Jun 22, 2011

Shop Spotlight: Jen's Dream Decor

I love taking photos and I almost never have them up on display because I never know where or how to display them. How do you put your treasured photographs up in an elegant and fashionable way? Well, with beautiful photo memory boards from Jen's Dream Decor. Jen also works very hard to create beautiful magnet boards, jewellery holders, and other decorative items for your home.

Oh Canada: Of all the things that you sell, which item or style is your favorite?

Jen: I really love making my Photo Memory Boards the best. I have introduced a gathering technique which I do over double ribbons which really looks lovely and romantic.

Oh Canada: Where did you learn your skills?

Jen: I took a 5 year long night school program in Interior decorating which has helped a lot in the design of products and in fabric choice. A lot of the upholstery and sewing skills I learned in my previous life as a collector bear designer and maker.

Oh Canada: Everyone has different motivations for making their unique wares. What drives you to create?

Jen: What I really love is the feeling of timelessness that comes when you create, where you look up at the clock and can’t believe how much time has passed. There is simply nothing like it.

Oh Canada: If you could learn to use any new technique or material, what would it be?

Jen: The art of upholstery is something I admire and love to do in my limited fashion in my shop. I would love to do more and larger projects like headboards.

Oh Canada: Any plans to incorporate a new product into your shop this year?

Jen: Yes, a lot of plans…I’ve become re-interested in decoupage and plan to make book ends and expand on my line of key racks and coat racks.

Oh Canada: What is your favorite thing about selling on Etsy?

Jen: I love having creative control and being part of this fabulous amazing group of talented artists.

Oh Canada: Do you have a number one tip for new sellers? 

Jen: Join this team (lol) seriously, joining a team to give you support and friendship is the best thing I ever did.

Oh Canada: What is your favorite thing to buy on Etsy?

Jen: Supplies, I can’t believe how fabulous the sources are on this site. It would take years to find all these products if I didn’t have Etsy. I also love to support the other members of my teams as much as possible.

Oh Canada: What is the number one best item in your shop right now?

Jen: I love this frame(see photo to the left), which was a rare and wonderful garage sale find.

Keep up with Jen and see what new discoveries she has made by visiting her Facebook Fan Page. You can also follow her on Twitter and drop by her shop to buy a beautiful, handmade treasure for your home.

Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team


Leanne of LeanneDesigns said...

Another terrific spotlight on a very talented and popular team member!

Julie Brown said...

I enjoyed reading about the creative and inspiring person behind these gorgeous products!

Anny said...

I just lover this shop!!! Congrats!!! :)

The Art of Zen.......Crochet said...

Great Spot light! I love learning about all our artists.ealero

Handmade books and a Smakeral of Art said...

Great post! Gorgeous items showcased here, such Canadian talent!

Handmade books and a Smakeral of Art said...

What a great post and such gorgeous items! Just a reminder of how much talen Canada has!

Littlebearsmom said...

What a great feature on such a talented teammate!

Billie Monster said...

It's really interesting reading about other team members and Etsy sellers. I love to see such awesome Canadian talent!

Lisa said...

Great feature Jen, well done!

soapstar said...

fabulous feature, thank you! Love Jen's pieces ♥

bstudio said...

Jen has such wonderfully pretty stuff in her shop!

Jensdreamdecor said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments, it's great to be part of such an awesome team.

Special thanks to Jo for writing this up for me!!

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