Meet Lily of My Hobby Shop. I always admire those who can crochet cause I can't. My mom taught me when I was young and after a few attempts, I gave up. Somehow it confused me, unlike knitting. Weird, huh?
Take a peek at Lily's shop and you'll see beautiful crochet works: crochet scarves, hats, hair accessories, bracelets, earrings, home decor and more for women, men, teens and children items.
Such a busy mom who works FT, which I can relate, and yes, we're so blessed having a great family supporting us.
Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?
My mom taught me how to crochet when I was 13 year old. I loved it and have done it ever since. I started out making small baby blankets for friends and family, and then moved to scarves and hats. I love experimenting with yarn and new stitches. My mother and I now work together to make handmade unique crocheted items for our Etsy shop.
Could you share on how your organize your products, we all can use a little tips here and there in this department?I have a wonderful hubby who worked very hard to build me a space of my own. I have an old dresser that holds my supply of yarn, hooks and any other craft item you can think of. I keep all my shop items in lovely totes. This helps keep them clean and fresh. I did learn from a friend that it’s not a good idea to put fabric softener sheets in these tubs. The smell is overwhelming and hard to get out! Some of my smaller items are placed in individual bags with the item number on them to help me find them easily.
How do you balance your personal and work life?
I work fulltime. I am married with three kids, in addition to taking online classes and running my Etsy shop. I wish I can provide a guideline on how balance all of my craziness but I don’t have one! I am honestly addicted to crocheting and anything Etsy. I have a very patient family who provide me plenty of time to work on what I love.
How do you promote your shop?
I have joined some Etsy teams that have helped me out tremendously. I have met some wonderful people and honestly it’s helped me through some of my dry spells on Etsy. I understand the importance on social networking. I promote via:
Facebook Fanpage, Twitter, and Blog.
Do you have a favorite Etsy seller?
Absolutely! I love shopping on Etsy. I love creating treasuries of my favorites. Here are just a few of my favorites: