MEET ME MONDAY – MARNIE – CREATIONS TO TREASURE
Shy but extremely talented – Marnie is the maker behind Creations to Treasure. Specializing in folded books and crochet Marnie makes the simplest of objects come alive. Take a look!
Marnie – CREATIONS TO TREASURE
What do you make/sell? Tell us about yo’ self
I sell folded books made into custom words, I also want to start selling some crochet items but don’t have any ready as this time.
I love to make anything homemade I think it means so much more to put time and love into things I make or give.
How long have you had your business?
Less then a year, I am really just trying to get my business of the ground
How did you get started?
My sister in law actually gave my husband and I a folded book of our last name and I fell in love, I thought it was the coolest thing ever.
I would have people come over and see it and ask me all the time where I got it from. From there I learned how to fold them, and have just been selling to family, friends, co-workers and locals in my small town. Crocheting I just taught myself and fell in love with the end project, making something amazing out of a skein of yarn is just so fulfilling to me.
Who or what inspires your work?
With my book folding and crochet color really inspires me a lot. There are a lot of women that have inspired me to actually even try to sell to what I make, and to them I am forever grateful.
What do you dream for your business in the future?
I dream that I could wake up everyday and do what I love, making my business my full time job would be that dream. I also want to open up a boutique shop in a small town one day.
What’s your favorite social media platform and why?
Instagram is favorite, I think it is easier to find people with similar interests and people who would be interested in your products.
How do you pick yourself out when things go wrong?
My business is still quite new but when I did try to sell my books at a craft market it was very disheartening, not 1 book sold. As hard as it is to continue on, I just have to remember all the people who have purchased from me and loved it! I have a returning customer that has just ordered her 4th book! 😀 That’s the stuff you have to remember.
What’s one thing no one knows about you? Give us an interesting fact.
I have major anxiety and have to be doing something at all times or I go crazy. It actually drives my husband nuts that I cannot sit and just do nothing.
If you could have any super power what would it be?
To become invisible. I am most likely the most awkward person you will meet, say that one thing at the wrong time — yup that’s me.
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Where can we find your stuff?
The Rustic Hutch – off of 22X east towards Mckinnon Flats