Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Featured Shop Wednesday: Violet's Buds

Welcome to a new week of Featured Shop Wednesday! This week please welcome Melanie from Violet's Buds!

Tell me a bit about yourself
Hi, I'm Melanie and I'm a 30-something wife and SAHM with a 4 year old daughter.
I have a degree in Photography with specialization in portraiture, but currently only do portrait sessions a couple times per year for friends and family. My passion has become making art with fabric in the form of hair accessories and hoop art decor pieces.

Tell me about your shop and what you make. 
 Violet's Buds is the place for handmade accessories for you and your little flower. I create hair accessories for all ages, plus special occasion pieces for weddings, prom, new moms, and maternity sashes upon request. Recently, I've added a line of handmade hoop art. I love turning fabric flowers into home decor!

What inspires you to make what you make? 
 I am inspired by my daughter, nature, and the craft supplies I come across. I find that I am always inspired to create after a crafting date with my maker friends.

 Anything else you would like the readers to know about your shop or what you make?
 Violet's Buds items are unique in that the majority of the fabrics used are either remnants, or are upcycled from clothing & linens. Beads, pendants, & buttons in Violet's Buds accessories and art come from old & sometimes broken costume jewelry, old clothing, or scouted out at flea markets. 

Fun Questions:
Favorite Color: purple
Favorite TV Show: I recently became addicted to Game of Thrones
Favorite Season: Autumn because I love warm days, cool nights, and all the pretty colors.
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: all the flavors!!
What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was young, I wanted to be a "scientist." In high school my love for science found its focus (pardon the pun) in photography, particularly in the darkroom.
If you could stock your fridge with one food, what would it be? Dr. Pepper is a food, right?


You can find Violet's Buds online at:

Thank you Melanie for stopping by and sharing more about your shop!  I have had the privelege of meeting Melanie and she is the nicest, most helpful, wonderful, and creative handmade artist. My daughter loves wearing her hair accessories that we have gotten from Violet's Buds! They are so cute and wonderfully made. I have also had a custom made hoop art made for myself to hang in my craft room that is beautiful!
Take a minute and go check out her shop. Then come back and share what hoop art you would want to have made by Violet's Buds.

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