Sunday, April 15, 2012

Featured Seller - MySweetPotato3

Say hello to the Idaho Etsy Team's featured seller of the week, MySweetPotato3! Read on to learn more about Christine and get a sneak peak into her shop!

You can also find her on Facebook!

(click on any photo to take you directly to the listing so you can learn more about the item!)

What is your shop name and what is the significance?
My Sweet Potato 3! The significance behind it's name is simple: I grew up in Idaho on a potato farm and have 3 of the sweetest kids! There you have it: My Sweet Potato 3!

What do you love about Idaho?
Idaho is my home! I was born and raised in Idaho and cannot imagine living anywhere else. I grew up in American Falls, my parents and siblings live in Coeur d'Alene, and I reside in Boise. I love how different each part of the state is and of course all the outdoor activities from camping, hiking, running, biking or just enjoying diverse weather!

Name one thing you would suggest people do when they come to visit the state?
I would definately recommend seeing some of our great mountains. One of my favorites is the drive up to Stanley and over Galena Summit, with a stop in Sun Valley!

Tell us a random fact about yourself.
I used to fight forest fires for the Boise National Forest Service! It was an experience I will never forget!

What do you do to relax?
Obviously my family comes first, so just playing with the kids or enjoying a fun family activity are my favorite. But, something I enjoy doing for myself is making time to run even if it is at 6:00 in the morning!

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
No doubt, I would go to Italy!

Currently, what is your favorite shop item?
The turtle shell photo prop!

How did you become interested in your craft?
My Great Grandmother taught me to crochet when I was a little girl. I basically stopped while in high school and college. Once I started my family it was the first thing I started back up, making hats and blankets for my kids and then friends and family.

What do you enjoy about the creative process?
Making most of my items in my shop occurs once my little ones are in bed. It has become almost a meditative time for me!

Any suggestions for those interested in selling their handmade items or vintage finds?
Jump in and do it! You never know how it will go until you try it, there are so many folks out there who are more than happy to help you out along the way.

I absolutely love what I do and am so thankful to my wonderful clients who support me and especially share their wonderful photo's with me! Thank You!

Thank you Christine for taking the time to let us get to know you a bit better! I highly encourage you to check out Christine's shop HERE to see more!

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