This week's featured Etsy artist is Danielle, the genius behind Baby Fish Mouth -- Fashion for Future Film Fans! She reminds us, "Remember, 7 out of 10 children are below grade level in movie literacy. You can help change that." Her designs are clever and memorable, perfect for the budding cinephile and sure to amuse.
Tell me two (or more!) interesting things about you. (Hobbies, achievements, favorite something-or-other, family situation, jobs, etc)
I am an avid tennis player and I also freelance copywrite for cable TV channels. I am married and have a delicious 2 year old son, Owen. Launching this business is my biggest achievement - after giving birth to Owen, of course!
What do you sell in your Etsy shop?
Infant and toddler t-shirts that take famous movie lines and put a "baby" spin on them
To which Etsy Street Teams do you belong? Etsymoms and Swankymoms (etsy baby application pending)
What inspires your creations?
My gorgeous 2 year old son Owen and my love for film
Tell me a bit about your creative process and/or how you learned to do what you do.
I have a business partner and we collaborate on everything. We are both creative types but also work in the corporate world so have strong business sensibilities. My extensive marketing background prepared me for this venture in ways I am still thankful for. I used my connections to get everything from screenprinter recommendations, to a place to create our shirt labels.
What is your favorite item in your shop (currently for sale or previously sold)?
My favorite slogan shirt is "He made me a bottle I couldn't refuse."
Why is it your favorite? Who doesn't love the Godfather? The line is so iconic, yet the clever twist makes people just smile when they see the shirt.
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself? determined, sarcastic, out-going
What do you like about Etsy?
I love the variety of people and items. There is a true love for what people do, and anyone can succeed if they have a passion for their products.
What makes your shop unique? Our 2 biggest differentiators are our movie slogans and the fact that all our shirts come packaged in a popcorn box.
What advice do you have for other folks selling or buying on Etsy?
Stay determined. Just because sales don't happen overnight is not a reflection of your items. Chat with members, use the forums and join some street teams. Help others and you will help yourself.
Where else can we find out more about you and/or your creations?
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