Member Feature: NVillustration

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Vaishali of NVillustration, our featured member!

NVillustration

NVillustration

Tell us about yourself.       

Hello all, we are a fun loving couple from India. We love to explore new things and like to create unique wearable and home decor items. All our products are hand painted and we love colors and nature, “God’s creation” inspires us a lot, so we make colorful products which brings charm and happiness in your daily life. Our products are inspired by nature mostly forest ,animals and birds and we are coffee lovers too.

We doodle everyday with a cup of coffee!

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

Our small Business turned one year on Christmas last year, we opened our Etsy shop on 25 December 2015.

While working on a model making project we got an idea of making our sketches into tangible products and that’s how our small business call “”NVillustration” came to life. It was little tough for us in the beginning but after few orders we are happy to know that people around the world liked our products. And the best part is they liked our bird necklaces, those are very close our hearts so it was great to know that people liked them and bought them also. It’s fun shipping your product to different countries, it feels amazing that your art can connect you to the world. Today we have a few happy customers and that is everything for our small business.2

Tell us a bit about your products.           

We makes wooden products, we explore many material, soon we will work with clay too. We doodle the nature around us and fill our sketch books with beautiful birds and props we use or see in our regular life.

The main USP of our business is hand painted products, we love painting. Our each and every product is developed from a doodle to a final illustration and then converted into a product through laser cutting and then carefully hand painted with love so our customer feels special and we can give them happiness.
We always prefer quality products we want to leave our buyers not just with product but with satisfaction.

We more believe in “HAPPY PRODUCT HAPPY BUYERS”.3

What inspires your work?           

“NATURE” is the only inspiration and mundane things around us inspires our product so people can connect to it .4

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?         

Our future goals are to develop more unique products and try different materials and processes.
Soon we will be launching our new HOME DECOR collections and DIORAMAS.

The dream we have is to get in the world of miniature art and dioramas and expand our studio with more useful tools and techniques so that we can keep on making more amazing things!5

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

We make hand painted products that’s the thing which gives our products a unique character and secondly our designs are such that the people will connect to them easily.6

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

Right now we are working from home, our room is our studio And we are happy with it.

We are equipped with all the basic amenities we need to make a product.

Maybe soon we will have our own  studio and workshop.7

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

We learned many new things while working. Like different material acts differently, sometimes like for e.g. wood acts very different in different climatic conditions because of its porousness, sometimes it becomes a major problem. We learned a lot about how to produce a final product with keeping in mind all the different possibilities and problems. We understood how to run a business successfully with minimum resources available.

It was a great journey so far and we are sure it will be wonderful ahead.

We are happy with our learning process life is all about exploration, world is endless there is still much more things to learn about , nothing is perfect before : “EXPERIENCE MAKES IT PERFECT”!8

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

Yes why not, if you make something unique than Etsy is the place where you will find right people who will appreciate your creation.

Keep on working more and more, good work will always make you happy and wealthy too!9

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

When we are not working we will be found with birds and coffee at some random highway cafe.10

What is your favorite quote?

Work until you no longer need to introduce yourself.
– The Wolf of Wall Street11

Where can people find out more about your business?  

FACEBOOK : nvillustration

INSTAGRAM : nvillustration_vaishali

PINTEREST : vaishali007
nayanshrimali2512

  Is there anything else you’d like to share?         

Be happy and  spread happiness!13

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If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.

Member Feature: Grabacoffee

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Eszter of grabacoffee, our featured member!

grabacoffee

grabacoffee

Tell us about yourself.       

I’ve been an artist since I was born. With my mom, we always created something… I have learnt to sew, embroider, or bead work when I learnt to speak or walk! I always wanted to create perfect things, so I have stopped everything… but when my son born, somehow I taken back my creativity. I’ve started to make jewelry first, but what I really love is making kids happy with my cute, crazy, and sometimes beautiful felt ornaments!g

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

I have opened my shop on Etsy in 2012. – After all of my friends and family members had enough felt ornaments and jewelry, they convinced me to show them to the world.g1

Tell us a bit about your products.           

I am making ornaments for every occasion – and the main priority is Christmas! Also, people asking me to create hanging ornaments for baby showers or as nursery decoration as well. I love to make custom things, like crazy colored animals, or funny figures!g2

What inspires your work?           

I would say everything around me! Sometimes I look out of my window and see something what helps to make something new … sometimes a book with fairy tales. I am getting requests from my son also! Inspiration is everywhere!g3

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?         

I am so happy what I have accomplished already. I would like to get as much happy feedback from my customers as last year. My big dream this year is to get featured in a magazine.g4

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

I have a wide range of designs, and color combinations. You can ask me for custom design, and also embroidered items. I am proud of the quality I can provide, and great customer service.g5

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

I don’t have separate place – in most of the times, I am sitting at my desk in front of my computer. But anywhere I am going, I bring my sewing kit! I am sewing where I have my coffee!g6

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

Well… the power of social media is a must to know. I had less products listed before, but I was working with the same quality of materials, and most of my designs are coming from my first drawings. My shop has started to grow when I have learn how to use social media to show my products to my audience.g7

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

Create everything with love, make perfect products, good and light photos, long descriptions, and have passion to keep all of these all through the year!g8

What is your favorite quote?

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Where can people find out more about your business?  

Etsy: grabacoffee
Facebook: grabacoffee
Instagram: grab_a_coffee
Website: craftingwithfeltg9

  Is there anything else you’d like to share?         

Do more what makes you happy! – and if it’s a piece of Art, show it to the World!g10

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If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.

Member Feature: KayLaneSisters

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Regina of KayLaneSisters, our featured member!

KayLaneSisters

KayLaneSisters

Tell us about yourself.       

It was my daughter’s future that inspired me to join the Etsy Marketplace.  As a single mother on one, I needed to be able to earn enough extra income to send her to college one day.  I was introduced to Etsy about 10 years ago and immediately fell in love with the idea of turning my love for crafting into a  small-business of my own.k

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

I opened my store in 2011, it took a full year before I was able to create a single pair of tiny baby booties that I felt were truly perfect.   Every year that went by I continued to change the way I was making them, trying to complete with a store-bought pair of shoes.  While there were so many frustrations along the way, I couldn’t bring myself to give up.  I knew that the shoes I offered were going to be incredibly special to so many families and it was important to me that I pushed myself to make sure our personalized baby shoes became a reality.  I quickly became very busy with my shoes and loved every minute.k1

Tell us a bit about your products.           

My personalized, monogrammed baby booties are made for your Little Prince and Princess and these shoes are a beautiful keepsake for families to have years to come.  Each pair is hand-made from a bolt of fabric, no pre-made shoes here.  I created these shoes with care and tons of love.k2

What inspires your work?           

My daughter is my biggest inspiration for my shop.  Even now as she has becomes a young lady I consider her being where she is today as a direct result of my passion and commitment to my Etsy Shop.  It wasn’t easy but I’m so proud of my daughter and her accomplishments in school, and now a Senior in college, I can’t even believe how fast the time goes by.k3

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?         

My goals for the future of KayLaneSisters is to be the best I can be, and enjoy every single pair of shoes I make.  I often dream of doing this business full-time, I have an amazing support system in place and one day with will be my sole income.

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

Our shoes are hard to duplicate, I see others try, but the secret ingredient in our process helps keep us heads and shoulders above our competition.  I offer a wide range of customizing options, to colors and fonts and most of the new ideas you see in my shop comes directly from my customers, wanting to order a pair they don’t see in my shop. I had a customer want a pair of baby shoes covered in little pearls and I thought, I had not seen that before but i would love the challenge.k4

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

I do have a separate studio where I do all my brain storming and production.  It’s a great to have a little space of my own to get lost in the moment, knowing that a sweet little baby will soon be wearing my shoes on their special day.

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

I have learned so much since opening my Etsy shop.  Mostly how to be inviting thru emails and communications with potential customers.  With an online business you have to learn to put your personality down on paper.  Your customers can’t see how excited you are when you get their order, so it’s up to you to convey that to them.  I wish I knew all the little ticks of the online business trade before I started.  I think I would have been a lot further along than where I am today.  I do try to offer up anything information that I come across and share that in the Etsy forums.

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

Advice for anyone thinking of opening a Shop on Etsy… do it and do it now.  Pick a craft that you love, and your business will flourish.  I have encouraged 5 of my friends to start their own shops on Etsy.  With me giving each of them as much knowledge as I have to give, they are all doing very well.  I tell them, it’s all about promoting, promoting and promoting.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

When I’m not working on my baby shoes, I love to be with family and friends.  My hobby is my sewing, and I really enjoy making money doing what i love…and that is sewing. Creating is such a wonderful outlet for stress.k7

What is your favorite quote?

My favorite quote or saying is: Challenge yourself everyday to do better and be better.  Remember, growth starts with a decision to  beyond your present circumstances.

Life doesn’t always turn out like you would want it to, but it turns out like it’s supposed too …and once we accept that, life moves in a direction that makes sense.

Where can people find out more about your business?  

Everything you need to know and more can be found in my shop on Etsy.com  KayLaneSisters.k5

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Show Us Your Workspace : RareBathandBody

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Today we visit the workspace of Savannah Griffith from RareBathandBody who makes Handmade Bath, Body & Beauty Products for Women & Men. Please visit her shop and favourite some items, maybe even buy something!!

Here’s what Savannah has to say about her workspace:

I recently moved, and so I have an entirely new studio space! I still work out of my home, but my studio is now in our second bedroom. It’s been great because the space is more organized, larger, and I can close the door on it at the end of the day, allowing me some much needed separation between home-life and work-life!

I’ve split the space into different workstations, so my desk, my shipping area, my product making and packaging area, my photography area and my two storage areas (wet and dry storage), are all separate and organized with all of the supplies needed to keep my workflow running smoothly!

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Primrose Yellow – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2017

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2017 is Primrose Yellow.

PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow

Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.

Laurie Pressman
Vice-President of the Pantone Color Institute

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017

Members of the EtsyChristmasInJuly Team have been inspired by the color Primrose Yellow! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!
Positively primrose. An uplifting quote to help anyone make it through the day. My mother used to say this to me and I think it’s a great motto to live by. Passing on a little kindness, a little laughter can do wonders.
StockLaneStudio

StockLaneStudio

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says:

Yellow is a bit of a contrary color when you create digital art. If it’s too dark it can look like tangerine or butterscotch, if it’s too light it can not show up well against white. But I wanted to include it as a summery set – so I think the yellow and lime citrus conjures up images of lemonade in the summer shade. Fun paper pack to make!

ButterflyFeetDigital

ButterflyFeetDigital

Christine from cwagenblass9 says:

Yellow always adds a lot of sparkle and brightness to anything its matched with and it coordinates well with other colors. The sunflower is the best example of the vibrant color.

cwagenblass9

cwagenblass9

CKay from DaffodilLaneStudio says:

Primrose yellow! I love this color because it is the color of springtime and daffodils! This flower and it’s vibrant color were the inspiration for my own shop name! My first memory of loving this color was as a small child in my Grandmother’s kitchen…pale yellow walls, Gma making caramel icing for a birthday cake and beautiful primrose yellow daffodils overflowing a milk glass vase on the kitchen table! Such a happy color!

DaffodilLaneStudio

DaffodilLaneStudio

Nautico Creations from NauticoCreations says:

Yellow happens to be my boyfriend’s favorite color, so naturally I am surrounded by a lot of it. Yellow by nature is such a happy color evoking images of sunshine and summer. What could tie together better with Primrose Yellow and sunshine than a yellow sunflower basket?

NauticoCreations

NauticoCreations

Ginny C from GRCTreasures says:

This pretty primrose yellow tea cup reminds us all that Spring is on the way and winter is mostly behind us.

The tea cup was made in England by Ridgway Potteries. Ridgway Potteries was a British pottery manufacturer of Stoke-on-Trent that produced high quality earthenware from 1790’s through to the mid twentieth century.

GRCTreasures

GRCTreasures

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

We used to go camping in our red Coleman tent. We brought food in coolers. Along with dishware, pots, pans and a propane stove. We cooked pasta fagioli and ate the meal with spoons in Melmac bowls. Now we stay in hotels and eat out!

PearlsVintagebyPam

PearlsVintagebyPam

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls says:

Easter is just around the corner! Get the kids together and whip up a dozen beautifully decorated baby Chick cookies with this brightly colored Hallmark cookie cutter in this year’s Pantone color – Primrose Yellow!

shabbyshopgirls

shabbyshopgirls

willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage says:

This is a fun retro find!

A heavy-duty Scotch tape dispenser in working condition!

Primrose yellow with Lady & the Tramp details!

WillowValleyVintage

WillowValleyVintage

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeSupplies says:

These yellow Bicone faceted beads are available loose in quantities of 20 and are ideal for a wide range of craft projects , including jewellery making, dress/costume design, journals, jewellery, party favours, garlands and bunting.

Being faceted, these beads easily add shimmer, sparkle and shine to all your projects!

DeeDeeSupplies

DeeDeeSupplies

Mary Steed from MaryJaneCreations says:

Love springtime it’s beautiful.

It brings us primrose yellow flowers, bright spring colours all around, baby lambs and so much more!

A time to buy accessories to match an item or give something cheerful to brighten someones day.

MaryJaneCreations

MaryJaneCreations

Connie Lee from Bungalow42 says:

Tagua – rhymes with agua, the Spanish word for water.

This unique bracelet is an earthy combination of primrose yellow tagua nut hollow triangle slice, Czech green apple Picasso seed beads, brown wooden tubes and lightweight primrose lemon resin rounds hand knotted on walnut silk thread.

Bungalow42

Bungalow42

Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop says:

Sometimes I see some wool or fabric and think “I just have to make something from that!” This gorgeous glowing Donegal tweed was one of those moments, and the pretty clutch purse was the final result.

RosesWorkshop

RosesWorkshop

Lanashane Robert from ICreationsBoutique says:

This colorful primrose yellow clutch purse is perfect for Spring or Summer parties or just to be carried around as a casual clutch purse. The brightness of the yellow is an automatic mood lifter as is Spring.

The colorful stripe combination print, allows for its proud owner to mix and match with several colors.

The clutch purse has a luxurious touch and feel to it, and has ample space to carry a mobile phone, keys, small credit card purse, make up essentials even a small perfume.

ICreationsBoutique

ICreationsBoutique

Diana from joliefemmebydiana says:

Sweet spring pastels just perfect for a sweet Easter basket treat!

Primrose yellow headband set brings a happy smile!

joliefemmebydiana

joliefemmebydiana

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

Primrose yellow just makes you smile as it reminds one of the bright warm rays of the sun especially if it’s winter or a rainy season. It also sets your mind into motion on how you can incorporate yellow into your spring time flower bed or pots because know it’ll give your space that pop of color.

The yellow on this dog bandana is the perfect back drop to build upon for the bumble bee’s flying around just minding their own business. In all actuality this is about the only time I would say aww aren’t these bumble bee’s so cute!

DesignsbyCristal

DesignsbyCristal

Member Feature: CorkyFriendz

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Shannon of CorkyFriendz, our featured member!

CorkyFriendz

CorkyFriendz

Tell us about yourself.       

Hello there! My name is Shannon and I am the artist behind Corky Friendz, wine cork gifts. Born and raised in Oregon I have an innate passion for the Pacific North West and all the beauty that it holds. It is truly inspiring to live in such a corky city as Portland, and my handmade gifts are dripping with that rustic quirkiness!

My happy place is the outdoors! Example would be being 33 weeks along and being the only pregnant lady seen hiking in Glacier National Park. I love to make people smile. I worked in the school photography professional for 11 years creating yearbooks, and making memories. It was a joy getting to let out your silly side for the sake of that 3rd grader having the best smile for his fall photo.

Fast forward to 2017; Corky Friendz has not only given me the opportunity to stay home with my 5 month old son, but the privilege to create a gift that can make others smile for years to come. What a blessing, right!?! As a side note….I also am an 80-year-old woman at heart who pets every animal I meet, makes zucchini relish using my grandmother’s recipe, and can appreciate a good glass of wine after a long hard day of pulling weeds in the garden.cf

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

Corky Friendz opened its Etsy Shop three years ago after my husband encouraged me to “give it a go.” My goal was to showcase corks with a second life as a wine cork gift to earn some adventure money. I bought a wood burner and learned how to use it; sliced my hand open cutting the charms, and burnt my fingers with lava-hot glue in the earlier days. I never dreamed I would be able to make so many people smile with my whimsical corky ornaments & wedding cake toppers! Each review, comment, message and note fuels me to create new designs that can brighten someone’s day. All of the corks I use are sourced locally from Portland wine bars, restaurants, vineyards, and neighbors.cf1

Tell us a bit about your products.           

All the wine corks used in my shop are locally sourced from PDX wine bars, restaurants, vineyards, and neighbors alike. We offer hand crafted wine cork reindeer, cats, dogs, rabbits, & moose to hang on your tree at Christmas time. Champagne cork wedding cake toppers, Mr. & Mrs. wine glass charms, and monogrammed wedding favors year round. We also just released our Happy Camper Adventure Line featuring tents, tps, evergreen trees, & beautiful mountain motifs on our wine glass charms/magnets. I wood burn each design by hand into the cork itself. This allows me to add any custom work a custom might request. The sky really is the limit. I have created coasters with a double hump camel, buffalo wine glass charms, and even a cork fairy ornament to accommodate our customers’ custom needs. I also use artist conks (it’s a mushroom that grows on the side of a tree) as my own personal canvas for larger more intricate wood burning pieces. I enjoy a challenge!cf2

What inspires your work?           

My inspirations are constantly in motion with what is going on around me. My mind is a sponge that soaks up every last image these big blue eyes see.  I tend to get a huge surge of inspiration from my travels. A few recent adventures would be stroller exploring Portland, Cannon Beach, Glacier National Park, and Elf (the movie) because smiling is my favorite.

Photo Credit: Jordan Shields

Photo Credit: Jordan Shields

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?         

This year is a big year for Corky Friendz! We are currently working on www.corkyfriendz.org website; featuring‘s very own shop and blog with wine craft tutorials posted each month. CFZ also has sights on a few makers shops in the PDX area to host it’s wires for up close and in person encounters!
My dream is to continue our brand in local shops, vineyards, and private events. Above all, it is to enjoy each minute of the journey this corky business has led me to have.cf4

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

The quality and effort that goes into each one of our items (big or small) is phenomenal.  Being an artist at heart and having the skill of free hand rendering gives you originality you don’t see with some other corky shops. You also are not buying a mass-produced item. You are receiving a keepsake for that special someone who is hand-made by a local Portland gal who poured love into creating that one corky creation. You are buying a tiny original piece of art on each wine glass charm, magnet, and artist conk. You are investing in a family lifestyle that takes the big business out of our lives, and allows me to spend priceless time with a growing child that I would be missing if working a 9-5.cf5

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

I started in my living room with a hot glue gun….Today my work space has blossomed into a beautiful sunny studio. Boasting tons of natural light with lace mobiles hanging in the windows; I’m surrounded by jars filled with bows, google eyes, and spools of wire. It’s dreamy to say the least.cf6

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

Oh golly! I would tell my old self it takes one step at a time. Just because a door is open doesn’t mean you have walked through it. It’s the little things that get you to the other side. Looking back, each small step has carried my designs farther than I ever thought possible. I mean, when you see an order come in from Ireland?! Of course I want to make your wedding cake toppers; I’m honored!cf7

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

Dive in! The journey of selling on Etsy has really encouraged me as an artist to, “Get out there!” more. The people you meet, the stories you hear, and the knowledge you gain is worth every keystroke.cf8

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

I LOVE to hike. Exploring the sights and sounds with my little family made up of giant slobbery dogs, and baby babbles makes me appreciate the greatness of being submersed in nature. When the mountains are too far from home, you can find me in the garden tending to the veggies and a glass of red wine in the evenings.cf9

What is your favorite quote?

This quote is from the book I am currently reading, The Power of One.
“ ‘Do you think I can do it, Hoppie?’; I was desperate for his confidence in me, ”Piece a’ cake, Peekay. I already told you, man. You’re a natural.” Hoppie’s words were like seed pods with wings. They flew straight out of his mouth and into my head, where they germinated in the rich, fertile, receptive soil of my mind.” (Courtenay 74)cf10

Where can people find out more about your business?  

You can follow Corky Friendz on Instagram ( www.intstagram.com/corkyfriendz ) for the latest “behind the scenes” look at what’s happening in the shop. Also, our new website at www.corkyfriendz.org is in the works! Newest product lines, a blog spot featuring wine cork craft tutorials and vendor announcements are just a few things that the website will have once it is complete.cf11

  Is there anything else you’d like to share?         

Thanks for reading!

Cheers,
Shannoncf12

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If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.

Member Feature: DiMaryboutique

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Tetiana of DiMaryboutique, our featured member!

DiMaryboutique

DiMaryboutique

Tell us about yourself.       

Hello everyone, my name is Tetiana I have  small toddler daughter Maria and I live in Kiyv, Ukrainian capital.

Maternity leave its time to re-appreciate all life values and time for opening new talents in yourself.

I have opened crocheting, millinery and children’s dresses designing inside my self.d

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

When my Masha had 4 month we with my husband decided to make our first Christmas photo session, It was event I crocheted my first baby dress. After that made a few others one and have opened my DiMary boutique in May 2015 Why DIMary? Dima is my husband’s name and Mariya is my daughter. They are my family – my the biggest value!  BOUTIQUE – because I offer something special, all my creations are in one exemplar.

It was not easy for me to manage my shop. All was new – making and redacting photos, treasures.

Thanks God, I met one amazing women and talented jewelry designer – Vanessa R. Rottner from JewelleryInspired4U. She helped me in Etsy issues and become my Etsy friend.

I created my flower ECO- dresses later.d1

Tell us a bit about your products.           

My first idea was to crochet baby dresses and I created my ECO-dresses with flowers. After that I decided to crochet summer hats and beret for women. When the weather a too hot  and sun shining too active in summer its necessary to cover our heads and protect its.

I think women has to be a women, I mean to stay elegant and  pretty in all life situations!

I have  introduced people my crochet beret, they does not only protect but also helps  to look dressy, made of 100% cotton and are easy as down are not felt on head.d2

What inspires your work?           

Hobby is like medicine from all illnesses! Such my creations gives me strength for living and my family inspire my and give me ideas.d3

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?         

I started my DiMary boutique around 2 years ago. I was thinking about the idea, was looking for  my own style  – now I had found both and wish my shop become not only my hobby but also my business with regular profit. It’s my goal from this year.

I am loading photos of cities and countries where my hats are to my Etsy shop. Dream of my business is to have such photos from all cities and countries around the world and to be known as  milliner of creative and convenient head accessories for all families around the world.d4

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

My creation is stand out from other hats of  simple and elegant style together,

I prefer natural materials, its are safe for life! All my ones are impossible to 100% recrochet, all my hats has part of my soul, that is why they are unique!d5

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

My sofa and pc are my working studio. My daughter likes to help me in crocheting, often sitting near me and trying crocheting.d6

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

Managing your Etsy business needs a lot of knowledge. Since I opened my shop I learned how to make photos, learned photoredactors, Lightroom, and Pickmonkey and  read a lot about  types and quality of yarn and recognized a lot of millinery blogs and workshops.d7

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

If you want to reach success I have to work hard and devote your business all your time!

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

When all my work is done I like to spend all my time with my family.d8

What is your favorite quote?

“Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered”
― Giorgio Armanid9

Where can people find out more about your business?  

Zibbet: https://dimaryboutique.zibbet.com/

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