Although a member of Etsy since 2006, HappyTrees has just recently had the time to focus on her shop and her blog.
We took a few minutes to ask her some questions.
How long have you been spinning?
I've been spinning for about 4 years...the first two were on a drop spindle and the last two have been on my Kromski Wheel.
Where did you learn?
I taught myself how to spin and watched a few internet tutorials...
What's your favorite item in your shop?
My favorite item in my shop is this: My Blind Melon Handspun...I dyed it with Koolaid and Food Coloring and vinegar.
What's your favorite vintage item in general?
My favorite vintage items are always my fisher price toys...anything from the seventies.
What was your best thrift store find?
My best find was my Fisher Price record player complete with five plastic 'records'!
Anything else you'd like to tell us??
I'm pregnant with my fourth child and not currently working. So I've been spending a lot of time creating new pieces or scouring the thrift stores and attic sales for the perfect pieces. I quit working in Oct., that's when I finally had the time to work on Etsy and my blog, and to try to network a little bit. So I am really just getting started.
My real name is Anastasia, i'm married, 33, 3 kids-2 thru 13 and one on the way! 1 dog(Murray) and 2 cats(one spot and two spot)-Before I quit I was an esthtician for an Aveda salon, my husband is a muscian, and I've always made things...from the begining of my memory, I've sewn glued created something. Be it houses for my gnomes and barbies, or clothing for my little sisters stuffed animals. I love to create...and fiber is my favorite medium.
So everyone, take a minute to check out this great new Etsy seller!! HappyTrees, Welcome to Etsy!!