27 October 2008

Featured Etsy Seller: happygrandma402905.etsy.com

My featured seller this week on etsy is happygrandma402905.etsy.com!

I have been involved in early childhood education for over 30 years, as a teacher for over 20 years, and as an administrator the past 11. Married to a terrific guy for 35 years, we are the parents of a married-with-kids daughter who is a speech therapist, and a son in graduate school for forensic accounting (there is an end in sight for college tuition!!)

I grew up on a farm in the country in beautiful southwest Georgia, with horses, cows, pigs, the works! My grandmothers and mother all made sure I knew how to do many things by hand, including cooking, baking and canning vegetables (somehow I don’t have time for that like I should!) I have always enjoyed crafting, sewing, smocking, cross stitch, painting, etc.

When my granddaughter was born, I began making hairclips and bows for her. I used to make them for my daughter when she was a child, and am enjoying utilizing some new techniques I have learned. After so many people asked where she got her bows and clips, I decided to branch out and make them for others as well. That led to my online shop at etsy, where I have been selling for about a year and a half. My user name for my online shop just had to be happygrandma, because that is exactly what I am! My two grandchildren are such a joy to me! I have become one of those people I used to run and hide from when they started with a new cute story about their grandkids…..anybody want to see some cute pictures??

My favorite purchase on etsy....hmmm...aren't they all my favorite, lol, but I would have to say it was one of my early purchases for a handmade purse that I am still carrying! It has been to the beach several times, out to Lake Tahoe, and has carried everthing from diapers to food to crafting supplies.

I do not currently have a blog, although it does look tempting to start one. I just have so much time for all my addictive pasttimes!! I did recently start to "twitter", though and it is fun! http://twitter.com/happygrandma402

I love Etsy because it gives me an outlet for my hairbows but also because I have gotten to know some fantastic ladies (and gentlemen) from all over the world! I have seen people come together for support both financially and emotionally for those in need, and have been lifted by many of the heartwarming stories I have read.

My personality in 5 words?
wacky, passionate, optimistic, humorous, outgoing
There are lots more I'm sure others would use!!


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happygrandma said...

Thanks so much fpr featuring me on your sweet blog!

michelle {sweet mady's paper} said...

adorable bows!

kim* said...

great items and feature