Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sensational Shop Saturday - Moose Country 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 Moose Country Crafts - run by Jamie Thomas!

Tell us about you - the creator!

Hi there! I'm Jamie, owner of Moose Country Crafts - for the love of rustic, Americana, and home. I'm a SAHM with two littles.

Describe your shop and what you sell

I sell things that I like. I'm drawn to things that look like they have some age to them, to things that people have been using for years and years. I love making my button initials and pictures - what a special wedding or baby shower gift! I love working with burlap in my holiday items and I love rustic and primitive iconography.

What is your favorite item to make? Why?

I love making all of my items for different reasons. My holiday items can put me in a great holiday moon even though it's 90 outside. My button art is relaxing in the way that putting together a puzzle is...finding just the right button for just the right spot.

How and when did you start your business?

I started my business earlier this year. In the past few years I've dealt with layoffs, having two kids and having cancer while I was pregnant with my daughter. As my kids have become a bit older and a bit more independent, and as I put treatments behind me, I needed something to occupy brain. It a daily challenge to figure out what I can do - take care of my babies, create, market, budget - it keeps me challenged!

Anything else you would like to add?

I am more than happy to take custom orders and create something beautiful and unique for you!

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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