Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Moo Crew Feature



Our first of many Moo Crew Features is Antique Basket Lady, who's shop is filled with beautiful purses, bags & pouches!
Find her on Etsy by clicking the image above.

1) Tell us about your work & what drew you to it!

I would like to begin by saying I absolutely love fabric & love to create items that are pretty & useful. I have so many favorite designers. Amy Butler & Heather Bailey are at the top of the list!

2) What is most enjoyable about your work?

I enjoy taking a flat piece of fabric & creating a lovely bag!

3) What is your biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge is finding time to sew, as I still work full time as an RN/Lactation Consultant in our local hospital. . . I just celebrated my 30th year!

4) How are you inspired?

I get inspiration from everywhere...magazines, custom requests & just the fabric itself.

5) Apart from creating, what do you enjoy?

I enjoy traveling with my husband & spending time with my family. (2 married daughters & 2 granddaughters...Violet is 3 & Courtney is 12)

6) What is your most cherished handmade item?

My most cherished item is a china cabinet with stained glass doors that my husband made for me.

7) Is there a rule you can't resist breaking?

I do not follow instructions!

8) Name one thing you could never live without!

Photos of my family & my cherished dog, Louis, a fluffy Teddy Bear.

9) Tell us your top five books, movies, songs/bands, &/or websites!

Food Network
Twitter
Enya
Wizard of Oz
the Bible

10) Where can you be found besides Etsy?

Twitter
Flicker
Shuttercal
Facebook

To celebrate her feature, Antique Basket Lady is offering this great mini wallet for a giveaway!!


To be the lucky winner, all you need to do is comment on this post!
One lucky person will be chosen randomly this Sunday, May 10th!! Good luck : )
(Be sure to leave your contact info so we can find you if your our winner)

50 comments:

Live.Love.Maria said...

Love your store. Just like you I don't like following instructions, and struggle to find enough time for sewing.

LostRiverRags said...

I love, love, love Antique's shop. She has such a great variety of items to choose from. My favorite is her black and white fabric with the yellow bird!!!

Great write up!

BarkerBell Herbs and Heirlooms said...

Such a great Etsy shop and such a lovely and talented person!

The wallet for the giveaway is beautiful!

Congrats on being featured!

Tam

carmel said...

Lovely lady with wonderful creations-love everything in your store :)

Tiedupmemories said...

What great talent! Always something new from Antique! Great feature on her shop!

trudette, said...

What a great giveaway , lovely wallet and great shop too !

Audrey said...

What a lovely feature!! She has the most amazing shop - I just love her bags - she uses the most amazing fabric!!!
Thanks so much for a chance to win!

Sixsisters said...

I always love seeing what is new in her shop.
She has fabulous bags.

CreationsByRobin said...

ABL's shop is gorgeous. I have purchased from her in the past and have yet to be anything but THRILLED with her creations.

Great write up about a wonderful member of the Etsy community!

Christy said...

i love the store ;) and this is a great write up and a lovely wallet ;)

mavoss said...

Beautiful wallet!!

Ginny said...

Great featured store & interview!

amy@articulations said...

How fun to learn more about Antique! Her shop is full of wonderful creations, and she is such a good promoter!

Ellie said...

Wonderful interview! I love Antique's fabric choices; very feminine! Just beautiful!

Sharona R. said...

I love Sue's work. She makes both elegant and whimsy little treasures!

w said...

hhahaha! i don't follow instructions either. um. unless it's for a giveaway.

antiquebasketlady has an awesome shop. love the snap purses.

thanks for the giveaway!

wendiwinn on etsy.

lilyja said...

Beautiful things you do! and it is a gorgeous wallet!

whatshername said...

Great seller- Great and Pro shop!
Oh, & I saw this on Twitter!

http://Whatshername.Etsy.com

Digital Misfit said...

Lovely shop!
That wallet is so pretty.

heidig@gmail.com

Izabela said...

I am so in love with pink and really like this wallet, just checked your other items and and they are all great!
x

Toni said...

What a cute wallet! Your shop is great!

becky said...

Great store antique!! I love your all of your little wallets and pouches... you use great fabrics! so fashionable!!!! i definately hope i win! lol

http://scrappersbydesign.etsy.com

2kute said...

Who needs instructions?
Love your shop hun.... your work is awesome.

Terri said...

Great article!! I love Antiques shop styleand selection!!

Splendid Things said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I visited her shop...it is fantastic! I especially love her Cafe Rouge and her zippy with the dressforms! Jeanette splendidthings.etsy.com

Mia said...
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Mia said...

so lovely!! I so need new wallet, it would be perfect:)

Kim said...

Great to meet you! You do fabulous work! If you work at Meriter you may have helped me out when I had my two baby girls!

Blue & White Wear said...

I love ABL bags!! I hate following instructions - and I always mess up and make more work for myself!
Claire - bluewhitewear@yahoo.com

sharonkay said...

Love the fabrics you choose and the variety you offer! Great job!

wallexpress.etsy.com said...

LOVE the damask print!!

Lara said...

ABL is a delight! Her bags are always beautiful too!

Salad for Breakfast said...

she sure has some great stuff and awesome talent!

Meagan Designs Kaedan Krafts said...

Great feature! A true artist doesn't follow the rules.

http://meagansdesigns.etsy.com
http://kaedankrafts.etsy.com

Sandi said...

Love your creativity!! And I understand about not being able to find time to do it all - I'm retired and I still don't have enough time!
blog (dot) sandists (at) gmail (dot) com

theladya said...

Cute shop! abailey_crace (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

Great blog post and gorgeous wallet!! I've visited Antique's shop before on Etsy and she has the prettiest things.

Xanthe said...

Great interview and terrific shop!

Rose said...

I love to sew too and time always gets away from me. Great post!

Judy - MommyNewsBlog.com said...

What a cute wallet - I actually love the little change purses that she has on her site!! too cute!

Shan2534 said...

That wallet it too cute. I just learned about etsy and it is an amazing site. Great store as well.

The Giveaway Diva said...

cute!!!

nicolemarielum @gmail.com

threadspider said...

It's great to see you featured . I love your bags and purses.

willow said...

Great to see this artist featured! Love her bags ...


willow
http://simplywillow.etsy.com

BPR Designs said...

great shop with lovely fabrics and styles!1

Designs by Jenai said...

I would love to be a winner of that lovely wallet.

designsbyjenai@gmail.com

Debs Crochet said...

Love the new poodle pouch!
so cute

Connie said...

Great to learn more about you Antique!

artsyclay said...

Congrats on the feature! A very talented lady. Would love to win the giveaway.

Denise said...

Congratulations on being the featured seller, Antiquebasketlady!
I think you already know how much I love your bags, both for myself and for gifts! You have quite the eye for putting fabrics together and coming up with lovely, sophisticated creations. There's no "instruction sheet" for good taste!