Thursday, January 27, 2011

Featuring - So Many Memories

 Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I live in southern Maryland with my husband and lab mix, Annie. I have a son and a daughter and the most adorable almost three year old granddaughter ever! It took some getting used to, but I'm finally enjoying this empty nest life. I spend most days at the sewing machine or the computer.

How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
I worked for a few years at a gift shop where we rented space to artists and crafters. It didn't take long to be inspired by all the unique and wonderful items they would bring in. I hadn't touched my sewing machine in a very long time and I started getting the sewing bug again. I was able to sell my things in the shop until I left the job and knew I would open an Etsy shop. While talking with my daughter about a name, I told her of the memories I had of my mother sewing and she shared her memories of me sewing. We both had so many memories and the name So Many Memories was born!

What 5 things do you want people to think when they see your product?
  • Wow
  • I want one
  • quality
  • unique
  • Beautiful

What's your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can't pass up?
Oh my goodness, I am such an addict! I can't pass up beautiful fabric, vintage hankies, lace, doilies and buttons. My favorite color is pink and I love soft pastels. Those colors jump out at me and I really have to make myself look at other colors sometimes!

What do you do when you're not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
I enjoy blogging, daydreaming while looking through magazines, hitting antique and thrift shops, baking and my most favorite thing to do is spend time with my granddaughter.

What item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
That would have to be the sachets. I make it without a plan and it doesn't have to be perfect. It just kind of evolves as I go along. It's where I get the most creative.

If you could give a piece of advice to a new shop - what would it be?
Don't lose sight of your dreams and goals. It can get frustrating and discouraging when you're trying to get noticed in a sea of other shops, but never ever give up!

Are there other places on the net we can find you?


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a Needle in a Haystack

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  1. Such a nice interview. I love that pillow! So sweet.

  2. Beautiful work. And thanks for sharing the interview.

  3. SO cool you're featuring Annette. I love her...I love her shop. She is a wonderful artist and one cool lady :)

  4. she's got some lovely things. I love the story of how she came up with the shop name.

  5. She is a lovely lady to boot! I have one of Annettes aprons and an oven dress and her quality is AMAZING!!!

  6. The amount of detail in her work is amazing! Anyone who loves pink and collects buttons sounds like my kind of girl. The people you interview always seem so warm and kind. :-)

  7. What a lovely article - it has given me inspiration to use the tons of tiny pieces of lace and salvaged embroidery scraps I have - the cushion is just gorgeous!

  8. following you from the etsy blogging buddies. Please come by and follow me back.

  9. I love Annette - she is such a dear friend. Thank you Audrey for interviewing her and spotlighting her works.

    Hugs - Marie


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