Meet Mugwump UCU- When did you start your business? MW- I started making fashion accessories from reclaimed materials 8 years ago. I was teaching elementary school and went from full time to half time teaching. With that extra time, I started my own business, Mugwump. Let's just say that I'm not teaching anymore. :) I'm so happily busy with my business that I'm proud to say, "I'm just a sub!" UCU- What is your favorite craft supply? MW- Right now, an unwanted roll of contact paper from the thrift store! The more retro the better! Who doesn't love a happy little mushroom pattern? UCU- Where do you sell your work? MW- All over Portland and select places in Seattle. I'm also in Louisville, Kentucky. Long story. The place I have most of my product is at my store in Portland. It's called Splurge. I'm part of an artist co-op and our store has been open for two and a half years. We share the rent and space and work days. We represent over 25 local artists. www.splurgeportland.com
UCU- What is your favorite part of doing big shows such as UCU?
MW- I love meeting people who know what to expect when they come to these kind of shows and 'get it.' I totally enjoy seeing customers come back every year and finding out who and where they sent last years purchases.
UCU- Most anticipated "hot item" at your booth this year?
MW- Ooh la la! This year's 'hot item' just might be the billfold made from the cutest kitchen contact paper! (see above :) It's a larger wallet with a space for coins! (which has probably been the most requested item)