*When did you open it?
I started my Etsy shop after going to craft shows for about 35 years looking for something a little easier than setting up a booth all the time. I opened my shop in Aug. of 2007 and after a very slow start things finally started to pick up about 6 months later. I love to make paper creations but a little over a year ago I started making felt embellishments so now sell some of each in my shop. I still do about 8 craft shows a year but only one is a booth type show.
*What items/type of items do you sell?
I started out my shop with all paper products but have gotten into making felt flowers and other embellishments after my daughter needed some unique embellishments for her Scrapbook Kit Club (ZanyZinnia) I also make ATC/ACEO cards and love trying new techniques on them.
Getting to know you - 5 Questions
1. What is your first crafting memory?
My first thing that I made was doll clothes for my dolls after I got a sewing machine for Christmas one year.
2. Is there something that you've never tried with paper that you'd like to try?
I would love to try some waxed and freezer paper techniques that I have seen, I have the supplies so would like to try them soon.
3. Do you have a special space for your crafting, or does the kitchen table do double duty?
I mostly craft at my kitchen table, I have a room set up in the basement with my supplies and get my exercise going up and down. One thing about crafting at the table my space gets cleaned up often.
4. What do you have on while you're creating, if anything, and is it tuned to something specific?
Mostly I listen to Country Western music on the radio but occasionally I turn on the Create channel and keep an ear out for interesting things while I'm working.
5. Are you a clean or messy crafter?
I'd have to say I'm a messy crafter and usually end up with only a tiny work space. I guess I live by the Motto of "A Creative Mind is rarely organized".
Find Dolores Here:
Shop: Crafty d's Creations
Ning: Dolores Raml