Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Vendor Spotlight


 Jill Hansen
Business Name: Wishfull Thinking
Website: Onewishworld.com

happyhansens@comcast.net

What is it that you create—list everything!
1.Christmas stockings – new idea – birthday bundles (thanks Christy)
2. toothfairy pillows
3.baby blankets
4.bags, clothes, aprons (some I don’t sell)

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How long have you been creating?
I’ve been creating for many years but selling things for about 10.

Where did you grow up? Did that influence your creativity?
I grew up in Las Vegas and if that doesn’t inspire something and influence me in some way then I’m in trouble. Let’s hope it was for the good.

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Where do you currently live? Does it influence your creativity?
I live in Salt Lake City. My life inspires creativity because I am surrounded by patterns and colors and I love putting them together in a way that just seems to fit like a puzzle piece. I get this giggly feeling inside when it’s right. You could say – I feel jazzed!!!
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What is the weirdest thing you ever created?
It was a tennis partnership where my 10 yr. old neighbor across the street and I played together in doubles. The weird part was we called ourselves “jillyjeanking” (I was jill and she was jean) and of course we were named after billy jean king who was big at the time.

What is the one thing you are most proud of creating?
My children

Do you have an education or previous job experience that influenced your creativity?
Being a mom means that I must be in a creative thinking mode quite often, plus I have to take breaks and these projects rejuvenate me. I guess you could say that my background in psychology possibly influences the “crazy” things I create. I am also a birthing coach and I love the feeling of being present for a miracle, so that gets my creative juices flowing too.

What has been your best vacation?
Christmas trip to Maui with my family a few years ago. Of course the weather and the water were perfect but the kids fought less and we saw so many amazing things. I love the whales the best!!

What was your best birthday and why?
I’ve had lots of good birthdays – I have been remembered in big and little ways that really matter. Thanks to my family and friends for that.

Name your 5 favorite things about Utah!
1.the seasons
2.the mountains
3. the city lights
4. the old houses in the avenues
5. ???

1 comment:

Marie said...

Yeah, Jill. I can't wait to be side by side with you at the Boutique. We're going to have a Party!!