Meet Sharon from Flaunt The Name
|Personalized Baby Girl Birth Announcement|
Blanket with Birth Stats $25
A friend told me about Etsy and was encouraging me to put some items up so she could show some of her friends my designs and so I did it on a whim.
How long have you been practicing your art/craft?
I have been embroidering for 4 years.
|Baby Boy Monogrammed Burp Cloth Set $18|
What training have you had or are you self-taught?
I am self-taught in both sewing and embroidery. I have learned everything that I know within the last 4 years.
What is your favorite material to craft with?
My favorite material to craft with would have to be the baby burp cloths. I love making new sets to put in my shop and I love the challenge of creating a set to match a nursery or baby theme of a couple.
What has been the hardest aspect of creating a hobby into a business?
The hardest part, for me, about creating a hobby into a business is the time management aspect. I have 2 little ones and sometimes I get so busy that I have a hard time keeping a balance between motherhood and my shop and most of the time, I end up being working until the early morning hours on orders.
Any advice for other Etsy sellers?
My advice to other Etsy sellers is to allow custom orders if at all possible. Many of my most popular designs have been color or fabric combinations that a customer put together and combinations that I never would have thought to try together.
In my off time I spend most of my time with my 2 amazing kids and my wonderful husband.
|Baby Girl Bib and Burp Cloth Set Hot Pink and Green $15|
Describe a typical day in your life.
A typical day for me consists of taking my son to school. When I get home from dropping him off, I spend about 1 – ½ hours designing new orders and mailing out orders that I completed the night before or embroidering. I might be able to squeeze a little embroidering in when my son gets home from school between 3-5 if my son and daughter play nicely together (which they usually do). After dinner , bath and bed, I am in my sewing room for the remainder of the night creating and embroidering orders.
Where can we find your products online? My products can be found online in my Etsy shop, (which is about 90% of my business). I also have a Facebook page.