Please shout out your salutations for Michelle and her Etsy shop Tennessee Craft Company
With quaint, country living decor; Tennessee Craft Company has great items to complete your simple living look that will also make great gifts!
Michelle has offered a drawing for one lucky winner! Please read about the details at the end of this interview. Now let's discover Tennesse Craft Company.
What is the first creative memory you have?
I guess that would have to be coloring with my mom. I always loved to color when I was small. After that I would have to say making my first quilt. My grandmother showed me how to hand piece it, and when I finished that she quilted it, so that quilt is very special to me and I have it hanging in my bedroom.
What or whom began your creative journey on Etsy?
I had heard of Etsy through friends and on the Internet. I went and checked it out one day and I knew I wanted to open my own shop.
How did you come up with your shop name?
I wanted my shop name to be a true reflection of me, but also say something about my shop. I chose Tennessee Craft Company. The Tennessee part is of course because I live in TN and always have and am very proud of my heritage. The Craft Company part covers all the things I like to do and thought I might want to list in my shop at some point. I love all things crafty, so this was a good fit for me.
I sell Mason jar soap dispensers in various sizes and lid options, and Mason jar pin cushions. I love Mason jars and the look it brings to a room. These dispensers can be used for soap, hand sanitizer, lotions, and anything else that needs a pump dispenser.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by my heritage. I remember Mason jars growing up used for canning and drinking glass, and I like to think that my soap dispensers are a little part of the past that I can bring into something we can use today.
What do you listen to or watch while creating?
I listen to the television going in the other room. Actually it just provides some background noise as I really don't know what the show is about. I just like to have a low noise going on around me since I am so used to noise all the time.
Please share a favorite recipe.
That would hands down be crock pot roast, carrots, and potatoes. Just throw them all in the crock pot with a seasoning pack and let it cook. It is so delicious and reheated seconds only get better.
Where else can we find you?
For anyone who orders from Tennessee Craft Company through the end of April; Michelle will be putting their name in for a drawing to win a free pint size soap dispenser with a white pump and galvanized metal lid. The drawing will take place on May 1st, 2012.
Now please show Michelle some love and tell us which is your favorite item in her Etsy shop...while browsing her great creations; why not favorite her shop and a couple of her items too? Thanks for following and I hope you enjoyed learning about Tennessee Craft Company!
***Tennessee Craft Company has offered one of her items on my facebook page for my "fAveritte creations appreciations 1000 Facebook fans GIVEAWAY!!!" Check it out here...and have fun and good luck :)