Meet Our Vendor: Cecelia Stitch
Eve joined us for Camp ThunderCraft and it’s been a great delight seeing her business grow! She was at First Thursday a lot over this past summer and killed it! We are so glad to introduce you to this new vendor to UCU, Cecelia Stitch!
Who are you and what do you do?
I established Cecelia Stitch in 2016 as a creative side project/outlet to my daily 9-5 hustle while working within the bustling industry of Architecture & Design in Seattle,WA. The motivation to make it a full time business came when I was recruited to a larger corporate firm that felt undeniably soul sucking to go to everyday. I resigned from my position and decided to use the the opportunity to take a chance, and I haven’t looked back since.
My goal is to create items that are thoughtfully sourced and handcrafted with care and detail to add classic, long lasting, PNW style to it’s owner.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
A few new designs that I have been enjoying creating are
Tool Rolls: for Woodworkers, Stylists, Makeup supplies and knitting tools
Pendleton accented waxed canvas shoulder bags
Outpost weekender travel bags – They take a while to make so I really get into the flow of making them
Decorative pillows !
Any new exciting news you’d like to share with our readers?
I am so excited to participate in my first UCU winter show, I’ve been attending them for the past 5 years and only dreamed of what it would be like to be a vendor and live the creative life. I am so grateful to be living my dream, so don’t give up if you have the same dream! It’s possible.
I will also be 7 months pregnant at the show and toting my mini studio assistant in my belly for the show, which feels very special.
What was your first memory of making something?
Growing up my mother was always working on something creative like a sign for a business, calligraphy or junk art. One of my first memories of creating was when She would have me sit for her at our kitchen table while she drew my portrait and taught me how to draw her at the same time, she taught me to really look at all the small details, which is something I apply to my work to this day.
What is your favorite new product for 2017?
My favorite product this year has to be the Outpost Weekender bag, it’s leather bottomed and versatile with handheld handles as well as a shoulder strap that is detachable. It’s a bag that appeals to men and women that appreciate classic and clean lines.
How far will you be traveling to come to UCU?
5 miles 🙂
What do you love most about craft show vending?
Talking to handmade appreciators, explaining my product and process, and most of all getting to tell people why I love what I do.
How did you get started in your business?
Making presents for friends has always been something I’ve loved, one day I was getting enough requests to open an Easy shop and it exploded from there.
Is this a full-time business for you?
Where do you see your business in 3 years?
I hope to have an employee or two, and sell in more shops around the US.
Who’s your biggest fan?
My partner Ryan, Family and friends, I wouldn’t be here without them.
What’s something you’ve learned through running your business in the past 12 months?
Do not under price your items, profit is essential to continuing!