I have brought back my Feature blog spot. This weeks Feature is a Fellow Etsykids Team member: Bethany's Five
1)How did you first hear about Etsy?: A friend on a cloth diapering forum told me about Etsy several years ago.
2)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!: I am mother of 5 wonderful children ages 11 to 1 years old, 3 girls and 2 boys.
My mom taught me to crochet when I was 10 years old and I remember making my father a wool scarf for Christmas that year. I have been at it 20 years and love it more and more each time I create something new.
3)How did you get started as a designer? I have always loved to create but the idea for my hats actually came from my oldest daughter who out of the blue one day said "mom, you should make a giraffe hat" I told her to draw it for me and I would try. To this day she often comes up with and draws me new designs.
4)What inspires you to create?: Everything inspires me!
5)How do you get the word out about your shop and Etsy?: I am big on word of mouth, I think most of my business comes from happy customers telling their friends. I also use Facebooks pages to keep my "fans' up to date on my work.
6)Any advice you would give to aspiring designers?: Keep at it, most people are not an over night success! I was given to pieces of advice when I started on Etsy, 1) have great photos and 2) keep relisting. Those 2 things are what keep me in business but you have to remember to FOLLOW advice, just reading it does not always help.
Check out Bethany's Five shop. She makes Amazing Hat for your little ones.