Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Who's Awesome Wednesday #1

Welcome to Who's Awesome Wednesday, the first edition! Who's Awesome Wednesday will be a feature of an awesome Etsy shop. I find the awesome shops, so you can check them out!

Shop Name & URL: 

How did you choose the name of your shop? 
Although it is not a very creative shop name, I did want my name included in my shop somehow. I have
been selling my sewn items for many years at craft shows and consignment shops and was known just as
Nancy, I never had to have a shop name. When I decided to open my Etsy shop I planned on making a
variety of items, not just bags and purses. Now I needed a name for my shop and that is where the Etc…
came about. I kicked around many other names but settled on this one – plain and simple to remember.

What made you decide to sew purses, pillows, and the other items in your shop?
In all my years of sewing – from making dolls clothes when I was young, sewing most of my own
clothing, then onto my kids clothes, along with household items it was hard to choose what I wanted
to stock my Etsy shop with. I chose mostly bags and purses because they are the most fun to make and
there is a wide range of fabrics that are available to choose from that are so beautiful. I have been
adding more pillows and other accessories to my shop lately.

Do you have any advice for new shop owners?
My advice for new shop owners: Create from your heart. Make the things that make you smile and feel
all happy inside. Don’t give up – keep working and perfecting your skill.

What are you future goals for your shop?
My future goal for my shop would be to double my sales next year. My shop opened October 27, 2009.
Soon I will be celebrating my third year and I am enjoying every minute.

What's your favorite item in your shop and why?
Click on the picture to visit the shop.

I made one for myself out of the same fabric. I think this fabric is beautiful and it happens to be my
favorite color. I get so many compliments on it too.

Where else can we hang out with you at?
You can also find me in my other Etsy shop: Designs Stained Glass

If you every come and visit Rhode Island, you can find many of my items at these lovely shops:
A Bee’s Buzz, in Foster, Rhode Island
Waves of Creation, in Wakefield, Rhode Island
Re Discover, in Harrisville, Rhode Island


  1. Great shop! I love her choice in fabrics!


  2. Very Nice!! Proud of you! You do a great job!

  3. Nancy makes such nice items- and the stained glass in her other etsy shop is amazing also!

  4. Nancy always does beautiful work! Her bags, etc. and stained glass are awesome.


  5. Thank you all for the nice comments. And a big thank you to Kassandra for featuring me.

  6. Lovely write up Nancy's work is fun and bright and she is a joy to interact with on etsy! So is Kass super fun to read everything here big hugs to you both!!!

  7. Thanks everyone for the awesome comments! It's so nice to see my friends from Etsy here!! You are all so sweet! You're welcome Nancy! Don't forget, next Wednesday will be another awesome shop from Etsy!


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