Please welcome Jessica and her Etsy shop Bundle Baby Nursery for our first Salutations Sunday shop feature!
Contemporary art all with a touch of whimsy...you are sure to find a unique piece of art just fit for your nursery ideas from Bundle Baby Nursery. Jessica offers many themes and is constantly adding more...so make sure you continue to check back.
You can receive 20% off of any single prints from her shop with coupon code: 20BBABYBLOGYE
Now lets discover Jessica and her shop Bundle Baby Nursery!
What is the first creative memory you have?
One of our fun family stories is when I was 5 years old my mother and I were drawing together. On the page was the standard strip of green grass with a tree on one side. She began drawing a pond with fish in it but because of the 'strip of grass' the pond ended up looking like it was in the sky. I turned to my mother and said "It's okay mommy, you don't have to help me draw anymore". I proceeded to draw another picture with the pond in the right place. We still laugh at how I could draw better than my mom at 5 years old!
What or whom began your creative journey on Etsy?
As a member of the Virginia National Guard I was deployed to Iraq and filled my downtime with researching baby nurseries. (My husband and I were going to start trying when I got back) I remember seeing a simple contemporary wooden toy with wheels at a baby expo and thought "I could do that! They probably charge $20 or $30 for it." In my research Etsy kept coming up as the place where mothers went for that one-of-a-kind item, which got the wheels turning.
I also loved the idea of trying something new every year. Be it learning to play the piano, mastering French cuisine, or starting an online business. Just think where you would be in 5, 10, or even 20 years! So for 2012 I'm learning all about having a business online.
How did you come up with your shop name?
When I first started my sketches the bay animals were falling into two categories. Ones without legs, that looked like they were 'bundled up', and ones with rounded legs, like a baby deer, which I called 'teeter animals'. I thought about calling the shop 'Bundle and Teeter' but I couldn't design the logo in any way that didn't look like the name of a law office, so the name "Bundle Baby" was born.
Describe what creations you have in your shop
Right now I am offering Nursery decor in the way of digital prints. I design and perfect my artwork using Inkscape, a digital art program. From there the sky is the limit! I try to offer different styles from whimsical to modern or anything else that tickles my fancy and satisfies the creative urges!
What inspires you?
Anything fun! Most times it'll be a theme that will get me started, like jungle animals, cute monsters, or pirates. I start to brainstorm and come up with some fun ideas and characters.
What do you listen to or watch while creating?
Each day is different. Sometimes it'll be a playlist I created on the NPR website. I'll listen to anything that strikes my interest, anything from the history of concrete (from the Roman era!) to the seasons on Pluto.
Other times I listen to bands on 'I Heart Radio' like Paramore, Mumford and Sons, or Katy Perry.
Please share a favorite recipe
These are my husband's favorites and are always a hit at any potluck they are called Ranger Cookies
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter softened
cream above together till creamy
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
add to creamed mixture, blend till just mixed in/add
2 cups rice crispies
1 cup dry old fashioned oatmeal-not quick
1 cup shredded coconut
Stir to combine
bake at 350 till light brown. yum!!!!
Now please go show Jessica some love and share some of your favorite creations from her shop. I personally love the monsters because my sons room is currently decorated with fun and silly monsters and primary colors! Leave us a blog post with your favorite...also heart her shop and a few of her items. Thanks for stopping by :)