Wednesday, October 8, 2008

MissKnits Interview!

Miss Knits has these wonderful "throw a fit" dolls, and you can't help but love the Special Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Throw A Fit Doll! The proceeds for which
will be donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation. Her knit items will have you coming back for more!

1)How did you first hear about Etsy?
Well it was kind of a fluke really. I read my cousins blog regularly, so i can catch up on family stuff and family photos since they live so far away. And, i was reading some of the comments left for her, and followed a link from another blogger that led to her site here on etsy. I just loved it! I knew instantly this was the venue i was looking for! As i have never tried to really sell my stuff before and Etsy seemed liked the perfect start!

2)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!
Well boy where to begin! lol I have always loved crafting/making things! Ever since i was a kid! My grandma taught me a lot of what i know today. She was very much into ceramics and crocheting mostly, but did almost everything! I would love to stay with her on weekends and just make ceramics, paint. She even had her own kiln, which was very cool! She taught me to sew, and i cant tell you how many projects we worked on together! And as i got older she taught me to crochet. She wanted to pass it on to someone, since her kids never took it up. And when she passed on i was lucky enough to get all her needles, and yarn and patterns which i cherish to this day! Once i learned to crochet, knitting was second nature. I've only been knitting about 2 years now, but i love it! It's definitly my addiction! Painting, sewing, ceramics, crocheting, knitting, you name it! I may not be a master or pro at any of these, but i am passionate about them, and they are a part of who i am.

3)What inspires you to create?
What doesnt! lol I think just daily things, nature, colors we see every where, other peoples work! I see some of the things my cousin does, and it inspires me to try and be as good as her. I dont know, i constantly am inspired. Getting ideas even from just looking at a skein of yarn and thinking ooo i could mix it with this and make that. I never work from patterns though. I like to freely create and just see what i come up with! sometimes it doesnt always work out, but often its more fun that way and always guarantees a one of a kind piece!

4)Tell us something about yourself that would surprise others!
Wow, hmmm this is hard.... ok how about something odd? lol i have a food issue - as in i cant stand condiments! no salad dressing, no mayo, no mustard, no ketchup! yea call me a bit wierd!

5)How do you get the word out about your shop and Etsy?
Well thats the continual struggle isnt it! I have a great supporter - my aunt! She wears my stuff everywhere and is constantly taking my business cards and promos to work and functions! Of course i give her a big Aunt's discount too! lol (i often kid her she does get free shipping too!) but also i do a lot of promo swaps here in the forums, they send me their cards i send them mine. I also blog regularly, which i have noticed has helped a lot the more i do it! I am active on flickr, ning, indie public, we love etsy, places like that too. i've even been known to drop a business card here and there. I'm hoping to have my first home show here in another month or so too, which i hope goes over well!

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Who needs salad dressing, right? Certainly would save on calories!

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