The TuTu Sweet Factory
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Jordan.
It was 1 year ago for Halloween that I needed a costume to wear to work. A lot of the costumes for the girls in my age group were, shall we say, revealing? So I went online and found an article for a do-it-yourself tutu. I went to the craft store and bought the supplies and then finished my creation.
Not long after that, my boss called me and said we were all going to meet up at the local party store to get our costumes, all expenses paid.
So, I figured rather than letting all that work go to waste, I would let someone else enjoy my costume for Halloween & get my money out of it. I posted it on our local craigslist website and got tremendous feedback from the ad!
Here I am 1 year later with an online shop, a bedroom consumed by fabric, ribbons, and embellishments, and my first craft show that I will be attending this year!
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
In the WHOLE wide world???
That's a tough one. To name a few though...
I love to spend time with my niece Jaelah. She will be 3 this October! I enjoy playing guitar and writing songs, relaxing at home in my jammies, going to church, taking pictures, trying out new restaurants, going to art shows, reading, planning things, hanging out with friends and family, and of course making tutus!
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
I would say promoting. The online marketing can be a bit overwhelming at times. You always have to be on your game if you really want to get the traffic flowing into your store.
I'm currently on Etsy, Twitter, Facebook, Flicker, Blogger, and have been fortunate enough to have people feature me on their blogs, and do great interviews like this one!
What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
Well, unless Halloween was coming up. I probably wouldn't wear a tutu for any other occasion. I would probably want something really colorful and funky though!
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I wanted to do everything from being a musician. to a doctor, to owning my own beauty product line, to open a catering business, to becoming an actress, to owning my own coffee shop, to chef, and many many more.
People call me an entrepreneur.
What other shops or artists out there do you love?
Little Red Cottage is a great shop for anyone who loves to scrapbook! I directly buy my buttons through her for my tutu embellishments.
All of my other favorite artists and shops can be found online at my Etsy profile.
What does your future hold?
Of course nobody knows what the future will bring. However, I would love to make a living off of my artwork. Due to the economy, getting my tutus out there is a bit hard at times. Although I would really love to become a photographer. I have been taking photographs for about 4 years now, and drifted away from it due to my day job. So I quit!
Would love to just take pictures all day long & make tutus.