Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Meet the Maker - The Little Wing

Introducing Jennifer Schumaker, owner/artist the little wing.

Jennifer creates and sells unique handmade children's toys and items. She says that "I love the idea of children having unique, handmade play items that will be treasured keepsakes for years to come. I use a mixture of new and vintage fabrics to create doll and animal friends, play accessories, and whimsical embroidery hoop art. Using vintage materials allows me to create art and keepsakes with their own inherent, built in history."

Jennifer previously worked for nearly 15 years in the Early Childhood Special Education field with children & families as part of a team in a Head Start organization.  She says: "My creativity took center stage when I finally decided to learn to use the sewing machine my grandma gave me years earlier. I will forever be grateful to her for this gift."

Each the little wing friend is one of a kind, just like all of us.  There are no reproductions here.

Jennifer's creative motto is imagine.create.handmade.

Jennifer's favorite quote on creativity is "I saw the angel in the marble & I carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo

Finally, Jennifer's famous last words are "Be Silly. Be Honest. Be Kind. - R.W.E."

Links to website or social media and where your items can be found locally:
Twitter: @thelittlewingkc
Instagram: @thelittlewingkc
Brick & Mortar: Hand + Land,  11527 Ash Street Leawood, KS
A big thank you to Tania from Ivory Isis for preparing this blog post. 

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