Saturday, January 29, 2011

Purls and Pearls~ Handmade with Love Giveaway Sponsor

Purls and Pearls is our next sponsor for the Handmade with Love Giveaway Hop starting 2/2!

Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway

1.Where are you from and tell us a little about yourself?
Amanda~ My name is Amanda Snellink and I have lived in Sebring, Ohio my entire life. I'm a disabled mother who enjoys nothing more than sitting at home with knitting needles in hand. I started knitting to deal with my disability and it has been a driving force in my life.
Cassie~ My name is Cassie Z. and I live in Circleville, Oh. I'm 25 years old. I'm currently unemployed but that just gives me more free time to craft. ^_^
Black glass stitch markers

2. Why did you start your etsy shop?
Amanda~ Well who can’t use a little extra money? And sometimes I knit was more than I can actually use, so why not put it out there for people who can't knit!
Cassie~ I have to agree with Amanda on this one. Though the things that I usually make more of are various jewelries and/or knitting accessories.

3. How did you come up with the name of your shop?
Amanda~ Purl is a knitting stitch term a lot of people are familiar with and with the addition of jewelry and stitch markers the double entendre seemed appropriate.
Cassie~ Well Amanda is the "Purl" and I am the "Pearl". She makes the knits and I make the jewelry.

Nylon Cord Bag
4. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Amanda~ My favorite item is my Custom Oversized Shrug. I have made one for myself and not only is it warm it could be the most comfortable thing I own. I wear it at home and when I go out. It’s very versatile and worth every penny and will fit absolutely perfect.
Cassie~ My favorite thing in our shop would have to be...well everything! Hahaha. Though I do enjoy making the word stitch markers.
Custom Oversized Shrug

5. What message, if any, do you wish to convey with your art/craft?
Amana~ Knitting is cool. It’s the style now and the advantage is that every stitch is knit with love.
Cassie~ I'm agreeing with Amanda on this too. ^_^

6. Why should people buy handmade?
Amanda~ Handmade items can be made to fit your body and personality exactly to show off who you are. Handmade has more character!
Cassie~ Buying handmade not only helps a person show off who they are, but also helps support the artists. And yes, handmade does have more character.

7. Apart from creating for your shop, what else do you do?
Amanda~ I knit baby and children’s hats for a local photographer and spend my days being a mom and a wife. I even spin my own yarn for my knits sometimes. But nothing is more enjoyable than knitting something.
Cassie~ Apart from the shop, I am learning to knit. I'm not that great at it, but I'm slowly figuring it out. I am an avid Doctor Who fan and I like to make random Doctor Who related crafts for the store or personal.^_^ And in between crafting/creating for the shop I also babysit when needed.

Thank you Amanda and Cassie!
(By the way, Cassie is my kids favorite babysitter!)

You can find Purl and Pearl
on Etsy

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