Friday, June 10, 2011

Local Etsy Artist Feature!

This is my first time featuring another local (i.e. Seattle area) artist from Etsy. I hope you enjoy exploring other Etsy shops as I will try to feature a new artist every two weeks.

Featuring Happy Dog Buttons:

What three words would you use to describe yourself?




How long have you been crafting?

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t doing some kind of craft. My mom loves to do crafts, so it’s in the genes.

When did you start selling on Etsy and what inspired you to give it a try?

I’ve been selling at craft shows and street fairs and customers would always ask me if I had a website. I like the feeling of community at Etsy.

Besides creating, what are you passionate about?

I love listening to music, I have it on all the time in my craft room and in the car.

What does your craft space look like? Are you an organized crafter or would you be embarrassed for us to take a peak at your workspace? (Please share a picture if you’re willing)

I make attempts at being organized, there are shelves and drawers with files and containers, but my work surface is a mess.

Because I like many different crafts I have piles of material spilling out of the closet, drawers full of jewelry making and card making supplies. I would not let anyone take a picture of my work space.

Describe your Etsy shop in three words.




Currently, what are your favorite 3 items from your shop?

What are some of your favorite Etsy shops?

My favorite shop is Creations by M, I by a lot of my images from her, she’s great to work with.

I love the cute little frogs in this shop. The descriptions are great.

I also like Yesterdays Memories. I’ve purchased my address labels from this shop, the shipping is really quick.

Finally, what suggestions would you make to someone who’s thinking about starting an Etsy shop?

I know a lot of people design their logos and are creative in writing, but I hired someone to help me get set up and I think it really helped me.

Also, make sure you have a large stock of items for your customer to choose from. Even if you specialize in just one thing, offer it in different sizes, designs, colors etc. That’s what disappoints me the most when I look at a shop and they only have 4 items for sale.

Thanks for reading today, and don't miss the next Etsy artist feature!


  1. Thank you for putting me in your blog today. I'm following you now and I hope others do too.

  2. Your welcome, and thanks for following! You'll be up for another week. :)