Sunday, March 8, 2015

Meet Kelleen from Kelleen Kreations

Meet Kelleen from Kelleen Kreations

Retro Style Apron, Children's Apron, Toddler Apron, Girls Apron, Baking Apron, Cooking Apron, Cupcake Apron, Kids Apron, Little Girls Apron
What inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs?
About 3 1/2 years ago, my college roommate was getting married and loved everything to do with cherries.  For a wedding gift, I sewed her a cherry themed apron, along with cherry place mats and potholders.  She absolutely loved them!  At that time, I decided to open my own Etsy shop and feature primarily aprons and kitchen accessories.  After awhile, I then added little girl dresses and skirts.
How long have you been practicing your art/craft? 
 I have always been around a sewing machine, as my mom sewed many of my clothes when I was little.  I took a sewing class when I was ten years old and continued to sew on my own until high school.  I then took the sewing portion of Home Economics as an elective in high school and then went on to college for fashion design.

What training have you had or are you self-taught?
After graduating from high school, I entered the Art Institute of Seattle and completed my AA degree in Fashion Design.  While there, I continued practicing and perfecting my sewing skills, along with learning and practicing pattern making skills.
Whale Peasant Dress, Toddler Peasant Dress, Girl Peasant Dress, Whale Toddler Dress, Little Girl Dress, Girl Whale DressWhat is your favorite material to craft with?
 All of my Etsy shop items (aprons, dresses, skirts, pot holders, coasters) are sewn from 100% cotton, from a variety of designers and patterns/ prints/ themes, etc.  

Any advice for other Etsy sellers? 
 My advice for other Etsy sellers is to join a number of teams, either located in the same area or selling similar products or items. Participation at least once a week in team promotions and activities helps shop owners connect with other successful business sellers, along with increasing viewing of items by potential buyers.  To help boost item sales from prospective buyers outside of Etsy, it’s helpful to join a variety of social media sites.  

 What do you enjoy doing in your off time?
 Off time finds my husband and I relaxing and enjoying time together, participating in a variety of shared activities:  gym time at least three times a week, daily walks with our dachshund, playing tennis, traveling, camping, visiting with family, cooking, reading, and watching favorite TV shows and movies.   
Western Skirt, Cowgirl Skirt, Toddler Skirt, Girl Skirt, Cow/Horse Hide Skirt, Twirl Skirt, Pink Western Skirt, Pink Gingham, Handmade Skirt
Describe a typical day in your life... 
 On weekdays, you’ll find me waking up early and getting started right away on my Etsy business. I work throughout the day by promoting my shop items in Etsy teams and social media sites, carrying out my Etsy team leadership responsibilities, and sewing new products/ inventory and fulfilling shop orders.  Weekends and evenings are reserved for personal individual and family time.

 Where can we find your products online? or

1 comment:

Kelleen Kreations said...

Thanks for featuring me on the team blog!