PRATTVILLE, Ala. (WSFA) - Brenda Coone worked with the state for 31 years. When she retired, she decided to turn a hobby into a full time job.
“The name of the business is MsCraftprincess Designs,” said Coone. “I do (wear my tiara) because every princess rocks a tiara.”
Coone is crafty by nature. She’s been doing it since the 90s. She’s always had a passion for greeting cards.
“I’ve always been a card giver. I’m that one who remembers your birthday, anniversary, whatever.”
But the more she shopped for greeting cards, the more she noticed, they could be better. So she started handcrafting her own cards and later started her company, MsCraftprincess Designs.
“My tag line for my business is giving a handcrafted card is like giving a hug. When someone takes the time to purchase a handcrafted card, what it says is they put some thought behind it,” Coone said.
She works basically full time hours doing what she loves, coming up with creative ways to says thanks, congratulations or maybe even Happy Valentines Day. Making someone’s day a little bit better is all she needs for motivation.
“Think about when you go to the mailbox and you have all the bills, and junkmail, and then through all of that, you notice an envelope with some handwriting on it. It just lifts your spirits.”
So in the middle of a pandemic and some dark times, Coone is doing her part to brighten things up. She does personalize orders and just started monthly subscription boxes. You can check out her website or check out these stores:
- Kudzu and Cotton and Harvey & Hill- Prattville
- Vicki’s Amish Traditions and Ingram’s Farmers Market & Garden Center- Millbrook
- The Market Shoppes and It’s Personal- Wetumpka
- BeYoutiful Boutique-Montgomery
- Local and Bloom- Pike Road