Sunday, October 25, 2009

Featured SME Member ~ The Craft Wino

Give us the 411 about yourself.
My name is Connie, and I am a wino! :) I'm orignially from Omaha, NE, and have lived and visited several of the lower 48 states due to my job and my mother's when I was younger. I've been married now for 12 years to a wonderful husband that is my best friend, as well as the most understanding man one of my nature could have! Our kids currently are 3 dogs (Windi City, Roxy, and Duncan). Eventually we would love to have a little two legged one of our own.

My backround in being creative comes from both sides of the family, both in crafting and cooking! After dabbling in several craft mediums, I found a niche that played on my love of wine. From there it took off and The Crafty Wino was born~

What's the story behind the name of your business?
After being told about Etsy and researching it a bit, I decided to sign up. I wrote down a list of names that myself and a few coworkers talked about at lunch. One seemed to just click with what I was about, as well as made us smile.

How did you get involved in your craft?
I first starting making wine charms, as I was bored with the ones that were for sale and thought it would be fun to make them for my friends. I then saved up some corks and wanted to make a corkboard for myself, and it took off from there.

What inspires you?
My mother, who always has a crochet hook in hand making something for someone or their baby.

Beside your craft, what other activities do you enjoy?
Playing with "kids", walking, gardening, cooking/baking, and of course visiting the fabulous Missouri Wineries!

Can you give any advice about selling on Etsy?
Utilized as many web based social sites to promote your shop, i.e Twitter, Facebook, or the various blogs. These are free marketing tools at your disposal and will lead to sales in your shop!

Favorite movie/book/music?
Movie: Jane Erye with Orson Wells; Book: currently Breaking Dawn of the Twilight series; Music: I mainly listen to hard rock/metal...currently liking the new Breaking Benjamin

In ten years you'll be...
a household name! ;) yep, Wino has high hopes!

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