Say hello to the Idaho Etsy Team's featured seller of the week, ShelleBelle216! Read on to learn more about Shelley and get a sneak peak into her shop!
What is your shop name and what is the significance?
Shellebelle216. My grandpaw has always called me Shelley Belly and a family friend when I was a kid called me Shell Bell. The 216 is my birthday.
What do you love about Idaho?
We moved here 5 years ago and love everything about it. We home school, so the support for that is wonderful. We also love the outdoors, and it doesn't get any better than Idaho for that!
Name one thing you would suggest people do when they come to visit the state?
Be sure to go up to the mountains and out to the desert! It's so fun to have both types of topography so close.
Tell us a random fact about yourself.
I was in the Air Force for 6.5 years.
What do you do to relax?
I love to surf the internet for random things :)
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
If it was safe, I would love to go to Egypt.
Currently, what is your favorite shop item?
How did you become interested in your craft?
Colors! Knitting, spinning, crocheting, weaving and sewing involve color, and I love color.
What do you enjoy about the creative process?
Taking something from basic materials and turning it into something else. I love starting with fiber, making it into yarn and knitting it into something.
Any suggestions for those interested in selling their handmade items or vintage finds?
Do what you love! I stopped taking custom orders because I didn't want to be stuck making something I didn't feel like making. I don't sell a lot, but I love making whatever makes me happy on a given day.