Everything to Know About Creek+Elm

Hi There!                                                                                                                 
I'm Emily, the creator and maker behind Creek+Elm.

Who Am I?

I am a married mom of 3 (two girls and a boy) who lives in McFarland, Wisconsin- a small town right outside of Madison. Our family also includes a 13 year old border collie mix named Ollie. He was our first child and I'll always be his person. He is definitely MY dog- not my husband's.
I used to work in the dental hygiene field, and I loved it! But after our second child I really reduced my hours and then after our third it just made sense for us that I would stay home.

Why Creek+Elm?

I have always LOVED crafting and sewing and do-it-yourself projects. I've made several quilts, all sorts of crafts, my own clothes, re-conditioned furniture...you name it I've probably tried it.
And I've also really always loved the rustic-chic look as far as fashion goes. I wanted a pair of the cool earrings that I saw women like Joanna Gaines wearing on Fixer-Upper, but as I looked around online I didn't really see anything that I liked, or the stuff that I did like was made from animals. I knew that there were other materials available so I wanted to see if I could make some cool statement earrings out of faux leather and cork. I LOVED what I came up with, and started to make more. Soon my friends and neighbors noticed and started asking if I could make earrings or other jewelry for them too. At first they weren't too concerned with what I was making from, but once I explained that they were going to look good WITHOUT feeling bad (no cows or piggies killed for their fashion sense)- they loved it even more!
Since earrings I've expanded a little bit, and have gotten into making some faux leather bracelets and taking my sewing skills to the next level with handmade scarves too. These are the MOST comfortable scarves I've ever worn- and I wear a scarf ALMOST every day in the fall and winter. They are made from double-gauze cotton (also called Muslin) and it is the same material that baby swaddling blankets are made from. You will absolutely love how elegant they make you look while being SO comfortable at the same time!

Why Should You Shop at Creek+Elm?

If you are looking to up your game and get that rustic-chic look, you've come to the right place. I know you don't have a ton of time to spend on your fashion, and if you're anything like me you don't have a ton of extra $$$ in the budget to spend on "luxury" items. I get it. Family comes first for me too. I'd rather spend money on fun experiences for my kids than on myself, but I've found that something as simple as a really cool, unique pair of statement earrings and a scarf can instantly improve my look AND my mood. So I can look good, be a better happier Mama, and do it all without busting our family budget. That's what Creek+Elm is all about- and that's why you should shop here.
By the way, since everything is handmade to order, it might take a little longer to get than you're used to in today's Amazon drone at your door in the next two hours world. My turn-around time is 5 business days from when you place your order to when it's shipped, so that means you should see it within 10-14 days.
I am always looking for feedback and love happy customers, so feel free to email me at emily@creekandelm.com if you have ANYTHING you need to tell me.
Happy Shopping!
-Emily-