My name is Jenny Jones, and I am the designer/creator behind Butt Uglee. I live in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. My journey with BuTT UgLee began in 2001. I opened my Etsy Shop back in 2007. My style has morphed over the years. If you look at the Uglee's I have sold on Etsy or visit my website, you will see the range of characters I developed. I have loved every one of them and had a hard time seeing them shipped off to their new homes. If I could, I would have kept every one of them.
I have been absent from Etsy for the past 7 years or so. This was not by choice. I guess you could say life got in the way. I needed to move and go back to work full-time in a new city, far away from Denver, Colorado. I am a full-time employee at a major hospital in Pittsburgh, trying to be a part-time artist.
Starting a new career was exciting, but it pulled me so far from what my hands and heart wanted to do that, at times, I felt completely paralyzed. What had given me so much joy and filled my soul was gone. Replaced by long hours and facing a long commute into the city each day. There was no time left for creating, sewing, and painting. It was heartbreaking. This is why there is such a gap between the last Uglee I sold and today. *** Update ... I have now been with UPMC for almost 10 years and LOVE IT!! ***
Years have passed ... and now I have finally found a way to create the time and space needed for my "OriginaL UgLees" once again. Damn ... life is good! It took tons of purging and rearranging to create a cozy spot on our 1st level laundry room/furnace area of the townhome. UgLees need a lot of space! I also required a close water source, room for supplies, and more importantly, I needed a space where I could walk away from my mess out when I needed to step away. This was the only space that would work logistically. It's not perfect and a far cry from my last 2 studios, but I can make almost any space work if I put my mind to it. This could be my most favorite studio space yet. Here are some of its features.
- It is the coldest room in the house, which is perfect for summer.
- All my supplies and sewing machine are less than 3 steps away.
- My washtub is 4 steps away.
- It is located right off the garage, so when I need to drag in bags of supplies, I don't have to go up several flights of stairs.
- I can do laundry at the same time!
I think NOT!
Keep checking my Etsy site for new pieces. I still have a few MiNi ArT DoLLs that need to be added, along with some really cool Skulls Embroidered and mounted on hoops. (They are so freakin cool I may just keep them for myself as I am a collector of SkuLLs.).
Message me on Etsy or email me at BuTTUgLee@gmail.com if you have any questions!
You can purchase my creations on BuTTUgLee.Etsy.com