By Michelle of Evie's Tool Emporium
What is your Etsy shop name?
My Etsy supplies shop is called Patterns And Such and can be found at PatternsAndSuch.etsy.com
How did you come up with that name?
It started with my sister giving me her collection of plastic canvas patterns as well as some knitting pattern booklets. I was also reorganizing my sewing/craft room and had supplies to destash. We knew the shop name couldn't just say 'patterns' in the name, thus we have 'patterns' and 'such'!
What sort of crafting supplies do you sell?
We *always* have patterns! As for other crafting supplies, we have a great assortment and it changes often. Currently you'll find sew-in labels and knitting needle holders among other things.
Favorite website(s) aside from Etsy?
I love http://www.ravelry.com/ for my knitting (and hopefully crochet once I learn that).
And e-Guiding.com has lots of resources for Girl Guide and Girl Scout leaders and I imagine much of it can also be used by teachers, home schoolers and others who work with children. I also volunteer on the website by formatting the information that is submitted to be added.
Do you craft yourself? If so, what do you like to make?
Yes I do! I will try most anything and will be learning to crochet for my 2011 New Year resolution.
My standards are knitting and sewing.
Last year I learned the art of fair isle knitting and the year before that I learned to knit socks. I designed a Work Sock Cup Cozy that was featured in Canadian House & Home magazine in December 2010.
My sewing recently has been in making purses as I was designing a purse pattern that is now available in my shop - www.etsy.com/listing/56896606 - I've called it the 'ennadoolf' after my handmade shop name. I also love sewing Barbie clothes and various other projects.
Please tell us one thing that nobody would know about you.
Hm, that's a tough one...I don't think anyone knows that I love licorice allsorts. And I do. MMmmm
What goals do you have for your shop over the next year?
To take advantage of as many sunny days as possible to photograph new patterns and supplies so that I can continue adding to my shop as often as I can - I like keeping lots of variety for your shopping enjoyment.
If you sell on other venues, where else can we find your items?
Visit my handmade shop - ennadoolf.etsy.com - for Quality Gifts for Men, Women, Teens and Children.
Visit my vintage shop - VintageAndSuch.etsy.com - for Vintage Military, Housewares, Collectibles & Treasures - and I've recently been adding vintage knitting patterns there as well.