Monthly Archives: February 2015

Featured Artist: ShabbyAnnieCorner

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1. How’d you get started on Etsy?

Well, once upon a time I found Etsy. With it I discovered an entire world of people who care to create and sell and those who care to buy created and stuff in Shabby Chic and much more J So, slowly, it took me about 3years, I decided I wanna be a part of it and now I am.

2. What was your inspiration for your shop?

I guess I answered it in first question.

3. What’s your favorite shop item and why?

Mine? I guess the most I love my pillows. Cos pillows its everything, without pillows there’s no harmony and there’s no home. Its only premises J I know it sounds cruel but that’s the truth J

https://www.etsy.com/listing/199138232/rustic-heart-wreath-rustic-wedding?ref=pr_shop

https://www.etsy.com/listing/199098987/light-pink-round-pillow-decorative-throw?ref=shop_home_active_4

https://www.etsy.com/listing/199105645/round-pink-pillow-matching-round-pillows?ref=listing-shop-header-2

4. How do you unwind when you?re not creating? Am thinking about my next projects and I party in style which is quite creation as well. 5. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake?

Chocolate

6. What was your worst job?

It was working as a secretary in a school. It was physically killing me to sit in 4 walls and do stupid work.

 

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?

As watching different sort of cartoons due to living in other part of the world the name hardly would mean anything to most of you, but I guess I would, maybe not till the end but I liked them and I do now.

8. What’s your fantasy job?

To be a decorator. Real one. And to run a real shop

9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure?

Don’t think so, I don’t have any secret pleasures and definitely don’t feel guilt doing it J as only to buy something real pretty when don’t have money hmmmmm, but that is only happens accidentally J

10. List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to.

Next piece of nice fabric to buy for work, or something pretty for my house

11. List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/PetiteSophisticateDz?ref=l2-shopheader-name

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchCountryDesign?ref=unav_listing-h

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveEmbellished?ref=l2-shopheader-name

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? Many but I guess Jane Austen is one of all time. And yes I bend the page and stick something I find around. 13. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be?

That is a very complicated question I try to answer practically every day. From my childhood I dreamed about living in warm country on a beach. Up to now I tried 2 countries but in spite of my hopes none of them fit my dreams. So…. Am still working on it.

 

 

14. What is your best childhood memory?

I had kinda wonderful childhood J and uncomfortable to say I have so many of them so I don’t know which one to choose from. But most of them are somehow related to traveling and sea.

15. How would you describe your work style?

hmmmmmmm

16. If you could choose any one super power, what would it be and why?

To know what people think? Maybe I’d get sick soon cos I bet they mostly think rubbish not worthy knowing

17. Who are your heroes?

Jesus Christ

 

18. What would you do if you won the lottery?

Travel, move to warm country and got myself a shop to multiply he money to hopefully be useful in this life

19. What was the last movie you watched? Was it good?

A bit hard on that department at the moment. The last nice movie I watched was About time

20. If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do different?

I wouldn’t wait and I would open it as soon as I thought about it. Surely I would be much farther already than I am now J https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shabby-Annie/488942197820812?ref=bookmarks https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShabbyAnnieCorner?ref=l2-shopheader-name 1. How’d you get started on Etsy? Well, once upon a time I found Etsy. With it I discovered an entire world of people who care to create and sell and those who care to buy created and stuff in Shabby Chic and much more So, slowly, it took me about 3years, I decided I wanna be a part of it and now I am.

 

You can find ShabbyAnnieCorner on Etsy and Facebook.

Featured Artist: OrdinaryCrochet

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1. How’d you get started on Etsy? I was scrolling through youtube and saw it so I thought I would give it a try. This is my second shop my first shop is www.normacreativejewelry.etsy.com that I started in Sept of 2011

2. What was your inspiration for your shop? The jewelry shop was the resin and how I could put anything in it and make jewelry. My Ordinary Crochet shop I loved crocheting and knitting as a young child and here I am today.

 

3. What’s your favorite shop item and why? Oh gosh I really don’t have a favorite, because all are unique I actually like them all. Just to look at all the work I put into it.

4. How do you unwind when you?re not creating? I don’t my life is on going. My husband has cancer and I am his caregiver and I have a 14 year old at home so creating things winds me down on my down time.

5. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake? Strawberry with white icing

6. What was your worst job? I really didn’t have a bad job. I love all of the jobs I worked at 🙂

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? Tom and Jerry and yes I do watch them when the grandkids come over 🙂

8. What’s your fantasy job? Becoming a Chemo nurse. I see all the work they do and how the care for the patients and that’s what I want to do now or when I will be able to.

 

9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure? Is this a trick question 😉

10. List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to. My grandkids, chocolate, and mashed potatoes with brown gravy

11. List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops. That’s hard to do. I have a lot of favorite shops. I like your shop and I love your items. I could make them myself, but what the heck if I see something for my grandkids and it’s already made why not purchase from you 🙂

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? Steven King……grab anything handy to mark my place.

13. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be? California, my husband used to live there and I visited there a few times and loved every moment.

14. What is your best childhood memory? When my grandfather used to take me and get ice cream when the boys would be mean to me. I was a tomboy and they always tried to beat me up.

15. How would you describe your work style? Very original

16. If you could choose any one super power, what would it be and why? A power to cure cancer. I hate seeing my husband go through these tough times (he has 4 different types of cancer) and when we go to the doctors office those poor people. Most of them have to spend most of their day sitting and getting chemo. I hate cancer.

 

17. Who are your heroes? My mother she had worked since she was 14yrs and didn’t stop until she got laid off and then that’s when massive stroke even though she can’t walk she still has a strong spirit and she never complains. Prior to that she had a heart attack and still went strong after that.

18. What would you do if you won the lottery? first and for most pay my tithe and then live like I’m living now loving every day of life and sharing

19. What was the last movie you watched? Was it good? Actually I can’t remember, it’s been so long I don’t have the time to watch movies.

20. If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do different? Planning out how to take pictures, tagging the items while making them, thinking of a title for the item.

 

Etsy: www.ordinarycrochet.etsy.com
Twitter: twitter.com/RSCProducts123
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Ordinary-Crochet/219772154887726?ref=ts&fref=ts
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/rscproducts/
Instagram: normacreativejewelry

Feature Friday: Chicagolandia

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1. How’d you get started on Etsy?
I did an internet search for places to sell my handmade jewelry, Etsy was one of the choices – and after looking at several different sites, seemed like the best fit for me.

2. What was your inspiration for your shop?
I’m inspired by urban designs, natural elements, and a blend of classic and bohemian styles. I named by shop for my hometown and favorite source of inspiration, Chicago.

 

3. What’s your favorite shop item and why?
I love my red coral and hammered silver earrings – they are earthy and urban all at once!

4. How do you unwind when you?re not creating?
I love to read, everything from the classics to murder mysteries.

5. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake?
Red velvet with homemade vanilla bean cream cheese frosting.

6. What was your worst job?
So many pop to mind, but I’ll do with working as a clerk in a party store – no more blowing up balloons for me!

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?
As a kid, I loved He-Man. Nope, though I never have spotted reruns of it, so it’s hard to truly say.

8. What’s your fantasy job?
My store being big enough to employ 10-30 people and having a handful of storefronts in some of my favorite places – Chicago would be where I open my flagship store.

9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure?
Dark chocolate, toffee, pecan cookies – cannot get enough of them.

 

10. List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to.
Good books, an expansive view of the water, and a snack of pound cake with apple cider.

What are you 3 favorite Etsy shops?
SanteenCreations, LingerBathandBody, and LittleGemsbyLuisa

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 have too many favorite authors – from Shakespeare to Iris Johansen, I couldn’t name them all. I just memorize the page number I left off on.

13. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be?
I’d either be in Chicago or in Bar Harbor, Maine. Boston might be in the running too.

14. What is your best childhood memory?
Spending time in the kitchen with my mom- I learned all the basics of cooking and baking from her.

15. How would you describe your work style?
Though Etsy is rarely a 9-5 gig, I do set regular hours and try to sneak in some extra work here and there.

16. If you could choose any one super power, what would it be and why?
I’d like to be able to read and change minds – there is no greater power than the power of thought.

 

17. Who are your heroes?
My mom – she raised 3 kids alone and was creative and positive every single day. To me, that is a super-human feat. I was fortunate to have several family friends that became mentors to me, my honorary Aunt Dodi and her husband, Uncle John helped me with the knowledge and skill it took to open my shop.

18. What would you do if you won the lottery?
Pay off my house, my mother’s house, take a long vacation, and come back to work at my shop. Maybe I’d invest in a great studio to work in and get a newer car.

19. What was the last movie you watched? Was it good?
Guardians of the Galaxy – so good, I had to see it twice.

20. If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do different?
Better photos and titles!! But you live and learn…

You can find Ann

on Twitter: www.twitter.com/chicagolandia

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chicagolandia

Pinterest: pinterest.com/chicagolandia

Featured Artist: MotherDaughterJewel

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How’d you get started on Etsy? – Started learning to make jewelry to give to family & friends and then decided to try to do some to sell.

What was your inspiration for your shop? – I love the personalization and custom options available for hand stamped jewelry.

What’s your favorite shop item and why? https://www.etsy.com/listing/203182465/personalized-necklace-hand-stamped?ref=shop_home_active_15

I love making something CUSTOM and it is also a KEEPSAKE

How do you unwind when you?re not creating? I unwind by playing Candy Crush.

What’s your favorite kind of cupcake? Yellow cake with milk chocolate icing.

What was your worst job? filing

What’s your fantasy job? doing what I do full time

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 love reading Karen Kingsbury. I bend the page.

If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be? Key West, FL

What would you do if you won the lottery? I would pay off all my bills.

What was the last movie you watched? Was it good? God’s Not dead. Yes it was good.

 

If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do different? Pick my shop name differently.

You can find MotherDaughterJewel on Etsy.