Tuesday, July 3, 2012
SHOP FEATURE - PillowDesignStudio
today we are featuring the lovely Liz from PillowDesignStudio! enjoy the Q & A with Liz and shop away with the storewide discount, exclusively for DDH subscribers!
What made you decide to start your shop?
I've been making yo yos since I was in high school. My ultimate goal was to make a crazy quilt for the guest bedroom I hoped to have when I grew up. Now that I'm older, I'm still working on that quilt and realized that yo yos can be more versatile than what I had originally thought. Now my passion is making yo yo flower headbands for kids and adults. It's great creative outlet from my 9-5 job.
What type of products do you sell?
I sell stylish yo yo headbands for girls, babies and women. I've also been making headbands for flower girls, which has unexpectedly accounted for quite a bit of my business lately.
What is your favorite shop accomplishment so far?
It has been very exciting to know my designs are going to be a part of someone's special wedding day. I know when I got married about a year ago I worked with Etsy crafters to make my day unique, from an unconventional cake topper made from flattened spoons to the flower clip I wore in my hair that got rave reviews from my family and friends.
What is your biggest challenge as an online seller?
The biggest challenges for me are finding enough time to create new items for my shop and trying to get more exposure.
What is the top selling item in your shop?
Do you have a tip for others selling in the online community?
Build relationships with other Etsy sellers. That has helped me gain a fair amount of exposure for my shop, as well as much needed moral support.
What are you currently working on/newest design or project?
I recently got a whole mess of skinny elastic, so I'm trying out new designs for baby headbands.
Do you have a favorite crafty/handmade blog/shop/resource that you go to often, if so what is it?
I really like this blog, which helps me get a sense of what other crafters are coming up with.
thank you so much, Liz!!!! (and we love your headbands!!!) DDH enthusiasts can use the coupon code DDH20 -- for 20% off purchases store wide! (Expires August 1, 2012)