Saturday, January 10, 2009
Feature Lollishop caroline alexander
1)How did you first hear about Lollishops: I was conted by Sadie Lou this summer after she saw my fairy houses on etsy. I have just kicked off my own website, so I just got my act together to get on this great site.
2)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!: I am a stay at home mom, a mother of two girls. I consult and teach (college) in my spare time. I own my business with my mother, it is something that we always wanted to do together. I moved back to my home town about five years ago, so we decided to go for it.
My favorite craft/art is pottery-I love to handbuild. I make the fairy houses, tooth fairy boxes, leaf plates and I just finished my rose lamp. The lamp is on my blog www.carolinealexander.blogspot.com. Now all I have to do is glaze it and assemble it into a lamp.
3)How did you get started as a designer?: I took a pottery class (mudslingers Fredonia, NY) to make drawer pulls for my daughters desk, I loved working with clay. One thing lead to anther and I have just progressed with my artistic imagination.
4)What inspires you to create?: My daughters are my true inspiration. We got a book at the library two years ago called "fairy houses." This book taught us how to make a fairy house with all the things in our gardens and yards. Well, we had a difficult time. So I thought, clay is a natural substance, lets try to build one out of clay. We use all natural elements in our houses (leaves & bark). My girls take me to a magical world where I do believe in fairies.
5)How do you get the word out about your shop and Lollishops?: I will do a better job with my blog and I also send out a newsletter. I will promote the site on my website and a lot of word of mouth.
6)Any advice you would give to aspiring designers?: Stick with what you know and do it well.
Check out her wonderful shop:http://www.lollishops.com/node/9459