Meet Christy from E & LuLu
|Little Sister gown, Little sis sibling girl bodysuit, |
matching hand embroidered toddler shirt,
little sis/Big Sis, little bro/big bro $28
How long have you been practicing your art/craft? I started my small business in January of 2011 for family and friends and then opened up my Etsy shop in Feb 2011.
What training have you had or are you self-taught? I got lessons of sewing from my mom and grandma, but didn't listen, haha. I had an urge to buy a sewing machine with my Christmas money in 2010 and I got a free class with the purchase of my sewing machine. But with my styles and new ideas are all me. I bought a pattern once before and I thought this was too much so I made it on my own. So no patterns at my house!
|STL Cardinals hand embroidered |
shirt, St. Louis Cardinals fabric $25
What is your favorite material to craft with? New cotton fabrics are amazing! I love to add to my fabric stash and get excited when I have to go to the fabric shop or get a package in the mail with new fabric.
What has been the hardest aspect of creating a hobby into a business? Etsy was a bit challenging at first with not a lot of sales and trying to get noticed, but once I got the hang of what words to use and more items in my shop, I get sales everyday!
Any advice for other Etsy sellers? Make sure you have great key words and double check your expired listings before you renew them. Also, your pictures are key! good pictures = sales
|Black and White Tag Blankie $18|
|Single Burp Cloth, Customize Burp Cloth of your choice $6|
Where can we find your products online?