Shop Name: A Cozy Life
Shop Link: http://cozy.etsy.com
What inspires you?
I am a self confessed pack rat. Having my stuff around me is my inspiration. I keep out books, yarns and fabrics where I can look at them whenever I get stuck. I also keep a lot of little notebooks around where I jot down ideas as they come to me. I may have something like a piece of fabric or yarn for a long time before it tells me what it needs to be or I may start creating right away with something new as soon as I get in the door.
How long have you had your shop on Etsy? I joined Etsy in October 2006.
Is this a job for you or a hobby?
This is a hobby for me and I am happy to keep it that way. I just really enjoy the process of making things and would certainly be and was for many years a crafter even if Etsy didn't exist. Now getting pictures taken and products online that is a whole other story. I do pride myself on keeping commitments however and when it comes to customer service I do just that with each and every customer. For more about how I feel about this you can look at this post -http://cozyetsy.blogspot.com/2008/02/who-am-i.html
How did you get into your craft?
I have always been happiest with something in my hands. I just always wanted the love and secure feeling that you got from having handcrafted things in your life. I read, knit, crochet, do embroidery, needlepoint and quilting to feed my soul. I picked up the basics of these things from my mother and friends. Over the years I improved my skills by choosing projects that would help me learn something new. Sounds kind of serious but it brings a lot of joy and satisfaction. I have written on these thoughts a few times including this post - http://cozyetsy.blogspot.com/2007/11/why-oh-why.html
Do you have any advice for fellow Etsy shop owners?
I think in art, craft or business if you are doing what is right you will feel it. That positive energy can spread and make things better for you and all those around you whether it is family, friends or customers.
Anything else you would like to add?
Yes, if anyone is still reading this thanks and let FaewoodCreations know by leaving her a comment.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
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