Friday, March 25, 2011

Get To Know - Memories Mosaic Supply

By Michelle of Evie's Tool Emporium

What is your shop name?
Memories Mosaic Supply

How did you come up with that name?
I started a mosaic business first and sold custom keepsake mosaics using my clients personal items such as old dishes, jewelry, marbles, medals, etc. so I just kept the name.

What sort of crafting supplies do you sell?
Primarily hand cut tiles from selected dishes, half cups and vases. I also sell focal tiles sets that my husband cuts for me.

Favorite website(s) aside from Etsy?
My favorite website would have to be Amazon because I love to read and find out what's new.

Do you craft yourself? If so, what do you like to make?
I love making my mosaics and have my shop on Etsy memoriesinmosaics. I started loving crafts from an early age because my mom was so crafty. She used to make most of my clothes and taught me how to sew and quilt. I started sewing some of my clothes by the time I was 12.

After I got married I wanted to decorate my own home and learned how to faux finish walls and furniture as well as sewing my own draperies and bedding. It was a lot of fun and the passion lasted for many years but now that I am older I like a smaller canvas to work with so I chose mosaics. Making a mosaic has the same process as decorating a room: design, balance, colors, textures, and accessories.

Please tell us one thing that nobody would know about you.
Many do not know that I have a set of 32 year old twins. A boy and a girl. My son is blue-eyed and blonde and my daughter is dark haired with deep brown eyes. It used to make me laugh when someone would ask me if they were identical.

What is your favorite thing to make for dinner?
I make chicken patties that taste like a Thanksgiving dinner. It is a recipe I came up with one night years ago and my husband and I love them. They are easy to make and there's enough for 2 seperate dinners so I get a break from cooking one night.

What goals do you have for your shop over the next year?
I hope to get my name out a little more in the Etsy community. I really just want to provide a quality product for a reasonable price.

I have a brand new blog that I started where I will be featuring various suppliers from Etsy Supply Street Team so I hope you will stop by. You could be my next feature.


Benibulous said...

What a wonderful interview from an obviously experienced artist! I'd love that chicken pattie recipe LOL!

Christine Burgess said...

Thank you, Benibulous

I will be happy to give you the recipe. I would put it on the blog but it doesn't have anything to do with supplies.LOL

Convo me and I will get it to you.