July 13, 2011


Tell us your name, the name of your shop and what it is that you do here on Etsy.
My name is Lauren and I am the shop owner of crocheting4baby {aka Tutus & Tea Parties}

What is your family life like? (i.e. how many children, their ages, names, are you a single mom? Are they supportive of what they do and so forth?)
I have been married just over 2 years and we have a beautiful little girl who is turning 2 this summer! My husband also has two children who are great big brothers. They are 6 & 8 and the three of them together are so much fun! We see the boys on weekends.

Do you have another job outside of Etsy and outside of the home?
I am lucky enough to be with my daughter all day, every day! We go to library classes, parks and get to do fun things all day long!

How do you balance home life, Etsy and work?
Since my daughter is almost 2, I am not able to do much for my shop unless she is sleeping. Nap time and bed time are the times I get to create.

What made you decide to sell on Etsy?
To be honest, money was pretty tight when my daughter arrived. I found out about Etsy through my cousin who has a shop & loved the idea of sharing my creations! It is something I enjoy so much!

Do you feel pretty successful in your Etsy shop or is there room to grow? If you feel successful is there a secret you'd like to share with us?
I feel that there is always room to grow. I still feel pretty new to Etsy and after a year am still finding things out. The one thing I started doing that I feel has helped is getting my items professionally photographed on babies/toddlers. I am waiting on pictures of a bunch of new hat designs I just sent out to have photos taken of.

What do you feel makes your shop special and unique?
There are items in my shop that are pretty popular on Etsy but I like to think I have great customer service. I always reply to convos within a day and keep customers updated on their custom request status since most things in my shop are made to order.

As Mom's, things get chaotic and find it hard to stay focused, how do you stay focused and motivated?
My love for creating keeps me motivated. I am always excited to grab a hook & yarn or a top and some paint and get to work. It may sound weird, but when I get to bed, after I say my prayers, I think about what I will create the following day.

Is there anything else you'd like the readers to know?
Yes, I absolutely love what I do & my daughter has about one of everything I sell! I would also like to offer a coupon code for 10% off {use code FEATURE10 at checkout}

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring me on your lovely blog! :)