A couple of weeks ago I decided to run a giveway of merchandise from my Etsy shop here on my blog. Even though I only had a few folks sign up for it, I was more than pleased with the responses and want to tell you all about the lucky winner of the $25 merchandise credit.
Her name is Janet. She is the author of a great blog: Jan's Crafty Nest, and has the wonderful Little Pink Plum shop over on Etsy. It was such a pleasure communicating with her about my giveaway, and I am so thrilled that her two little daughters now each have one of my little teddy bears to call their own.
I asked her a few questions about her crafting, her business and herself. Here's a little of what she said:
"Tell me a little about yourself.
My name is Janet and I live in San Diego with my husband and three kids. Aside from crafting, I love to read, walk, watch the reality tv shows on Bravo (Project Runway, Top Design, etc.), and sew.
What's the best part about being creative and having a shop?
There's a lot of things I like about having an Etsy shop. Deciding what item you made will go in to the shop, what you're going to name it, and how you're going to package it. Crafting (at least for me) is a solitary thing, so it's also nice to go on the forums and have people to communicate with and the teams I've joined are great too.
How did you decide to make what you do?
I started making pinback buttons for my daughters and their friends just for fun. Later I decided to invest in some mirror parts for my button maker and I started selling the mirrors at the other 'E' site. I was selling there for almost two years and then I found out about Etsy"
Janet makes the cutest pocket mirrors and has a great variety of designs. You are sure to find a style for just about everyone on your holiday shopping list in her shop. This is one of my favorites:
And she has some wonderful deals too, on buying these mirrors in multiples. I think I'm going to be doing just that...these will make great stocking stuffers for my grown daughters, my mom, my daughter's room-mates and my son's girlfriend. Please take the time to visit her shop, you will be glad that you did!