Owner & Designer

Last updated on February 27th, 2018 at 08:03 pm

About My Website

U-NEED-A Crafty Creation is a website created by a mom who loves to craft and share her life.  You will find products handmade by me for sale in my shop and lots of cool articles, patterns, tutorials and more on my blog.  I have divided my blog into the following sections: Crochet, DIY, Mompreneur and Mom Life.  If you click on any of those pages you will see all the posts available for that section.  You can sort through the posts, even more, using the blog categories in the sidebar.  I have organized my shop in a similar manner to keep things consistent.  If you encounter a problem and something isn’t working right please don’t hesitate to contact me.  I manage this website all by myself which includes the coding, designing, and content writing.  If something isn’t working right I’ll fix it.  I hope you enjoy my website!

About Me

Introduction

My name is Uneeda Danielle Phipps and I am the owner/creator/designer of this website and U-NEED-A Crafty Creation.  When I started this business I was 27 and was tired of being a stay at home mom.  My husband and I were always fighting because he felt like I should do 100% of all housework and child raising because he was the only one pulling in an income (I know….he’s old fashioned but I love him).  I was determined to find a way to make money somehow.  I tried Mary Kay, a dog sitting business, designing websites and a few other things not even worth mentioning and nothing was working.  I just couldn’t get anything to really take off.  Then I started seeing a bunch of handmade items being sold in my local yard sale groups and it was all uphill from there.

When I first started my crafting business I did what everyone else did just to see if it was worth it.  I posted all of my products in the local yard sale sites too.  I did get some orders but I also got a lot of people trying to negotiate prices with me.  It was in a yard sale group so even though it was a newly made product from a business there were people seeing it as a yard sale item they could haggle over.  I didn’t want my products to look cheap next to yard sale items anymore….but the Facebook groups work so well…..that’s how Handmade in Clarksville got started.

Before I started the group I checked to see if there was one already created and came up empty.  I was the first local BST group just for crafters.  Some others have come and gone since then but my group has been the only one continuing to climb in members.  I sold a lot of products in that group but then I found something better.  I started listing my products on Etsy.

I knew I didn’t want to rely on Etsy alone so I also started this website and opened up my own store.  I keep products listed on Etsy and then funnel those customers to my social media channels which leads them to my website here.  It works wonderfully and the business really started coming in and everything started falling into place.

The next step for me has been my blog.  I really do love to write and share everything so I made it my New Years Resolution to get my blog in gear and really work at it.

My Background

My Grandpa owned several businesses and rental properties and I worked for him some as a kid.  As an adult, I went to college and got an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology.  Where I lived I couldn’t find anywhere that would pay me enough to afford a sitter and moving wasn’t an option.  My degree had pretty much become useless at that point.  Thankfully my sister was really getting serious with her website design business and I got to jump in for the ride.  I worked with her for a few years helping her build up her business and now it’s soaring today.  My duties included social media marketing, content writing, networking, blogging, and a lot more.  I also managed Local First GA and helped small business owners with their marketing and branding.  Since then I have started several businesses and this has been my most successful.

My Family

I am the proud mom of a highly intelligent 8 and 1-year-old and have been married to my husband for almost 11 years now.  We have 2 dogs, a cat, and 2 guinea pigs.  My husband’s dog is an 8-year-old Golden Retriever and my dog is a 7-year-old dachshund.  Their names are Romeo and Zoey.  The cat is also mine and is named Niko.  The 2 guinea pigs are my son’s but hopefully here soon he will be getting a new puppy!  We are on the hunt for a black and white parti male miniature schnauzer for him.  He saw one in Petco that he fell in love with and he has been asking for a puppy ever since.  Romeo and Zoey are just too old to keep up with him anymore lol.  It doesn’t stop them from trying though :-).  I think he’s old enough and responsible enough for his own pup though so as soon as we find one he’ll have one!  My toddler’s name is Tristen and he is my little mini-me.  Jaden is just like his Dad in looks and a lot of his personality but Tristen is all me for the most part!  He has my stubbornness and attitude for sure lmao.