Janet and I met a few years ago. It's funny how you can live in/near the same small town and not know someone :) Janet crochets the cutest hats, and not just for girls anymore either. Of course my boys are to old for hats, but hopefully they will give me some grandchildren one day! In January I actually won a hat from Janet's shop in a give away - you can see it HERE. Now - let's find out about Janet then see what she's offering as a give away prize!
*Where are you from?
From a small little town in Southern Manitoba...Sunflower Capital of Canada.
*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
I really don't remember much about finding the name. It wasn't anything spectacular! I saw the word on the internet somewhere and thought it was really cute.
I used to crochet in the evenings...it was my "relax" time. I found myself with a few storage boxes full of crocheted items and not a clue as to what to do with them. That's when I decided to try to sell them online.
*What or who inspires you?
Not sure that anything in particular inspired me. I've always done something crafty. After trying my hand at cross stitch, jewelry making, candle making, and painting in past years I wanted to try something new. So I purchased a Crocheting for Dummies book, and a few supplies and taught myself to crochet.
*What do you like about being a seller?
The absolute best part about being a seller is when proud mammas send me a pic of their babies wearing my hats. It's so gratifying to see my creations on those tiny little heads.
*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
Supply addiction?? Ha Ha Yarn....lots and lots of yarn. In every color of the rainbow. I have about 80+ colors of yarn in stock, and ALWAYS find myself looking for more! (you should see the collection!)
*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
Favorite thing in the world to do when not working is spending time with the kids. Bike rides, camping, walks, or just playing games. They're the center of my universe and the reason I wake up every morning looking forward to another day.
*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
I love making them all, but lately am finding that I enjoy making the stocking/elf hats. The constant color changing is quite time consuming, but I love to see it take shape, right to the braided tail at the end.
*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
http://sparkleberryboutique.com (coming soon)
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
One winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to purchase any hand crocheted hat/headband etc. from Sparkleberry Crafts!
The draw will take place on: July 23 @ 10PM Central
This is open to US & Canada Only!
Good Luck Everyone!!
Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 2 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded. Thank-you for entering!!