Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sensational Shop Saturday - Ingenious Edge

31 Days of Sensational Shops went so well that Sensational Shop Saturday was created to continue to feature awesome handmade shops!

Today's Sensational Shop is Ingenious Edge - run by Brittany and Roe!

Tell us about you - the creator!

Brittany and Roe! We both are active and crafty people. Our hobbies range from rock climbing, hiking, board games, sewing, video games, reading, and so much more. Brittany currently works part time at Sports Authority and a part time teacher job for physical education. She hopes to get a full time job teaching next year! Roe is working for a printer/server repair shop. They have been going steady for the past 5 years.

Describe your shop and what you sell

We combined two of our hobbies of crafts and reading to create corner bookmarks. One day during college Brittany saw some bookmarks and decided she could make them herself. Boom. Corner bookmarks came to works. When she brought Roe upon they designed several bookmarks that they themselves would be interested in: super heroes. We take current characters kids love with the hope of getting them to use the bookmark and promote reading. Our next plan for our shop is to screen print our bookmark characters onto pillows and make vinyl decals of all these wonderful characters.

What is your favorite item to make? Why?

Brittany enjoys sewing and making pillows. Even though this has just started and she is still new at it, she enjoys the challenge. She also hopes to become good enough at it to make more than just pillows.

Roe loves designing decals. We have a cool die cut machine that helps cut out the decals. He loves playing with ideas of negative space for decals.

How and when did you start your business?

Brittany started it one day out of boredom in college spring 2013. Something just to kill some time with. She brought Roe into it and have been going to shows starting late 2013. This year 2014 we hope to do more shows and continue to grow.

Anything else you would like to add?

These pictures don't do our bookmarks justice. They may seem like too much money, but they are worth it. Every bookmark is handmade. We receive so many compliments in person during our shows, its unfortunate we don't have enough online sales.

Where can buyers find you?

Thank you so much for stopping by to meet Brittany and Roe of Ingenious Edge! I'll see you next week for another Sensational Shop Saturday!

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