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P1110346Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your business. When our kids came along and put us out of work, we had to take matters into our own hands. Now we can feed our creativity and our growing children.

What inspired you to go into the craft business, do you still have a day job? I think the first appliqués we ever did were for hiding stains on our girls’ shirts.  It wasn’t long before the light bulb came on. Since our kids are our day job, we don’t intend to quit anytime soon.

cabbage rose capWhat do you like best, coming up with ideas or executing them? We’re a very right-brain/left-brain team, so one is perfectly happy to let the other do the designing.  And we wouldn’t be crafting if we didn’t love making the things we’ve designed, right?

What’s the best thing about what you do? And the worst? The best thing about what we do is that we’re doing it.  It’s so satisfying when people respond positively to what we put out there.  And we still get to be with our kids.  Which is also pretty satisfying.

What are your creative influences? Music and coffee and sun and rain and our girls and their art and bees and birds and Indians.

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How do you stay inspired? Our local thrift shop seems to keep us handily supplied with amazing fabrics.  Couple that with all the growth and change that goes on daily in our lives and fresh ideas come often enough to keep us busy.

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