Issue 048 - Featuring WiestCreations

Shop Name: WiestCreations
Owner: Amber Wiest
Instagram: @WiestCreations Facebook Group: WiestCreations VIP Website: www.WiestCreations.com
One of the best shop types in the small shop world is a handmade shop. Even though the turnaround time is usually longer, and the drops tend to be more limited, the fact that you receive a unique. handmade item is the coolest feeling.
WiestCreations is one of those special shops that offers an incredible variety of handmade items with a surprisingly quick turnaround. Owner, Amber, offers two completely custom preorder drops each month as well as a ready to ship drop where customers choose from pieces she has already made on hand. The preorder drops have the sky as the limit for what can be ordered. She has the largest selection of prints and fabric types, and is willing to try any style, even if it's something she hasn't done before. She is even willing to tweak existing patterns and customize them to the customer's exact idea. Her turnaround time is usually less than three weeks on preorders. Ready to ship drops consist of fabrics and patterns she has on hand and styles that are popular. Depending on the time of year, these drops might be themed with extra fabrics from holiday preorders.
Although this shop has only been open a year and a half, and the group itself is not huge, the loyalty Amber has from her reps and customers is truly impressive. The quality of the items she creates and the ease of communicating and ordering through her is unmatched. Customers are guaranteed to receive exactly what they pictured in their mind when ordering from Amber. Not only does she hand make every item herself and offer sizes from newborn to adult, but she also makes bows, scrunchies and headbands to match any outfit!
Amber is a mom of two, but like many other shop owners, having a daughter is what led her to open her shop. She loves creating custom pieces for her daughter and also her customers. Amber is always trying out new styles and ideas for her daughter to model. Along with continuing to provide the best customer service, making her customers happy and connecting with them, she also hopes to expand her love and knowledge of sewing while continuing to provide cute clothes for all ages.
Although she loves making twirl dresses and thoroughly enjoys a good custom order challenge, Amber's main focus is always her customers. She values the relationships and connections she makes through owning her shop just as much as the actual work of sewing the clothing that allows her shop to exist. If you don't have a handmade shop home, WiestCreations is a great place to experience only the best aspects of small shop handmade apparel.

1. Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer? Hunter
2. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? Neon pink, I like to be loud and stand out
3. You find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do? Panic and call my husband
4. What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? My kids
5. What’s your favorite ’90s jam? Backstreet Boys
6. If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? A sloth so I could lay around all day
7. What was the last gift you gave someone? A Barbie to my daughter for her birthday
8. What were you like in high school? Athletic and outgoing
9. What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it? Below deck because it was recorded and I needed to catch up 10. Tell me something about your last job, other than money, that would have inspired you to keep working there. The passion and friendliness of the coworkers
11. What is your dream job? High school volleyball coach
12. What inspires you? My kids
13. What’s your food/drink guilty pleasure? Crumbl cookies
14. What do you work toward in your free time? Getting the house cleaned 15. How would you rate your memory? Terrible
16. If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer? First 300 received
17. What pizza topping best represents you? Jalapeño because I’m spicy 18. What is your favorite tv show to watch when you’re alone with the remote? Whatever season is running at the time, but mostly reality shows 19. Are you now who you thought you would be ten years ago? Partially, I didn’t know I would be running a small business but always knew I would have a family



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