Describe your business and work: Jennyjen42 is a unique line of handmade gifts that are fresh, practical and have a fun sense of spirit and nostalgia to them. Featuring narrative pillows and hand bags inspired by the bird parties that are frequently held around JennyJen’s bird feeder in her back yard in Baltimore. Jennyjen products accessorize wardrobe and home in a fun range of campy to classic at affordable prices.
How long have you been a crafter or designer? I started out as a painter 25 years ago and turned to crafting as jennyjen42 3 years ago.
How did you get started with your craft? I loved sewing since I was in Junior high. I played around with making pillows about 10 years ago and then the felt applique products began 4 years ago.
What are your influences? Charlie Harper is my major influence for my birdy birds! as well as the birdy that have parties in my backyard and the birds I see in the city.
Do you have a particular item you want featured? "Birds on the Wire Pleated Bag" This is one of my newest designs for the spring. I love the pleated bag design by Amy Karol that I added my own birdy designs to the front and some extra pockets on the inside. Everything is stitched on my sewing machine. Machine washable and reversible! I great bag for the spring! This bag also comes in a fresh pink color scheme. All pleated bags are $70.
What do you like best about Spring? The songs of the birds and the fresh colors of the trees and flowers!