Tell us about you!
Hello! I'm Toni, the maker behind Little House of Crafting. I'm a happily married 20-something geek that loves to watch Doctor Who, play video games and of course, craft!
Tell us about your shop!
Little House of Crafting came about in early 2013 when my friend, Lilly Inverse of Lilly Inverse Designs, began making and selling art in Artist Alleys at anime conventions. I decided to join in the fun and created a line of pinback buttons. Later, I added perler/pixel art (also known as drawing with plastic) and now offer pinback button designs in magnet form!
Each product is made by me in my adorable 650 square-foot home in southeast Michigan. Every fandom and activity featured at Little House of Crafting is dear to my heart. Great pride is taken in ensuring that you are able to share your geekery with the world at large!
What is your favorite thing to make?
My favorite thing to make is definitely pinback buttons and magnets! I love doing custom orders for others!
What is the hardest part of owning your own online shop?
I don't think one part of owning an online shop is harder than the other. Each part is difficult in its own time. Some weeks are great for promotions, others are great for stocking the shop. The main thing is to persevere through it all and work with other makers to avoid burnout. Take a break when you need to and remember to have fun!
Do you have any advice to share?
Owning your own online business can be challenging but if you join a community (Storenvy Community Group on Facebook is a great one!) it definitely makes the challenge easier. With others, you can learn the basics and other tips and tricks to succeed!
Wonderful advice! Thank you so much Toni for joining us today!! You can find and follow Toni at her SHOP | BLOG | DevianART | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | PINTEREST | TUMBLR. Make sure to stop and tell her 'Hello' and how you found her!!