Sue Bradbury: My mother let me loose in her fabric scraps with a needle and thread when I was a little girl. Growing up in rural North Dakota, I had very few options when it came to clothes shopping, so if I wanted something different I had to make it myself.
My parents always encouraged me to be creative and even helped me become an enteprenuer at 16, by opening my very first boutique. Although it wasn’t much, it was an outlet for me to express my creativity and it led to my acceptance at the Massachusetts College of Art, where I received a BFA in Fashion Design. With a handful of fashion related jobs and the continued support of my family, I have been sewing every day since and have learned a lot along the way.
Now I spend my days at home in Portland, Oregon sewing and caring for my beautiful son, our two cats and my loving husband :)
Twisted Poppy: As long as I can remember i’ve been making things, (little boats made out of empty margarine containers, crazy lego houses, reproductions of classical paintings with crayons) so I went to art School and I have a BFA in mixed media sculpture and printmaking. While in art school working on my sculptures I seemed to like the extremes of going large or going small so since i’m in a small space, small and handmade is what my etsy shop is all about.
A few years ago I taught myself the ancient artform of Pysanky in order to make my Ukrainian Grandmother a very special 80th birthday gift. I fell in love with the craft and have been addicted to making some of the most creative, vibrant and unusual pysanky eggs you may ever see. Up until 7 months ago I was a slave to the 50+ hour work week in order to pay off my student loans from Art School but then I developed asthma and discovered etsy and this has become my fantastically better and much more rewarding alternative to an unhealthy workaholic lifestyle, and I can be creative again!!
I found some elegant wedding ring pillows in the Try Handmade Inbox.
Woomi Pyo: I graduated Parsons school of design with BFA in spring 2008. Since then I have experienced many exciting opportunities and Etsy is definitely one of them!
I launched my collection on Etsy when I was living in New York, now I moved back to my home country Korea, I promise to continue to develop new styles.
This shop is true reflection of my simple yet, whimsical and romantic aesthetic.