Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Artist Behind The Etsy ~ The Ruffled Daisy

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Being a part of the Etsy community, not only as a seller but as a customer, I have come across many talented individuals.  With this series, I hope to introduce you to some of these creative people, finding out where they find their inspiration, and a little bit more about them.

This week I’d like to introduce you to Amber from The Ruffled Daisy.  If you love burlap, this is the shop for you!  Amber works with burlap in a lot of her creations and has created some beautiful items from bags to runners.  I also feel like I have much in common with Amber!

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Thank you so much, Kathy, for inviting me to be a part of your beautiful blog!

Hi everyone! My name is Amber and my Etsy shop is The Ruffled Daisy.

I have been married 31 years and am the mother of 2 grown daughters. For as long as I can remember, I've had a passion for sewing and creating, from little bags and pillows as a child to quilts and home decor as an adult. Throughout the years, I was always looking for that next project. If I wasn't making something I was constantly reading about how to make something or flipping through decorating books and magazines.

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When my youngest left for college, I found myself with more free time than I wanted, so I dug out the sewing machine and, on a whim, made a purse from burlap. I've always loved burlap! A friend saw the purse and encouraged me to make more to show them at a local craft fair. They were well received and a second craft fair followed. It was at that point that I decided to open my shop. I was a little intimidated by all the fantastic shops on Etsy and thought, "How can I even begin to compare?" But I decided to give it a go!

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My shop began to steadily build and by the time the holiday season came around, I had to teach my husband how to cut burlap. He now works with me full-time as well as one of my daughters part-time.

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I wanted to make with burlap what one could make with any fabric. With its gorgeous color and texture, burlap goes anywhere and can be used year-round. I love decorating styles from farmhouse to modern country with some seaside chic thrown in there as well.

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On Etsy, I've had the pleasure of working with many brides as well as customers decorating their homes. It thrills me to no end to make their visions become a reality. Having an Etsy shop is a dream for me. After 3 years, I still have to pinch myself to see if it is even real! I am so grateful for and appreciative to all of my Etsy customers and excited to see what the future holds!

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Thank you again, Kathy, for having me be a part of your wonderful series, "The Artist Behind The Etsy".

Best wishes to all!

Amber

www.theruffleddaisy.etsy.com

I am so glad you were able to join in here today, Amber!  It has been a pleasure getting to know you a bit and I wish you continued success with your shop.  You can visit Amber’s Etsy shop here.

13 comments:

must love junk said...

I love Amber's products and style! And her success is amazing! Thanks for sharing :)
Susan

Junkchiccottage said...

Good morning Kathy,
I have not had the pleasure to see Amber's creative treasures so I am heading over there now. Love this feature Kathy to find so many talented Etsy shops.
Have a great start to the new week.
Kris

lynn said...

love the burlap ruffles! another great shop! thanks for sharing, kathy!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love all of her ruffles. I need to go see all of her things.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Cute stuff! I love ruffles!

Missy George said...

Thanks for sharing. I love the burlap with the ruffles. Very creative.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Etsy is such a fabulous place for talented people like Amber to showcase their products. Her story is inspirational, and her designs are lovely!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Thank you Kathy for introducing us to Amber. Her designs are wonderful using burlap. She is one talented lady!
XO

chateau chic said...

What a fabulous success story!! Amber is so creative and talented.
Mary Alice

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

I love this feature (along with your decorating books feature). So much inspiration & wonderful new Etsy shops to discover!

Thank you for all you share, Kathy!
xo,
Lin

Connie said...

My, my . . . what beuitful creations. Burlap is not the friendliest fabric to work with either . . . I really admire the craftsmanship and the details.
Simply beautiful!
Connie :)

Okio B Designs said...

What a beautiful shop!

Jeanine

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, what a lovely shop! I have learned about so many talented ladies form this series. Amber has some wonderful items! I love her ruffled tree skirt! Thanks for sharing her wonderful shop!

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