Our first Crafthouse event is just around the corner and I am so excited to share with everyone the talented makers that have been so gracious to sponsor some sweet swag for the event!
I met Cindy of Cindy's Perfect Paper Crafting through a small entrepreneur group. We both shared a nerd love for planners and paper crafting and when I asked for support for my little Crafthouse vision, she was the first to sign up. Cindy specializes in all types of paper crafting, from note cards to stickers to adorable mini journals. I asked her a few questions to get to know her a little better:
How did you discover your creative niche?
I didn't even know I was creative until the late 80s when I started working for a stamping company part time. People loved the cards I made and started paying me for them!
At what point did you realize you were sitting on your very own little gold mine?
When more and more people wanted what I was selling, the more I started to produce and thus the mass producing began! I started doing craft shows and even managing craft shows in the area where I lived.
What do you do when you aren't building your empire?
I wear many hats. I am a mother of 3 (a beautiful 22 year old girl and two handsome boys, 14 and 16). I also volunteer for the city of Frisco and the Frisco Fire Station.
What advice do you have for other makers?
Advice I would have for others is this: there is something in you that you're good at. Bring it out and share it with the world. You never know what will come of it.
What has been your most satisfying business moment so far?
I would have to say when I started my first wedding event planning from top to bottom. I did everything for this wedding. I created the wedding invites, the shower invites, the thank you cards, the favors, the centerpieces, the place settings, the venue, the menu, anything and everything a coordinator would do for a wedding, I did it all and more. If I could do it myself, I did it. It was a beautiful wedding and I received so many compliments and business from this and it was a huge jump to my career.
So now that we all know what a bad mamajama you are, where can we find you?