I enjoy sewing the most and have been doing that consistently for about 10 years. I like to challenge myself by finding new ways to apply sewing to varying crafts.
2. How did you get started?
I was influenced by my Mother. She is a quilter and made my clothes for me when I was a child. She taught me how to sew when I was about 16 and I remember attending quilt shows with her.
3. What is your inspiration?
I am inspired by the fabric I see and choose. I am drawn to fabrics and from there; I decide what to make with them.
4. How long have you been on Etsy?
Just over one year.
5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Just as happy as I am now with life and family and SewNook will have evolved into a profitable business.
6. What is the most challenging thing about having an online business?
Time management is the most challenging, but I have been able to implement a lot of my skills as a Virtual Assistant for managing SewNook.
7. What is the most rewarding thing about having an online business?
For me, the most rewarding part of having an online business is seeing how it has evolved and the excitement of the possibilities to come.
8. How does your internet business fit into your life? Is it your job or do you have another job as well?
I have three jobs. Taking care of our two year old son, SewNook.Etsy.com, and I am a Virtual Assistant for TodaysAdmin.com.
9. When you are not crafting, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy every spare moment with my husband and son.
10. Are there any links you’d like to share?
1. Meetup.com for face-to-face networking opportunities.
2. PrimoPdf.com for an affordable way to print the patterns you develop.
3. TodaysAdmin.com for administrative support, which for crafters, can be bookkeeping, website and newsletter updates, and anything else you may need to delegate so you can spend more time with customers and on your crafts.