Meet the Makers: Hyacinth Barber-Umaran of The Right Brain Nook

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Meet the Makers, News | No Comments

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What do you make?
I sew casual dresses, shorts, bags, pouches, toys and other crafts. How did you get into it? After my first pregnancy, I my interest shifted from crocheting and cross stitching to sewing baby items.

Are you a full-time crafter?
No. If not, what is your day job? I am Business Analyst/programmer.

What motivates you in pursuing this business?
Love and passion.

Business Analyst by day, Maker by night.  Check out Hya's pillowcases and tote bags this weekend!

Business Analyst by day, Maker by night. Check out Hya’s pillowcases and tote bags this weekend!

What are some of the challenges of maintaining a craft business?
As I have full-time job, Time is my challenge.

What’s a new skill–craft or business–that you’d like to learn?
I am interested in Calligraphy and Quilting

What’s your most recent craft business milestone?
Just recently, I was in Escolta bazaar market to sell the items.

Felt Christmas ornaments!

Felt Christmas ornaments!

What is your favorite lesson in your experience of your business?
Believe in yourself and in your talent. Let there be critics for they help you improve your craft.

What craft business advice can you share with other aspiring entrepreneurs?
Start now and do what interests you.

Um, if you were a craft tool, what would you be? And why?
I will be an embroidery sewing machine needle so I can move around artistically and create awesome designs.

Monogrammed tote!

Monogrammed tote!

What can we expect to see from you guys at the upcoming Maker’s Market?
Sewn pillowcases, pouches and bags with appliques and monogram designs. We also have hand sewn Christmas ornaments made of felt.

Where else can we find your work?
Follow me on Instagram account TheRightBrainNook and on my FB account – Hycinth Barber

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