I adore her shop, Birthday Blocks. There are a lot of cuteness going around and if you are looking for a baby shower gift, her shop maybe one of the places you want to stop by.
Without further adue, let's get to know Megan.
Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?I'm a full-time working wife and mother of two beautiful boys, ages 4 and 3 months. When I'm not working my at 40hr job or on Birthday Blocks, I also write a crafting blog, C'mon Get Crafty. I like to be busy!
I started my Birthday Blocks business after being inspired by so many post of friends showing their little ones' monthly growth photos. I love the custom orders I get, since I get to create new designs all the time!
What is the story behind your shop name?Haha, I suppose it isn't that brilliant of a name; Birthday Blocks. I designed my block sets since I saw mostly stickers being used to capture baby monthly growth photos. The name just made sense! :)
Who is your target market?My blocks are very popular with the baby shower crowds! :) I've gotten many referral orders from other soon to be mothers or their friends seeing Birthday Blocks given to another at a shower.
Which part of creation process that you enjoy the most?Designing! Trying to come up with that new element that will grab the customer's attention and make them fall in love with the piece.
For us who love to travel, could you share a bit about your beautiful town/ city?I started my business while living in Las Vegas, and I must say I fell in love with the city during our five years there. However, I'm back in Illinois with my own true love, Chicago. If you've never been, you must visit! Try for May. Best weather is in May. :)
Could you share on how your organize your products, we all can use a little tips here and there in this department?I am fortunate to have a beautiful office/craft room with built in cabinets in our new home. I've had a lot of fun organizing my supplies, and plan to blog about it soon!
What is your best seller?I would guess my Puppy Sports Birthday Blocks, which were designed to complement the Lambs & Ivy Bow Wow Nursery Collection.
What sets you aparts from your competitors?I don't know of anyone who does what I do; my creations are unique (as far as I am aware!)
What does handmade mean to you?
There are so many artisans out there, people who put so much time and effort into creating new products for others to enjoy. Mostly, handmade to me means love; if you didn't love what you were doing, you probably wouldn't do it. It isn't easy to make money off of handmade items, so there's no motive there. You just have a love of creating, and you want to share it!
If you could invent a machine, what would it be?A teleportation device!
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