Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Featured Etsy Artist/Crafter Fashionfauxpas!

Here is our very first featured Etsy Artist /Crafter Bethany of Fashionfauxpas! You can find her shop here Go visit her!

Q. How did you start making crafts?

I started making cards because I was frustrated with the poor choices of mass produced cards. I got so bored of what they had to offer and nothing really stood out for my friends and family. I think it's really important to have something special for a greetings card, and so I started making my own.
Q. How long have you been doing crafts?
I started dabbling in card making about 3 years ago, but it was nothing serious - just foam shapes glued onto cards! I started to discover some really beautiful and fun supplies about a year and a half ago and my cards grew into something much better. Around February of this year I thought I'd really make a go of it and started selling on Etsy.

Q. What is your favorite medium to work with?
I'm a paper person! I'm a bit of fiend when it comes to pretty papers - if something catches my eye then I have to have it and turn it into a card. It means I've always got some ideas of what I want to make - papers are instant inspiration for me!

Q. Tell us a little bit about you, your family,your hobbies?
I'm 21 years old - turn 22 next month - and I currently live in Edinburgh, Scotland. I graduate next month with an MA in philosophy and English literature. I'm currently looking for a job to help pay for the Masters I'm doing after the summer in Creative Writing. But everyone knows that the job market isn't so hot right now so I've got to concentrate on my craft as much as possible - sometimes it literally does put the bread on the table!When I'm not making cards I'm usually writing some description of short story. I also like going to see my favourite bands live, I like really bad horror movies, all things kawaii, I have an obsession with Japan, Thomas Hardy, Hello Kitty and Miffy. I'm a fan of good comedy - Flight of the Conchords, Black Books etc. And I enjoy a good cup of hot tea with some chocolate biscuits; such a treat!And I suppose that's all there is to say!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

feature days

Well this week I will be starting a few new things on my blog. I want to start featuring etsy artists/crafters on here atleast one day a week. I will choose atleast one person to feature and have a little Bio on them then I will have some photos of their etsy items and a link to their shop. If you are on etsy and would like to be featured please leave a comment.
I also want to do some give aways so I need some volunteers to donate an item to be given away. I will host the giveaway and then send you the winner's contact info in order for you to send them thier prize. What a wonderful way to get more exposure to your site/etsy shop. So if you want to donate an item again leave a comment with a way to contact you and we will get it set up.

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Card Monday listing

I listed a new card today. I was busy all weekend making cards and dealing with a dead refridgerator! I did manage to post my sale at my etsy shop this morning. I hope it drives sales cause I really need them now thanks to the aforementioned refridgerator.

I am still excited about having sold a card on etsy this weekend. Hope it is the beginning of many more.

SALE Buy 2 get 1 FREE Now on Etsy

I have decided to run a Buy 2 Get 1 FREE sale on my cards at my Etsy shop Head on over to take advantage of fabulous cards and get your free card!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Two New Cards today

I just finished these two cards today I am on a roll today. I of course have them listed on etsy, I am feeling creative today so no telling how many cards I might complete and list today. I guess my card selling on etsy yesterday has really boosted my mood tremendously. I am hoping that more are to follow. I sure can use the boost in income this summer, during off season when I am not working any income is welcome.