My name is Jennifer and my Etsy shop is Jennifer Ladd.
When did you start your Etsy shop?
I started my shop in 2007, shortly after I came home with my first daughter.
What is the story behind your business name?I had a whole list of fun names to choose from, but I eventually decided to stick with my own name. When I started my shop, the "handmade movement" was just getting started and was not too wide-spread. I wanted to use my name to make sure my customers understood that their products were made by me and me alone!
What do you sell?I sell handmade bags, purses, and baby items.
How did you get into your craft?
I have been sewing since I was a very young girl. I started selling my work when my daughter was a baby because it gave me a creative outlet (a little break from
Sesame Street and baby toys!).
Anything else you would like to share?
In addition to working on my shop, I also keep busy with my 2 beautiful daughters. My oldest daughter is from
Vietnam, and my youngest is from Ethiopia. I am starting to teach them to sew, as well, so now I have new partners in my work room!