Meet Rosirouge!

Posted Thursday, September 08, 2011

Today’s installment marks the beginning of a new feature here on the EtsyKids Team Blog, a get to know our members opportunity -
Today we introduce you to EtsyKids Team Member Rosi of rosirouge

  • what motivated you to start your shop?
Once I found out about Etsy, I thought it was perfect for my line of baby blankets and infantwear since my items are really one-of-a-kind. I use vintage fabrics and trims and sometimes it's not possible to make duplicates. Etsy is an outlet to show that ONE item.

  • what is the story behind your shop name?
My shop name is rosirouge. I used to blush a lot when I was shy. My BFF coined the nickname (Sad to say it is few and far between now and my rouge comes on with a brush!) I really should have started with the name Hanky Blanky which is the name of my line, but Etsy does not let you change names, once you chose one.

  • do you have a favorite Etsy Shop (non-child related)?
Yes, She's a collector as am I...I feel as if I'm at a great flea market!
  • what surprised you most about having your own craft / online shop?
I am always surprised when I make a sale. I was surprised when I learned about the many teams that help further promote the Etsy community

  • what do you find most challenging about being an Etsy seller?
What is most challenging is keeping up with new listings. The photography, the promotion, devoting time to keep the shop fresh.

  • what's your personal philosophy behind your shop / products?
I am inspired by vintage things that I have found combing through flea mkts and antique fairs. In making my blankets and things for baby, I want to recapture the innocence of days gone by, a simpler time...using the all-natural fabrics from those eras and re-using/re-cycling sweaters for my plush and a new line of baby sweaters and sock-moccasins. It's important to me to re-cycle and re-purpose these hankies, fabrics, sweaters, buttons and trims.

  • how would someone (other then yourself) describe you?
I have been described as having boundless energy, a doer/pro-active, responsible and a girl who likes to have fun.

  • what music do you have on while you are creating?
Minneapolis radio: (I live in NYC)

  • what do you do when you aren't working?
I grow flowers and vegetables in the summer, I love to mosaic things like birdhouses, table tops or frames and vases in the winter

  • anything else you'd like to tell us or share?
Besides sewing things for my Etsy Shop, I have a full-time career as a costume-maker for Broadway and Film. I needed to keep myself busy during the down times and that is when I started to quilt the hankies into blankies, and designing all the baby clothes with my collection of vintage fabrics.
For the local shoppers, everything is made here in New York. Come visit and get a hands on experience:
Sunday October 2nd at the Atlantic Antic- between Boerum Place and Smith.
October 9th @ Nyack's Famous Street Fair
Oct 15th @ Crafts in Chelsea (W. 21st St, btwn 8th-9th)
And my full website showing many more products is:


Lilikins said...

Thanks so much to Rosi for sharing with us!

tenderblue said...

This is wonderful! Our story behind Etsy. A great idea.

I'm glad to know a little bit about you Rosi.


Woolly Boo® said...

Love you Rosi :)

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