Kelly's Sewing Basket
I met Kelly a while back and she admitted to me that she is a "fabric addict". I can't blame her though, since she creates such beautiful items! And of course her destash on Etsy is to die for!!
Once upon a time.... "it started with a dozen table runners I made and brought with me to sell at a show with a good friend of mine in 2000. They were a hit. The following two years I sold over a hundred table runners and baby items at shows. Then I branched out into aprons." Now, Kelly has over 840 sales and climbing!
Though fabric has brought her great success, Kelly is dabbling in other crafts as well such as jewelry and cards!
When I asked Kelly how she came to find Etsy, she said, "I found Etsy through a fellow local farmer's market vendor. She told me to check out 'Etsy'. I had to ask her 3 times what the name was! That was in the summer of 2007." Since her shop is so successful, she regrets "looking into it" so much and deciding not to open a shop until 6 months later! Before that, she tried Ebay, which she said was "was not working for my handmade!" You have to have a shop in a community that appreciates handmade, as Etsy does.
Please take a gander at Kelly's profile and shop: you WON'T be disappointed!
Kelly's Sewing Basket
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Of course, the artist I am writing about is none-other than Debbie Wolfe from CraftsFromDWolfeLair. Debbie lives in Escondido, CA with her 2 "Cockapoos" Wiley and Scruffy. She is also engaged to be married (for 14 years and counting!).
Debbie said, "For me sewing is fun. It is what I do to relax after work. Anytime I can spend up to 8 hours in my craft room is a fun day." She also likes to spend time playing games on pogo.com, but then again, who doesn't?
She also said that Etsy has connected her to wonderful other artisans. "I've made some great friends here and it's nice to talk to people who have the same interests and are always willing to help when I have questions."
"I love the fact that they are fun to play with and are eduational too", she said.
Debbie plans on doing Tierrafest in May and hopefully the Rancho Bernardo Winery craft show in May as well. She stated that she seems to sell more at fall and winter shows (Christmas shopping!). Along with those shows, her goal for this year on Etsy is to double her sales from last year. Debbie has a great sense of ambition!
Also, check out her profile to read more: