Wednesday, September 1, 2010

BESTeam feature: Too much of a good thing

this weeks BESTeam feature is on Leyla of Too Much of a Good Thing. in case you forgot, BESTeam is an etsy team i'm on and we do posts on each other once a week. this lovely lady featured our shop last week, which you can see here. Leyla makes handmade greeting cards, and some crocheted goodies including headbands (smart lady), dishcloths, and beanies for her store. she blogs about her fun life living in oregon with her husband, and her outlook is funny and fresh. definitely a fun girl. read her interview:

What's your favorite color?
Red and green, but not together :)

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What inspires you?
Lots of things. Pretty pictures. Tutorials. Paper. Yarn. Browsing blogs and craft supplies.

What do you love most about what you do?
I love the finished product. The fact that you start with a pile of paper, glue, paint, fabric and a hot glue gun and come up with something unique is so much fun. And I love it when people like what I make…it’s silly but I get so excited when someone likes what I make enough to actually buy it. It’s not about the money, just the fact that people really like what little ol’ me makes :)

Is Etsy part-time, full-time, or hobby for you?
It's a hobby.

What are your top favorite blogs or websites?
Too many!

What are your current projects?
I'm a little schizophrenic right now. I have a stack of composition notebooks to be altered. I'm making flower hair pins and brooches with satin and beads. I recently debuted a new line of headbands decorated with crocheted flowers. All over the map but all so much fun! :)

How did you get started w/your Etsy shop (what made you open it)?
I've been making cards forever and my friends were always encouraging me to take them around to little shops in town to see if they would carry the cards. I was too chicken for that so when I found Etsy, I opened a shop right away. Since then, my husband has become the world's best salesman, stopping at little farm shops and boutiques and asking if they would be interested. My cards are in four stores in Salem right now and I would really love to branch out, considering I do much better in brick-and-mortar stores than online. Right now I'm working on figuring out how to display my headbands so I can try to find a place for those.

we wish you the best of luck!
where to find Too Much of a Good Thing:


Anna Walker said...

I LOVE the "Love you tons" elephant! :)

Alice said...

Hehe thanks for the visit :-) Also, She & Him= jealous jealous jealous!!!

b. said...

i love that elephant! he is so cute!


kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

oh, i love Leyla's blog. *hi Leyla!*

so cute that your husband is your advertiser extrordinaire. lucky lucky lady. ;)