2012 Vendor Spotlight: Tail Feather Design

Name: Natalie Byrne
Business name: Tail Feather Design
Website: www.tailfeatherdesign.etsy.com, www.facebook.com/tailfeatherdesign

Where else can people find your products?
My barrettes are found at 5 locations, all in Michigan: Sweet Pea, Holland’s Nest, and 27 Stitches in Traverse City, Green Lake Gardens and Gifts in Interlochen, and Tip Toes in Holland.

Tell us about your products/business.
I make barrettes of all flavors from wool felt. Each stitch is made by me, every time. I do custom work, as well as about 10 “stock” styles. I’ve been up to this for about a year and a half, and love it!

What do you love about being a Maker in Michigan?
I enjoy Tail Feather Design being a part of our community, and I show it by donating to a variety of fundraisers, as well as contests and giveaways on my Facebook page. It’s exciting to be a part of the Michigan Handmade movement! Having a creative outlet that’s supported by so many is inspiring, so I enjoy giving back.

Excited to check out anyone else’s booth at this year’s TCMM?
I only know a handful of the other vendors at the 2012 Maker’s Market, so I’m really looking forward to perusing the wares! I’m sure it will be a fabulous mix of extraordinary talent! Cheers!