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Jim Dandy's boutique of guilty pleasures

jim dandy’s is a boutique of unique, tackily delicious, kitsch, feather fascinators , sexy aprons, and the likes, that are used to fascinate suitors, coworkers, objects of obsession, and your own fancy. these feather fascinators are inspired by the daring and courageous, the young and  not so young, peg bundy as well as clara bow, playas and the serene. feathered together in the beginning of 2009, jim dandy’s has progressed into more than imagined.

jim dandy’s would be nothing without the women who constantly inspire, dazzle, impress, motivate, and instill strength and outrageous laughs in everyone.

What inspired you to go into the craft business, do you still have a day job? I have always been a very creative person for myself and others. My creativity for Jim Dandy’s was inspired as a shopper on Etsy. It was so motivating to see all these beautiful items that people MAKE. It just made sense to me, and in no time I had set up shop. Feathers were just an obvious ingredient in the mix.

My day job is trying to extend daylight. I am a full time freelance writer, mother of a beautiful 8 year old daughter, girl scout troop leader, and more. The list is endless.

Describe your creative process when designing/making your product line.
Step 1. Acclimate with creative space.
Step 2. Music music music. (I heart PANDORA).
Step 3. Immerse in creativity and lay out designs.
Step 4. Make said designs fabulous objects of obssession!

What’s the best thing about what you do? And the worst? I love watching my hairpieces find their way on to customer’s heads. Time and time again, my pieces know exactly who they belong with. I love the dance of that process. It is even sweeter when my customers email me photos of them wearing one of my pieces out on the town. It’s so fun! …….. The worst part is keeping up with all the good parts. :D

What’s the best advice you have been given about your business or craft practices? Whatever you think you don’t know, make it up as you go.


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