Wednesday, February 10, 2010

#27 unofficial etsy featured seller - MostlyMagnets

#27 unofficial etsy featured seller - MostlyMagnets
Date joined etsy - 2/25/08
Sales to date - 888-Give us some basic info about you: name, where you live, kids/pets, favorite ice cream flavor, etc.

Mostly Magnets are Marie Wiens and Malin Eichman (twin sisters) originally from Sweden. We love design and being creative! We are very close and like the same kinds of things in life! =)

We went to school at the University of Oklahoma (which is where we both met our spouses). We live in Norman, Oklahoma. We both have one child each (boys). Marie has 3 cats and 1 turtle and Malin has 2 cats. Malin loves chocolate ice-cream whereas Marie can live without ice-cream (one area where we differ)...

-Describe an average day in life of "you".

Marie is a stay-at-home mom. She also watches two other children. Her days are spent helping little kids. Malin works as an academic avdisor for the University of Oklahoma. So her days are spent helping big kids. =) We both love what we do.

-Were you creative growing up/what did you enjoy doing?

We have always been very creative. Growing up we did all kinds of crafts. We always had some kind of project that we worked on. We loved to draw and paint. We also loved to paint on flower pots and wooden plaques!

-What made you want to start selling on etsy?

We heard about Etsy from a friend and thought it would be great for us. We always wanted to work on something together and saw this as a good opportunity. How fun to be creative and perhaps sell our creations at the same time!

-How long did it take for you to get your first sale on etsy?

It took five days before we sold something on Etsy and it was so exciting to get our very first sale! Someone wanted to buy something we made! =) We still feel very happy when we see we have a new sale!

-Top 5 favorite foods, tv shows, and bands?

We like the same kinds of foods: pasta with shrimp (seafood) and Mexican food. We also like the same TV shows: Psych, Monk, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami and HGTV shows. Favorite bands: love all kinds of music (ranging from Lady Gaga to Coldplay)!

-Is there anything you'd like to try your hand at doing? Knitting, baking, soap making, wood working, etc.

We both would like to learn how to knit and crochet but it is sometimes difficult to find the time! Carpentry would be fun too!

-What would you suggest to new etsy sellers to promote their shops?

We would suggest craftcult! We have used craftcult a number of times and it has helped us a lot.

-3 etsy shops you just LOVE?

It may sound strange... but we find it very difficult to pick our top three Etsy shops. There are so many!

-By January 1, 2011 I hope my number of sold items is ______.

By January 1, 2011 we would like to have 2,500 sales.

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As always, thanks for reading :)