How did you get started making your gorgeous Etsy shop products?
I learned a lot about sewing from my mom (she's ridiculously good looking, super amazing and a fabulous seamstress... just sayin'...)... in high school and college I spent a lot of time sewing up simple skirts and pillows... I took a break from sewing for a handful of years... until last fall... I was shopping around on-line and saw this gorgeous sweatshirt that I just fell in love with... Unfortunately it was way out of my price range... in an effort to be hip without breaking the bank I attempted making one myself! It ended up being a huge hit with all of my friends which led me to sell about 15 sweatshirts in the matter of a month... A year later, I'm finally giving a formal "go of it" on etsy!
Upcycled French Hoodie- Turquoise
How did you decide on Etta Grace as the name for your shop?
It was kind of tough coming up with a name for my shop... I spent a few weeks really brainstorming with my husband and friends... finally I landed on Etta Grace, named after my two gorgeous sisters... They are the most incredible girls and I thought it would be great to name the shop after two chicks so dear to my heart!
Tell us a bit about yourself- where are you from, what are your hobbies, what are your interests?
I grew up in the bay area of California...but moved to Chicago when I was in high school... I'm the oldest of 9 kids so things can be a bit crazy when we're all home... Right after college I caught the travel bug and spent the next five years in Hawaii, then Switzerland, and finally Idaho... I'm currently back in Chicago pursuing a graduate degree!
Christmas Parisian Pouf
Hmmm... Hobbies and interests... Most of my time is taken up with work and school... but when I'm not busy with that "blah-blah-blahness"... I love to run... sip (ok, gulp) coffee... shop at Anthropologie (sigh... love that store...) read... spend time with my handsome hubs... and this time of year... watch endless amounts of Christmas movies!
Cream/Gray Petal French Hoodie (My Fav)
What is your favorite item in your Etsy shop and why?
Right now my favorite item in my etsy shop is the "french hoodie" in eggplant! I just love it! It's so great because it can be dressed up with jeans and heels... or down with tennis shoes... I've worn mine out a lot in the past month and am complimented on it all the time... I like to feel like it's "Anthro" inspired....
Upcycled French Hoodie- Eggplant
Any other info you want to share with my readers?
I love working with all sorts of textures and colors. The great thing about EttaGrace's products are that they're individually handmade and unique. If you see a design you love, but would like it in another color I'd be happy to accommodate any and all creative requests! Custom orders are my specialty!
In love right? Well, there is more.
Etta Grace will be generously giving away a french hoodie!!!
1. Head over to her blog and become a follower. ( 1 entry)
2. Update your Facebook status with a link to her shop: www.ettagrace.etsy.com (1 entry)
3. Tweet a link to her shop (1 entry)
Then leave me a comment letting me know you did so! You must be a BMT follower to enter. Winner will chosen via Random.org on Friday!!
Also, Etta Grace is offering a 10% to all BMT readers this week using the code: "babymakestwo"