Friday, May 28, 2010

Five Questions for ... TheRetroDiva

This time we have a return visit from our previous interviewee, mamaslittlemonkeys, with her five questions for another team member, TheRetroDiva. Okay, make that six questions!
Q.  How did you get started crafting? Did anyone in particular influence you or get you started?
A.  Crafting is a lifelong love of mine. My mother was an artist and had plenty of art supplies to fuel our creativity. My Sister (@amandazilla) and Cousin (@TwinkieChan) have been major sources of inspiration and encouragement as well. Both are insanely crafty and have businesses of their own.

Q.  What are your favourite items to make? Why? What are the most challenging to make?
A.  I have loved making all of my items! Each item I make is unique and never duplicated. The bigger the piece is the more challenging it can be to make. I work with several mediums as well, which adds to the experience.
I would say that hand placing individual beads on compacts has been the most challenging, and rewarding at the same time.
Q.  What is your favorite part of having a shop on Etsy? Why?
A.  Etsy is a user-friendly site that makes it easy to sell your crafts. If I have any questions the forums are always helpful along with all the other resources that have been made available.

Q.  What are you doing when you are not crafting during the day?
A.  I am a full time mom to a 1 1/2 year old lil guy and 4 big dogs. My days are always adventure packed.

Q.  What have been your most effective methods to promote yourself on Etsy? What tips do you have for new sellers?
A.  Being new to this myself, I have become involved with several forums that are either craft of pinup/ rockabilly related. I am trying to talk to as many people as I can to let them know about what I do and look for sources of inspiration.

Q.  What's your favorite food?
A.  I like a good burger and fries myself. Only the burger should be protein style (wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun ) - like at In-N-Out!!

Next time, TheRetroDiva will have five questions for another Etsy Chatters Team member.

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