Sunday, March 27, 2011

Star Sponsor: Jacqui from Craftee McGee

If you don't already know the fabulous Jacqui from Craftee McGee, you are missing out!

She sells gorgeous handmade accessories in her lovely shop! Do you have the "gimmies" yet?

1. Where do you get your inspiration to create?

Everywhere! Nature, colors and seeing new purpose in old things! Always, always the color green. I'd have a shop full of green if I could! Lots of the colors I"m loving right now are inspired by our snowy northwoods winter {gray, cream, silvery blue} though I'm really hard to be inspired by the thought of spring! I can always count on leaving inspired when I take a trip to the antique/thrift shops in the area. I love finding old things and giving them a new & repurposed life! I am also continually inspired and challenged by the online handmade community.

2. What are some tips you can share for people who might be thinking of opening their own shop?

Don't be afraid to just do it! If you have a product you are passionate about it's okay to just test the waters. The internet {etsy, big cartel, etc} make that so easy. I know that's not the advice you usually hear- have a plan, make a budget, be totally ready to grow- but I think it's important to help get past any fear!

3. What's your favorite thing about owning your own business?

I love creating things that people incorporate into their lives, whether it be an every day pair of earrings or a belt for someone's wedding day, I think that's so special!

4. What's your favorite beverage?

Coffee! Dark roasted & black! I could drink it all day & night!

5. If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

I think I'd like to fly! That would make a much more exciting commute, plus it would be easier to visit people I love who are all over!

Jacqui has generously offered a 20% off discount to her sweet store with coupon code YESTEACHER (good for the next seven days)

Happy shopping, everyone!


  1. what a great sponsor!! i LOVE jacqui and can't wait to meet her!!!

  2. i love jacqui! great feature on her! i'm coming over from you entered my giveaway, so i wanted to say THANKS :) I follow you too now thru GFC. Nice to meet you :)