Friday, February 8, 2013

Feature Post: Alicia from OwnSomethingAwesome

 If you want to own something awesome, why not head on over to Alicia's etsy shop, OwnSomethingAwesome! Her handmade crochet kitchen and bath accessories are fabulous! I love the different colors, patterns, and textures in her work. Learn more about Alicia below...
Face Scrubbies
1.Who are you and what do you sell?
My name is Alicia from Own Something Awesome, and I offer eco-friendly crochet items for the home. =)

2.What inspired you to get started in your craft?
Actually, it was my baby shower a couple years ago. My mom and I were trying to think of some gifts to give the guests that were meaningful in some way. Well, I ended up crocheting some wash cloth sets! After seeing how much some of the guests really liked the gifts, I decided maybe that's what I would go into. I use to make needle felting sculptures, but when I got pregnant, the motion of punching the felt over and over made me SUPER nauseous, so I needed to find something else to pass the time. Crocheting then became my new hobby and now my business!

3.What is your favorite part of your process?
My favorite part is taking some yarn and making something great out of it. I'm sure there's one item in my shop that everyone uses, and it makes me feel good that I'm offering eco-friendly items. I've been big into finding more eco-friendly solutions in my life the past year or so.

4.Handmade: What inspires you the most while you create?
Looking at my house, and thinking, what can I make that would be useful in this room? or even going through certain isles at the store. I like to see the new cleaning products out.
Crochet Double Layered Scrubbie

5.If you could pick, what is your most favorite item in your Etsy shop?
My absolute most favorite item, is any of my double layered scrubbies (pot scrubbers). I make them with thicker strips of netting than a lot of people, so they tend to last for like, ever it seems! And they are great to use on pretty much anything because they don't scratch!

6.Got any social media links?

7.Anything else that you want to share?
First - I know some people might not think cleaning things are "awesome" per say, but personally, I love the words Awesome and Stupendous! They are just really positive uplifting words! =)

Dish Cloth Set
I am working on adding more items throughout this year, but with my 2-year-old son, and my youngest son born on December 6th, I am a little behind on getting a whole lot of new things into the shop, but keep checking back!

Also, for all of you awesome readers who like to support handmade, Use coupon code BLOGSPECIAL at checkout and receive 20% your order!

I hope every one of you have an Awesome Day!

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