Monday, April 11, 2011

Feature Blog on: Poplin

Hi everyone This weeks Feature blog is a fellow Etsykids team Member. She makes the most adorable baby Items and so much more.



1)How did you first hear about Etsy?
A friend of mine who is extremely crafty started selling on Etsy and introduced me to it. I then began shopping and using the site as a consumer.


2)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!?
) I am a wife and mama to 2 little boys (Trexen-2, Paceler-1). I work full-time at Heartland Community Church near Madison, WI as the Children's Ministry Director. I love sewing, crafty, planning parties and organize a weekly playgroup. I love sewing, making all kinds of things for babies, mamas and everyone in between.


3)How did you get started as a designer?
My mom is very crafty and has been sewing my entire life. I grew up doing craft projects, watching her make things and being inspired by creativity. With the birth of my second son and being so close to my first my mom encouraged me to find a hobby, something just for me. I chose sewing because I love fabric and really wanted to start making trendy baby items for my kiddos and friends. Paceler was 2 weeks old, I bought a sewing machine and quickly learned from my mom. I have been crafting and sewing up a storm ever since!

4)What inspires you to create?
I love to see the finished product and the adventure getting there. It is so inpiring to put my creativity into action and make something with my own hands.


5)How do you get the word out about your shop and Etsy?
My friends and family are amazing supporters frequenting my shop and sharing with others. I use Facebook a lot to promote items, keep fans updated and post pictures on new products. I also try to advertise on numerous blogs and websites.

6)Any advice you would give to aspiring designers?
Don't be afraid to try. Even if you can only find a few minutes or an hour each week let yourself be creative and crafty! That time to yourself re-energizes you for all other areas in life.



Make sure you check out her shop :
www.mypoplin.etsy.com
Faebook Fanpage:
www.facebook.com/mypoplin



1 comment:

covnitkepr1 said...

Just checking back to read any postings you may have written. The invite to follow is still there if you wish.