Friday, April 1, 2011

Etsy Shop: My Craft Loft




What will I find in your shop?I am very addicted to Kanzashi and cannot stop making them. You will find Kanzashi and other fabric accessories for all ages and styles in my shop. All the items that you see here are made by me during evenings and weekends while I am not at work.
I love working with fabrics. I browse around local fabric stores for no reason. Different color pallets and feel of different textures is a very therapeutic process for me. I also love working with different color combinations. Depending on how I evolve in the future, I will be adding different items into my shop. 
Here is a wiki link for Kanzashi, just in case you are curious. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanzashi

How did you come about opening your shop?As much as I love the science and my job (I am a blood banker). I needed to break away from my analytical world and enter into creative world. In my free time, I have always been feeding my creative addiction with a wide variety of projects from sketching fashion illustrations to making my own jewelries and home d├ęcor items. 
I picked up a book called “Kanzashi in Bloom” and instantly fell in love with that. I have been researching and trying to incorporate that method into my own vision ever since. I cannot stop making them. When I combine my fabric shopping habit to my Kanzashi addiction, I ended up with a living room full of stuff. My poor roommate who is running out of space found out about Etsy from her coworker. I finally decided to take a toll on photography so that I can open my own Etsy shop.
I love every aspect of having my own shop, from showcasing my work to connecting with fellow crafters. Even though I have a hard time promoting my store, I learned so much from this whole experience and met a lot of great fellow Estians during the process. 

What is your favorite item in your shop?My favorite item has always changes since I am always experimenting with different materials and methods. For now, my favorite is Eggplant hair clip. Deep purple is my favorite color and I also had a lot of fun trying to figure out a perfect angle for the picture. 
What is your favorite Etsy Shop?It is very hard pick a favorite store since there are so many great stores in Etsy. One of the stores that I really really love though is CleanerScience. The concept that you are using bacteria to clean yourself is very amusing. Besides, it reminds me of my Microbiology days when I was a student. Good times!! 

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