Monday, June 2, 2008
Featured Artist: C & S Embroidery and Gifts
Unique Gifts For Unique People
1. Tell me a bit about yourself (name, location, affiliations, personal stuff).
My name is Colleen Mills. I live in south central Kansas and have lived at the same address for about 28 years. I am married to the same man for 30 years this Christmas, and the mother of a 24 year old career woman. She was was married in June 2007.
I love working from home, and some days don't even get dressed, my PJ's are my daily work attire. Well, unless I am seeing clients.
2. What inspires you? Where do your ideas come from?
My first idea for my clocks was military themed since I was a military brat until I was 13 when my dad retired after 26 years of service. It was also a tribute to the men and women of our current military and a wish to support them. My ideas come from a lot of places. I spend hours brainstorming ideas for what to do next.
3. What is your favourite thing in your shop and why?
I guess my favorite thing in my store right now would be the Air Force clock. Since I am close to the local AF base, McConnell, I just have a strong attachment to the Air Force.
My daughter's father-in-law is a computer specialist and a master Sargent. He got a clock for Christmas last year. It sits on a special shelf in his office right now.
4. What is the best thing about your products?
I think the best thing about my clocks is that they are practical art. It actually has a use other than to look good.
5. What is the best homemade item you have ever bought?
My favorite handcrafted item is a stoneware goddess that I got several years ago at a craft show. She just spoke to me. I also have several more of that artist's works.
Etsy Shop: http://CSEmbroideryandGifts.etsy.com