Friday, July 8, 2011

Giveaway Sponsor #4: Whimsydream

I just know you are going to love my next New Beginnings Giveaway sponsor, April from Whimsydream!

She donated this adorable little hand-stitched premium felt whale:

Little Blue Whale
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When this came in the mail and I saw it for the first time I just couldn't wipe the grin off my face! It is super soft and light as a feather. The modern polka dot fin gives it just the right touch.

April also makes decadent felt desserts. The sugar vanilla cream tarts and petit fours run neck and neck as the most popular sellers. These look good enough to eat:

Sugared Cream Petit Fours
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April is truly a jack of all trades. In addition to her funtastic felt items you will also find original artwork, paper creations, magnets, paperworks and more! 

April's favorite item in her shop is an acrylic on canvas called "First Love"
First Love
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Let's see what else April had to say:

Q:  Use 3 words to describe yourself/your style:
A: Whimsical, Eclectic and One-Hot-Mess

Q: Who inspires you?
A: forgivingworks; The heart and soul that she puts in to each of her pieces is beyond extraordinary.

Q: What is the best business decision you ever made? Worst?

A: Best:  Making the choice to pursue a 3-tier career in writing, photography and art/craft.
Worst:  Staying in the Corporate World for as long as I did.

Q:What are your future plans for your Etsy shop?
A: I plan to continue with what I've been doing up to this point.  I'm also beginning to show my work locally as a way of supporting and funneling business to my Etsy shop.  Quality of life is important to me, so I'm careful to balance Etsy and family.  Stress does not sell well!

Q: What advice do you have for new sellers?
A: Do NOT be discouraged!  It's easy to give up in the beginning because you feel no one is interested in your creations.  But if you believe in yourself and your craft, take every opportunity you can to promote yourself and your shop.  That's the most important thing.  Exposure.

Reminder: ALL of our sponsors are offering 10% off purchases during the giveaway! Use the coupon code MODERN10 at checkout to take advantage of this offer. 

To find out more about April or sweetKM and her work check out her website or portfolio.

Thank you so much April for your fun and fanciful creations and for taking the time to work with me. I'm feeling inspired!


1 comment:

  1. Wow that is so cute! It would be adorable in a little boy's nursery!