new logo on my Instagram and restarted my feed. I wanted all my pictures and posts to look consistent and represent my brand the right way. When I first started using IG for my business, I just wanted to get my name and my work out there. My pictures were horrible (they’ve gotten a little better), and my feed was dysfunctional. There was no consistency between posts, just randomness. Now that I’ve made some changes, I feel like I can continue on the right path to having a successful business.
With that being said, I’ve also realized that I’ve never introduced myself. I absolutely hate talking about myself, so it was very easy to skip over the maker introduction. But in order for you guys to want more from me, I think it’s only fair that you get to know me…so here goes.
Hi! My name is Carla and I am the maker behind Melanin Makes LLC. I started this company in February of 2018 but I’ve been crocheting for 8 years. I didn’t start taking my work seriously until about 2 years ago, though. I am a single mother of two beautiful little divas who keep me on my toes at all times. My eldest is an 8 year old drama queen, who loves to dance and spend time with her friends. My youngest is 18 months, but acts as if she’s been on this earth longer than I have. LOL. I take my role as their mother very seriously, doing my absolute best to make sure they grow up to be well-rounded individuals with something substantial to offer the world. Wanting to provide the best example I could for them inspired me to start my business. While sharing my creativity with the world feels amazing, I am so much more proud of the legacy I am creating for them.
Melanin Makes LLC is more than just another crochet business in a world full of crochet businesses; it’s more than just a hobby. We are the embodiment of love, family, passion, creativity, determination, and hard-work. There really is love in every stitch, because I absolutely love what I do. Melanin Makes — Handmade with you in mind!
Whew! That was a lot. But at least you know a little more about the maker behind the brand. And as I continue on the journey of being a maker and building my business, I promise to share more of me with you guys. Thank you for taking the time to read this.