Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Kindred Spirit: Stephanie Smith Brannock of Two Kazoos

I love Steph! We met on Cafe Mom but became better(albeit virtual) friends on Facebook. She and I seem to be always coming up with new crafty ideas at about the same frenetic pace(although her completion rate is way higher, I blame it on my 2 year old but know it's more likely her efficient organization ;o) The cement on our friendship was the fact that we are both CRAZY hockey fans! So without further ado, here is Miss Stephanie of Two Kazoos, in her own words!

I am a 41 year old stay home mom, I have a 5 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. I have a BA in Graphic Design and do some freelance. I am a kit artist for The Red Porch digital scrap booking and those items are also available on Scrapblog. I’ve lived in Oklahoma most of my life, am there now, but consider Austin my home and can’t wait to move back.

I started making felt clippies in 2007 and opened an Etsy shop as a way to make a little extra money. I added embellishments and French barrettes upon requests from friends and it took off from there with bracelets, tote/gift bags, clip holders, wall hangings, ornaments and travel tic tac toe games. I currently sell the tic tac toe games, banners, magnets, bookmarks, tag ornaments, play food and embellishments. My favorite thing to make are the tic tac toe games. I’d like to start making simple dolls, bags, more play food and embellishment kits this year along with several advent calendars.

I’ve been a graphic designer for over 10 years. It’s not my passion although I groove on all things design related. My passion is being creative. I have so many ideas and I pull from every source I can. I have notebooks and binders full of inspiration and concepts.

*If you could invite any 5 people (alive or dead, it is a theoretical question, LOL) to your place for dinner, who would you invite and what would you serve?

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Gordie Howe, Leonardo DaVinci, Bill Hicks, Anita Shreve

I’d make empanadas and (husband) Scott would make his salsa, queso and jalapeno soup.
There would be plenty of beer, paper and writing implements!

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Steph as much as I have and will visit her shop and fan page! You never know, you may just find something you can't live without. (She made me a fabulous winter themed tic tac toe game that I absolutely love!)

1 comment:

Steph said...

Thanks Kelly!! I heart you too! :-P