Drowsy Aurora

Little dolls. Big characters.

Christmas Sale Interview: Small Obsession

FeatureAbby MightComment

It's hard to believe that the sale is nearly over! November 30th is the last day to use the universal coupon code XMAS16 at over 30 shops. They're all handmade and all have some geeky items for sale!

The shop:
Small Obsession
Jacksonville, FL USA
Ships internationally
20% off your purchase
Instagram: @

First things first: what's your name?
Kelly Shipman

How would you describe your shop?
It started with me trying to make geeky things for myself that were better quality than the stuff on eBay. It has spiraled into a family operation, with my daughter helping on the creative side and my son doing packing and shipping. 

How did you come up with your shop name?
From the meme that said "I have a small obsession with Doctor Who. It's bigger on the inside." 

What would you say is your preferred social media for your shop? 
Facebook, because I spend a lot more time sharing funny posts on my shop website than I do pushing sales.

Do you have your shop full time? Or do you do something else too?
I work full time for a home health agency, and sometimes take the shop on the road to comic cons.

Okay, so you're crafting. What do you have playing in the background?
Probably a movie or Netflix. We *may* have worn out 4 copies each of The Princess Bride and The Wizard of Oz at my house. 

What's your go-to snack to munch on while you work?
Jammie Dodgers!!!

What's your favorite way to relax and unwind after a stressful day of work?
Actually being creative helps me relax and de-stress. So I turn on a movie or an old season of Supernatural, make a pot of coffee, and make some jewelry. 

What are you looking forward to the most for your business?
I love having people come to me and show me something they bought last year and they still love it. I want to make more geeky friends (really, you can come on my FB page any time with funny fandom memes or just to squee about the latest episode) and would eventually like to be able to do the shop and cons full time.