Thursday, July 24, 2008

How Did I Get Here?

It all started out from the time I was a little girl. I would have to sit in the house due to my allergies while the other children were outside playing. It was lonely at first and I would spend countless hours in the window watching everyone while they did the things that children do. Sure I went outside and played, but some days my allergies were worse than others and I would find myself with swollen eyes and uncontrollable bouts of sneezing.

I remember one day going into my mothers room where she kept her sewing machine and going through countless cuts of fabric and picking out pieces that Iwould later design clothes for my Barbies. I first started out making simple dresses. They were pieces of material that I would stretch around my Barbie and add a snap in the back as a closure. Then I graduated to using needle and thread and eventually using the sewing machine.

Crafting has always been therapeutic for me from sewing to the homemade handsoap I made my mother as a child out of God knows what. But regardless of what I made, I was proud of it and always looked for the opportunity to expand upon my skills. In 2004 I began dabbling in soy candles and discovered that I enjoyed the element of design and creativity it aloud me. From scent combinations to colors and containers, I realized that I could offer something that the average retail store could not, custom made candles. And now in 2008, I still offer my customers a constantly evolving product that leaves them impressed and coming back for more. My natural uncolored wax provides my customers the opportunity to carry their candles from one room to another without having to worry about their candles clashing with their color schemes. On the other hand special request for an orange blueberry muffin candle or a green oatmeal raisin cookie always seem to make their way into my email request.

Although soy candles are the main foundation of my business Design's By Jehan, I am a constantly growing and expanding crafter that enjoys the opportunity to add my creativity to new or recycled materials to bring new and different items to life.

10 comments:

Waterrose said...

Looks great so far and what a great story to get to know you!

Sunny said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. You did a great job, looks cute!

Apple Blossom Designs said...

Great start! I'm new too, and I'm loving it!

sewmelody said...

Looks like a really nice beginning!

Kristen said...

Nice start! Great shop too, I love your blankets.
Just a warning... blogging can be very addictive :)

MelsDolls said...

Congrats on your blog!

kim* said...

sounds good, I am glad you used your time well. :) now you get to share your crops with others.

Jaded said...

I think thats a great way to start your blog!

Livy said...

A warm hello and a big welcome to blogging!

Treasures by Tina said...

Lovely candles and very nice story! :)

I love experiementing with different creative outlets too...