AsImentionedin my previous post, I recently posted a thread on the Etsy forums looking for someone to feature on this blog. I got a lot of great responses and it was so hard to pick a seller, but once I saw Batwa's great selection of wallets, checkbook covers and clutches I just knew that I had to feature her!
1.Tell me a bit about yourself and your business I'm a wife and mom to two amazing kids. I've always loved crafting and I'm an avid DIY'er. I started Batwa April 1st 2009 but I had no idea Etsy would be as addictive as it has become. 2.How did you get started out on Etsy? I think I heard violins when I first found Etsy! I initially started out making hair accessories, but my love of fabrics and purses took me towards a different direction. I started out with wallets when Batwa was first "launched", but have recently expanded my line to include checkbook covers, cosmetic pouches, and small clutches. 3.What is your inspiration for creating your items? I think the inspiration for my items come from the fabrics themselves. Each one is so beautiful; from colors to textures. I have so much fun deciding which fabric I'm going to play with next.
4.What is your favourite thing about Etsy? It's so hard to pick one favorite thing about Etsy. If I really had to choose it would have to be the Treasury. I love perusing all the pretty treasuries and I always have a great time looking at the groupings from someone else's perspective. 5.What do you see as the next step for your business? The next step for me would have to be brand recognition. Realistically though, with a family and a full time job I know that that's going to take some time. But one thing's for sure - I'll be having fun the whole way there!
Everyone should definitely go and check out all of her wonderful items! The fabrics that she uses are fantastic and the craftmanship is definitely top class. I'm honored that she allowed me to use her shop as my first feature!