Sunday, 5 June 2011

Etsy Seller Feature: PerkyPosy

Fabric Flower Hair Clip Blue Floral by PerkyPosy
While browsing Etsy recently, I had the very good fortunate to discover a shop which I felt instantly inspired by. With super cute products and bright, attractive photographs this shop immediately drew me in! That is why I am thrilled to announce that PerkyPosy is the subject of my first ever Etsy Seller Feature!

Tell us a little about yourself and your shop
My name is Kelsey. I'm married to my high-school sweetheart and we have 2 fantastic kids. My grandpa gave me the nickname, Perky as a young girl. I think it describes my fun garden-inspired accessories perfectly.

How did you begin selling on Etsy? 
PerkyPosy was founded to help satisfy my love for making pretty things. Coming from a family of creative women, I've always been crafting. When I was pregnant with my daughter about 3 years ago, I began thinking in dresses and bows. I wanted to make every frilly, girly thing I could. Then, I came across a tutorial on Kanzashi and it was all over. You see, I love flowers, but can't grow them. My husband has the green thumb in the family. So I started "growing" a fabric garden.

What does "success" mean to you?
Success, to me, is happiness. In my life, I want a happy family and in my business, I want happy customers. If I work hard, enjoy what I do and just do the best I possibly can, it's a success.

Who or what inspires you to create?
My darling daughter and amazing son inspire me most. My son encourages me and gives me great ideas. My little girl is the perfect tester for all the little pretties I create. She's happy to claim the first of every design, put them in her curls and prance around playing dress up. Too cute!

How would you like your Etsy shop to progress?
I'd love to expand my products to include more than accessories though still centered on my fabric flower theme. I have a notebook full of ideas including clothing, jewelry & home decor.

What is your favourite thing in your shop?
Although I like them all very much, my favorite design is the modern kanzashi in my shop. It's based on the japanese art of folding fabric into flower petals. I love that I can't quite tell what the fabric patterns will look like until they're complete. It's like a little surprise every time I finish one!

Where can we find PerkyPosy? 

Head over to PerkyPosy's Blog now for her first ever giveaway! The giveaway is open until the 15th of June 2011 and gives you the chance to win a gorgeous PerkyPosy packing including 5 
handmade accessories!

Would you like to be considered for an Etsy seller feature? Contact me with your details at thepresentday(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk! 

1 comment:

  1. Lovely interview. I am another who uses my craft as a surrogate for something else, so I completely understand! I love fabric but am hopeless with it - so I turned to paper!