Show & Tell: Katy of Somewhere Over The Rainbow | Still Playing School

Show & Tell: Katy of Somewhere Over The Rainbow

By Devany LeDrew | Labels:
Today we welcome Katy from Somewhere Over the Rainbow!  

Katy, can you tell readers how do we know each other?

We met online via baby loss friends/connections and I believe you liking my business page! I believe you tried out one of our newest items the SOT{aRt} bag back in November when it debuted!

Yes, E loved her SOT{art} bag, thank you!  We got the turkey pinecone which was adorable!  What is the most important thing we should know about you? 

I am compassionate. I'm not a good businesswoman at all because if I could I'd give it all away! 

Who do you share your life with?

My husband of almost 8 years, my son Bobby, nearly 6, our sleeping beauty Hannah (stillborn 4 years ago) and my rambunctious rainbow Eliana. 

You inspire me because of how well you manage all that you do. Can you tell us what you're currently working on? 

My main "project" is my shop, Somewhere Over the Rainbow LLC. My products range from items of remembrance (plaques, candle holders, memory boxes, sibling boxes, blocks) to items of hope (Age blocks, Birth Blocks, Wall hangings and more.) I am currently working on a few new items to be released in the near future. We also offer a subscription based craft service called the SOT{aRt} bag to keep those little hands busy! Other projects I've completed is the publication of three books, Because They Lived being by far the greatest, and I am now a writer for Still Standing Magazine. Our company has shown tremendous growth and our sweet Hannah will be feature in an upcoming article in TIME Magazine!

What was SOTR like when it started? How have you gotten to where you are now? 

It started as strictly a memorial boutique. I used proceeds to gift such items to families on similar grief journeys. I still do that---that is why it exists as a charitable business. It has shown such growth that now it also celebrates life, life and grief and love co-mingling and reflecting one off the other. It's beautiful, like me daughter. 

Ideally, how do you see SOTR  in 5 years? 10 years? How do you plan to accomplish this? 

More books, more items---just keeping that passion and inspiration flowing! I love what I do!

What inspires you about crafting and writing in the face of grief? 

I've always been a creative and here I have found a suitable outlet for it. I get to mother Hannah through my art. She is in every piece I create, every word I write. 

What are your other passions? 

My kids, writing, poetry, crafting, really anything artistic---I'll take a shot at it! 

What are your challenges? 

Time management! Too little time, too many ideas! 

Who else inspires you and why? 

My other children inspire me as well. ALL my children do. I believe it teaches them compassion to be brave enough to touch another's wounds. 

What advice can you give our readers? 

We are all given gifts. Recognize them and use them. Wonderful things don't happen by mistake. 

I'd also like to offer a one of your lovely readers one of our newest products, "there's a piece of my {heart} in heaven. my baby." car decal. It come is brown, blue or a purplish-pink.

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