Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings
On Etsy many shop owners curate treasuries. A treasury is a curated shop gallery comprised of 16 items from any shop. Most of the time they are done by theme, color or anything you can imagine.
The Christmas in July team has challenges to create treasuries centered on themes of our choosing. We then pick a winner based on views, creativity and the like.
The May winner is Ankleknits who loves knitting and crocheting everything from cowls to gloves.
1. What made you start your shop?
I started my shop “Ankleknits” as a hobby for crochet and knit. I’ve been knitting for years for my self, for friends, neighbors and my family.
2. What got you into crochet?
My Grandma thought basics of knitting and crochet skills when I was about 6 years old. And I’ve been improving those skills since then in school and in craft classes.
I grew up in country where we didn’t have a big choice of clothing and much money either. So every girl should had skills to knit, crochet, sow, cook and also garden.
3. What do you like to do outdoors and the ocean?
And gardening is still one of my favorite thing to do. I planted and harvested strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers and flowers. I think it’s a great experience for my children also, because they know where food comes from, how it tastes, and how to make delicious food from their own vegetables.
My family and I always take vacation once a year where we go as a family to ocean to relax or to mountains for hiking and biking together. It’s always so much fun.
I am getting inspired for new design ideas or for my next project from these trips because I observe what people like to wear or what they use for every day. Like ladies love wearing headbands in cold weather or they like to use cup or cold can sleeve in Summer.
4. Are you ready for Christmas in July? Are you doing a coupon code, etc?
This is going to be my first year of doing CIJ (Christmas In July), I’m so excited about it!
I will be making a special coupon code for this event: CIJ10
This code will only be valid for this event (July 1st – July 12th).
I will gladly accept custom orders as well.
5. What are your social media sites: