Arlene's Crafty Creations

*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself...
I am from Long Beach, Calif. I have lived here my hole life. I am a stay at home Grandma. Since my grand daughter was born I have watched her 1 to 2 days a week and she just started a pre K class a few weeks ago and now I am trying to get use to not seeing her so much.

*How did you decide your shop name?
I went through a few ideas but want a name that let me create and list a verity of things because I am always trying new things.

*Why did I start my business?
What really started me thinking of selling my craft was the backpacks and the baby blankets, they are 2 things I make that people love when they get one. Plus a place to list my creations. I had 2 friends that told me about etsy and it took about a year but I finally jumped in and started my shop.

*What are 5 things you want people to think when they see your product?
On my Supplies...Great Deal and Great Quality. 
On my handmade items... Great Craftsmanship, Very useful, Unique and got to have it.

*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
Great Deal on Fabric...or a unique print and patterns.

*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
I like going to the movies and spending time with my Grandkids. We go to Disneyland alot as the grandkids the Magic there.

*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
I love making the Baby Blankets because they are the most useful and the moms really love them. I love it when people get use out of something I make and love the item.

*What keeps you motivated?
The joy people get out of my creations.

*If you could give a piece of advice to a new shop - what would it be?
Something someone told me... Since people can't touch your item you have to have great pictures to get people intrested in your product. Pictures mean the world when running a online shop

*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
Not at this time but I do hope to start a blog and a facebook page soon.



katkero said...

Nice learning more about you.
You have a nice shop.

Tak said...

Wonderful feature! Makes me appreciate your lovely shop even more!

MoanasUniqueDesigns said...

A lovely feature. It's always nice to hear about what folks like to do outside of etsy.

teryl2 said...

Love your shop. Does me good to see another grandma working hard at what she loves. You have such cute ideas.