Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Feature Shop: My Sweet Potato 3

I dare you to look through this week's feature shop and not say, "Aww!" From hats to photography props, Christine of My Sweet Potato 3 crochets it all! Keep reading to learn more about this busy mom of three. -Cori of Peace, Baby! Batiks

What is your name?

Where are you located?
Boise, Idaho

Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a SAHM of two boys (6 and 3) and a little girl (almost 2), they keep me busy, along with my husband! I love being outdoors whether it is running, biking, hiking, playing with the kids, or just enjoying an after-dinner cocktail!

What type of merchandise will shoppers find in your shop?
Crocheted hats for babies and children

Flower Hat - Cream 3-6 months

How/why did you get started?
When I had my daughter, I made a cute hat with interchangeable flowers. Everyone loved it and I had many requests to make and sell them. After making several and enjoying the process so much, I decided to give Etsy a shot. Now, six months later I am still here and keeping busy. I love the fact that I can have my "business" but still be home with my children, which is my top priority!

How long have you been crafting? Who taught you crochet?
As a young girl, my great grandmother taught me the art of crocheting. I have been developing my skills since, I guess I would have to say 20 years (boy that makes me feel old).

Soccer Beanie

What is your favorite thing to make?
Newborn hats for photographers! Mostly because they share their images, and I just melt everytime I see them.

What inspires you to create?
I have to say my kids!

What is one thing you need to have with you while you craft?
Other than the obvious (yarn, hook), I would say my coffee!

Zoo Collection Elephant Set

What are your favorite materials to work with?
Any yarn! It is what you create with it that makes it exciting.

How do you balance mothering and running a small business?
Some days this is a struggle, but I try to keep my "creating" time in the evenings while the kids are in bed.

What is your favorite thing to browse Etsy for?
Children's items!

Soft Shells Vintage Hat with Flower

When you're not crafting, what are you doing?
Playing with kids, cleaning, cooking, cleaning, exercising, cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning (it just never ends).

Where can we find you?
Email: MySweetPotato3 [!at]

What is your favorite shop (not yours) on Etsy currently?
Dirty Deeds Soap!

Spring Flower Headband with Double Bands


  1. Beautiful post and adorable items! New follower of both My Sweet Potato 3 and SAHM of Etsy. Thrilled to be your 100th follower; love your blog!