Today’s crafter had a little something in his feature request that stood out to me – Jon is a fellow Pit Bull lover/owner!
I just have one question: does your petbull “help” with your crafting??
We own the friendliest dog in the world, who happens to be a Pit Bull.
Has been working for the FAA since 1986.
Does everything right handed except for throwing and bowling.
Favorite TV show is Seinfeld.
What got you started crafting?
Over the years I've gone through many different, almost random hobbies. Crafting kind of snowballed into essentially a part time job. It offers me the chance to do many different things without having to relearn things from scratch. Plus it gives me a chance to work with my creative sons.
What is your source of inspiration?
There's not one particular thing I can point to. It's just a desire to work with my hands and make something.
What have you made recently?
We're doing a custom line of crafts for a store in Maine. My son took the clients idea and made it into a pattern (client approved of course!) I could cut. From there I cut enough to fill the order, sanded them down, packed them as best I could and sent them out.
Everything gets a personal touch because each piece of wood is different from every other. Some require special areas of focus. Also we make a lot of custom orders so we can make pretty much anything someone would want.
This particular piece has a striking design though. on the left site it has an Adirondack chair with an umbrella behind it. On the left side it says "Maine Memories" with the "Maine" part on top. It's a pretty cool looking piece.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my crafts through many different avenues. Chiefly, I sell through my Etsy site. Other than that though we do sell wholesale to stores, do consignment and drop-shipping agreements, and go to a handful of craft shows and events each year.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Hand making goods allows to create something for noting, essentially. Doing that gives me a great sense of accomplishment that no other project has allowed me to have.
Mays Landing, NJ