A month or two ago I mentioned the Shop Swap that I would be participating in, organized by Patti at Structured Chaos. Well, amidst the chaos at our house this last weekend I was delighted to receive a package from my swap partner, Anna Liesemeyer, who owns the etsy shop, In Honor Of Design. Her package was lovely, from her sweet business cards (first picture, below) to the wonderful items from her shop. Here's what was inside my gift:
Sweet brown headband with interchangeable bow clip
Bright pink crochet hat with interchangeable clip
Cream bloom multi-use clip
Here is a little about Anna, in her own words:
~A bit about yourself: "I grew up in Ohio, lived the past 8 years in Atlanta, and I just moved to Kansas this past summer! It was a big switch, but I am closer to family now, which makes it worthwhile. I am blessed to have an incredibly supportive husband and beautiful baby boy. I am a brand new etsy artist, but art and design have been a part of my entire life."
~What made you start your business: My love for art and design started at a young age. My sister and our friends would make catalogues filled with designs of shoes and accessories. We would shop in each others magazines and write pretend checks! I laugh when I think of it, but I never thought this would be a foreshadow of my future;) I went on to major in Art Studio. The past few years I have been an art teacher and graphic designer. My arts and crafts were a side hobby. As a new mom, I have decided to take it to the next level so I can be at home with my baby boy. I have loved every minute so far!"
~What you plan to accomplish with your business: "At this point, I would love to develop my ladies accessories line further as well as polishing my brand identity. I just started selling my pieces in my first gift store in town, and I would love to have professional tags and packaging."
~What you get most out of having your own business "I would have to say the feeling of creating and designing is so invigorating. I love seeing my pieces on happy faces. Its also so inspiring to meet so many incredibly talented crafters and artists along the way.
~Your favorite independently owned online shops: "Ooh so many. I have a new favorite every week! Here a few new etsy artist shops I love:
found paper co.
Hooray Design Shop
~Ways we can keep in touch with you:
Facebook Fan Page
And of course I had to include a few pics of Miss Halle in her new accessories. She wore the hat to church on Sunday and EVERYONE commented how cute it was! (And the girlie wearing the hat, of course!)
She loved the headband!
Y'all really should check out her shop and show some love. She is already selling like hotcakes, and I'm sure with the holiday season approaching she'll be crazy busy!