Friday, February 27, 2009

A FAM Feature

Check out Michele from Griffin Gear and Pandy's

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

1. What is your business name?

I have 2 shops, pandys and GriffinGear

2. What is your business about?

My businesses are all about sewing and expressing my creativity

3. How did you start selling on etsy?

I had been doing some craft fairs, a friend told me about etsy and I've been selling here ever since.

4. Where do your inspirations come from?

My inspirations come from everyone, a suggestion from a friend, something I see out and about....I also have lots of crayon sketches on the beer advertisements from restaurants....we will all be having dinner, I get an idea, grab a crayon from the kids and draw it out (beer advertisements work much better than napkins)

5. Is your family supportive of your etsy business?

My husband is supportive of everything I do..including etsy.

6. What was the strangest experience you've ever had when being inspired with a new design?

I got busted at the grocery store, trying to discreetly check out the handle design of another woman's handbag. She gave me the dirtiest look, I said, oh, just checking out your grommets and walked away. She was not impressed.

7. What is the most rewarding aspect of the etsy community for you and your business?

I have met some pretty incredible, very supportive people here. Even though I've never met them, I can honestly say they are very dear friends. As far as my business goes, I've been able to let my creative side flourish. I have a BS in Animal Science and an MBA...not exactly the best choices for creativity. I'm not making money hand over fist, but I'm supporting my fabric habit and trying new things, so I find it very rewarding.

8. Anything else you would like to share?
my blog


Momma J said...

Great feature! I love her shops!!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Great feature on a great artist!! Michelle has such a great sense of humor as chatting with her on the Forums!!

Klymyshyn Design said...

Michele, you can check out my grommets anytime!

SparetimeCrafts said...

both her shops are full of wonderful items! Great feature.