Tell us about you!
Hi, I am Tracy a former teacher but now a stay at home mom of a 5 and 6 year old. Crafting has been in my blood since I was a child. Both of my grandmothers, and mother were very crafty and their love of crafts rubbed off on me. I love to do a wide variety of crafts that I can use to decorate my house, and my kids love helping too. Reading is another passion of mine. You can always find a book in my hands before I fall asleep. Love history, young adult, mystery, romance, and more. Lastly, I love to travel around the U.S. Every time I visit a new place I fall in love with that area and wish I could live there. My favorite place to visit is the upper East Coast in Maine, New Hampshire and the Boston area.
Tell us about your shop!
My shop is Unique Creations by Tracy. In 2012 I decided I wanted to learn how to crochet, so using you tube I self taught myself how to crochet. At first it was just to crochet for myself and kids. As soon as I started sharing pictures of what I was making on Facebook I started getting asked to make things for others. One of my friends suggested I should open up a shop so after hearing some other handmade artists in a craft group I was in talk about Storenvy I decided to open up a shop there. In my shop you can find a variety of crocheted items. I crochet owls, hats, loveys, and stuffed animals. Most of my items are custom made because I want each piece to be individualized to what the person receiving it likes. This year I am focusing on organizing at home so I have started a line of baskets to help others and myself stay organized at home.
What is your favorite thing to make?
My favorite item to make is my owls! I love owls, so I enjoy making them! They also come in multiple sizes which makes each one more fun because there are so many color options or combination of colors I can make them in
What is the hardest part of owning your own online shop?
The hardest part of owning an online shop is managing my time. I could spend all day working on my shop if I wanted to, but I have to remember I have other priorities like my kids, house, and volunteer jobs.
Do you have any advice to share?
First make sure you love what you are doing otherwise you are going to burn out and not want to work. Second, don't give up. It takes time and a lot of work to get your store going. Don't expect to have tons of sales immediately.
That is really good advice to remember. Thank you so much for Talking with us today, Tracy. You can find and follow Tracy at her SHOP | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM . Make sure to stop and tell her 'Hello' and how you found her!!