I’d like to thank today’s crafter for making me realize something very important – I need to add a place where people can add their Pinterest info!
By day, I'm an architect.
I'm super tall, so I don't like wearing heels.
My nieces are my favorite headband models <3
What got you started crafting?
I'm a life-long diy-er that has always found joy in making things myself. I got married in 2011, and did so many things by hand to add a personal touch to our wedding, that I felt empty after it was all over, with no impending projects on the horizon. About this same time, I had about 10 different friends having babies, most of which were girls. I really loved the big flower headbands I saw in upscale boutiques, and decided that I should try making some myself. My handmade creations were a huge success, and so, The Pretty Committe was born!
What is your source of inspiration?
Beauty is in the details, and nature is the best place to find them! I love working with my hands, and being creative is a passion of mine, so feel free to contact me if there's something special you have in mind!
What have you made recently?
Last year, 2 1/2 year old Malia Jusczyk's life was turned upside down with the diagnosis of a very aggressive childhood cancer (stage IV neuroblastoma). Malia has shown this cancer who's boss by fighting through countless rounds of chemo, stem cell therapy, surgeries, radiation, and blood transfusions. In honor of Malia's brave fight, I've designed a special headband that was made with Malia in mind. It's a light pink and white damask print satin elastic headband with a pink shabby chic flower, soft pink feathers, and a beautiful rhinestone/pearl center. If that's not enough sweetness to make you melt, the backside of the flower is lined with a super soft pink felt heart, to remind you that a little love can go a long way :)
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
Currently my items are for sale on Etsy, on Facebook, and at a local store in Enfield, CT called "Teaburry Treasures".
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
How else can you get a little love in each piece? :)
There's something about handmade and the idea that no 2 pieces will ever truly be identical...it's nice to feel unique in a world full of cookie-cutter brands!