Bibs4Drips... What a cute name for an adorable shop.
Let's get to know her a bit more!!!
1. Who is bibs4drips?
Bibs4drips is my 3rd baby. I do treat it differently and it doesn’t get as many hugs and kisses as my two other children. But I think that’s ok and so far, it did very well. I want to see it grow up more and get stronger and bigger.
2. What kind of crafting/art do you do? How long have you been doing it?
I do crafting since I am a teenager. I started sewing with 16 when I got my first sewing machine. My grandma was a seamstress, I have grown up with it. I am also taking lots of photos and do my own cards (http://fragmentsbyedith.etsy.com and http://fragmentsbyedith.blogspot.com). My friends call me Martha Stewart because I do lots of things by hand as gifts.
3. Where do you pull your inspiration from?
Necessity. And love for beautiful things. Photos. Fabrics. Colorful ribbons. My children. Thinking about something and then make it.
4. What is your favorite medium?
Fabric, the cutter the better. Photographs, paper and glue.
5. Is Etsy your art, your full time job, or just an on the side project?
Since I am a stay at home mom, I consider bibs4drips my part time job next to taking care of the kids and husband. I also love to take pictures and work on cards and name tags so I consider myself an artist in that regard.
6. How did you find Etsy?
I started with bibs4drips in the summer 2008 and was ready to give an update to all family and friends in the fall of that year. Shortly after I sent out my look-at-my-new-business email, my sister in law forwarded me an email from her friend who said I should check out Etsy and post my stuff there. I researched it for few days and signed up shortly after. Love it since!
7. How did you become ADDICTED to Etsy CHAT?
That wasn’t hard at all. I meet all these great people who are funny, talented, and willing to share their life with me. Most of them are supportive, helpful and enthusiastic. And this is what we need to be successful. Thank you all you Etsy addicts.
8. What is your favorite piece that you have done?
I think my bibs4drips are just sensational. They are small and handy and useful.
9. What is your favorite Etsy shop (other than yours)?
Oh, this is a hard one. Really, I couldn’t list all the shops that I have looked at and loved. And booked marked. And looked at again.
10. Tips for other Artists?
Be yourself, believe in yourself and your product, provide a good made product and people will come.
11. Tell me a Secret about yourself.
I have moved to the US with 2 suitcases and $4000. That was 8 years ago. Now I have a handsome and smart husband, 2 beautiful kids and a life that I love.
12. Any parting words of wisdom? Questions? Comments?
Keep doing what you are doing. If you enjoy it, others will too.
And now.. a Giveaway!!! Edith (bibs4drips) will be giving away a one of her Lovies (like the cute yellow with bee one pictured here!!) Just go to her shop, and come back here commenting about what you love most in her shop!! NExt Friday, she will randomly select a winner and post that here!!
While you are at blogger, go on and check out Ediths Blog:
Good luck, have fun and happy chatting!