Welcome to another Focus Feature and Giveaway Thursday! This week will be dedicated to MissPrettyPerfect and her amazing handbags. Check them out out www.missprettyperfect.etsy.com! Be sure to enter the giveaway below to win this great wristlet!
Here’s what MissPrettyPerfect had to say:
What’s your favorite item from your shop and what makes it your favorite?
They're all my favorite. It's just a certain joy that I get from the entire handmade process, from beginning to end. The adrenaline I get from the fabric selection process, the sewing, and to the photography sessions, are all heartfelt. Anything created by me are All my babies.
How did you get into your line of crafting?
My mother taught me to sew at the age of 5. I grew to love it and then hate it while I was in school for Fashion Design. But it just so happened that after graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City, I landed a job as a seamstress for a private label handbag designer. Ellen Eichel, the owner, taught me about handbag production and leather sewing. She told me many times that I really had a 'gift' but I didn't see it. After moving back home to North Carolina, I started to develop a line of my own handbags. My label, MissPrettyPerfect, was born in Fall of 2007.
Do you belong to any groups on Etsy?
I am a member and proud Group Leader of the BESTeam! Boosting Etsy Shops Team is a group of Social Networkers who utilize our Blogs, Facebook and/or Twitter accounts to promote fellow BESTeam members each week. For more information about this awesome network of Etsy Shop owners, please visit our BESTeam Blog at http://boostingetsyshopsteam.blogspot.com
If you had one super power what would it be?
My super power would be to create whatever I imagine! I'd forever be a Millionaire, a million times over.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
oooh.. Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yummy!
What’s your favorite thing about summer?
I love the freedom that Summer brings. You have the freedom to wear free, flowy dresses. You have the perfect excuse to take a long vacation. And time with family is great in the summertime with outdoor family bar-b-que! It's such a care-free season in life.
Do you have a personal favorite Etsy shop that you would like to share with readers?
I admire everyone who has a passion to make handmade items and the guts to sell them. I Love Etsy, so therefore I love all of Etsy's Shops!
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you take with you?
I would have to have a Solar Powered Wireless Laptop Computer with a built in camera, a pair of Titanium Scissors and an Assistant who can hand-sew like nobody's business! I'll make this deserted island a Vacation Spot in no time :D
From my own personal crafting I’ve been through frustrating moments with new projects. What have you learned from your own crafting frustrations?
In my experience, the most frustrating projects have turned out to be the Best finished product. It usually works this way in life anyways.. Let no thing keep you from The Prize, is what I say.
What advice would you give to new Etsy sellers?
Trial and Error is how I learned. Stay current on your Etsy shop no matter what. There is always something to work on. Your images, profile, shop announcement, and overall promotion needs to be tweaked, consistently. Also, devote time to the Etsy Forums. You can learn a lot of great tips there, from seasoned sellers.
Blog, twitter, facebook links:
MissPrettyPerfect Blog: http://missprettyperfect.blogspot.com
MissPrettyPerfect Etsy: http://www.missprettyperfect.etsy.com
MissPrettyPerfect FanPage: http://www.facebook.com/missprettyperfect
MissPrettyPerfect Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/toiyah
MissPrettyPerfect Online: http://www.missprettyperfect.com
And if you're ever in the New York City area, you can check out MissPrettyPerfect Handbags at Urban Alchemist, located at 343 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Anyone can post and accumulate up to 15 entries for the giveaway! Please be sure to include your email address so that you can be contacted if you win, and don’t forget to post each entry as a separate comment!
There is only one MANDATORY ENTRY, necessary to collect your email address for contact if you win:
Visit MissPrettyPerfect’s Etsy shop and post your favorite item here. (1 entry)
Follow Clever’s Corner Blog and post to let me know you follow. (1 entry)
Tell me your guilty pleasure. (1 entry)
Follow MissPrettyPerfect’s Blog. (1 entry)
Tweet about this giveaway and post the link here. (1 entry)
Make a purchase from MissPrettyPerfect’s Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)
Make a purchase from The Clever Crafter’s Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)
The giveaway will end on Wednesday, July 21 at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Winner will be contacted Thursday morning and prize details will be arranged with MissPrettyPerfect. GOOD LUCK!!