Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wednesday's "Hidden Gem": EyeletSageStudio

I can talk for hours if you ask me for my list of favorite shops on Etsy, and some of them definitely deserve a little more exposure to the world! So, welcome to my Wednesday's "Hidden Gem" pocket interview!

Today, we'll meet Melanie of EyeletSageStudio. Melanie is from Tigard, OR (suburb of Portland, OR), and her incredible stationary shop is full of goodies like this Poppy Hello, Friend Note Card.

Here's our short and sweet interview with Melanie from EyeletSageStudio.

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Q: Describe yourself in 5 words.
A: Reserved, Traditional, Sentimental, Joyful, Hardworking

Q: What goodies do you offer in your shop?
A: Cards, Journals, magnets and other paper goods.

Q: How was your shop started?

A: It's been my goal since I was exposed to graphic design in college to create cards and stationery and sell them some day. I never expected it to happen so soon, but surprisingly a bit of unemployment gave me the time I needed to get started.

Q: What are some unique things about your shop?

A: My shop is unique by its simplistic designs. Most of the designs on the cards are created from simple shapes and are more graphical than realistic, which happily sets me apart from many other of the stationery shops.

Q: What or who inspires you?

A: I'm inspired by the people around me and daily events. Most of the cards are based off of something I observe in my everyday life. Sometimes I create cards where I see a lack, such as cute little boy birthday invitations.

Q: What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?

A: It's a toss up on what I enjoyed making the most. I enjoy making most of it because I love the look of the final product when it's all cut and packaged. Probably, though I'd have to say the journal was my favorite because it was the most tactile and tangible item to make in my shop - and I plan to make many more because the process is incredibly fun and rewarding.

Q: Do you have any additional notes to my lovely blog's readers?

Creating for me is more of a necessity than something I chose to do. I have this need to create, that if I don't it will make me more frustrated with everyday life. If you're at all like this, don't make the "real" world put a damper on your creativity because it's creativity in this world that makes it an exciting and vibrant place to live.

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Beside her wonderful , Melanie also has a blog (http://eyeletsagestudio.blogspot.com) where you can get to know her and her work better. So, don't hesitate to drop by and say "Hi"!

That's all for today's Hidden Gem. Since this is a new category, I'll definitely appreciate your Comment and Feedback! Next Wednesday, we'll meet Charis and her wonderful shop, themonstermaker, the place to go to for a great variety of goodies from wire, felt and fabric
. You know you don't want to miss it!


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  1. Hi! I found your blog because I follow eyeletsagestudio. I really like what I see. You have some very interesting blogs.

  2. Thanks for your kind words! I love supporting other Etsy Artist and sharing about my interests and my country on this blog, too! :)