great etsy sellers to be found right here in Toronto. Here at the T.E.S.T. blog, we plan to interview them all. This is the 32nd in our series with Jessica of MAYBE MADE
What inspired you to create an etsy shop?
There is something so special about purchasing handmade goods. There is a
connection there that is truly exceptional. You can actually contact
the maker, speak to them, and learn more about them and their process.
You can feel their personality in every piece that they design. Etsy has
created an environment where this connection is possible!
I started to create when I was very young because I wanted an
alternative to what could be found at the big box stores in the small
town where I grew up. I wanted to be different and I wanted to stand
out, so I would spend the hours between school and supper sewing up
crazy party dresses and making my own accessories. I believe that I have
always known that I would eventually create a shop of my own. It just
took me a while settle on that one brilliant idea that I would sell -
until I had a lightbulb moment! When I figured that out, I felt that it
was time to finally become a part of the Etsy seller community :)
What do you believe is the significance of a pouch in an average persons life?
MAYBE MADE was born.
What/who are your designs inspired by?
I'm so inspired by all of the cute, quirky ladies that I see around my
city. Toronto is filled with smart, bold, confident women who aren't
afraid to show their individuality. They sport pieces that are fresh,
functional AND fun! That's the type of design I strive to create.
As a part of T.E.S.T, what do you believe your shop brings to the team?
On a personal level, I'm really looking forward to meeting other sellers
and learning from their experiences. I think that I will be able to
offer some of my own thoughts and ideas, as well! It's really important
for small business owners and crafty folk to stick together. Generally,
we're all in it for the same reasons and we can learn so much from each
What can we expect in the future for "MAYBE MADE"?
Check out the other items available from Jessica in her MAYBE MADE Etsy Shop!. You can find more of her work on her MAYBEMADE website and blog, the MAYBEMADE Facebook page and
followe MAYBE_MADE on twitter.
Interviewed by Raechel from DaisyandBoss in July, 2012, in Toronto.