I’m so excited about able mabel because these two sisters are multi-talented, very sweet, and have managed to bridge their distance in a cuter and far more productive way than I ever have! After much assessment and scrutiny, I’ve decided that Leann and Jen can make you just about anything you can think of, and they can make it cuter than you could probably think of to boot. I think that’s about enough said on my part, you’ll have to check out the lurvely shop for more fun and cute than you can handle…
Q. What’s the story behind able mabel?
A. Jen and I used to live in the same state, on the same street, just three houses apart. Back in the fall of 2007, we were put in charge of our Church’s craft sale. When the sale was done we decided to keep creating things. I had heard about Etsy from a scrapbooking site I was involved in. We opened shop in the beginning of December and never looked back. We would spend several days a week creating items together; paper crafts at my house, sewing at her’s, while our toddlers played together. In 2008, I moved to CO, requiring us to change how we ran able mabel. We’ve settled into a nice routine of both creating items but I am the one who does all the “extras” (marketing, listing, photographing, communications, shipping out of orders, etc.). able mabel has been good to us.
Q. What’s the best part of the creative process?
A. Finding a new piece of fabric or paper. You have to start somewhere and that’s usually where it’s at!
Q. What sage advice can you offer our dear newbies?
A. When you think you’ve done your best, do better. Take better pictures, be smarter with your time, etc.
Q. Sooo it’s almost St. Patty’s Day. Write us a little limerick. Pretty please?
A. There once were two gals named Mabel.
Who realized they were quite able.
Give them some paper,
Give them some fabric,
They’ll show you they are not fables.
(pathetic, but you asked.) : )
Q. Everything in your shop is very bright and happy. What’s your favorite color combination?
A. What? You expect me to narrow that down? I’m still loving the bright colors paired with dark colors. pink and brown, blue and brown, yellow and black, etc.
Q. How have you gone “green?”
A. In terms of able mabel? Not really. I try to buy supplies locally and all the wood we use for our signs is recycled construction scraps but that’s about it.
Q. What is your vision for the future of able mabel?
A. Being that we’re both stay at home moms, our kids are our first priority. That being said, we’d both like to grow it a bit more so we have consistant sales.
Q. What’s your best holiday memory?
A. I think I’ll have to pass on this one. It’s way too hard to narrow down.
A Little More Mabel…
Somebody’s walkin’ away from this one with a $25 gift certificate to able mabel, so you’d better get started picking out your goodies. With these incredible prices, you could knock off half your Christmas list in one fell swoop! This giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday, March 21.
- To enter visit able mabel, and select a favorite item. You can also suggest a new item , color combination, etc. that you’d love to see in the shop. This step is mandatory, and please make sure to leave your e-mail address in your first comment.
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