Happy November 1st. I can't believe it is November already. This year is zooming by. Today's feature is perfect to kick off November holiday season and the cool chilly weather. Today's Feature is on a Fellow Etsykids Member : Petite Tuques.
She make beautiful knitted items for your little one and all ages.
1) How did you first hear about Etsy?:
I heard about Etsy when I started searching for handmade shops to sell my products. I didn't open a shop right away, because I wanted a Canadian venue, since I live in Canada. After 6 months of being online, I wasn't as sucessful as I wanted to be, so I opened a shop on Etsy and have since made more sales.
2)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!:
I am a stay at home mom to two boys. I started to knit when I became pregnant. I was overwhelmed with all the creative ideas, and was really excited when I learned how to make my first sweater.
3) How did you get started as a designer?
After learning from patterns, it was easy to start making patterns of my own. I have a couple of resource books, so I am constantly looking through them for my next project.
4)What inspires you to create?:
From an early age, I wanted to make things. When I started knitting again in my adulthood, it just came together. When my boys were little, they inspired me to make cute little boy sweaters and hats/mittens sets. I like to figure things out, and knitting to me is like solving little puzzles. I'm always thinking about my next project, when I think of a baby, or see a cute baby picture on etsy.
5) How do you get the word out about your shop and Etsy?:
I use different social sites, like Facebook and Twitter. I joined a few Canadian Communities, like Follow Me I'm Canadian, and Canadians Moms. I also use The Mom Shoppe for advertising.
6) Any advice you would give to aspiring designers?:
Never give up. Blog regularly. Develop relationships with other people in your craft.