If you have kids, you HAVE to check out Aubrey Grace in Lace! Such cute felt play toys are featured in Jess’s shop! She truly has a creative talent in all the projects that she takes on. From bows to toys, her products look like such fun!
WW: Tell me about your business. Why did you start? When did you start?
I started my business last year making hair bows and headbands for my daughter Aubrey. I then started making tutus for her and sold some too. I have been doing craft fairs with my aunt and love doing them. I just recently added play food to what I make and I’m super excited with how cute they have all turned out. I love crocheting as well and soon will be adding some children’s crocheted items when the time is right.
WW: What makes your product stand out from the competition?
It’s no secret that there are a lot of sellers who sell what I sell too. My products are completely hand made by me. They are made with quality materials without cutting corners and I truly believe they are amazing without the high prices so that anyone who wants one can afford it. But most of all I haven’t seen anyone at any local craft fairs who sell play food for little cooks
WW: What advice would you give to others who want to start a small business?
Still learning myself 🙂
WW: It’s tough being a small business owner. How do you manage your business time, free time, and home life?
My work is crafts. Most of my crafts I can do while sitting watching mickey mouse with children, sitting visiting with family.
WW: How has your business changed throughout the years?
I have definitely found my niche with play food and crocheted items. Tutus are fun for little girls but not as much fun to create as I expected.
WW: Who was your biggest business mentor?
My aunt has been so wonderful and supportive. She has her own craft business on top of her full time job. She travels a lot for work so she has a lot of time to kill at and airports and on planes. She has helped me purchase supplies, pricing items, and is always there to answer questions I have. She also shares her craft tables with me at fairs and events to help me get my, fairly new, business a jump start.
WW: What is your favorite marketing tool?
Facebook hands down. I have reached out to so many people through my most recent giveaway.
WW: How do you see your business in 10 years?
I’d like to have lots of children enjoying my products.
WW: What are links to your business’ website, store, or blog?