Thursday, November 27, 2008

Interview with Christie Cottage!

As an avid shopper in Chrisie's shop, I must say I was so happy to interview her in Izzy-it. I'm sure that you will agree with me, that of all the shops on Etsy, you will find Christie Cottage to be very heartwarming!

1)How did you hear about Etsy?I made a type-o and ended up on Etsy's site. I was thrilled to find it!

2)Why did you decide to sell your handmade items on Etsy? I thought it was the perfect venue for selling my many handmade items, especially during the off-season for shows.

3)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art! My favorite craft is painting. When my husband died, painting became my therapy. My son told everyone that came to the house "Don't sit still too long, my Mom will paint you!"

4)What inspires you to create a new design? Looking through Miss Dorothy's supplies. Miss Dorothy, at the age of 93 years, was going to be moved into an assisted living facility. Her daughter was going to throw all Miss Dorothy's sewing and craft supplies away. Miss Dorothy called her neighbor, who is a friend of mine. The deal was I had to use them all. I am slowly working my way through them. Currently in my shop, anything embellished with a vintage button is from Miss Dorothy's button box. Even the western boot purse I have listed has some of Miss Dorothy's vintage trim on it.

5)How do you intend to promote your Etsy shop? I plan to advertise in a National Magazine next year. I also include my business card in each Ebay item I ship, hoping to introduce those customers to etsy.

5)Tell us something about yourself that would surprise others! I think what surprises most people about me is that my hair is over 4 feet long.

Wow, 4 foot long hair, it must be beautiful! What a wonderful story about Miss Dorothy and her supplies, thanks for sharing that with us!

Visit Christie Cottage

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Christie Cottage said...

Thank you so much for the interview and for being a return customer! Happy Thanksgiving!

whatshername said...

Great interview! She can make something out of about everything! I have some of her items.

hemplady said...

i met this wondeful lady on etsy and i must say i was very lucky to have met her. she is a wonderful and talanted women for sure. what a go getter..
congrats my firend !

Cindy said...

Wow it was great to know about Christie! I have met her when I first started on Etsy. I can't believe your hair is that long! Wonderful to be able to keep that hair. Wonderful interview!

Christie Cottage said...

Thanks for posting about my interview!

missknits said...

what a great interview!! love her shop, she makes such pretty things!

Angie said...

Awesome interview. I see Christie all the time on Etsy boards and it was nice to learn a little more about her. :)

Heather Haymart said...

Great interview! I would love to be in the drawing for an interview.
Here is my shop