Monthly Archives: January 2015

Featured Artist: BabyBirdsCloset

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1. How’d you get started on Etsy? I have made custom bows amd such for a long time and I heard about Etsy and opened a shop.

2. What was your inspiration for your shop? My daughters are my daily inspiration for my items.

3. What’s your favorite shop item and why? My criss cross pinafore dress!

4. How do you unwind when you?re not creating? Catch up on shows with my hubby

 

5. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake? Carrot cake

6. What was your worst job? Front desk clerk, sitting alone all day in a boxed room shut odd from the world LOL horrible

7. What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid? As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch? Pound Puppies! And heck yes I still watch it when I see it on!

8. What’s your fantasy job? To be able to make my creations full time with my kids by my side at home

9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure?

Horrible reality tv, teen mom, Game of Crows

 

10. List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to. Fabric, ribbon and anything with a bird on it. My toddler has like 10 sippy cupa with birds on them lol

11. List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.

Your Picture Fixer Violalee patterns Vintage to new

12. Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place? I read allot on my Ipadi like post apocalypse books LOK

13. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be? TX, on a farm with lots of animals and land and my own shop!

14. What is your best childhood memory? Burying a “time capsule” in my backyard with my neighborhood bestie. We still talk about it to this day LOL

15. How would you describe your work style? Well I gear towards kids just like my everyday life I come last lol. I love all the babies tiny and big!

16. If you could choose any one super power, what would it be and why? Go go gadget arms!! I have a million things always going on at one time

 

 

17. Who are your heroes? My Aunts, they are strong, creative and loving

18. What would you do if you won the lottery? Well I would have Baby Birds Closet, and I would stock up to the MAX on fabric and ribbon.

19. What was the last movie you watched? Was it good? I haven’t watched a movie in a long time, I have a 1 yr old who is attached to my hip

20. If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do different? I would be more active be on it constantly.

You can find BabyBirdsCloset on ETSY and on FACEBOOK.

 

Featured Artist: GoPlethora

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How’d you get started on Etsy?

I was looking for a place to sell other than eBay and my friend told me about Etsy I thought Etsy was just for crafters that I was very wrong. Etsy’s marriage of crafting and vintage is perfect!

What was your inspiration for your shop? My father is my inspiration he always liked the good old days he would take me to car shows, museums, and antique stores and my mother and father both love to teach me about history. I still hear my dads voice when I’m out picking.

What’s your favorite shop item and why? Catseye! They have the best vintage clothes they are actually just timeless fashion essentials. www.etsy.com/shop/CatseyeVintage

 

How do you unwind when you?re not creating? Even though I’m not a crafter I am creating because I’m a photographer and I love to photograph my items so when I’m unwinding from that I enjoy Netflix picking and playing Skyrim!

What’s your favorite kind of cupcake? I love chocolate topped with chocolate filled with chocolate with this side of …. wait for it, coffee!

What was your worst job? I worked for a major lingerie company and not only did I have to look at boobs all day long, I Aso had one of the meanest bosses ever in the history of ever and I’m glad to say I never have to do that again.

What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid? As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch? I wasn’t a kid when it came out but I love The Tick!
I own it on DVD and I watched it on Netflix and yes I would watch it if I saw it when I was channel surfing.

 

What’s your fantasy job? I want to open my arm brick and mortar store and be able to work at my store instead of in my house. Otherwise I really have my fantasy job.

Do you have a secret guilty pleasure? I never watched the show LOST while it was on TV right now that’s my guilty pleasure

List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to. My phone, my kids, my cat. Did I just put my phone before my kids?

List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.
Mine if course! Catseye and Awesome Sauce Designs www.etsy.com/shop/AwesomeSauceDesigns

Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place?
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote some of my most favorite books. I have bookmarks but I never use them.

If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be? In California by the ocean.

What is your best childhood memory? I had an amazing childhood so there are many great memories but I guess the one that stands out is when producer Saul Turtletaub told my teacher he wanted to make me a star. She didn’t let me talk to him and I never became a star but always remember that he thought I was star worthy!

How would you describe your work style? Usually very structured although I would have to say that right now it’s just chaotic

If you could choose any one super power, what would it be and why? I would fly! The places I could go and the people I could see if I could fly!

 

Who are your heroes? My children they are three very amazing talented smart and funny people and I’m so lucky that I have had the chance to be a part of their lives

What would you do if you won the lottery? First I would open my store and then buy that house by the beach and then I guess I would take flying lessons.

What was the last movie you watched? Was it good? A documentary about Joan Rivers. It was wonderful!

If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do different? I would read read way more articles about Etsy before I launched my store.

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GoPlethora

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PlethoraAntiqueSecondHandBoutique

Twitter: twitter.com/goplethora

Instagram: www.oninstagram.com/profile/goplethora

Treasury Tuesday: Frost Yourself This Winter

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This week’s epic treasury theme was winter! We had a lot of AWESOME entrants  and the decision was really hard, but this week’s winner is

Frost Yourself This Winter by Mandy C of uniQue2ChicDesigns

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Our runner up treasuries are:

White Winter by Ashley Jackson of JackZenHempWorks

Winter Wonderland by Liz Jones of OpenHeartOneLove

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Featured Artist: LlamaCreation

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Meet Wing Kwok from LlamaCreation! 

1. How’d you get started on Etsy? -8 Months ago, my friend asked if I could design her wedding invites then the birth announcement for her son. From then my sister and I started designing. Our Etsy shop launched on August 3, 2014, on my birthday.

2. What was your inspiration for your shop? -My 2 year old daughter Kara. She has a very wild imagination and has a love for colors and baby animals. I get a lot ideas from her.

3. What’s your favorite shop item and why? -My favorite item so far is one of our newest one, Woodland Alphabet Poster. (https://www.etsy.com/listing/202773368/woodland-alphabet-poster-wall-art?ref=shop_home_active_2) That one took quite some time to complete because it was so difficult coming up with woodland related words that starts with an U, X, and Z. A lot of research for sure! It also gained a lot of interest on Pinterest so all those endless nights proved to be worth it.

4. How do you unwind when you?re not creating? -Photography and making cute food art.

5. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake? -Chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting plus chocolate pudding filled center! Um, chocolate!

6. What was your worst job? -One job that stood out to be quite exhausting was a part time job cutting fabric during my college years. We had a little team in the stock room, cutting with giant shears from morning til night while blasting the radio on to top 40 hits.

7. What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid? As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch? -My favorite cartoon growing up would have to be Maya The Bee. I would definitely stop everything to watch it again, though I have never seen it reran. I also loved Sailor Moon. I’ve watched the new remake and it brought back so much memories of waking up early and watching it in my uniform before school.

8. What’s your fantasy job? -Designing what I love without any boundaries.

9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure? -I sing children’s song to the point where my daughter tells me to stop.

10. List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to. -I can never say no to a Target run, sushi, and shoes that are mustard yellow.

11. List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops. -Meet Me Bye The Sea (nautical decor) DLilesCollection (beautiful lacy girls dresses and accessories) BootsNGus (dreamy mason jar lights)

12. Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place? -My favorite author is Antoine de Saint-Exupery. I use a proper bookmark, ones that I’ve had since I were little.

 

13. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be? -New Zealand. I love endless fields and greenery.

14. What is your best childhood memory? -Playing tag, red light green light, and any old school children’s games outdoors.

15. How would you describe your work style? -I have a notebook of sketches and for jotting down ideas. Many times I start something and another idea would spawn so I am most definitely a scatter brain. As for the style of my art, I would describe it as a modern and whimsical.

16. If you could choose any one super power, what would it be and why? -I would like the power to clean in a snap of a finger. Being a clean freak with a messy toddler does not mix.

17. Who are your heroes? -My mother. Growing up I never understood why she yelled at me so much but I do now as I have a 2 year old who is a splitting image of me with matching personality. I must’ve required a lot of energy and patience. I also have 2 other siblings so for her to put up with us, it is truly an amazing feat.

 

18. What would you do if you won the lottery? -Buy a house and then another for my immediate family so they can live close by.

19. What was the last movie you watched? Was it good? -Guardians of the Galaxy. I hate to admit it especially with my husband reading this but I really enjoyed it.

20. If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do different? -I would network ahead of time, build a strong clientele through social media and read up on the ins and outs of Etsy. It’s not just opening up a shop and sell. There’s so much behind an Etsy business I still need to learn.

 

You can find LlamaCreation on ETSY  FACEBOOK and PINTEREST.