Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Member Feature: Mada's Place & Mada's Place Baby

Tell us a little about your shop.
I have two shops! Mada's Place is a mishmash of everything... cute wristlet clutches, eco-friendly snack bags and sandwich wraps, and key fobs. It will also soon be home to my new line, Mada's Place {scents} - yummy candles, lip balms, and soaps. Mada's Place Baby contains all my items for the tiny tots.

What brought you to etsy?
I wasn't thrilled with the baby items I found in stores when I was pregnant with my son. I taught myself to sew so I could make items for him. Friends encouraged me to open a shop, and I'm glad I listened!

How long have you been crafting?
It seems like all my life. As a kid, I was totally obsessed with making jewelry in my EZ 2 Do oven, and I took the obligitory 4-H sewing projects. I was an utter failure at sewing as a kid, but I find it comes naturally now.

What is your favorite item in your shop right now?
Oooh. Ouch. This is tough. Nearly everything I make has been from a need for that particular item in my life. I'm loving the Katie wristlet clutch most right now, I think.

What is your "day job?"
I'm a stay at home mom who sneaks in sewing and candle making time whenever possible.

Where do you find inspiration?
Like I said, everything I make comes from a need for that particular item. I wasn't happy with the small size of swaddle blankets in store, so I made mine bigger and better. I needed a great multipurpose tote for myself, so the Favorite Bag made its way into my store.

What is one thing you wish you could do better?
Graphic design. Luckily, I have great and talented friends who are willing to trade their services with me.

What is your favorite book/movie/song?
I love anything written by Jennifer Crusie. I couldn't even begin to choose a song or movie!

Where else can we find you?

Thanks Steph!


Steph@ madas place said...

Thanks for the interview! :)

My other shop can be seen at

Four Harp Designs said...

Love your stuff, Steph!

Allison aka Half of VAMH said...

Can't get enough of your designs Steph! I'd like one of each please :)

Grace Hester Designs said...

Amen to larger swaddle blankets! Thanks for the feature on a lovely Etsy seller who happens to be a really nice Etsy Team Columbus team mate too!