Saturday, September 24, 2011

Seven Questions: Tracey White of Ben&Jess


Name: Tracey White
Company Name: Ben & Jess
Online storefront/s: www.madeit.com.au/benandjess & www.benandjess.etsy.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/benandjess
Twitter: Ben_and_Jess
Blog: www.traceyjanedesigns.blogspot.com



1.    What is your favourite Colour? 
Duck egg blue (or as I like to call it "Donna Hay Blue")

2.    What is your favourite font?  Comic Sans.
 
3.    Who would you like to be stuck next to on a long haul plane trip?
I would like to be stuck next to my mum.   She lives overseas and I haven't seen her for 8 years so I'd love to be "stuck" next to her for as long as possible.

4.    Who taught you the basics of your craft?
My mum taught me how to sew and knit but I'm a self taught paper crafter and embroiderer.

5.    What is your favourite item in your range?  Why?
My favourite item would have to be my Little French Dress Garlands.   They take me back to my childhood when I had a pretty girly bedroom that I loved to play in.

6.    What is your best seller?
My best seller would be my party favor bags.   Made from paper (recycled paper and from sustainable forests where possible) are a joy to make.  I love the process of working with the client on a design, making the bag and hand stamping each one. 

7.    If there was an academy award for handmade and you won it, to whom would you thank?
My family. They are such an important part of my life and are always there to encourage me and spur me on when I feel like giving up!   I couldn't run Ben & Jess and do all of my other "mummy duties" without their continued love and support.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Tracey back in July when she attended Billycart Markets Sydney.  It was great to finally put a face to a name.  Tracey is a very active member of the Handmade Cooperative, she is always there with some great advice or a suggestion.  Thank  you so much Tracey, your support has been fantastic and greatly appreciated.