Tiffany Shoemaker Explores the Dangerous Side of Crafting (seriously!)

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By day, we’re marketing geeks. Computer nerds. Quirky writers and artists. And damn proud of it!

But after hours, our team members shed their marketing capes – and pursue all kinds of cool Hobbies, Interests and Talents (we call them HITs for short).

Here’s what Tiffany Shoemaker, Haley Marketing’s Director of Client and Product Support, is into:

HIT: Being “Crafty”

Back Story

I come from a long line of crafty people. My father and grandfather own a furniture upholstery business, and my aunt sells her creations at craft shows. She’s so talented, she even used to make my Halloween costumes.

I always dabbled in craft projects, too, but my beautiful daughter, Isla, brought out my crafty side. Once she started school, I was faced with a variety of situations that required customized costumes and gifts.

What do I love most about craft projects?

My daughter loves the attention her costumes and crafts create for her. When I make a costume for her to wear, she feels special – and that makes both of us happy!

Being crafty is also the perfect foil to my role as HMG’s Director of Client and Product Support. The projects I take on nurture a creative side to me which I sometimes forget I have.

The dangerous side of crafting…

We had a dangerous plant called giant hogweed (no joke) growing in the field outside of our offices here at Haley Marketing. It was my job to coordinate its removal. So naturally, I created a giant hogweed costume and wore it to work that Halloween.

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