Name - Lily
Shop Name - Bits & Bobs & Things Inbetween
Shop link - http://www.slvrlily.etsy.com/
What inspires you? Wow, almost everything. But let me narrow it down a bit. Music is perhaps my biggest inspiration. Songs will create moods and moods lead me to want a particular piece. For example something mellow will lead to a more romantic piece where something with a driving beat will bring out something edgier. I'm also inspired by junk. I like finding that discarded, unwanted bit, polishing it up, and making it into something beautiful. Perhaps there is something personal in that as I know what it's like to be tossed aside and written off.
How long have you had your shop on Etsy? I opened March 31, 2008 so not long at all.
Is this a job for you or a hobby? Fun job? I have big goals.
How did you get into your craft? From childhood I've always like working with my hands. Over the years I've dabbled in this and that but it was my first steampunk piece that made me realize repurposing was my thing.
Do you have any advice for fellow Etsy shop owners? Network, network, network and don't be afraid to do your own thing. You'll get swamped with surefire success plans but always remember, there's more than one way to do anything.
Anything else you would like to add? Learn something new everyday. Scare yourself everyday. Cut yourself some slack everyday.