Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Featured Artist - *Sparkletree*

Who are you? Christina

What is your Etsy Shop Name/link?
My shop is called Sparkletree and the URL is http://mySparkletree.etsy.com

What tag categories do you specialize in?
I started out making jewelry, but have been on a major crocheting kick
for several months now. I literally cannot go a single day without
crocheting. It's my zen.

Do you create for children or adults, women or men?
Most of my stuff is for females - adults or children. I just started
making some pillows which will make great baby gifts! I'm hoping to do
some boys/ mens items in the future... I just haven't thought that far
ahead yet ;)

What do you like about Etsy?
Etsy is EASY! I like anything that makes my life simpler. It's also a
great way to connect with like-minded people!

Where do you find inspiration for your products?
I'm sort of a compulsive shopper. I'm always out in the stores
scouring for looks that I like and dislike. Then, I go home and do my
own take on colors and shapes that had an impact on me creatively.

What do you love about your business?
It saves me lots of money on therapy.

What is your favorite product right now?
I'm really digging my pocketbook line. I'm so happy with how they came
out... especially since most of them aren't really planned. I just
start crocheting and see where they take me. It's exciting to be a
part of creativity unfolding.

What makes you unique at Etsy?
Since I usually do not work from a pattern, my items are generally
one-of-a-kind. Also, I often use inspiration or actual items from my
own life to embellish my work. For instance, the fabric on the
"Beverly" pocketbook is from my favorite shirt, which I shrunk in the
wash. (I've since bought a replacement!)


Kat said...

Oooh, it was so nice to learn about Christina! And I love that last purse, too.

donna said...

Love the purse.. and so nice to meet you ! I'm off to look at your shop!!...Have a great day and wishing you lots of sales! :-) , Donna (donnadidit.etsy.com)

christina said...

Thank you SO SO SO much ladies!
That was fun!
So happy to be a part of EtsyNJ!!!

Becca said...

Great shop Christina, love the bags and the purse and that cloud pillow is a great idea! Much luck :)

christina said...

Thanks Becca!