Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring 2014 EtsyBABY Showcase

It's Springtime, BABY!




$12.00 USD sydthekidshop 
 
$22.00 USD LittlestYarnShop


 

$29.00 USD   BabyCakesMN


$13.98 USD  1SweetBoutique

 


 

$35.00 USD



 
$25.00 USD LNoelDesigns 


$24.95 USD UCbyJ 


 



$15.00 USD MonkeyFeetShop 

 
$28.00 USD SugarPlumKnitZ 

 
$27.00 USD JeannaSadorra

 
$120.00 USD MyLilBaby 


 
$59.00 USD  Tuttolv


 
$30.00 USD SuiteBaby


$39.99 USD AshlynnJane


$36.00 USD InspiredByGrands 

 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Meet Sharon from Piccolina Boutique


As many of you know, EtsyBABY team members are extremely talented. We wanted to take a peek at the person behind the creativity. All throughout March, we will be interviewing shop owners, to get a glimpse of the designer behind those adorable baby products!

Meet Sharon from
Piccolina Boutique

Custom made kids art / Decorative picture -Pink mix / Nursery art / Nursery  Decor
Custom made kids art / Decorative picture 
Pink mix / Nursery art / Nursery Decor $42

What inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs? 
I am filled with inspiration from innovation, as an industrial designer I am looking for new needs that we as parents come across and find them new solutions. There is no greater pleasure from seeing people like and buy the products you design.




 

How long have you been practicing your art/craft? A year and half ago the decision to become a freelance designer, to design and manufacture the products that I invented and designed.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122533675/
Personalized Portrait / Pop Art Fairy
Tiles Wall Pillow - Stars Background $130
What training have you had or are you self-taught? 
I studied industrial design and from there I got the knowledge of techniques and materials. In my experience in all of the craft fields, the areas that interested me more and tied at the end of my products, I studied them and learned more in a thorough manner.

What is your favorite material to craft with? 
I love working with fabrics.

What has been the hardest aspect of creating a hobby into a business?
Once the hobby became a profession I began to be much more calculated and limited in the creative process. In the end, the product must fit a wide range of customers and be the perfect course.
Romantic Soft Pink Headboard / Nursery Decor
Soft Pink Headboard $115

Any advice for other Etsy sellers?

 Be creative, diverse and allow the customer to be part of the product design so that the product that they purchase will be unique. (Offer them a custom made order)

 







What do you enjoy doing in your off time? 
In my free time, I love spending time with my daughter and  designing her cool stuff.
3 Piece blue Picture set / Enchanted Forest Custom made kids art / Decorative picture - blue mix / Nursery art / Nursery
3 Piece blue Picture set / Enchanted Forest Custom
made kids art / Decorative picture -
blue mix / Nursery art / Nursery $42

Describe a typical day in your life.
 

In the morning after I take my daughter to kindergarten, I sit down and work on the computer in my home studio, updated what happened in my stores, Facebook, some marketing and reply to e-mails . At noon I go to the workshop, working on new product development and manufacture of incoming orders and then packing and shipping. Of course, when my daughter comes back from kindergarten I free up time for for my family. Do not tell, but from time to time I check the computer to see if there's a new purchase or a customer conversation.

Where can we find your products online?

PiccolinaBoutique

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Meet Jennifer from Prettiest Print Shop

As many of you know, EtsyBABY team members are extremely talented. We wanted to take a peek at the person behind the creativity. All throughout March, we will be interviewing shop owners, to get a glimpse of the designer behind those adorable baby products!

Meet Jennifer from Prettiest Print Shop

Printable nursery art - Your birthday is the happiest day of my life - Pink and gold - First birthday party - Nursery decor - Customizable
Printable nursery art - Your birthday is
the happiest day of my life - Pink and gold -
First birthday party - Nursery decor -
Customizable $12

What inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs? 
I had been tossing around the idea for a couple of years, and just feeling unsure of how the entire Etsy thing worked and if it was possible to really make a living this way. Once I had my daughter in 2012, it was not financially possible for me to stay at home with her full-time and returning to work after maternity leave was devastating for me. I knew that I would need to find some way that I would be able to stay at home with her but also be able to help support my family. I have always been extremely crafty and am a graphic designer by trade, so it is only natural that I went all out when planning her 1st birthday party. I created all of the paper goods myself. With so many of these items designed, plus pictures of the party, I felt like it was finally the right time for me to try out the Etsy thing. I got my first large order for the complete party set about a week later and I was hooked! Things have steadily grown from there and I couldn't be more grateful!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lachen from Princess Applesauce Boutique

As many of you know, EtsyBABY team members are extremely talented. We wanted to take a peek at the person behind the creativity. All throughout March, we will be interviewing shop owners, to get a glimpse of the designer behind those adorable baby products!

Meet Lachen from Princess Applesauce Boutique


https://www.etsy.com/listing/176010722
I'm Six T-Shirt $15
What inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs?
Requests from friends and family


How long have you been practicing your art/craft?
 

Over 25 years

What training have you had or are you self-taught?

Sewing classes in School but mostly self taught


What is your favorite material to craft with?

T-Shirts and Baby Items


 



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Meet Gal from StudioMishela

As many of you know, EtsyBABY team members are extremely talented. We wanted to take a peek at the person behind the creativity. All throughout March, we will be interviewing shop owners, to get a glimpse of the designer behind those adorable baby products!

Meet Gal from StudioMishela

Wooden baby gym for hanging baby mobiles
Wooden baby gym for hanging baby mobiles $88

What inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs?
After many years as a furniture designer in regular scale in a family wood work shop, and after my first daughter was born, it felt exactly like the right time to discover smaller scale products and the place of wood in the babies world. In Israeli market I found a huge gap that inspired me to jump in and start to fill it with a high quality alternative to the colorful plastic world of toys and furniture.


 




Monday, March 24, 2014

Meet Annelie from Pellerina Design

As many of you know, EtsyBABY team members are extremely talented. We wanted to take a peek at the person behind the creativity. All throughout March, we will be interviewing shop owners, to get a glimpse of the designer behind those adorable baby products!

Meet Annelie from Pellerina Design


SALE!!  pellerina tribal swaddle blanket.. ready to ship .. diamonds and linen texture
Pellerina tribal swaddle blanket -
RTS - diamonds and linen texture $34
What inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs?  Through Spoonflower, I was able to create my own fabric. Etsy gave me the perfect opportunity to combine my love for designing & sewing into a business to support my hobby!

How long have you been practicing your art/craft?  I have drawn and used computer graphic programs as long as I can remember. Pellerina Design is a new venture, created in 2013.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Meet Lori from Custom Touch Sewing

As many of you know, EtsyBABY team members are extremely talented. We wanted to take a peek at the person behind the creativity. All throughout March, we will be interviewing shop owners, to get a glimpse of the designer behind those adorable baby products!

Meet Lori from Custom Touch Sewing

BABY CRIB BEDDING
BABY CRIB BEDDING $238

What inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs?  My main business has been decorative sewing for the home but when the economy slowed down I decided to create some fun baby items and open an Etsy shop. It's fun to mix things up and have a variety of projects I'm working on.





How long have you been practicing your art/craft?  I've been sewing for over 40 years and have done it professionally for over 25 years.

What training have you had or are you self-taught?  I am mainly self taught. I did get decorative sewing experience while working for a company that allowed me to bring work home, which allowed me to stay home with my kids.

CHAMBRAY STRIPE DRESS
CHAMBRAY STRIPE DRESS $30
What is your favorite material to craft with? I love beautiful fabrics, soft fabrics, fun fabrics.

What has been the hardest aspect of creating a hobby into a business? The hardest part of the Etsy shop is learning the marketing and technical end of the business. I'd rather be sewing and don't have a lot of time on computer stuff.
 

Any advice for other Etsy sellers?  Be patient. It takes time to build up a network of people looking at (and hopefully buying) from your shop. Take the time to look around and favorite other shops and items and try and gain exposure.  







RUFFLED CAPRI LEGGINGS
RUFFLED CAPRI LEGGINGS $20


What do you enjoy doing in your off time?  I like to read, travel, work on home projects, go to lunch with friends, go to movies with my husband, and spend time with my kids and grand kids.

Describe a typical day in your life.
  Wake up, walk my dog, check e-mails and reply, sew, go to the gym, veg on the couch.

Where can we find your products online? 
Custom Touch Sewing