Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Tuesday Feature on Cute and Sweet!!!
1)How did you first hear about Lollishops:
I believe someone mentioned LolliShops in the Etsy forums. I checked out the site and thought it was awfully cute so I decided to apply. Much to my surprise I was accepted!
2)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!:
I'm a wife to a very hard working man and a SAHM to a 5 year old and 2 year old. I love going on scrapbook weekend getaways, learning to sew, and "playing" with my ribbons. My secret passion is...as crazy as it may sound...organization. Yes, if I could, I would spend all my time organizing closets, cupboards, drawers--you name it!
3)How did you get started as a designer?:
I started making hair accessories about 2 years ago. My girls were blessed with a fair amount of hair when they were born and I always had a hard time finding really cute hair pretties. I did some researching and found I could easily make my own. CuteAndSweetDesigns began after requests from friends and family (and a nudge from my husband) to make hair pretties for them too. I brought my items to Etsy and it didn’t take long for those first non-family, non-friend customers to start buying!
4)What inspires you to create?:
My girls are my inspiration. Without them I wouldn't be creating hair accessories or learning to sew, and my scrapbook albums just wouldn't be the same. :) I do get a lot of ideas from surfing popular children's clothing websites or just taking a peek into my daughters' closet for the latest color trends.
5)How do you get the word out about your shop and Lollishops?:
I never thought I would need a blog, but blogging has turned out to be a great tool in spreading the word about just about anything! I mentioned I’d be selling on LolliShops on my blog and have had a lot of hits that way.
6)Any advice you would give to aspiring designers?:
Believe in yourself and your business. I never would've thought I'd be selling in B&M shops and taking wholesale orders, but I am because I believe in myself and in the items I sell.
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