Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Name: Mary L.
Craft: sewing- "handmade fabric accessories"
Etsy Store: mary*mule- http://www.marymule.etsy.com/
How long have you been in business? Since March 09.
How did you get started? I bought a sewing machine about a year ago when I decided I wanted to learn to sew. I am one of those people who sees something in a store and thinks "I can make that." I also wanted to be able to hem my own pants instead of always paying someone to do it for me. My first project was a pair of PJ pants (that didn't fit), then I moved on to a purse and tote bags.
Do you have formal training? I am self taught.
What's the best part of having an Etsy store? Sharing my creations with others. I guess I don't really "do it for the money." But I like making things and have to get rid of it somehow! I love that I can now make gifts for people too.
What surprised you about having your own business? All the "housekeeping" work that goes along with it. Recording cost of supplies, keeping a log of what I sell, all that mumbo jumbo.
How would you describe your style? Simple I guess. But not in a bad way.
What one item should everyone see in your store? This purse!