Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sensational Shop Saturday - Rustic Romance Crafts

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 - Rustic Romance Crafts run by Kristen Olson!

Tell us about you - the creator!

My name is Kristen and I am a work at home mom of two busy boys. I have always loved crafting and in 2013 my New Year's resolution was to be more creative! I started by making a Valentine's Day burlap banner for myself and realized how much I loved burlap. I now try to incorporate it into everything I make!

Describe your shop and what you sell

I sell home decor items with a rustic yet elegant feel. I make banners, wreaths, place mats, table runners and season items such as burlap bunnies, Christmas stockings, and fall pumpkins, each out of burlap! I am constantly thing of new items to create and have just recently added Chalkboard Photo Holders to my shop. I also take custom orders for any items in my shop!

What is your favorite item to make? Why?

My favorite items to make are wreaths. I love making the burlap flowers and arranging them on the wreaths. There is something so beautiful about a rose made from a rustic material such as burlap. The contrast is what I love most about this medium!

How and when did you start your business?

I started my business in January of 2013. I made a few styles of Valentine's Day banners and sold them on local resale fb sites. It kind of snowballed from there.

Anything else you would like to add?

We do monthly $1 auctions each month in which the item I make is design specifically for the auction. I try and run at least one sale a month which needs no coupon code. I also sell my items in a local vintage/antique store in my home town called The Painted Shutter & Co.

Where can buyers find you?

Thank you so much for stopping by to meet Kristen Olson of Rustic Romance Crafts! I'll see you next week for another Sensational Shop Saturday!

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