What is your name?
Where are you located?
|Pretty in Pink|
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a SAHM of three children ages 6 and under. I have always loved creating and crafting of any kind but only recently found the time to open my Etsy shop. I actually started creating growth charts about six years ago as gifts, and they were so well received I had requests to purchase them too. With two children it was entirely possible to do so, and I created and sold a few prior to having my third baby in 2008. At that time I took a break from creating to handle the joys and challenges of three children age 3 and under. In 2011, I realized that I finally had the time and energy to devote to creating again and friends of mine suggested that I look into opening an Etsy shop. I opened my shop in February of 2011 and have been enjoying every moment of creating anything and everything ever since. In the past, I would have said creating the growth charts was my favorite pastime, however, I recently started making girls' hair bows and I am finding that very entertaining. My girls are always so excited to see my creations and they certainly let me know which ones are their favorites.
|Beautifully Embellished White Light Strand|
How do you balance mothering and running a small business?
I am not sure I have truly figured out the secret to taking care of my family and running my small business, but I certainly am trying. I have specified time in the mornings right after breakfast that I devote to my business and then I put it all away until the end of the day after the kids are in bed. I also love to read and when I am not crafting, cleaning, or spending time with the kids, I am buried in a good book.
|Personalized Sports Theme Boys |
6' Wooden Growth Chart
What is your favorite thing to browse Etsy for?
I love browsing Etsy for anything and everything. I am in awe of the talent, beautiful items, and level of creativity I find on Etsy. I think because I love all types of crafting that it would be impossible for me to pick one shop that I love the best. However, I have been truly blessed to find www.thethriftygift.etsy.com; we both love crafting of any kind, her items are beautiful, and a true friendship has blossomed just from us meeting on Etsy.
|Paper Cut Art Framed Tangerine on White|
Where can we find you?
|Personalized Cross Stitch Baby Bibs|