1. Name (first only) and city/town you live in?
2. What you sell and why?
I sell quilts mostly, but would like to expand into hair barrettes, felt coin purses, and baby doll rockers (maybe even some other things too). I'm never happier than when I'm working with my hands,
3. When and how you got started?
4. How did you decide on your shop name?
The word is a combination of 'Tactile' and 'Delicious'. I love to explore with my fingertips, and have a very sensitive touch. I'm always touching things I'm not supposed to - including glass on the floor of the glass blowing studio at school, before it was cool. I just can't resist. Also, I'm a complete foodie, so the combination of the words seemed a natural connection of two things that are integral to who I am.
5. Is there an item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
At the moment quilts are my favorite. They give such comfort. Winter is my favorite time to make them, as it's so cold out, and they give me comfort to think of someone cuddling under them. What I love making can change dramatically though, depending on what I'm working on, the season, and for whom. I hardly ever quilt in the summer months.
6. What’s your favourite part of the selling experience?
I like to make people happy with handmade original works of craft. It's such a simple way to please people.
7. Do you have a day job?
I 'm a stay at home mom now, but before that I was working as Senior Administrator for about 17 years off and on. Sometimes I moonlight as a floral designer.
8. Are there other crafts you’d like to try?
9. Please provide 5 random facts about yourself to help the team get to know you better.
I have two beautiful children that make my days amazing. Owen - 4 years old, and Taylor who is 2.
I hate getting my hair cut.
Some of my first memories are hand sewing with my Mom when I was four years old. I still have the little embroidery houses I made.
I would like to have cats again.
I got my degree in Ceramics at ACAD with a minor in Fibre arts, but had to pay the bills when I got out, so went back to office work, which in turn ruined both my wrists so I can't do pottery anymore. Ironic, no? After carpal tunnel surgery in both wrists in the last 2 years, I can't even wedge clay anymore. But I still have my love of so many other crafts.
and on Facebook www.facebook.com/Tactilicious
Thank you Margot !