Another Thursday - Another Giveaway!
This weeks giveaway is from ME! I am giving away $25 Store Credit! Use this credit towards something you have been eyeing in my shop or towards a custom order! Enter to win this great prize for yourself or someone special in your life!
Read ahead to learn more about my shop and I, and see how to enter for your chance to win!
When did you start getting into crafting, and what did you start with?
I started getting into crafts at a young age. We moved around quite a bit with my father in the military. I found ways to keep myself busy. I have gone through different phases with different kinds of crafts - I think it helps me from getting too bored of doing one type too long. Some of them were painting, fixing up old furniture, baking and decorating cakes, and now sewing!
Do you work outside of your Etsy shop? If so, how do you find time for both?
I am lucky to be able to stay at home with our little munchkin who is almost 1 1/2. I try to do most of my work when he is napping and for an hour or two after he goes to bed. If I do some work while he is awake he runs over to me and loves to watch- especially the embroidery machine :)
How did you learn about Etsy?
I learned about Etsy from a old friend from High school who had her own shop. I gave it a look and decided to give it a try!
When did you start your shop?
I started just a little over a year ago, in Jan of 2011.
Where does your inspiration for your items come from?
I would say my inspiration comes from my little guy. Making items for children gives you such a wonderful feeling when you see their faces light up :)
Do you have advice for any shops just starting?
I would say to narrow your shop down to one category. When I first opened I wanted to show different things I could make. I had paintings, jewelry, headbands, bibs, and my stuffed animals. Now I just focus on sewing plush items. I think it makes the shop more focused and put together.
Do you have a Facebook fan page? Twitter?
Fun Questions to Get to Know You:
What is the furthest place you have traveled?
I was born in Germany while my Father was in the Army. Other than that I haven't been outside of the US. Next would have to be Hawaii - again from my Dad being in the service :)
Which bad habits of other people drive you crazy?
Impatient people behind the wheel. It really bothers me when cars try to cut around people walking across the street, even when they are at a crosswalk with the light telling them it is their turn to cross - ESPECIALLY when it is a Mother pushing a stroller. You mean you can't wait 30 seconds?
Do you have any pets? If so what are their names?
We have 2 cats both rescued, Bobby and Joey. We also have 4 mice, but they haven't been named :( They are all different colors so I just say "the brown one" "the tan and white one". Is that bad?
If you could get back a lost item from your past, what would it be?
I would love to get my collection of childhood ornaments back. My parents gave us an ornament each year for Christmas that were marked with the year. After they divorced and items were divided they were lost with each claiming they didn't have them. It's just sad cause each one had a memory.
What is your favorite food?
All bread and pasta! I could live at Olive Garden :)
* What You Can Win *
Winner will receive $25 store credit to be used at my Etsy shop. Winner can pick item(s) listed and ready to ship or use the credit towards a custom order! Prices listed in my shop include free shipping for US. There might be a small shipping fee for shipping outside of US depending on weight of prize.