Leather goods Handcrafted in Osage County, Oklahoma
First of all I want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to drop by my page.
I guess this is the part that I tell you a little about Lantana Made, and myself so here goes-
My name is Emily; I am the owner, creator, and designer of Lantana Made. This business came to be from many different blessings and bumps in the road.
I grew up in rural Oklahoma on a modest farm where we raised limousin cattle and quarter horses. I always had goals of striking out and going to a good college majoring in interior design. From there I just knew I would move somewhere like Dallas or even New York and start my career.
Little did I know God had much bigger and better things in store for me. I did receive a bachelor’s degree in Interior Merchandising and Design from Oklahoma State University. While there, I met my husband, Evan. We were married in December of 2014. At that time Evan was working for the Stuart Ranch and I found myself in love in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma.
Soon after that I got the opportunity to be the Visual Merchandiser at Miranda Lamberts boutique-The Pink Pistol in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. I learned a lot from my time there, but as much as I enjoyed it I wanted something of my own.
Evan got an opportunity as Foreman on the Dick Drummond Ranch and we moved. Again, I found myself in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma with no job opportunities that excited me. With no excuses not to take a leap of faith and start my own business, I set down at my sewing machine. I made my first five purses from upholstery fabric I had planned on making myself some throw pillows out of. Those first five purses took me at least three weeks, and a heck of a lot of tears. I put them up online and prayed to the good Lord someone would buy them.
And they did! And so it began.
Now days we live in Fairfax, Oklahoma. Evan is managing the Littlechief division of Sooner Cattle Company.
We have two beautiful kids. Evie, our daughter is four and Tell our son is 18 months. They are either at my feet while I work or kicking around the ranch with their dad. This company of mine has blessed us in ways only God foresaw. I have been in business now for seven years. Those years have allowed my craft to improve. Every piece I make teaches me something. I pride myself in quality work and spend a lot of time on each item. They are functional pieces of art. I absolutely love what I do and where I do it. I say all this to say Thank you. Thank you for appreciating my work. Without all of the amazing Lantana Made supporters and customers what I do would not be possible.