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 http://www.kookababy.blogspot.com, 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!


I want to interview your shop, leave a comment so that I can draw a random shop. Be sure to put your shop name in the comment. An online randomizer is used to choose the winner....so leave a comment each week as your chance to win!

9 comments:

Renaissance_a3 said...

I would love to be interviewed!

My shop is raghousenternational.etsy.com

Great article! I will check out her shop now.

Ren
raghousenternational.etsy.com

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!
Warmly,
Leslie

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.my shop is www.devinprather.etsy.com
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.. cliodhna.etsy.com

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!

-missknits

MillieDog Designs said...

great feature!