Thursday, November 6, 2008

Interview with Sew Happy Fabric Shop!

Wow, what lovely designer patterns you can find at Sew Happy Fabric Shop, I adore her florals and especially love the retro design featured here!

1)Since you are a fairly new shop, please tell us how you've enjoyed Etsy so far.
I love etsy! I’ve actually had another shop,, up for about a year where I sold organic and eco-friendly baby items. I love the camaraderie of fellow Etsians, I love the uniqueness of being a buyer on etsy, and I love supporting the handmade community by being a seller on etsy!

2)What inspired you to open a fabric shop?
I’m a military spouse, and we have moved yet again over the last few months, with another move scheduled for next summer. With two young children, I desperately wanted to have the creative outlet and career that etsy offers, but my sewn items from my other shop took up more time that I really had to give. I’m a perfectionist, and my seamstress skills often resulted in spending hours on one item! I’m crazy about fabrics, and suddenly it all made sense—sell fabrics on etsy! It’s a portable career, and it’s much quicker work than sewing was for me. I’m also quite experienced in inventory, supply, and shipping from my previous work. I work on it when the children are out at preschool, during naps, and after their bedtime. So far it is really a wonderful fit for me.

3)Tell us something about yourself that would surprise readers.
I have a masters in international relations, and my previous career was with the Air Force as an engine manager to include F15s, F16s, and C130s among others!

4)How do you intend to promote your Etsy shop?
Right now I’m promoting with weekly giveaways on my blog ( and having featured buyers on my blog who have etsy shops and purchase from me. I’m thinking about doing some blog advertising, but I haven’t found quite the right one yet! Other than that, I hope that simply doing an excellent job will be its own promotion--I want lots of repeat customers due to my fast shipping, great prices, and super customer service.

I can just see this Sew Happy Mom now, managing those fighter plane engines, then coming home to sew! We had a good friend, who is no longer with us, that worked with fighter planes, as well as my Dad who also is no longer with us. So in this is my salute to you...Sew Happy, as well as Louie and my Dad, Richard Parker!

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