Today's Blog Feature is on a Fellow EtsyKids Member My Baby Sweet Pea!!!
She makes adorable Accessories for your little ones!!!
1)How did you first hear about Etsy?:
I first heard about etsy through a friend. I sold her some hair clips and she told me about the site
2)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!:
How did you get started as a designer?
I am a sahm at this time, I have a beautiful baby girl who was born with a full head of hair. She wore hair clips the day I brought her home. She inspired me to make my items. I coudn't find small delicate clips for her, I didn't want anything over the top she was so small, but she needed something for all that hair. so by nature I like to make things, so I started making her clips. she has a clip for everything, to match outfits, special holidays etc... then I started making her crystal pacifiers and pacifier holders, I then noticed that i was now making them for everyone else. So I checked out etsy and thought this would be great! I am a fine artist so I love to draw and paint, I also love making jewlery and cookie & pretzel decorating.
3)What inspires you to create?:
I think I am probably like every artist out there. There are days that I don't have the time or the energy after keeping up with a very active soon to be 3 year old. But then there are the other days that I can stay up till 3 and make 4/5 crystal items and a dozen clips. Everything inspires me, I wish I had more time in my day to get things done!
4)How do you get the word out about your shop and Etsy?:
I leave my card everywhere, the coffee shop, my daughters gymboree class, I have a facebook page and I also ventured into doing a vendor shows.
5)Any advice you would give to aspiring designers?:
I would tell an aspiring artist just to do it! Etsy is a great site because you don't have to invest a lot. You can get your work out there for people to noticed and then branch off from there!
Make sure you check out her shop for more adorable items!!!
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Baby-Sweet-Pea/182275848467675#!/pages/My-Baby-Sweet-Pea/182275848467675?sk=wall