Sunshine Post :: Too Cute Custom Crafts

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hello, dear readers. Inherent in the mission statement of The Bright Side Project is the unspoken belief that to “Do What You Love, Love What You Do” is an absolutely essential component in creating a happy and healthy lifestyle. Every now and then, we will ask our contributors to answer a few short questions on the ideas of happiness, creativity and sunshine. We hope these rays of light help inspire you to find the sunshine in your day, today and everyday.

Today we are honored to introduce you to Keri from Too Cute Custom Crafts.

Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.

My name is Keri Bass. I am the owner of Too Cute custom crafts. I make and sell contemporary handmade housewares. Currently you will find cloth placemats and napkins (as well as other houseware items for you and your pets) using designer prints with many styles to choose from. I believe in simple shapes and pure colors.

The napkins are what kicked things off and the idea came out of the need to wrap some holiday cookies for friends and family gifts 2 holidays ago. After seeing how great they looked, some left over fabric from a project led way to the thought of making someplace to put your napkins… and that is where I settled: Napkins and Placemats.

I love watching the fabric transform itself into the item as it is being, cut, sewn and finished. It is a neat process to see the idea turn into the product and to end up loving it even more than when I started.

We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?

I used to be work in corporate America. I worked hard, but was never in love with what I did. I knew that for me to be truly happy – I need to be working with my hands, and be creative somehow. With the help of a close friend, I was encouraged to jump off that bridge a year and a half ago. Since then I have never looked back. It is completely life changing to be working everyday doing something that makes you smile before, after, and while you are doing it!

Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?

Fabric really inspires me; the shapes I find and the color. I will fall in love with a fabric and have to have it… THEN figure out what to do with it. Sometimes the style and the color dictates the work… but I really enjoy sifting through styles and colors in person and online to see where I might be going next 🙂

On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?

Really… color, color, color. A little bit of a strong color shines the most on a dreary day. It has the perfect backdrop to stand out on it’s own!

At this very moment, what are you most grateful for?

100% my family. WIthout them, my husband and my kids… I would not be able to continue running Too Cute. They are absolutely supportive in every way possible and it means everything to me to have them with me every step of the way.

I love and am so thankful every time I see a notice that I have a new order. It really is so exciting to me. Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing what Too Cute custom crafts has to offer! I really appreciate it 🙂

Check back later today for an amazing giveaway from Too Cute Custom Crafts!

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