Today we would like to introduce you to Stephanie
and their Etsy shop Felt Like Celebrating
Felt Like Celebrating has been selling on Etsy since July 2011, they offers a variety of lovely Felt crowns, birthday crowns, bunting & party supplies. Today they are sharing a little about their shop and selling handmade items.
What motivated you to start your shop?
Like a lot of people I started making things for my little ones and people said I should sell them. So I opened up shop and it was a hit pretty much from the get go!
What is the story behind your shop name?
In the beginning everything in my shop was made with felt so I wanted to incorporate the word 'felt' somewhere in the title. And because my items could be used for parties I decided to add the 'celebrating' part on. I think it's a great fit for your shop.
What surprised you most about having your own craft / online shop?
Between all the websites I sell on I've posted around 700 packages over the past 2.5 years. Even after all that time I still get a thrill when someone orders from me! I can only imagine just how busy I could be if lived in the United States.
What is your favourite creations from your shop?
I love Love love making my personalized name crowns. I take pride in the fact that each one is one of a kind!
What do you find most challenging about being an Etsy seller?
Keeping up with all the convo's. And I do have to admit some days are a little tough to find the motivation to start sewing. For example being up all the night before with a sick baby. But it all has to get done and 95% of the time I love doing it.
Please tell us a little about the children's items market / handmade movement in your Country?
It's going quite well. I live in New Zealand and we have an etsy equivalent website that I successfully sell my items on. My city also has some well established craft markets that are popular venues for selling children's items.
Felt Like Celebrating is offering a 10% discount to all our blog readers. To use the coupon visit her etsy store and enter code "FLC10" at checkout.