You will fall in love withe her adorable design on Etsy. Please visit her shop on http://www.etsy.com/shop/myhandmadehappies and discover wonderful cute and adorable accessories all handmade with love in crochet and knit.
Please introduce yourself...
Hello there! I'm Savanah Macaulay, a newly 23 year old with a passion for art and books and a soul nearly as old as my favorite hobby : creating things with yarn especially by knitting and crocheting. I live in an incredible, hundred years old house with my artist boyfriend and our less artistic ( though more destructive) cat. I have an 8-5, a library card, a huge stash of yarn, and the best life I could ever imagine.
What made you open an Etsy shop?
I've been pretty much always a crafter as well as a knitter and crocheter. Giving homemade gifts, regardless of the occasion ( or lack thereof) has been a constant in my life, but when I realized my friends and families' homes were nearly filled to the max with things I'd made, I knew it was time to extend my gifts to a larger audience. Opening a shop on Etsy allowed me to share my creations, meet a huge array of incredible people and shop owners, as well as ( and best of all) be my own boss!
What is your favorite material to work with and what is your bestseller?
My favorite yarn with which to work is generally acrylic for its ability to take dyes of nearly any color. The brighter and the happier, the better! Acrylic yarn is also very soft and durable, so I know I'm offering a really great product.
My best sellers are my big bow hair barrettes http://www.etsy.com/listing/94973165/customizable-knit-hair-bow-barrette-clip as well as the fun, animal themed hair clips like these birdies http://www.etsy.com/listing/94974198/customizable-crochet-birdies-on and these owls, http://www.etsy.com/listing/97960026/mustard-and-aqua-colored-owl-hair-clip
Where else part from Etsy can we purchase your designs?
In addition to my Etsy shop, you can find me and my creations every first Wednesdays in downtown Jacksonville, FL (Heming Plaza) as well as just about any craft show in northern Florida and Southern Georgia. I just love getting out in the sun and actually meeting my customers!
Where do you see your brand in 5 years?
In the next five years, I see Handmade Happies growing to envelope and connect with a much wider audience of happy people like me while keeping the feeling of a local shop which can provide the personal touches you just cannot find in a department store. I see myself devoting all my time to my brand, maybe even with the help of a little mini-me ( or two, or three, or a dozen). Mostly I just see me continuing to use Handmade Happies as way to bring my love of creativity to as many wonderful people as possible.
Make sure you visit the Facebook page and stay up to date with the latest designs!
http://www.facebook.com/HandmadeHappies Go give her a big LIKE! I did for sure!
Visit the Etsy shop as well and discover a bunch of colorful, cute products made with love!
Twitter is also an option! https://twitter.com/#!/HandmadeHappies
You can leave a comment on her blog http://myhandmadehappies.blogspot.co.nz/
Thank you Savanah for taking part in this interview! It was a pleasure to know you better, to introduce your wonderful shop to my followers and to illustrate for you.
If you would like to be introduced on the blog and want to show Your brand, feel free to contact me.
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