Craft Britannia Shop of The Week #42, KoalitaCraft
KoalitaCraft is our new CraftBritannia Shop of the Week, and Cris tells us more about herself and her colourful felt party décor.
Describe your “typical” working day or week
To be honest I don’t really have a typical working day or week. As a full time mother my work fits in between house and mother duties. While my daughter Laura, at 15 months now, is having her one hour nap in the morning, I’m reading and replying to emails and messages, promoting my shop on twitter and facebook, preparing posts for my blog and taking photos when needed.
In the afternoons, with daddy at home, I can isolate myself in my home office and design new things or just sit on the sofa making personalized orders. It’s also time to list products and give some extra attention to my etsy shop.
When you are not doing Etsy related things, what are you doing?
I love to spend time with my family and friends. Sitting on the sofa watching a movie, playing with Laura or having friends around to play some board games are on my hobbies list. When the weather is good we like to go out without a set destination. Kent has lovely fields and cities to explore.
On Saturdays I often try a new baking recipe. I really enjoy baking.
What material do you most enjoy working with?
Felt and fabrics. However with felt I can use lots of colours, create patterns, cut the shapes I want, choose if I want them flat or with filling… I can do what my imagination demands in a faster and easier way then with fabric I think.
If you could try a new craft, what would it be?
Crochet; I’m absolutely in love with those colourful crocheted blankets and rugs. I was a foolish girl because my grandmother was an expert and I was unable to take advantage of it.
Tell us about what inspires and motivates you
Colours and everything around me inspires my work. Laura and love are what motivates me.
What plans do you have for your shop in the future?
I managed to open another shop to sell my jewellery: Koalita Gifts. Now Koalita Craft is just about party and weddings. I think when we can define what we sell or do in two or three words is when we finally find our way.
Future plans? Well, promote more and more KC. Design new products. I’m working on themed party sets. And this year my biggest effort is take KC to be featured in a magazine. I would be very happy with it!
Thank you Cris! Great to know more about you and your inspiration for your lovely shop.
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