Thursday, June 24, 2010
Boodlebags Interview & Giveaway
Local bag maker Boodlebags is returning for her second UCU show. Formerly a gallery artist/painter, Angela, owner of Boodlebags, gave up painting due to the toxicity when she had children. She had always enjoyed sewing and found that she was really good at it. Let's get to know her a little better, shall we?
UCU: What is your favorite part about Urban Craft Uprising or other large-scale craft shows?
BB: I love the people - their energy, and that they're there to buy, not just gawk. I also love the higher caliber of artisan - you meet some amazingly cool people who are really good at what they do!
UCU: What is one thing you consider to be a helpful tip for having a successful craft fair visit?
BB: A checklist. Having a pre-packing checklist ensures that you don't miss anything. It gives you a chance to think about things you might not consider if you're doing everything on the fly.
UCU: What do you like best about crafting/creating your product?
BB: Designing and prototyping! I do enjoy production to a point, but then I get itchy to create something new.
UCU: Is there something you are hoping to shop for, a treasure you'd like to find at this year's Summer UCU?
BB: Gosh - there's always something cool! I rarely go in with a plan or thing in mind, I'm just open to whatever wonderfulness I find. The hard part is limiting my spending...
Thanks Angela! We've got one of her cute Cha-Cha Wristlets to giveaway to one lucky reader. For a chance to win leave a comment below. We will select one winner at random and announce on Friday. The winner can pick up their new bag at the UCU booth at the show in 2 weeks.