Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday's Featured Artist: Umecrafts

Ready for a fancy cup of coffee and some delicious fruit? Today, we'll meet someone that will definitely make us all feel younger and more playful. Her shop offers patterns and tutorials for pretending felt food that every child and their Moms will love. Let's have a chat with Jeanette Lin from Singapore. Her shop, Umecrafts, joined Etsy on Oct 06, 2007 and has 4025 sales so far!

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#1. Describe yourself in 5 words.
A mother, crafter, Tea Addict.

#2. What goodies do you offer in your shop?
Original patterns and easy to follow tutorials to encourage people to make their own handmade felt pretend play food and toys for their kids instead of buying the plastics one.
I also sell quality felt fabrics from Japan at my other etsy shop

#3. How was your shop started?
I started selling the actual felt play food and started having a lot of requests for the patterns. So I switched to patterns instead.

#4. What are some unique things about your shop?
My felt patterns are original with actual cut out paper patterns and very easy to follow. detailed color photographs tutorials. I work with beginner felters in mind.

#5. What or who inspires you?
God and my 1 year old baby, Megan.

#6. What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
I'll have to say it's the dollhouse, I didn't think I can make it but I did it.

#7. What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?
Believe in yourself and stay true to your own style. Read up on the useful tips on Etsy's Digest (Etsy Success). Participate in Etsy community where you can get advise & support.

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Beside her wonderful shop , Jeanette also has a blog ( ) 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 Featured Artist. Your Comment and Feedback are much appreciated! Next Saturday,
we'll meet Marijke Janssens from Belgium, and her personalized stationary shop, EnfinLaVoila, where you can find such fantastic calling cards and especially wedding invitations like this one below! You know you don't wanna miss it. See you then!

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