Sunday, September 15, 2013

Featured Etsy Seller - Dream And Craft

Our featured seller for the month of September is the artist behind Dream And Craft. Be sure to visit her shop on Etsy to see all her cute and adorable handmade creations.

Tell us a little about yourself

I am Remya, 28 years old, a software consultant by profession and mother of 2 darling boys, who are 2 and 4 years old. I was born and brought up in India, currently residing in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. I love creating cheerful things and I hope you like what you find in my shop as much as I do.

What do you create/offer in your Etsy shop?

Giraffe Nursery Decor

I offer hand painted ceramic mugs, bowls, coasters and wooden kitchen utensils, wedding art plates, nursery prints, kids room decor, drawing books for kids, painted T Shirts, wall art and wall decals in my Etsy shop.

I accept and look forward to doing custom orders as well.
Bazinga 10 oz. Mug

How did you get started in your line of business?
I have always had a passion towards nature, poetry and drawing as a kid. While I keep trying to do interesting things and crafts with my li'l ones to entertain them, it dawned to me that I might open a shop in Etsy as well and that's how DreamAndCraft was born. Once I opened the shop, I was so overwhelmed by the possibilities that I started exploring lots of options.

Describe your creative process
As soon as I think of an idea, I procure the necessary materials, making sure I offer the very best to my customers. I create my items only when there are no other distractions and put my 100% into all products in my shop. All items are made in a pet-free, smoke-free environment. I believe that customer satisfaction is very critical and offer good quality items, made with love.

Where do you find your inspiration?
My kids are my primary source of inspiration. My husband's constant support keeps me going. Little things that make us smile in our daily lives; little things that a splash color to our routine lives - these are what you are likely to find in my shop.

What is your favorite item in your shop at the moment?

These painted wooden kitchen utensils are my current favorite. Painting them was so much fun and in fact, it was my little one who suggested that I paint it like a rainbow :)

How do you promote your work?
I promote my work primarily through Facebook & Pinterest. I have a blog as well.

What is one of your most important lessons you've learned since starting your business?
That doing what you love to do gives you the most happiness and satisfaction.

What advice would you give someone just starting out?
Etsy is a pool of very talented and creative people. There is lot of competition and lot of helpful people out here. Be patient and keep doing what you are doing with the same enthusiasm, passion and love as you did for your first item, if not more.

What are your other sites (facebook, twitter, blog, etc.)?

Facebook: etsydreamandcraft.blogspot.comTwitter:

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