Friday, November 11, 2011
The Artisan Group is proud to announce this week's Artist Spotlight feature is one of our very talented hair accessory members, Carrie McQuaid!
Caroline G Bows
We caught up with Carrie and asked her a few questions about her adorable hair accessory line, and her experiences so far working with TAG. Here's what she said:
- Tell us a little bit about your shoppe. Caroline G shop has products for your sweet little babies all the way up to women. We also sell bows for birthday favors and for wedding parties. The business, owned by Carrie, was founded out of her endless love for crafts and bright colors. Two years ago, Carrie got sick and lost some muscle strengthen in parts of her body. She used crafting as a means of distraction and healing, and her hobby eventually turned into a business. She now uses her business to bless others.
- What is your favorite product in your shoppe and why? My favorite product is actually a brand new product that I just recently introduced. I took my bridal clip and put it on a croquet headband so that sweet wee little ones could enjoy it. I really thought nothing of it until I got two emails from women asking if it could fit older girls. I informed them that any age could wear it but it was more marketed for little ones without enough hair to hold the clip. Both women responded back that the products would be perfect because their child was undergoing chemo treatments and would lose all their hair. It reminded me of why I started my business in the first place and how thankful I am that I can use my products to touch others lives.
- When you're not handcrafting these charming headbands and accessories, what are your hobbies? While it seems like my business is a majority of my life, I do find time for a few fun hobbies. I typically run every day and am currently training for a half marathon! I also enjoy making crafts with different mediums tham the items I sell. I love using my creative juices for other fun craft ideas to make and give away to friends.
- What do you like best about The Artisan Group? I love all the connections that I've made through The Artisan Group. I've gotten some great advice and amazing wisdom from all the members in the group. I'm excited to see what other opportunities will arise from being a part of the group.
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