Coffee Talk with Jill from Maggie May’s Gifts


Last week I had the fun opportunity to sit down and chat with Jill from Maggie May’s Gifts. (While grabbing coffee with Jill would’ve been SO much better, we had to settle for a phone date this time.)

Jill has been crafting as long as she can remember. One of her very first projects was a purse made from paper and staples, which was inspired by a purse she saw at the store. From there, her craftiness soared. In college, she sold handmade jewelry, going door-to-door in her dorm.

What kinds of crafts do you do now?

I started a handmade greeting card company a while back, but got worn out after a while. Then, just a couple of years ago, I started making cards again. Crafting is one of those things where you just keep coming back.

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How did you get started with blogging?

I just recently discovered blogging as a way to share what I’ve created. I just use it as a way to show others what I’m doing, and I hope to inspire others to create.

What inspires you to create?

I am very practical with my crafts. I am all about using things I already have. I get my ideas for projects at random times, so I keep little notebooks everywhere around my house so I can capture ideas when they strike. A lot of people don’t think they’re creative, so I hope to spark ideas in others.

Any other thoughts?

When I create, I ask myself, “How am I serving with this?” Right now I’m currently on a mission to donate 500 volunteer-made cards for kids and teens in local foster and group homes. You can read more about this on my blog under “Maggie’s Missions”.

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Thank you, Jill, for joining us for Coffee Talk!

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