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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Paradise Potpourri " Star of the Day"

Name: (whew! an easy one!) Jana
Company: Paradise Potpourri
State: Arizona

Description: A wonderful gift for someone you love!This set contains a bag of our Stress Relief Bath Tea and a small size sachet of Healing Lavender Paradise Potpourri. They are neatly tucked into a cute little tin box with a handle, and the word "love" cut out on each side. This box can be reused later as a tea light candle holder, candy box, or just about anything!

What would you like to be known or recognize as a crafter/artisan?
Crafter or Artisan - Either one is fine!

What motivates or inspire you to do crafting?
Motivation: Color and Scent. Colors help to calm and relax us, or lift the spirits! The right aroma can create powerful emotions, and can make a wonderful difference by calming us on a stressful day. It's amazing how a particular scent can even bring back long forgotten memories! I love using aromatherapy, and I truly believe that using the healing properties of herbs and flowers is far superior to all of the artificial ingredients out there!

Given today as a day you can do whatever you like, how would you spend today?
If it's sunny and not too hot I would spend it outside, gardening with my kids would be wonderful! If it's raining, give me a Jane Austen book and a cup of coffee or tea and I'm a happy camper. Oh, and either way, chocolate please!!

What are your favorite designs/creations?

Every time I make something new, it's my's hard to choose when you put so much of your time and effort into all of them! At the moment, my body scrubs are a big favorite, I feel so decadent using them!

Where can they see your crafts and designs?

What’s the best customer service you can offer?
I believe communication is very important! If there is a problem and someone can't send their payment right away, I am happy to work with them. If I have a short supply and there will be a delay on my part in sending out an order, I will let the buyer know right away. I recently sent several samples of scents to someone who wanted me to create a custom potpourri and they didn't know what my scents were like. Our cyber world is far too sterile sometimes, so I try to add a personal touch where I can!

What’s your hopes and desire for your crafting?
My hope is that I can continue my crafting in spite of our dire economic times. I make my potpourris and bath products because I love using them, and I hope that others will enjoy them as much as I do.

Can you share a message to fellow crafters/artisans?

Keep doing what you love and don't stress if it doesn't get the attention that you expected. Try new things, never know what fun new opportunities await around the corner!

Marilou: Now I feel like pampering myself with your products, more like my "Home Spa"

Jana: Thank you again, and Mahalo! I hope to visit your beautiful part of the world someday!


Janamidala said...

Thank you again, Marilou, for the honor of being featured on your blog!


Megzy said...

I can personally say that I love Jana's beautiful and earth friendly potpourris and the new bath scrubs and bath salts are amazing!!
Paradise Potpourri both on artfire and etsy is always a welcome break from my day just to go and pore over the detailed photographs and well thought out descriptions,
Can't wait to try the new lemongrass scrub!!
~ Megzy

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