I’m so excited that I get to share with you one of my good friends as this week’s featured vendor! I think she is one of the most creative and talented people I’ve ever met AND she’s the whole reason I even started crocheting in the first place. So she gets super props this week. :)
Britnee Chase is the mastermind behind Saigebrush Photography and Saigebrush Photography Props. She is a fellow ‘fiber artist’ along with me – but a knitter by trade. Britnee has very recently begun fashioning some of the most adorable and amazing couture rolled flower hair pieces and accessories I’ve ever seen. (And she’s also a genius photographer! I told you she is talented!)
If you are a photographer in the market for some props, I’d say that Britnee is the person to get ahold of. Above are two photos filled with all of her genius: the rolled flower headband, the “Ever After” tutu and the adorable beanie.
What she makes isn’t just for props, though. I personally own a few hair pieces and I wear them out in my every-day life. I’ve actually got one in my hair right now as I type this. I can’t tell you how many compliments I get when I’ve got something she’s made on!
This is her sweet and spunky daughter, Saige, who is also the model for many of Britnee’s creations. I always look forward to the new things she posts that are available for purchase. :)
I took a moment with Britnee to talk with her about Saigebrush:
K: Where did you come up with the name of your business?
B: The first part was easy (Saige)... but I wanted to somehow twist her name into the rustic feel I wanted to put into my photos. Somewhere I had seen an article for Sagebrush in a field and stream magazine and thought..."huh....that'll work." :)
K: Which items do you enjoy making the most?
B: That changes everyday. Some days I can make 15 headbands and clips with ease....some days I don't want to even look at fabric, I just want to knit like a 96 year old woman all day. :)
K: How/where did you learn how to knit?
B: That would be from my grandma. When I was 11 she finally caved and taught me the simple stitches. I learned fast but could never figure out how to "back up" if I made a mistake... I would always rip it all out and start over. (Some things never change. ♥)
K: What inspires you to make your designs?
B: I catch myself choosing colors based on what people are wearing at the time and seasons. I catch people wearing a lot of bright teal and bright yellow this summer....so most items I have been making hold those colors.
K: What is your favorite part about making/selling handcrafted items?
B: Hands down favorite part is that by doing this I get to stay home with my daughter. She grows up so fast and this allows me to bring in a little extra cash while spending every minute possible enjoying her company.♥ Reason 2... I go nuts when I see someone wearing something I made or when I see a photo hanging up that I took. My stomach gets tight and I know my smile reaches from ear to ear. It makes me proud and excited to see that.
K: What is the one thing in your craft room that you couldn’t possibly live without?
B: Ha.....my craft room. LOL. You mean my living room that has been taken over by my "junk" as my husband would call it. :) The one thing I couldn't live without is probably my rocking chair. If you're gonna knit.... you better be rocking like an old lady. I tried making some hats on the couch one night.... Not possible. ;) ♥ Haha.
How can you get your hands on something from Britnee?
Email her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Become her Facebook fan: www.facebook.com/saigebrushphotographyprops
Check out her photography: www.facebook.com/saigebrushphotography
Go shopping on Etsy: www.saigebrush26.etsy.com
Follow her blog: http://saigebrushphotography.blogspot.com
Whatever you choose to do – show her some love!! (And let her know that Katy’s Creations told you to!) Thanks for sharing with us, Britnee!
Are you interested in becoming a featured vendor? Do you have something you’d like to share with others in a “I Made It” Monday? I’d love to share what you make with others!! Send me an email: email@example.com