Hello, I’m Emmeline and I am the founder of Hattie and Bella. From an early age I have always had a passion for all things creative and since having our daughters I have spent hours sitting with them crafting and creating sparkly, sticky messy objects and recording moments in time from hand and footprints to doodles, drawings and their first writing. It is our daughters and these “messy moments” that are the inspiration for my business. Like many new parents we have captured their once tiny features, first smiles, first words and many other milestones. Memory boxes are bulging at the seams and our computer is full of photos. Our desire to capture these moments emphasise how precious memories are and so I wanted to create a business that would allow others to capture and preserve their most precious moments that could be on display. With the encouragement and support from my husband, mother and close friends, Hattie and Bella was born.
We offer a bespoke service completely unique to each individual client captured in a lasting material. Whether it is your child or loved ones’ finger, hand or footprint, first drawing, doodle or writing, we can customise a keepsake to capture your moment. Appointments can be conducted from our home studio or for a small fee I can come to your house.
We offer the following services:
Babies change so quickly and with so many growth spurts, 3D casts of your little one’s hand and/or feet are the perfect way of capturing every single detail forever. They perfectly capture those edible little fingers and toes, the size, definition, lines, shapes, fingernails and creasing around the ankle or wrist. These wonderful replicas are a unique way of remembering just how tiny those fingers and toes really were.
If you’ve got more than one child, a sibling set of casts mounted in a large frame makes a wonderful keepsake and lovely comparison of the just how different in size their hands and feet once were.
These 3D casts are available in a variety of finishes. All pieces are available in a frame or on a plinth and come in a selection of colours and styles. Each 3D cast comes with a name plaque.
We can capture your child’s tiny hand and feet forever in a beautiful raised impression. Finished in either gold, silver, bronze or a natural finish with a soft brown, blue or pink shading, raised impressions are a wonderful reminder of just how small your child’s hand or foot once were. Sibling and family raised impressions are also possible and make a fabulous centrepiece.
The finished product will be ready for collection within 4-6 weeks and are available unframed or framed. We have a variety of frames available in a range of colours that are custom made and can be tailored to match your interior. Framed pieces come with a name plaque, which are also available in a choice of colours and font type, and can also be mounted with a photo.
Jewellery and gifts
At Hattie & Bella we design and make a wide range of jewellery and gifts that is as individual as you. We are able to create pieces similar to the samples featured across our website or work with you in order to create your perfect piece.
Our range includes fingerprint jewellery, handprint and footprint jewellery and gifts, pawprint jewellery and gifts, artwork jewellery and gifts and dates, initials, time and places. We also create bespoke pieces.