Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Artist Feature: CraftsFromDWolfeLair

I wanted to feature a great artist from our NNNTeam on our blog.  She is not only a great Etsy shop owner, but also a fabulous team member:  she consistently participates in all aspects of our team and always speaks to people with a positive attitude and great team spirit. 

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, but then again, who doesn't? 

When asked how she came to join Etsy, she said that she, her sister, and some of her friends did a Christmas Boutique Sale at her sister's house in December of 2009.  "One of the ladies that was shopping there told me about Etsy and said I should open a shop. She thought there would be a market for my items there. I wasn't sure at first because I felt my items needed to be seen in person, but in May 2010 I decided to give Etsy a try. I didn't have many sales the first year, but as I learned more about marketing and networking, my sales have picked up."

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."

Her favorite creation is her "Quiet Books".  She has been selling these quiet books at San Diego craft fairs for over 25 years and it is one of her best sellers.  These are now a Blue Ribbon Winner at the San Diego County Fair.  Her "Quiet Books" contain over a dozen different activities that teach children fundamental skills such as tying shoelaces, buttoning, using zippers, matching colors and shapes, counting, etc.
"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!

You can find Debbie's bright and beautiful Etsy shop here:

Also, check out her profile to read more:


  1. How cute! Great feature and good luck with craft shows and sales!

  2. AWWW What a great Feature! Debbie Wolfe is Awesome! :)

  3. Great feature! And a great read! Congrats =D