otherwise known as ZaftigDelights & KnitzyBlonde
I would have to say Turquoise/Teal/Aqua - those are the color/s that make me feel the best, and certainly ones I have a lot of clothing in. But I also like Lilac, Purple, Pink and other shades of Blue and Green.
A new baby, freshly washed sheets, a plumeria.
Home, the beach, Hawaii, Scotland. All for obviously different reasons - but all because they feed my soul.
My grandson drumming loudly. :o) I just love having him around-he keeps me young. Laughter, especially from my family and friends. I also love the waves crashing at the beach (living this close has its perks). Music. Music. Oh yes, and music.
Favourite way to spend your time?
Spoiling my family...it's what I do best. I love to cook (when I have the time). I also love creating; designing and making new items. I also love to travel, go shopping and eating at great restaurants, and sitting at the beach.
Favourite item in your shop of all time?
In my ZaftigDelights shop, it would be this....
In my KnitzyBlonde shop it would be this...
I was just exceptionally happy about how they turned out. Sometimes I am not always sure where I am going when I am creating something - but I just try to follow my instincts. - With the Vintage Rhinestone earrings, I just thought they were stunning stones, and it was lovely hand setting them and seeing how they photographed. With the Flower Garden baby hat, I was just so happy with the final outcome. I started off adding one flower, and then felt it needed more - by the time I was finished adding 6 flowers to it - well it cracked me up. And it really looks cute on a newborn! ;o)
Favourite shop that isn't yours?
It is so hard to narrow it down to one! Egads, well, I'll narrow it down to a few.
I love KateSzabone's jewelry, amazing!! I love the funky earrings from Discomedusa . And I absolutely adore the watercolor art of Mozo.
What has been the most useful lesson you've learnt so far that you'd like to pass on to our readers?
Be integral, prompt and kind. If you do, everything else will pretty much work itself out. And for someone new to this, I can't emphasize enough how important promotion is. Unfortunately it is tough for some artists to promote themselves, but it is must in the creative online markets that we all sell in.
Additional note: I am on two Etsy Teams, Etsy Treasury Team http://etsytreasuryteam.blogspot.com, and "Carried Away" The Etsy Bag Maker's Team http://CarriedAwayTeam.blogspot.com. I am so appreciative of the wonderful team members on both teams, they are kind, helpful and very supportive etsy sellers. This really makes the Etsy experience so much more enjoyable for me.