craftumi quick five :: purple-uni
Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m a 36 year old married Mum of two kids aged 9 and 11. When I was young my Mum had a craft shop and as an adult I’ve only ever worked in shops that sold craft supplies!! After my second child was born, I found it very difficult to actually make my own craft items, my daughter always wanted to sit on my lap when I was sewing!! So I guess it wasn’t too big a surprise when I found myself getting my crafty fix by selling supplies! It was something that just sort of happened...and I’ve been selling craft supplies ever since. I love following the trends and seeing all the new items that come out.
How did you find about craftumi?
I had run my own website for many years but what I sold was quite specific. I really wanted to be able to sell other products and keep working from home but didn’t want to deal with setting up a new site. So, I was looking into other ways of selling online. In my research I stumbled over craftumi and haven’t looked back.
What do you sell on craftumi?
I opened my shop earlier this year. My shop name came from my friends adorable daughter. Every time they drive past my house she says....’that’s Jacs ouse’!! I thought that was just too cute, so Jac’s House it was!! I sell quite a range of things, my favourite are the wooden picture cabochons. They are just gorgeous!! I also sell hair accessories, beads, findings and many other little bit and bobs! I try and add new products regularly as I tend to sell whatever I am currently tinkering with myself!!
What is your favourite craft activity?
I genuinely don’t have a favourite. I enjoy so many different crafts!! ...sewing, knitting, papercrafts, beading, ceramics, candle making, woodwork. I just enjoy making things and having fun with new idea’s. I often don’t finish my larger creations as its really the creative process and tinkering around that I enjoy! For that reason I tend to stick to small projects and researching new stock!!
What would be your perfect day?
Wow, the options... I’m not sure, there are so many different things I would try and squeeze in! I love junk shopping and seeing what treasures i can find...so I guess my perfect day would be to stumble over the best stocked (and cheapest, it has to be a bargain!) junk shop!! I love old books, fabrics and vintage art or craft supplies!