Handmade items are so much more meaningful. Most of the high end boutiques I shop at all have hand made items, and those were the items I would always gravitate towards.
1. The only sewing class I have taken was in Highschool for one semester.
2. I only Like to design one thing, and dread re-creating it. In a perfect world I would be the designer and had others who would re-create my ideas over and over and over again!
3.<3 The beach is my escape while my kids are inspiration. 4.My Mother is my BFF. 5. I should probably add Rockstar Recovery to my payroll because without it I would get nothing done! :)
What got you started crafting?
I have always loved to craft but never had the time. As a little girl I remember cross stitching with my mom, doing the latch hook thing, then as I got older I made copious amounts of friend ship bracelets and beaded bracelets. I would always think of ways I could make money off making each item, but never did. Early into my 20's I entered into Corporate America, where I stayed for about 10 years, and when the economy tanked well so did my income. I started up Born Platinum never imagining it would take off as it has. My goal was to be at farmers markets once a week, but I have been so busy with the website orders and facebook fans I can not find the time to keep anything in stock! Born Platinum has also been featured in several boutiques here in the Orange County Area which is always exciting! I never imagined I would have over 10,000 facebook fans ever! I love being able to be home with the kids and work. Although sometimes I pull all nighters and never get a good night sleep I would not change it for the world. I am very lucky and blessed to have the amazing following that I do and could not be where I am without them!
What is your source of inspiration?
Hands down my hubby and children are my inspiration. I would not be working my tail off if it was not for them. I love what I do and will do anything to be able to make my own hours so I dont miss a thing! Dont get me wrong at times I am dying from exhaustion but the family steps up to help where and when needed. My Mother is another huge inspiration without her I would not be where I am today. I am hoping when she retires she will dive in head first with Born Platinum and I.
What have you made recently?
I would have to say I am quite obsessed with my Velcro Neck Ties. I have a little guy, just 9 months old, once i found out I was preggers I switched from making mainly girly items to mostly boy items. It is so hard to find the style I love so I decided to create it myself... :) My heart and soul goes into all my designs.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I currently only sell online through my website and have many sales through our facebook fan page.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Handmade items are so much more meaningful. Most of the high end boutiques I shop at all have hand made items, and those were the items I would always gravitate towards. I think with the economy the way it is, rather then sitting back and feeling sorry for myself for not being able to find a good paying job, or any job for that matter, I took matters in my own hands and created something that I am in love with.