This week's Friday Feature is felllow EtsyKids member Lily-Pie Designs. I've recently been shopping for hair pretties for BB, now that she's getting enough hair to need something, and I definitely have my eye on her adorable designs!
Tell me two (or more!) interesting things about you.
I have an engineering degree, and I am in currently in graduate school. Crafting gives me an escape from all the math and logic! I also love bargain shopping…I can sniff out a good clearance rack from 5 stores away!
What do you sell in your Etsy shop?
I sell mostly hair pretties for infants, toddlers, and girls. I make everything from infant clips that hold in just a few strands of hair, to headband crowns for the ultimate Princess.
What inspires your creations?
My daughter is always my inspiration. The need to tame her crazy curls inspires me every day!
Tell me a bit about your creative process and/or how you learned to do what you do.
I learned through trial and error…many trials and quite a few errors. Now I am finally at the point (after too many hair clips to count) to know what works, and what style suits me. Some nights I sit looking at a pile of materials and nothing comes to me. Other nights I’m on a roll. I also get many of my ideas in the shower!
What is your favorite item in your shop (currently for sale or previously sold)? Why is it your favorite?
I must say that I love the princess crowns. When I have these on display at shows, they bring a smile to people of all ages. I have been known to wear one around the house. They are so fun and whimsical, and I love watching my daughter dress up and instantly become whatever she dreams.
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
Blessed, Determined, Tall
What do you like about Etsy?
I love the variety of talent all in one place.
What makes your shop unique?
I am always coming up with new designs and have a wide variety of accessories available.
What advice do you have for other folks selling or buying on Etsy?
Be persistent. When I first joined Etsy I posted a few things and then gave up. It requires time and commitment to be a successful part of the Etsy community.
Where else can we find out more about you and/or your creations?