This Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who participated. You may continue to leave comments for the artist, however they will not be entered into the draw. Still, why not show some love. ;-)
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a stay at home mom of seven. We have two sets of twins 1 year and 5 years old, 12 and 17 year old boys and a 15 year old girl. I live in southern California with my husband and six of the kids. I love to crochet, quilt, draw, and write. I don't know sometimes where I find the time, life is so hectic.
How long have you been crafting and what made you decide to sell?
I have tried unsuccessfully in the past to sell my crochet work. Since I have been home I do just about anything to bring in a little extra money, which brought me full circle to my crochet.
How do you promote your work and where can we find it?
I am only on Etsy. My store is byging.etsy.com, as in Handcrafted By Ginger!
What inspires you to create?
Anything and everything. I consider myself a "collector of words". Poetry being my first passion I tend to pay a lot of attention to what people say and how they say it. In my quilting inspiration often comes from eyeing other quilts or pretty fabrics. I try to stay out of the fabric shops--dangerous! My crochet projects are usually driven by the birth of a baby or the coming of a holiday. Crocheting all the time to post to my shop is new to me.
How do you organize your time?
Oh my! I get up well before dawn with my husband who leaves for work at 4:45am. I don't go to bed most nights until well after 10 or 11. The rest of the day seems like a mad rush to finish everything. Thank God my husband is a forgiving man for those days I get immersed in my craft and neglect to prepare his dinner.
What is your favorite item that you create?
Right now my favorite is a caplet I made from a free pattern I found online. But that is subject to change. I'm kind of flighty like that.
What are your business plans going into 2009?
Honestly, I have none. I am being led by where God wants me to be and His will for my life. My greatest joy is fulfilling His purpose in my life. Right now it is to take care of my family, give, and help. I am at a creative peak, and I suppose that is part of it too. So I'm taking things day by day, I'm practicing my art and I'm sharing my gift. I taught crochet classes this year and I am hoping that is part of my life next year. It gives me immeasurable joy to see someone come to me with no knowledge and a touch of desire leave me creating!
Do you have a blog/facebook/myspace/twitter so that others can keep in touch with you?
Thank you Ginger for doing this feature and for your participation in the giveaway! Today's prize is for a 100% cotton crocheted Kitchen Set (in a lovely blue I might add) paired with an Organic Coffee Kitchen Soap.
The rules are simple:
1)To enter visit the featured artist's website or other online shop and look around. Come back here and comment on an item you'd like to have.
2)Winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Dec 17. Start Dec 6 at 12:01 AM and ends Dec 9 at 11:59 PM.
3)One entry per person. Duplicates will be discarded.
4)International guests are welcome to enter, however I reserve the right to exchange any item that is restricted by or may cause a delay in customs.
5)You must leave a way for me to contact you be it an email address, blog, twitter id, website or online shop (Etsy, DaWanda, Artfire, Silkfair,etc). The winner will have 48 hrs to respond otherwise an alternate will be selected.