Good Morning all! It's that time again!
Here are the vitals;
DaWanda Sellers Blog Group - Application form.
Looking to promote your DaWanda store?
Look no further and join DaWanda Promo Bags today!
There is still time for anyone who wants to be involved in the first batch of promotional bags to send their items to us.
Here are your contacts;
DaWanda On-line promos (bags sold through DaWanda and hopefully the DaWanda Shop Directory too) - http://dawanda.com/shop/sarastexturecrafts/
UK Show promos (given out at UK shows) - http://dawanda.com/shop/magicpumpkinsandfaerydust/
German Show promos (given out at German shows) - http://dawanda.com/shop/contascoeln/
French Show promos (given out at French shows) - http://dawanda.com/shop/triune/
Here's how it works;
1. Contact the relevant person through DaWanda for their address
2. Have ready 15/20 Business cards and/or Small promotional samples – no breakables. Each item you send should be clearly labelled with your DaWanda shop.
3. Once received by the organiser your cards and/or items will be added to the 'Promo' bags.
4. These will then be distributed to potential buyers.
As an added extra... if you are participating in the on-line bags you will be added to my pinboard at http://en.dawanda.com/list/SarasTextureCrafts/5129-DaWanda-Promo-Bags-here-are-the-sellers
For a closer look at how our German bags looked... http://dawandashopdirectory.blogspot.com/2008/01/looking-to-promote-your-dawanda-store.html
Today's feature is Tabitha Emma...
1. Tell me a bit about your background and how long you have been an artist/crafter.
My name is Tabitha, I’m 21 and I live in Sydney Australia, which is where I have lived all my life. I have always been a creative person. My mum is an artist so she encouraged me and my brother to be creative when we were young. We also had access to a lot of craft supplies, we would do paper-machè, painting, play dough, craft, knitting, cooking and sewing. Then when I went to high school I discovered textiles and fell in love with sewing and designing and went on to do a fashion design course.
I graduated from the Whitehouse Institute of Design last year with an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design and Textiles.
I worked at Hot! Clothing as a design assistant at the beginning of the year. Since then I have been making bags and clothing and selling them online as well as working at Mr. Whippy (an ice cream shop).
2. Where do you find your inspiration?
I’m mostly inspired by other peoples amazing work, seeing what great talent other people have spurs me on to try develop my own style and skills. I do a lot of research on the internet, read magazines and just generally keeping an eye out at the things in the world around me. I guess it’s the culmination of all the things I see throughout the day that come together to form ideas, and I often suddenly think of things in the middle of the night and have to quickly jot them down.
My children’s bags actually started as a major work I did in High School. The ideas came from childhood memories.
3. Do you sell your work?
I sell on DaWanda- http://en.dawanda.com/shop/tabithaemma
And I have two Etsy shops- http://tabidesigns.etsy.com/ (my bags), http://tabithaemma.etsy.com/ (clothing).
4. You mentioned that you sell on DaWanda. How did you find out about the site and how long have you been selling there?
I discovered DaWanda through IndiePublic (a social networking site for indie designers). I saw it on someone’s profile and decided to check it out, I thought it looked really cool so I gave it a shot. I have only been on there for about a month and a half so I’m still pretty new to the site.
5. Tell me a bit about your current DaWanda collection.
I'm currently selling a range of children’s purses. They are all fun novelty shapes, inspired by childhood memories, of sweets, dress ups and tea parties. I like to use bright fun colours and soft fabrics. My bags are soft a squishy making them suitable for playing with as well as carrying small objects.
My 2 favourite designs are the Slice of Cake I came up with this design about 3 years ago, and only created just recently, I really love the way it has turned out. My other favourite is the cup of tea purse, this purse has been very popular.