Feature Crafter: Jill Hayes and Pinwheel Pretties

Today I thought I’d feature a very good friend of mine, Jill Hayes, and her shop called Pinwheel Pretties.  Jill and I have much in common.  We both love to craft and enjoy DIY projects, and we also have an appreciation for interior design and the arts.  In addition, we both share a love for event planning and host for two large social groups in the Kansas City area.  As busy as she is with her business, she also devotes time to her military husband Gary, another dear friend of mine.  Lately, Jill has been busy with custom orders and planning a giveaway to a family in need.  Take a minute to learn more about Jill and her custom party supplies! 

About Jill and Pinwheel Pretties


I always describe myself as quirky human recipe, “a gal with a teaspoon of spunk, a dash of class, and a pinch of wit!” I have a full-time custom party business with a party shop on Etsy called Pinwheel Pretties.


This year I am getting ready to make some big business changes and a major party shop website launch, so come join me on my blog to get some helpful party planning advice and to keep up with all the big changes coming soon to Pinwheel Pretties.


I am also an event planner in my home of Kansas City and head up a large social group called Kansas City Culture with over 200 members. I organize  with a team of volunteers two large fundraisers a year with all the proceeds going back to a local host charity within our Kansas City community. I also donate one full party package every month to a family in need. I would love for Jenny's followers to nominate a family in need. You can read more about that and how to nominate a family at my “About Me” page of my blog.


I am a loyal University of Oklahoma Boomer Sooner (my college team), Kansas City Chiefs football and Royals Baseball fan. I have been married to a wonderful man and the love of my life, Gary, who is currently serving a one year tour of duty stateside at Fort Stewart, near Savannah, Georgia. Its been tough being away and knowing I won’t have him home on a permanent basis until next September. He was gone for about 8 months last year for his Jag officer training and as soon as I got him back, the Army took him away again. Although, I do miss him so much, I am lucky that he is not serving overseas in the war and I do get to talk to him on the phone almost every day and he tries to travel home every six to eight weeks. Yaaaaaaahhhhh. . . he is home now and I got him home this week on Valentine’s Day! That was the best Valentine’s Day present for me!



My party designs are all custom made to order and I have many repeat customers every year and they always know that they will get something completely different every year for their little one’s party. I don’t just make pinwheels, although it is my most popular selling item, I also design and create banners, cake buntings, cupcake toppers, pom pom garlands, party and wedding guest favors and so much more. This year I started offering custom digital paper printing options for more color and theme selections for my customers.


I have also started a weekly link party on Fridays on my Pinwheel Pretties blog that starts at midnight that runs all weekend long. I felt that Etsy sellers where being excluded from the many link parties and wanted to devote my link party, Everything Etsy, to help sellers promote their shops. Although, technically, its not just for Etsy sellers – you can come link up too right now and add your DIY home improvement, craft projects, and share something from your blog that you think would be helpful for others. 

Come link up now at Pinwheel PrettiesEverything Etsy Weekend Link Party.


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