I run Pillowlink Etsy shop by my own. I know Etsy from 2009th.
Couple years ago, I decided to run Etsy shop of my own. I am photographer, but in 1998-2001 I was studying sewing technique and after some research - I decided to go with it.
From beginning of Pillowlink till now I am owner, creator, photographer and I try to analyze and accept everything that Etsy offer to handmade sellers.
Etsy is my day job now, and it was from the beginning so.
Daily life: I woke up early about 6.30am and have my cup of tea reading convos, emails, team news. Checking statistics and sales. marking fabric that will need to purchase for orders.
After I preparing daughter - she goes to kinder garden - every morning I brush her hair :)
After she leaves I am packaging ready orders. Packaging is very important part - it depends how people are happy when get the parcels.. Than fabric stores and sewing orders till evening.
My day is really busy. To town I leave only 3 days a week - to post office, fabric stores..
Of course, during the day I have coffee breaks.. But everything is quite fast. I would love to spend more time just resting, but I will later :))
I buy fabrics and sewing supplies in fabric stores. I do not have were to store big amounts of fabrics as my working place at home and working "studio" is one not very big room. All packaging materials, papers and sewing supplies stored in boxes, drawers and some shelves.
But it is good - I can offer custom orders - with many different fabric shades every time - as I buy them in small amounts anyway.
My husband Augis helps a lot to me with everything now. When I got an idea to paint on pillows - he wanted to create something too. And I think his ideas I like more then mine. He bought knifes for cutting stencils and started to cut new and new ones.. I call him "my designer" of new pillows line :)
He helps me to drive to fabric stores, to take parcels to post office.
Everything is simple..And we like it.
I run my Etsy shop full time since 2011. You may check it - Pillowlink. I do have experience in Etsy shop critics field. I took a part in Etsy mentor month as mentor for few apprentices, after started consult local Etsy sellers. I do specialise on product research and seo basics for Etsy shops.