We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashley Morales and Cindy Munguia and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ashley & Cindy, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The Crafty Glammie was a hobby that my mom learned as a child, that was dormant for over 40 years that turned into something that possibly can turn into a business. This was different, with my mom’s creative ways and her attention to detail, my tech savvy and business development background The Crafty Glammie was born. Handmade Macrame Plant Hangers was not something you seen in stores, especially local. Lots of creative thinking and hard work lead us to this point. We want to continue to grow and seeing how other local small businesses work together makes us happy to apart of that growth.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Where to start, The Crafty Glammie was a hobby my mom learned as a child that was dormant for over 40 years. Until summer of 2020 where I wanted to buy a plant hanger. She told me she can make one, growing up I never knew she knew how to macrame, especially plant hangers. We bought the material and she made a hanger. I was in love, I said this can be something. You don’t see Handmade Macrame Plant Hangers in local shops. It gave us the push for it to become something. There has been some challenges that has made us grow even more, to be better. We are always learning, open to learn more and be open minded. We have learned to take pride in our work, me especially. To see how each piece is hand crafted by my Mom, the time and patience she puts into a piece is unique. Each hanger is different in someway. If we can tell the world anything it will be, we are a Mother and Daughter minority owned business. We love what we do, we love to see our customers light up when they buy from us. We take pride in our Handmade Macrame Plant Hangers We love to tell our unique story. We are The Crafty Glammie.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Oh wow, we have a lot! Of course you come to Houston, Texas you need tacos! Breakfast tacos from Villarcos or Chilosos grab lunch only if during the week at Champ Burger. Looking for some great coffee, Xela Coffee Roasters. They have amaxing cold bottled coffees! Check out Henderson and Kane to check out goods from other small local businesses and some bb q. The shops on 19th in the Heights are nice! Casa Ramirez is one of our favorites. If they are into Breweries 8th Wonder is a favorite of ours. Feeling some nice outdoor vibes check out White Rhino. Check out a couple of plant shops, The Flora Culture and Buchanans. Wake up on Sunday and check out local farmers markets. Houston Heights Market on White Oak and East End Farmers Market on Navigation. Need some lunch after check out BBs or Acadian Coast for some crawfish and creole food.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
We would like to thank our customers both new and returning for supporting our small business. Veronica Avila from Henderson and Kane for her support, Xela Coffee Roasters, Houston Heights Market, East End Farmers Market and to Celia Morales of Raices de Colores for nominating us for being recognized in Shoutout HTX. Thank God, our family and friends for the support and push to get us here. To my husband, Jonathan thank you for being there and being behind me for the the on going encouragement. To our girls Angelina and Aviana one of the main purposes to continue to grow – Ashley
We love you all and thank you.