Today, I’m featuring Jenna of Jenna Bee’s Paper Creations on Etsy!
1. Tell us about yourself:
I like long walks on the beach and holding hands while watching the sunset. Long stemmed roses are beautiful and nothing beats a glass of merlot after a long day of walking my rescue dog and being a role model for orphaned children in my community.
I am the mother of one little girl who keeps me very busy. I like listening to music and playing sports in my free time. I also write, but that’s a secret.
2. Tell us about your company, why you started your company.
When I was pregnant, I wanted to buy as much handmade stuff as possible for my daughter’s nursery, however, I couldn’t find the exact crib mobile that I was envisioning. So I decided to create one myself. The resulting design is what you see on my website. I enjoyed making the mobiles so much that I decided to do it as a hobby and see if people would buy them so that I could continue making them. As the demand for them increased, it slowly transformed from a hobby into an actual profitable job.
3. Tell us about the products you make and your future plans for your company:
I make baby mobiles in custom and standard sizes. The mobile has a rather modern look to it and can come in any color under the sun. My plans for 2012 are that I will be introducing a new design within the next month that will be a very different shape from what I’ve been doing. And I’m pretty excited about it.
4. What is your favorite product in your shop and why?
Currently my favorite product in the shop is the Somewhere over the Rainbow mobile in size large. I love the way the colors fade into each other so well in that mobile. And it makes SUCH a statement in a nursery. I also really like Tropical and Splash which are two new designs for summer.
5. Tell us about how you manage your time as a work-at-home mom.
I don’t know how I manage my time. I don’t think I do “manage” time. Does any work-from-home mom manage her time? I’m pretty sure you just learn to roll with the punches and do as much as you can, when you can. Typically I do housework and take care of my daughter during the day. It’s usually not until after she goes to bed that I’m able to get much work in. I spend many nights up until 2am or 3am trying to get everything done.
6. What inspires you?
Nature. Almost all of my designs are inspired and named after something I saw in nature.
7. When you’re not creating products for your shop, what are your hobbies?
My hobbies are painting, photography, softball, volleyball, reading, and writing.