I am very excited to be doing my very first give-away. My blog is growing in followers and posts. So I would like to thank you as we celebrate our own Thanksgiving.
When did you start knitting?
I have been knitting for as long as I can remember. I never knit clothes, blankets, or other typical items. It's always toys or doll clothes. I enjoy small projects that I can work on during my spare time.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Originally, I was inspired by my grandma, who was always knitting teddy bears and dolls. I began knitting following these traditional patterns, but then I started altering patterns so that the bears would have extra long arms or legs, or the head would be tiny or really big. I like adding a bit of humour to toys whenever I can. After my daughter was born, I started creating my own original patterns so I could make any animal or toy I wanted to. This led to me opening my store on Etsy, where I sell toys, rattles, and mobiles.
Why is your store called "Only One"?
One reason for the name "Only One" is that I try to make items that are unique and one of a kind. The other reason is that when I was young, my parents always called naptime an "only one". They would say, "Time for an Only One!" and for some reason, it stuck with me. The toys I make are perfect for little ones to take with them for their naps.
Do you have any tips for someone thinking of starting an Etsy store?
First of all I would say go for it. It isn't very difficult to do, and it can be a lot of fun. I would also say to try to take good photos of your items. It is what attracts people to your store.
For our give-away Bonnie has kindly offered a beautiful Miss Birdy. You can enter two ways:
This will end Friday October 14 at midnight. Winner will be announced on the Monday.
* Please leave your email in the comment so I can let you know if you won!!*
* Visit Only One and leave a comment telling me what your favourite item is. You'll have to go and look at previously sold items as she is currently on vacation.
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