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.
Good morning, friends! Please welcome a new Etsy seller to the feature today, Laurie from Laurie Ann’s Creations. Laurie makes some really cute things and offers them at very reasonable prices.
My name is Laurie Painter I am originally from a small own in Eastern Oregon (Baker City, OR). I now live in a really small town of Amity, OR located western Oregon. I have always loved crafting. I learned how to sew when I joined a 4-H group. I don't really like to sew clothing but do really enjoy sewing dolls, toys, bags etc. I am also a quilter but I just quilt for enjoyment.
I love the outdoors. My family goes camping just about every weekend during the summer and I take my sewing machine with me. I have 2 grown children, no grandchildren yet. I am the Yamhill County Sports Manager for the Special Olympics which I enjoy very much. I work as a bookkeeper, among other duties at a small newspaper in Keizer Oregon. As you can see I am a very busy person.
I opened a shop with etsy after a friend of mine suggested it since I really don't have time to go to all the craft shows so this seemed the best fit for me. My shop opened about 2 months ago. It's off to a slow start but I expected it and I am hoping it will take off soon.
What inspires me is children and our athletes in the special Olympics seeing things that might help them with everyday life or to bring a smile to there faces. Also finding ways to recycle old things into new items makes me feel good. Sewing is not the only crafting I do. If I see something new that looks like fun I usually try it. Basically I enjoy making things that make people happy.
Thanks for sharing your Etsy story with us, Laurie! I hope you will visit Laurie’s Etsy shop (here) and check out some of the things she has made.