Small Business Spotlight #6

Haymae Handmade

Located on the coast of North Carolina, in Wilmington, you will find Haymae Handmade. Haymae Handmade is a mama-owned small business, that offers handmade and unique products. Hayley Williams not only owns and operates the business, but she is also the creative brain and hands-on maker of everything Haymae offers. She is a paper artist and creates a variety of home decor pieces. Each piece of art is unique and flawless. I fell in love with her delicate homemade paper flowers the moment I first came across her beautiful shadow boxes.

You can find the following homemade items on her websites:

  • Paper flowers
  • Filled shadow boxes
  • Custom paper flower decor
  • Monogrammed lettering
  • Indoor wreaths
  • Handmade keepsakes
  • Custom Christmas decor
  • And so much more!
Image from Haymae Handmade Instagram

Tiffany: What made you decide to start your business?

Hayley: I have always enjoyed crafting as a hobby. In May of 2021, my husband and children gifted me a Cricut cutting machine for Mother’s Day. Boy did it go from there! The more I created, the more my Momma and family encouraged me to share it with others and try to sell a few items. Now here we are with a hobby that accidentally turned into a business and I would not have it any other way!

Image from Haymae Handmade Instagram

Tiffany: Where do you see your business in 5 years?

Hayley: This question really had me thinking. I hope to see growth in multiple areas of my business. Just like the rest of us, I would love to see growth that creates more financial freedom but, I also hope to continue to see growth in myself. I have always been very introverted and struggle with social anxiety. Through my business, I am meeting other wonderful vendors and small business owners. I am developing friendships I cherish, that may have never existed if it were not for my business. In 5 years, I would love to continue to be alongside of other small business owners doing what we love, supporting each other, and seeing them grow as well. One particular goal I also have for my business, is to eventually have some handmade product in a store. That would be a dream come true!

Image from Haymae Handmade Instagram

Tiffany: Who are you besides business owner?

Hayley: While I am grateful to be a business owner, I am also a lot more. I am a Christian. I love Jesus and I hope to show nothing less than the love of Jesus in my business and outside of my business. In all that I do, I want to love God and to love others. I am a wife to my very best friend and soulmate. We have been married for 9 years and even on the days we don’t really like each other, we love the mess out of each other. I’m Mama, Mommy, MOMMM! We have 4 beautiful children between the ages of one and nine. Three girls and one boy. I’m a daughter. I’m a friend. I’m a homemaker. I’m a country girl who loves the beach and basically lives on a mini farm with chickens, bunnies, dogs, and barefoot wild children. Sounds like beautiful chaos, right? I’m a reader, traveler, and Grey’s Anatomy fan.

Image from Haymae Handmade Instagram

Tiffany: What are you most proud of in your life?

Hayley: I would easily say I’m most proud of my family. We are a team. We stick together through the thick and thin. We get through the great times, the hard times, and all the in between together. I love them. I love who they are. I love that I get to be a wife, mama, daughter, sister. I thank God every single day for my family and I do not take it for granted.

Image from Haymae Handmade Instagram

Tiffany: Anything else you want to add to your Small Business Spotlight blog segment?

Hayley: Thank you, seriously thank you. If you have purchased anything from Haymae Handmade in the past, plan to in the future, show support online and/ or in person, or are taking the time to read about Haymae, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so grateful that I get to create one of a kind pieces of home decor for you. My hope is through Haymae Handmade I can create beautiful, handmade keepsakes for you and your home that bring you joy, comfort, help to celebrate special moments and memories, honor and remember those we hold close, remind you of who you are and that your worth is in Jesus. That you matter and you are valuable.

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Instagram: @haymaehandmade


Pinterest: @haymaehandmade

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Take a minute and preview all the gorgeous items Haymae Handmade has to offer. Let me know your favorite items! Happy New Year! Cheers!


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