About me and my craft I recently married and was a total DIYer and loved making all my wedding decorations and was kinda at a loss when the wedding was over and I had no more nights of crafting. So I decided to keep on making wedding decor! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE what I do and pride myself in doing things a little differently than what is out there. I like being unique in my crafting!
My favorite item in my shop My favorite item in my shop is the “Ring of Roses” design pomander. I didn’t want to just glue fake flowers to a ball and tissue paper balls wouldn’t hold up in an outdoor setting very well. I had a lot of fabric from my quilting days, so I decided to do my pomander designs using fabric and I love the hand rolled roses look so I incorporated them into the “Ring of Roses” pomander. For this design I used a polyester satin fabric that was fraying a lot so I candled the edges to seal them and that added a very pretty curling effect as well. I am currently working on a “Random Roses” design that will have the hand rolled fabric roses randomly placed around the ball with the fabric squares surrounding them.
Why I chose Etsy I chose Etsy to host my shop because from most of the wedding sites that I belonged to while planning my wedding, a lot of people were commenting on how much they loved shopping for their weddings on Etsy! I checked Etsy out when I decided I wanted to continue wedding décor crafting and saw that no one was making pomanders the way I did (good or bad, haven’t found out yet!) so I felt confident that what I was doing was unique. What does a day of crafting look like for me I am definitely not a full-time crafter. I have a 2 ½ year old little one and my crafting takes place after he goes to bed at night. I work full-time during the day so I don’t get to do too many late nights. I guess when wedding season comes into full swing, I’ll see how many orders I (hopefully) get and will let you know then how tired I am!
Long term aspirations for my shop I hope to make enough sales (come wedding season!) to keep myself busy in the evenings and make a little extra money to save for the honeymoon we never got to take. Maybe in five (or ten?!?) years, we can renew our vows on a tropical beach somewhere. Our at-home, outdoor wedding was rained out and moved indoors (which was not my “dream wedding plan”), so I am hoping another ceremony under the stars is in my future (I’ll make sure we don’t plan it for monsoon season!).------
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