Next up in my series of interviews with independent retailers is Stephanie from Zimbali Boutique.
Stephanie creates one of a kind floral headbands. She is more than just a lady with a glue gun. All of her flowers are created from scratch by hand. She makes some truly lovely and unique designs. You can check out her work on Facebook and on Etsy, and you can read more about her right here…
Tell me a bit about yourself. What did you do prior to this?
Where are you from originally? Where were you born?
Tell me a bit about your baby girl. How old is she now?
Where does the name Zimbali come from?
What’s it like working with professional photographers?
What do you prefer, making your own designs out of the blue, or doing custom work?
What’s your work style? Are you creating things while Haven is playing at your feet, or is it strictly a naptime/night-time venture?
I know you just recently opened an Etsy store… What do you think of it so far?
Any other interesting plans for the future?
Good luck with heading back to your “day job” Stephanie. I hope you are able to find a comfortable balance between it, motherhood and Zimbali Boutique. And I hope you continue to make floral lovelies for a long time to come. That Princess in the Park event sounds like a ton of fun. I wish it was a little closer to home, I would so be there!
Questions for Stephanie? I’m sure she’s still lurking around and might be willing to answer. Suggestions for what I should ask next time? What sort of things would you like to learn about the people behind some of these cool independent stores? Anyone in particular you’d like to hear from?
EDIT: Unfortunately Zimbali Boutique has closed down. I removed any links to her storefront from this post.