Mar 18, 2010
A $15.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM MY ETSY SHOP WITH FREE SHIPPING
To be eligible for the draw you must visit my shop and post a comment here saying what your favorite necklace from all categories is.(the name...not the url) The giveaway will be on April 15th
For an extra enty go to this thread on etsy and post your favorite necklace there.
Please leave a website or email, so I may contact you if you win. If I don't hear from you within a week, I will pick another winner.
GAGNEZ UN CERTIFICAT D'UNE VALEUR DE $15.00 DE MA BOUTIQUE AVEC LIVRAISON GRATUITE, inscrivez ici votre bijoux préféré de mon site pour une chance de gagner. Le tirage se fera le 15 avril.
Mar 8, 2010
For my next feature, I found some great hand bags, purses and wallets on etsy that are all hand-crocheted by Robin. Here is her story...
1-Tell me something about yourself and your art + your full name and where you are from
My name is Robin Flatley, and I live in Livonia (Detroit area), Michigan. I'm a stay at home mom of two beautiful children.
2-How did you get started as a designer?
My grandma taught me to crochet when I was 8, and my mom taught me to sew not long after that. As an adult, I started to crochet again and switched to bags and other small projects . I slowly started designing my own patterns, and lining my bags to make them more useful. I love combining the crochet with fabric, as well as zipper pockets and multiple sections to make the bags more handy.
3-What inspires you to create?
Often, my inspiration will be a nice fabric or set of fabrics. Or I'll see a nice handbag that will give me a design idea. Or, as with my forsythia tote, it's nature itself that fuels my imagination.
4-How do you get the word out about your shop and your work
I'm not very good at that, I'm afraid. I try to make connections on the etsy forums, and I do have a facebook page. I carry business cards and hand them out if people notice my own bags. My mom's probably better at that, she's one of my best advertisers!
5-Where we can find your purses and wallets
My items are found on my etsy website!