My name is Ema and my shop’s name is Ema’s Decorations.
Where are you from?
I am from Romania. It is a small but beautiful country in Europe.
What or who inspires you?
There are many things that inspire me: the season, the music, children, the pictures from magazine, TV or from some stores, the children books, my friends... And my 5 years daughter inspires me too. She always knows to choose the right color, the perfect shape, or a nice character.
What made you start your shop?
I started to work for my family and for my friends. A friend of mine told me one day to try to sell online my items because they are beautiful and perfect for kids.
How long have you been making felt items?
I have started last year to sew felt and I love this material.
What are your favorite materials to work with?
I don’t have a favorite material, because I like to work with felt, card stock or beads also. Every item has a story and I try to make something unique and different.
Name a few Etsy Crafters that inspire you?
There are a lot of Etsy Crafters that inspire me. I like ArtisticSpirit, CarolineRoseArt, BirdhouseBlessings, lifepieces. My last Treasury List is with my favorite items from Etsy.
What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
I am not a real artist. But I like to make something beautiful in my daily activities: I like to cook and to find out funny shapes for cookies or pies or sandwiches (my daughter loves Mini Turtle Shaped Cabbage Pie, Mini Hedgehog Shaped Homemade Bread, and Mini Apple Shaped Pie), I like to draw with my girl and to teach her to make crafts with paper and beads and every material which can be used and re-used, I like to read good books (my favorite one is Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of The Hedgehog).
Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
Even if I like to work with felt, I really loved to make my Tea Mint Recipe Card, because it is different from an ordinary card or recipe card. I made it with some quilled item and I attached an easy recipe inside.
Are there other places on the net we can find you?
You can find me on my blog (ema-decorations.blogspot.com/ ), or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Ema.decorations ).
Any advice you'd like to give any crafters that are reading?
In fact I have an advice – it’s an idea that I learned this year: Enjoy your work. You can create for somebody else, but first, you create for you. And even you don’t have so many buyers, enjoy your works.
US and Canada
1-You need to follow my blog via Google Connect(Tell me under what name)
2-Visit Ema Winter Shop and tell which item you prefer
Post in a comment that you are a follower of this blog and under what name and tell me which item you prefer, and don't forget your email so I can reach you if you win.
I do check each and every entry before doing the draw.
Extra entries (1 each unless indicated otherwise)
-Blog about this giveaway on your blog or post a picture of it and link it to your side bar, + 3, send me the link to your blog.
-Post my button on your blog, send me the link to your blog, +2
-Tweet about this giveaway once a day, post your tweet link, send me the link, +1