1. To which Etsy Teams do you belong?
I belong to Etsymom Team and Etsy Texas Crafters
2. Please tell us about the items in your Etsy shop. What do you make? How did you learn your craft? What is involved in your creative process?
I started sewing when I was about 8 or 9. My mother sewed and I would watch her. I think I was about 10 when I joined 4-H and made my first outfit for a contest. It was awful. The ugliest fabric in the world. My mother picked it out because it was on sale, CHEAP, and made me use it. The outfit turned out cute but because of the fabric, I wouldn’t wear it. I didn’t win anything in the contest. I guess the judges didn’t like it either.
I started making skirts and then decided I would just change the focus of my shop. I created my own pattern for my aprons. It’s a very simple apron but also very functional and I use really cute fabrics to make them unique.
3. Tell us two (or more) other interesting things about you.
Whatever material I’m working with at the time inspires me. Whether it be fabric, beads, ribbon or whatever. I love picking and choosing fabrics. There are always so many that I want to buy, I wish I could buy them all!
4. What inspires your creations?
A friend who had been buying on etsy (and selling her handmade bags on ebay), suggested etsy to me. She actually suggested it to me several times before I ever checked it out to see what it was all about. It didn’t take me long to open up a shop. Unfortunately, my friend stopped making and selling her bags. They were really cute too.
5. How did you get involved with Etsy?
6. What is your favorite item in your shop (currently for sale or previously sold)? Why is it your favorite?
I love the colors in it and I love the name of the fabric – Bite Me.
This is my favorite apron that I’ve made.
7. Which one song describes your life the best? Why?
Time of your life by Green Day.
Because I hope that my son will look back on his life and remember all the fun we had together as a family and will remember his mom and dad as being happy people who loved him and loved being with him. I hope he has the time of his life.
8. Where else can we find out more about you and/or your creations?
My blog is http://HandmadeWhimzy.blogspot.com
I mostly write about crafting. Sometimes I post recipes with pics of things I’ve cooked – usually sweets. I’m on a homecooked sweets kick right now. I don’t want my family eating preserved sweets full of partially hydrogenated poison, so I’ve been making my own about once per week. Things like cookies and cupcakes, etc. but all from scratch. It’s given me a chance to use recipes I’ve had for a while but never used.
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