Amber from GreenLotus on Etsy rocks! Originally from Cleveland, she now attends Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. And she loves LeBron. Of course :)
Let's ask her some (unapolegetically girly) questions:
I make craft carriers, which are essentially little pouches I made with knitting and crochet projects in mind. They're a great size for tossing a small project into and then taking it on the road.
I started in July of 2007, although I'd been signed up on Etsy since May.
I couldn't find a steady summer job, and wanted to do something crafty in my spare time. I'd heard about Etsy, and had bought some things through it before, so I thought why not combine the two?
I love choosing the fabric and zipper color combinations! I can drive my mum crazy, standing in the fabric store for hours just matching different swatches.
When the sewing machine won't cooperate, and I have to rework the tension or rethread the bobbin. Excruciating!
Patience is definitely key. I made some sales right away, and now I'm in a bit of a dry spell, but I think with some more marketing things'll pick up again. And get on the forums! People are always so ready to help you out!
It's actually a carrier that sold right away, "Shibuya." To be honest I was halfway hoping its listing would expire and I could keep it! The lady who purchased it was super sweet though.
Oh lord, all of them. Any indie yarn dyer, Smashing's shop, Belleandboo.... usually I dream about my favorite items. There is a fleur-de-lis necklace I am aching for that was sold, what tragedy!
(Amber, your endorsement check is in the mail, wink!)
I share a knitblog with my pal Uhlissa, the Black Heels and Purls Knitting Society. I should really update that soon.
(readers-here is a little preview of Amber's blog: "Oh Jesus, I thought. Did I order yarn in my sleep?" i almost spit out my coffee! :)
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Thank you Amber! Nice chattin' with ya! :)