Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sensational Shop Saturday - Little Sweet Petunia

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 - Little Sweet Petunia run by Denae Ashley Vigilante!

Tell us about you - the creator!

When I was 8 years old, I wanted to redecorate one of my mother's old baskets. She asked me why and I told her "Because if I can make something beautiful out of it, shouldn't I?" I was raised by both of my parents to love all things craft related! When we found out that we were expecting our first sweet baby boy, I became re-inspired to "make beautiful things." Since then, I have become more and more passionate and have created more items than ever. This lead me to opening a store last year. Now I spend each day living my dream as a wife, mother, and WAHM.

Describe your shop and what you sell

Little Sweet Petunia has boutique items for the whole family! I focus mainly on baby and Eco-friendly items, however, I also sell headbands, scarves, and hats for mom and dad. I LOVE custom orders and a challenge!

What is your favorite item to make? Why?

I started out by selling scarves, so they will always hold a spot in my heart ;-) My favorite items to make right now are my Unpaper Towels. They are so useful and such a great Eco (and budget) friendly alternative to traditional paper towels. Plus they are adorable... That is always a plus right?

How and when did you start your business?

Just over a year ago, I made myself a scarf. I posted a picture of it on facebook and someone immediately asked if they could buy it. I figured "Sure. Why not? I can just make myself another one." So I made another and that one sold, too! Before I knew it, those scarves were flying out the door as fast as I could make them. I thought "If people are purchasing these, I wonder if they would be interested in other items, also?" and my business was born. To this day, I still don't have one of those scarves for myself ;-)

Where can buyers find you?

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll see you next week for another Sensational Shop Saturday!

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