Sunday, October 26, 2008

Featured Etsy Artist: Bellflower Textiles


Etsy Artist Feature: Bellflower Textiles



1. What is your shop name and what do you sell?
My shop is BellflowerTextiles, and I sell embellished toddler and baby clothing, felt floral hairclips, burpcloths and baby accessories, wall quilts, and home accents. All of my items incorporate gorgeous, high-quality quilting fabric and traditional quilting elements into unique, modern designs.

2. What is your shop URL?
http://bellflowertextiles.etsy.com/

3. What is your blog URL?
http://growingnotes.blogspot.com/

4. When did you start selling on Etsy?
I joined in September, 2008, so I'm brand new! So far business is going great.

5. What is your favorite thing about Etsy?
I love how simple Etsy makes it to set up a professional looking shop, and also how easy it is to connect with a fantastic community of talented crafters.

6. What is your favorite thing about what you sell?
Getting to play creatively with beautiful colored fabric and then share it with other people. I love the excitement of posting a new item and watching to see how many views it get or who marks it as a favorite. And I love the sense of playfulness in many of my items, such as my toddler dragon tees or my rubber duck onesies.

7. What is your favorite item in your own shop and why?
I love my sea monster toddler tee: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15681900. It's fun and playful and the colors are great. I make these in all sizes and colors!

8. What teams do you belong to?
I'm a proud member of the Seattle EtsyRain team, and a member of Team Etsybaby and Team Etsymom.

9. What is the most fun thing you do to promote your shop?
I love promoting in flickr -- I try to add my products regularly to a bunch of appropriate groups so they get a lot of views. My flickr site is http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellflowertextiles/.

10. What are some of your favorite finds by other sellers on Etsy?
Here are a few of my current favorites:

Pretty little doll quilt: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15930153
Platypus placemats: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15502573
Tabby cat travel pillows: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13876364
Black and white quilt: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5253063

11. What do you do in your spare time?
I have a toddler so I have very little free time, but when I'm not parenting, sewing, crafting, photographing new items, processing photos, or blogging I like to read, garden, and cook. I'm an obsessive tomato grower and make a killer homemade tomato sauce. I try to read a book a week.

12. What blogs do you follow?
Way too many!! A few of my current favorites are Crazy Mom Quilts (http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/), Cool Mom Picks (http://www.coolmompicks.com/), Sew Mama Sew (http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/), and Sweet Figments (http://sweetfigments.blogspot.com/).
13. Do you have anything else you would like to share? Thank you so much for featuring me!

1 comment:

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