Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Meet the Maker - Miss Jade
Please tell us who you are & what you do?
Hi, I'm Lisa - mum to daughter Jade with baby number 2 on the way. I design ribbon bows and hairclips.
Is there a story behind the name of your shop?
Yes, it's named after my little girl.
How did you get started? Have you worked in other creative areas before the kind of work you’re doing now?
I started making clips and bows after buying some ribbon to line some store bought hairclips for Jade. After experimenting with designs friends and family started asking if I was selling them. I also paint modern NZ native landscapes (for sale on TradeMe under 'Urban Art').
How long have you been creating for?
Since January this year.
Is your business a hobby, a profession or a happy marriage of both?
Definitely a bit of both. I love to create beautiful things and it's exciting when other people also like them.
Why do you do what you do? What inspires you? When do you get most excited?
Yes - it was for a ladybird and a flower clip.
At what point do you consider yourself successful?
When I can do what makes me happy.
Where do you do your best thinking?
When I'm out walking/talking with friends.
Do you have a favourite handmade purchase?