Friday, March 12, 2010
Happy Friday! This weeks giveaway is a cute little pouch from Eva at eRoa. Made from recycled materials including an outer shell from Coco Chanel fabric, you can use this beatifully lined pouch to carry everything from your cash to your camera, alone or in your purse! To win, just visit eRoa and then leave a comment here with your favorite item and a way to contact you. Easy, right?
Now some more info about Eva:
How/why did you get into this stuff?
I started getting crafty in Chicago many moons ago. I sold my first coin purses at Woman Made Gallery at their annual holiday bazaar back in 2006. The pouches were a success. This gave me the confidence to approach local shops and continue selling them and do a few more bazaars at the gallery.
During this same time in Chicago, one of my sisters emailed me the link to Etsy. I considered it and in retrospect should have acted on that but never did. I was working full time and was focused on other things.
Now I love creating and making my pouches. It has become my main priority these days until I go back to work but even then I’ll be working in the evenings and weekends on new pouches and updating the look of my shop. I can’t stop doing what I love to do. I’ve had a few days where I started working at 8AM and didn’t go to bed until 7AM. When I get in the zone I just keep working.
What word do you like?
I like the word ‘chum’. It sounds funny and makes me laugh plus it’s the nickname for my other half.
What word do you dislike?
Oh man! I can’t say the word but can say it rhymes with ‘hunt’ and is used in a derogatory way to describe a female body part. So dislike the word.
Where/when so ideas hit you?
I get ideas from everywhere and everyone even when I am not looking for inspiration. I may be talking to a friend or my nephew says something funny or I’m browsing different magazines at the bookstore and I’ll get an idea.
Describe your perfect workspace.
My perfect workspace has plenty of windows for natural light. Love natural light especially for taking photos. It’s spacious and has plenty of storage. All my supplies and fabric are labeled and organized because I tend to be disorganized. I have a few sewing machines for different purposes. Maybe I use one wall to hang things that inspire me like postcards or photos or some of my collage work. Somewhere in the workspace I’d have a mannequin with a gown I’d make from recycled material (maybe it’s a work in progress that I keep adding to). Also there’s space for my office/shipping area. Music is important to in the workspace.
What's the craziest place you've ever been or thing you've ever done?
New Orleans and Mardi Gras in my twenties (before Hurricane Katrina). We’ll leave it at that. Love you New Orleans. Beautiful and magical city you were and are.
What drives or motivates you?
Trying not to be boring or pathetic.
Where/when so ideas hit you?
They have no rhyme or reason. I just learn to listen better to my inner voice. Sometimes the best ideas are those that happen spontaneously with no planning.
Tell me a random fun fact about you.
I’m silly on the sly.
Tanks Eva and good luck to all!