Saturday, 20 April 2013

Guest Blogger Week 60 Sandy's Cape Cod Originals

I would like to say a huge welcome
to Sandy

Tell us a bit about you:

I am a stay at home mom. I used to crochet for gift shops and sell my hand crocheted items. I started designing about 5years ago. I was approached by the editor of Annie’s Attic to add some of my patterns to their download pages and then to make a leaflet called Cuddles Cocoons. A couple of years later I was approached by a publisher from England and she has helped me publish two more books. Baby Crochet that is for sale now. And Wedding Crochet that will be for sale around September 2013.

How did you decide on the name for your shop?

I live on Cape Cod Massachusetts

What made you start crocheting?

My sister came home from school and she had learned to crochet. I was sick in bed and she taught me a stitch and I fell in love with crocheting and I haven’t put it down for 40years.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

I get inspirations from God, things around me, customers give me suggestions. Looking at what is popular in magazines and clothing sites.

What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time as well as crocheting?

Go to yarn stores and pet the yarns. Visit with friends and family.

What made you start to sell your patterns\products? 

I had started selling on Ebay. I soon learned that ebay people want everything for 99cents and free shipping. So then I found Etsy. I started selling my hand made items and I had a lot of people asking me if I could tell them where to purchase the crochet patterns. So I started writing them down. When I saw that the newest thing for crochet patterns was to email them to people as pdf’s, I thought this was the best thing ever! My mind couldn’t keep up with all the patterns I wanted to write. 

Your favourite items:

What would be the one piece of advice would you give to a new blogger or a person setting up their own craft shop:
Don’t think you are not good enough to do what you love to do. Just go for it. 

The places you can find Sandy:

Thank you Sandy
I love your designs and already have your book.
I hope you'll thank Sandy and visit her sites.
It's worth checking out her other fantastic patterns!


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