It’s that time of year! My social media is flooded with newly engaged friends and couples welcoming their bundles of joy. Gift card, after gift card, after gift card can get quite boring. Why not surprise your loved ones with uniquely personalized gifts from M.C. Obsessions?
M.C. Obsessions is a custom embroidery and vinyl boutique, specializing in birthday shirts and accessories for little girls and boys. Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with Marcia Cutts, founder of M.C. Obsessions.
What was the inspiration behind the name of your business?
This may be surprising, but naming my business was very hard. I had so many ideas and inspirations, but didn’t really like anything I came up with. One day my husband said, “the only reason it’s so hard, is because you are so obsessed with everything!” This wasn’t a compliment. Lol. I can be quite rambunctious when it comes to crafts and from there M.C. (Marcia Cutts) Obsessions was born. The name also gives me a chance to expand my business without having to change my brand in the future.
How did you learn to sew/craft?
I am completely self-taught. Sewing and embroidery are two different things. Embroidery came quite easy. I watched a few YouTube videos and experimented a lot with trial and error until I finally perfected it. Sewing, I am also self-taught, but still learning. There are so many different types of stitches, based on what fabric you use. Most other crafts, such as building, cooking, baking etc., come quite naturally to me.
What is your vision for the next 5 years? Are there any new things your customers can look out for?
Funny, this question keeps coming up. I initially started the business as a way to stay home with my children and still make money. However as the business grows, I can truly see this as a career. My passion is to teach and design, so maybe something along those lines in the next 5 years.
New things…right now I’m learning to balance 3 kids, life and a business that is continually growing. (Don’t believe anyone that says going from 2 kids to 3 is easy, it’s not.) Once I get a good balance, I have a few ideas that I know my fans will love.
What is the one thing you cannot live without in your craft room?
I have a slight tendency to hoard, so I would say everything! Truly it is painful to throw anything away. This is a constant irritation to my husband, so I make sure stuff stays in my craft room/office. But if I had to choose one thing I cannot live without, I would say my Silhouette Cameo, it is the most versatile machine in my craft room.
How can fans follow you and purchase your items?
Items can be purchased directly from my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/mcobsessions
You can “Like” my Facebook Page: M.C. Obsessions
Follow me on Instagram @Mcobsessions