Makers Must: Bridgett Edwards of Perideau Designs


Here is the next internet mover and shaker I’d like to introduce you to: Bridgett Edwards of Perideau Designs.

1. Where are you located globally?

I’m in central Connecticut.

2. Where are you found online?

www.perideaudesigns.com/blog

www.twitter.com/perideaudesigns

www.flickr.com/perideaudesigns

www.facebook.com/perideaudesigns

www.perideaudesigns.com

3. What is your favorite thing to make?

I really enjoy making invitations. Just the thought of knowing these will be distributed to people who will celebrate someone’s special day that will only come once, makes it the most rewarding. You only get 1 first birthday and knowing I had a hand in helping make that day special validates why I started this business.

4. When you’re making it…

a. what do you love most about it?

Knowing my products are going to good homes and great people. There are quite a few repeat customers who return for the next birthday or next holiday and that makes me so happy. My goal is to establish a relationship with each customer to not only better understand their needs but to differentiate myself from chain stores. My business is me, not a facade I hide behind.

b. is there some part you really can’t stand?

As I’m sure most entrepreneurs would say, the business side is more daunting and time consuming I had ever imagined. It has paid off two-fold but it can wear on you which is why I’m working extremely hard to find a balance.

5. Do you consider yourself process or product oriented?

Interesting question…I would say process because without a solid process in place you will not have a great product.

Thanks so much Bridgett! I just love to see you grow your business on twitter! Every time I turn around, you’re giving back to the handmade community in another way! Her latest venture is a really cool free printable: a blog topic worksheet. Not only is it beautiful and useful, but she’s got some awesome tips on blog post prep and some really simple SEO tips from Tara Gentile (aka Scoutie Girl).

I was lucky enough to win one of her blog scavenger hunt prizes about 2 months ago. I won some personalized notecards and a really cool modern initial art print. Now the notecards – those I had made for me me me! BUT neither of my boys would have gotten a thrill over the print, but I do know a little girl (here are some pix of the gifts  I made for her when she was still being grown!) who just turned two who loves pink, so I had Bridgett personalize it for Miss Maren!

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