Interview with Tanya, and a GIVEAWAY!!

Have you realized yet, sweet friends, that it is December? Christmas is only a few weeks away, and with that beautiful holiday comes gads of Christmas shopping! Today, I am so excited to introduce you to Tanya who runs one of my favorite Etsy shops. She and I are running a giveaway for the sweetest neck warmer that you have ever seen! It is blue, with lace (two of my favorite things).

Check out my interview with Tanya, and then enter below so you can have a chance to win one of her homemade neck warmers!

I want to learn how to spin wool like Tanya does! Picture by Accessodium.

I want to learn how to spin wool like Tanya does! Picture by Accessodium.


1.Tell me a little about yourself, and how you became interested in knitting/crafting in general.

I grew up around the art and craft, my grandmother could knit, crochet, sew. When when my grandmother used to knit, I’d watch and think how magical it was that the yarn could turn into such beauty. I loved the way my grandmother’s motions were so natural. I strived to make my grandmother’s natural talent mine own and for years has been devoting my time to creating yarnful masterpieces for friends and family. And now I do it for sell.

2. What made you decide to start an etsy shop?

My friends and my family inspired me to open my shop. Every time I was knitting or crocheting my friends told me, it is so beautiful, you have to sell it, open a business or sell online. And one day I made a decision to open a shop on Etsy and sell handmade accessories and clothing.


3. Do you do all the knitting yourself, and when do you find the time to create so many beautiful products?

Yes, I am making everything by myself for my Etsy shop. I have plenty of time, I am part time yoga instructor and rest of the time including weekends I can create.

 

This hat needs to be on my Christmas list. Love the color. Pic by Acessodium.
This hat needs to be on my Christmas list. Love the color. Pic by Acessodium.

4. Do you have any advice for someone interested in starting an etsy business?

If you really want your business to be successful you have to work hard – great photos, right descriptive tags, great customer service and a lot of advertising.

I just love the way Tanya packages her art. Don't you? Pic by Accessodium.
I just love the way Tanya packages her art. Don’t you? Pic by Accessodium.

 

5. What item is your best seller in your shop?

Last year it was this pom pom hat.

But this year it is all different items: hats, cowls, many patterns and even knitting chunky needles

6. Can you offer any sort of a discount for Dandelion Pie readers?

Why not 🙂 Use this coupon code to have 15% discount on all items in my shop:

15FORPIEREADERS

 Check out Tanya’s shop, and use the code for some great Christmas shopping! And be sure to enter the giveaway to win this! To enter, tell me what your favorite Christmas tradition is in the comments below, and then earn other entries by visiting Accessodium, and more! Check it out on the rafflecopter entry form below!:

Beautiful light blue, and lace neck warmer! Pic by Accessodium.
Beautiful light blue, and lace neck warmer! Pic by Accessodium.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Comments

  1. Amanda Baker says

    Every year since I can ever remember my mom and I have made Christmas cookies together. I look forward to the quality time with my mom every year and it’s the perfect excuse to indulge in a bunch of cookies!! I have a daughter of my own now to carry on the tradition with!!

  2. Alana says

    I’ve always been fascinated by Christmas lights. It doesn’t happen every year, but sometimes my husband and I will drive around on Christmas night, just admiring all the lit up houses. It relieves the gloom of winter and early sunsets.

    • Bethany Miller says

      Sometimes the dreariness of winter gets to me as well, Alana. I love driving around looking at lights as well. I always plan to do that, but rarely seem to make time for it. Hope you and your hubbie had a wonderful Christmas!

  3. saralynns2 says

    My favorite christmas tradition is going to church christmas eve then driving around town looking at christmas lights 🙂

  4. Heather Tarver says

    Just spending time with family! On Christmas day we spend time with my husband’s family. We eat a great big potluck lunch, a secret santa, and gift exhange.

  5. Sydney says

    That neck warmer is adorable! My favorite Christmas tradition is my whole family getting new, matching pajamas on Christmas Eve that we wear while we play board games.

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