Thanks for joining us to tell us more about your goimagine shop Creations by Loreen.
Let’s start with the basics, tell us your name and where you are from?
Hi everyone, my name is Lori Sadusky and I’m from Blaine, Washington.
Why did you decide to become a maker? What led you to where you are today?
I have always been crafty. When I was about 7 my grandmother taught me how to knit. That started my love of making things with my hands. From that I started doing mosaics when I was about 10. I had to stop doing that because my mom hated me breaking all the pretty plates I could find. So then I read a book about crocheting. It had an article on how to start so I was off to the races. Then I ran out of people to give blankets to, so I switched to cross stitch. So here I am now. I love making wreaths and centerpieces. It’s all I think about any moreI knew since I was a little girl I wanted to own a business. It is in my blood and soul! When I was young I had lemonade stands, back yard carnivals, a dog grooming business called “Perfect Pooch” and a babysitters club. Always working on building my own company. As I got older and like any entrepreneur I tried and failed, tried and failed again. I finally gave up and continued to get promoted at my 8-5 accounting job, but it did not satisfy my need to create and be challenged like entrepreneurs do. Some of you know what I mean.
Tell us about what you make? Why did you choose the products and style you create?
I make wreathes both grapevine wreaths and deco mesh wreaths, and centerpieces. The possibilities are endless. If I can think up a design I can make it. It’s all I think about, I’m always thinking of designs. I love flowers and the flowers on the market today are very realistic.
Where does your inspiration come from? What helps with your creativity?
Basically my inspiration come from my imagination. When I’m having a difficult time coming up with an idea I do look at some wreaths or centerpieces on Etsy. Mostly for centerpieces sometimes I just can come up with ideas for them. But once I find one I like I always can come up with my own designMy inspiration honestly comes from my customers. I get so excited when they are happy with my product. When what I design works for them like it did for me. If they need something specific, I come up with a design to fit their need. My mind is always working to create an item to meet a need or an odd shape cushion cover they couldn’t find anywhere else. I truly love helping my customers find something to fit their needs and style.
What does your creative process look like?
As far as grapevine wreaths. I look at what cute or funny signs I have. Then I start putting on the greenery, then placement of the flowers that will match with the colors of the sign. Then I start to add some of the fun stuff like pumpkins in fall or whatever I have on hand like leaves. Then it’s time for the ribbon.
For the wired forms, it always starts with the colors of deco mesh I have. Then what signs I have, like fall I need Fall sign or scarecrows or gnomes and for me l usually stick with making ruffles with the mesh.
What is your favorite product you make or material you work with and why?
My favorite is both kinds of wreaths. There just so many possibilities. Whether is a big floppy bow or a beautiful flower. Or the awesome signs or just some of the cute little dodads.
Is there anything else you would like to the world to know about you?
I am a hardworking handmade shop owner that sells my designs most of the time with very little profit. Mainly because I offer free shipping and shipping prices have gotten very expensive. I’m not trying to get rich I just love what I do. Which makes me a perfect fit for the amazing platform that is Goimagine.
Thank you so much Lori for sharing a bit about yourself. We can’t thank you enough for being a part of goimagine and our new #caringeconomy