Saturday, March 6, 2010

Featuring! ~ Fellow Etsy Artisan Originals by Lauren

This is the 2nd in my new series of features on some fabulous fellow Etsy Artisans.  I hope you enjoy learning more about some incredibly talented people in the indie artist community!   ~ Sandie

Originals by Lauren

From her Etsy Profile:

"I have been sewing since the age of 11 and have had a dressmaking and alterations business for 20 years. Etsy gives me a chance to be creative and try new things. I love to sew and make everything in my shop myself. Most are my designs and many are one of a kind. I am also a silversmith, and have a few items listed here. All are original designs, one of a kind, and made with quality materials."
How long have you been selling on Etsy, and what do you sell?
"I joined Etsy May 1, 2008, and started listing things 3 weeks later."

What do like most about being an independent artist/seller?
"I enjoy the creative outlet Etsy gives me. I have a dressmaking and alterations business out of my home, and Etsy allows me to make the things that I want to make, instead of only what people want me to make. "
What do like least about being an independent artist/seller?

"The thing I like the least is not being able to depend on a regular income."
Tell us about your single most positive/unique/fun Etsy (seller) experience? 
"I think the best experience I had here was joining a local team, because many of us have met in person and become friends."

What one piece of info/advice do you wish someone had told you, the day before you opened shop on Etsy?

"I wish I knew how much work it would be to drive customers to my shop."

Where and/or how do you market your Etsy Shop?

"I tons of re-listing on Etsy, and I tweet my new listings on Twitter.  I'm not on facebook, but I do list my shop on as many sites as possible.  I've not had muck luck with advertising, but I am still looking."
What is your favorite single item that you make (the one you hate to part with)?
"I love my quilts!  Each one is different and unique."  

And last but not least - what is your favorite color, favorite song, favorite food, and favorite day of the week?
anything by Neil Young 
Pasta with Marinara Sauce
Here are links to Lauren's shop where you can check out all her fabulous hand made goods, as links to her blog and other place you can find her on the net! 


Waterrose said...

So good to get to know everyone better.

Midnightcoiler said...

Nice feature! Lovely work by Lauren, but my eyes are drawn to those hot potholders!

niftyknits said...

LOL I was looking closely at the potholder too!

hoganfe said...

Terrific interview I love Lauren's designs & she is a fun person to know!

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Glorious Hats said...

Now me, I like the silver bangle bracelet. Lauren, has something for most everyone :D

ddb7 said...

Lauren does fantastic work with her interests. She is also a great team member and a pleasure to know.

ddb7 said...

Lauren does fantastic work with her interests. She is also a great team member and a pleasure to know.

nikid said...

Very nice feature! Laurens potholders not only LOOK nice, they work VERY WELL!

TheJoyofColor said...

Its great to know a little bit more about our teams members

Originals by Lauren said...

thank you so much, I really appreciate the feature.

hipchic~cynde said...

Very nice feature. Lauren's work is so beautiful! Have a great weekend.

My Mother's Garden said...

Great feature! It's so nice to learn a little bit about the actual person behind the shop name. Love that potholder!

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

Your work is amazing Lauren!

Crickets Creations: Handcrafted Fashion Accessory Scarves and Fringies Professional Photo Portrait Props said...

Love it!!! Great interview, Sandie and Lauren!
Celeste (Crickets)