An interview with Karen, the creator…
Tell me a little about yourself and your Etsy shop.
I think I was born with a creative streak. I can remember painting with my grandmother and knitting lessons at about age 12. Photography has been a part of my life forever and I have a degree in Art from Colorado State University.
When I was laid off from my job last year, I started creating in between job hunts. Some of my friends were buying my baby booties and suggested I try selling them in a larger market. Hence KarensKreations was born and is evolving as I do. I am now selling my knitting and I have added the recycled purses and backpacks. I truly love what I am doing and I think it shows in my work.
Where do you get your inspiration?
My inspiration comes from being able to create something functional and stylish, it helps if I get to recycle at the same time. The cargo backpacks are the result of wanting a practical bag to take on my vacation to Washington DC. They have been popular among my friends and I love that they are all original.
What product(s) are your best sellers?
My felted baby booties are still my best sellers but they are somewhat out of season for the moment.
(Not for long!)
Anything you recommend for the summer or for the holiday season?
- The cargo backpack bags are great for summer beach/pool use, the perfect size and totally washable.
- I am also working on a batch of knitted Christmas ornaments for the holiday season.
- Felted baby booties are the perfect original shower gift any time (just order a size to fit in the fall or winter)!
New and upcoming additions to your current list of products?
Since it seems that my products are always evolving, I prefer to let my customer feedback and my own current needs dictate new creations. In other words, keep watching, you never know what might be next! Or better yet, give me feedback and you will see what you want!
What is Karen contributing to our BlogMania prize package?
A one-of-a-kind (meaning NO ONE else has one of these) recycled cargo backpack with batik trim!
Would you like to earn 2 extra entries into the giveaway?
Add this Etsy shop one of your favorites.
Would you like to earn another extra entry?
Become her newest fan on FaceBook.