Designer of the Week - Handi Candi Originals

This week get to know Candi of Handi Candi Originals. She lives in Petrollia, PA with her husband and 2 children.


JM: What kinds of things do you make to sell?

Candi: I make a bit of everything. Clothing, accessories, baby items, home decor, pet items. You name it, I make it! I design clothing and accessories for kids, babies, teens, women, and men. Home decor items, gifts, hair accessories. Far too many to list!

JM: Where do you sell your designs?

Candi: I sell on both eBay and Etsy.

JM: When did the crafting bug first hit you?

Candi: The crafting bug first hit me the day I was born! All of my life I've dabbled in different crafts, but found crochet when I was 18. I still stray every now and then and try a little sewing or beading, but always go back to crochet.

JM: What inspired your business name?

Candi: A friend from high school used to call me Handi, because it rhymed with Candi. We just happened to be sitting around one day a few ago eating dinner, and my 5-year-old came up with Handi Candi's Crochet Shoppe. That was my name for two or three years before it evolved into Handi Candi Originals.

JM: If you could learn some new skills, what would they be?

Candi: I'd like to brush up on my sewing skills some. There are so many crochet patterns that require attaching fabric to crocheted pieces, and I'd LOVE to do more of that.

JM: What do you enjoy doing when away from crafting?

Candi: When I'm not crocheting (which I typically do eight or nine hours each day) I like to spend time with the kids.

JM: Anything else you would like to add?

Candi: Thank you so much for featuring me and getting to know more about Handi Candi Originals! This is such an honor. )

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