Behind the Brand - Truly Treasured Originals
Truly Treasured Originals offers a bespoke handcrafted range of keepsakes that capture precious moments in time. Our silver range encapsulates hand, foot and finger prints, children's drawings and writing that can be personalised and finished as charms, pendants, cufflinks, keyrings and bookmarks. Our bump casting range starts your memory making before your baby even arrives. Bump casts make a unique addition to a newborn photoshoot and can be finished as a bespoke piece of art to reflect you, your baby and your family.
Exhibitor - Louise
Business Name - Truly Treasured Originals
Position in the Business - Owner
How did the business start?
As a paediatric nurse I know how fragile life is and the importance of making memories. When I had my boys, I was conscious of taking as many photos & videos as I could so I didn't forget a moment but I wasn't very good at making memories that I could actually hold in my hands. I reflected about the keepsakes I would have liked to have done and thought, I'm pretty arty lets get learning how to do these things so I can offer them to other parents and so Truly Treasured Originals was born. When I started the business back in 2016 initially with the silver range. I quickly realised that I wanted to expand and be able to offer a choice of keepsake options. So in 2017, I trained with the Edinburgh Casting Studio to add the 3D body casting range and since then I have trained with Rock the Bump UK to refine my skills in pregnancy bump casting.
What is your favourite part of the business?
There's so much that I love that it's hard just to pick one! I love meeting mums to be when I'm casting their baby bumps. Whether it's their 1st or final pregnancy I love being part of their journey and getting to see their faces as they marvel at the size of their bump - it's never as big as they think it is!
I also really enjoy working with children and families to take their idea through design to handing them their finished treasure. My treasures evoke so many memories and emotions that it's a privilege to be able to make something so personal.
How do you spend your time away from work?
I love spending time with my family. Whether it’s a walk with the dog at the beach, or just chilling watching a film, I try and spend as much time with my boys as possible. They are constantly changing and are growing up too quickly, I want to treasure every moment before they become teenagers and are too cool to hang out with me!
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