Business Name: MayBee Blankets
Shops where people can find you: on Etsy
Personal bio: I grew up in Ogden Utah, I have 4 children and soon will have my 14th grandchild. I love to go to the movies, hang out with my family and sew. I taught myself to sew in 8th grade and have been sewing ever since.
How did you start your business & why? My daughter-in-law introduced me to a wonderful fabric called Minky. I loved the look, and especially the feel of the fabric I started making blankets for my grand kids. Other people saw them, touched them, and asked me to make them one. In 2010-2011 I was out of work for 11 months with Ovarian cancer I went through surgery twice and Chemo. It was scary and physically draining, but making these blankets made me feel better, it was my,” healing therapy”,more and more people were asking me to make them a blanket. So I started my own business making baby blankets, then people asked me if I did adult size so I started making adult blankets also. Currently I am a full time Nurse, but as I approach retirement I thought I will go crazy just sitting around. I am not the type to sit around doing nothing this was another reason I created this business to keep me busy when I retire.
How would you best describe your style and the items you sell? I love all the blankets I make. They are my babies. I have been sewing for 44 years. Each blanket is” hand made by me, especially for you”.
When was your first Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market? My first JITT was in Fall of 2013 in the old tent. I fell in love.
And what is your favorite part about the event? Or a favorite memory? My favorite part of this event is meeting so many wonderful people. The look on their faces when they touch this amazing soft plush fabric, and making them happy with the product I sell.
Thank you so much for sharing! Go check out MayBee Blankets and see all the fun things she is prepping for the market!