How It All Started: “In a nutshell”
Welcome to my site! My name is Traci and I have two shops on Etsy. I started Knit Sew Cute in 2009 after stumbling across Etsy for the first time. I found Etsy to be this wonderful place created for people like me to network, discuss and sell their creations. I remember showing my husband the site and saying “You have to look at this, it’s so cute.” Hence the name “Knit Sew Cute.” I know, I know, I know…not out of this world creative, but I just wanted to get started with my own shop and that’s what stuck. So, I started selling my handmade baby items along with a few other items. I had created a fun little hobby.
Then along came a sweet little shop called “Mama’s Happy.” A shop filled with handmade, recycled, up-cycled, re-purposed, vintage items and with wonderful artists. I rented a space and started selling my creations there along with learning the “Junkers” way. I was learning to paint furniture, reupholster chairs, and re-purpose items that were no longer useful…and make money. I could finally start calling myself an artist. I was having a lot of fun, but it was difficult at times and I needed to take a break. After stepping away for awhile I was able to focus again. That was when I created my second Etsy shop called Vintage Retreat. A shop filled with fun vintage items I find.
Now, here I am blogging! I wonder what will happen next. I hope you enjoy.