Craft Cafe Artisan Chat - Georgia Marbles

Craft Cafe Artisan Interview - Georgia Marbles

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Meet Georgia Groves w/ Grandson Jackson from Georgia Marbles

♥ Please tell us about yourself:
My name is Georgia and I live in Ohio ..not Georgia. I  love to sew! I have been sewing since I was about 12 years old. I remember watching my Grandma make doll clothes without a pattern. I have been married to "SANTA" for 40 years. We raised 4 children and have 6 grandchildren. I started making tutus  for my daughter's dance studio and listed some online...happened to make an apron and they took off selling better than the tutus so I started making more! I started making the  the Vintage Inspired Cloth Paper Dolls about  a year ago. I really enjoy creating fun different items for that special person who wants unique things.

♥ How long have you been in business?
I have been selling online since 2008.

♥ Please describe your business:
I believe my Craft Cafe shop reflects my  joy of sewing . Most of my aprons are OOAK (one of a kind) and have been made using my own original pattern using both vintage and vintage inspired fabrics. My dolls all take on  a personality of their own.. I love adding the little extra vintage buttons, ribbons,and pearls to them. Also I had great fun naming them all! I named the dolls after my 3 daughters, my 2 grandaughters, my aunts and close friends.

♥ Tell us what inspires you:
I love to go to  garage sales and flea markets and  find  fabric, buttons, and sewing  supplies.  My mind goes crazy imagining  the  special projects I can make! I have a roomful(literally) of fabric...but i  never seem to have enough!. : )

♥ Please share with others, your best marketing techniques:
 I  have found  that using facebook , twitter, and pinterest has helped promote my business. I also hand out  business cards at  craftshows and add a few extra to my sales.

♥ What do you love most about your business?
I love being able to stay at home and make money  while doing something that I love ...SEWING!

♥ Please tell us why have chosen Craft CafĂ© as a venue for your business?
I chose to open  a shop on Crafe Cafe because it is a new venue to  attract attention to my  items. Also, several of my  online  friends were promoting  Craft Cafe so I thought "why not give it a try?"

♥ What advice can you give for crafters/artisans just starting out?
The main advice I have for any one starting out is to get a feel for  what the public wants... will they appreciate  the time and effort that goes into a  handmade item? make sure you  know the  upfront costs of  your products before  pricing them to sell ( and do not  forget to get paid for your time!)

♥ Where do you see your business in 5 years?
MMMMMMM....in 5 years  I would LOVE for "georgiamarbles" to be a household name !!LOL Hey! I can dream can't I! : )

♥ Lastly, would you like to offer our readers a special or coupon code for your Craft Cafe shop?
I would love to offer a coupon for 15% off in my Craft Cafe shop!!  Please use coupon code BLOG15 during checkout.

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We would like to send out a big THANK YOU to Georgia for all her love and support.

Be sure to visit Georgia Marbles soon ♥ ♥ Craft Cafe Shop / Facebook / Twitter / Blog

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