Thursday, September 25, 2008

Interview with kookababy!

Kookababy is one of those great sellers that is looking for their first Etsy sale, so stop by and show her some love. I adore her sweaterbunnies; they look so soft and cuddly...who could resist?

1)How did you hear about Etsy?
The real answer is that I have no idea. I think it was one of those things where the name got thrown around by some people and I looked it up. I set up an account and then did nothing about it until now. I also read Coolmompicks and they are talking about etsy all the time.

2)Why did you decide to sell your handmade items on Etsy?
I decided to sell my wares on Etsy because It seems like a great community of crafters and artists. I feel like some of my favorite things I read about and covet have been on etsy. I wanted to make things that people covet (and hopefully buy!).

3)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!
Right now I'm a mostly work at home mama trying to find the time to sew, knit, and brainstorm ideas. I acutually went to school for fashion design and have a degree from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (BFA). I really hated the whole bussines, cutthrought world of fashion. It wasn't all about great design, love of clothing, fabric and style like I thought. I took a break and then for some crazy reason I though it would be a good idea to get an MFA in fiber arts, so I have that too from the Univeristy of MIchigan. I got it so I could teach college kids but then learned I hate teaching collage kid's .Whoda thunk it?

I really love, love knitting and have spent several hours/years trying to find a way to make a living from it, but have yet to figure that out. Sewing is my second love born out of nessesity. I have all these ideas that I want to come to life and the method that works best is sewing. Oh, I adore sewing paper, I made a dress out of maps once (for my MFA) , unfortuantly there is not a great market for paper dresses and the like :)

4)What inspires you to create a new design?
A lot of the times it comes from the fabric or yarn, I feel like I can see a new idea in pattern and textures. Also, I know this is going to sound sappy, but my son is inspiration too! The sweaterbunnies were born because I was trying to come up with a cuddly sleep-mate for him.

5)How do you intend to promote your Etsy shop?
Blog, blog, blog some more, talk about it on facebook, send emails to friends, friends of friends, family, strangers. Talk it about anywhere I can to generate buzz.

6)Tell us something about yourself that would surprise others!
I would really like to write children's books and I've never seen any of the Godfather movies.

Children's books sound like a great idea! How about a bunny book? Kids would love'em!

Visit Kookababy!

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Renaissance_a3 said...

I would love to be interviewed!

My shop is

Great article! I will check out her shop now.


Leslie said...

What a great blog and interview!!! Oh, and please enter me too in your chance to be interviewed promotion! Great idea! Love it!

Have a great weekend!

LittlePeanutShop said...

What a great shop - thanks for introducing us to it! I'd love to be featured - my shop name is LittlePeanutShop. :)

Devin said...

Great Feature blog,You have a great blog and etsy shop.I would love to be featured on your shop is
Have a great weekend:0)

cliodhna said...

hey cool! I love interviews, they make me feel important and like a real artist! :)
and thanks for coming and leaving a comment on mine!

cliodhna said...

opps, forgot to put my shop name..

Kari said...

That has got to be the cutest bunny I've ever seen!

missknits said...

wow what a great shop! her items are adorable! the interview was great! thanks for sharing this!


MillieDog Designs said...

great feature!