Monday, March 9, 2009
This week's featured artistan is Cales Cantrall of MarieLynn Boutique. A fellow mommy and member of Unique Women in Business, Cales creates adorable handmade goodies for fashion-forward kids and their style-conscious mamas.
Tell me a little about yourself and what you do.
My name is Cales, I am a proud USAF wife and mommy to my 17 month old daughter. I started MarieLynn Boutique in August 2007, and opened my website in February 2008. I took my love for crafts and children and put them together. MarieLynn Boutique allows me to stay at home with my daughter and make a financial contribution to our family.
What 3 words best describe your work?
Trendy, Adorable, and Functional
What inspires you?
My daughter definitely inspires me! I make everything for her first. If she loves it and it makes life as a parent easier, I add it to the collection.
What drives you to create what you do?
MarieLynn Boutique allows me to express myself creatively, and it provides a much needed stress reliever.
What makes your work unique?
At MarieLynn Boutique, you get superb quality at an affordable price! I pay special attention to detail to ensure that you are receiving products that your children will cherish for years to come!
What role does your work play in your life? What role would you like it to play?
My work plays a huge role in my life. MarieLynn Boutique is my second baby. I am always thinking of ways to break away from other Boutiques and always thinking of new products to add. I have been blessed by the overwhelming love that people have for MarieLynn Boutique and our products!
How do you see your business evolving in the next five years?
I hope to open a brick and mortar boutique. This way my customers can come into our shoppe and see the items firsthand. Of course, I will still keep my website for our international customers.
Where can we find you on the web?
Are you an artist or craftsperson? Would you like to be featured here? I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment here with a link to your shop, and I'll be in touch about future opportunities.