Name: Sandy Bahrich from Firefly Notes
Website links: Etsy Shop
What do you make?
Papercrafts, accessories and lots of wedding favors!!
What or who inspires you?
I am inspired by arts and artistic people, culture, vintage and history
How did you get started?
I have always been a crafty person who is drawn to the obscure but it really became a part of my daily being as I transitioned into motherhood and I needed a regular outlet for my own energy. Once the wee men are asleep, mama gets down to business.
What are your favourite materials to work with?
This can change with the weather but for now I seem to like resin and varnish. Anything you can coat on and have harden up is the bees knees for me... at the moment.
What is the hardest and most favourite part of crafting?
The most difficult thing for me is finding the time to do all of the things I want to do. Striking a balance between home life and crafting as a business is tough. My most favorite thing is the instant gratification that comes with selling something I made. I thought what I made was kinda cool, but it is really cool if you think so too!
List 5 of your favourite links and why you like them
Etsy: really needs no explination!! So much fun to shop and sell!
Stamp Diva: ahhhh!! Best stamps ever, reasonable prices , A+ shipping charges (actaully what it costs), great customer service.
Papier Valise: ohhh! Gems in a treasure chest. Based in Canada too!!
New York Public Library: Crazy database of images and text. Recomended by one of my customers on etsy!
Mother of a Deal: for the mom in me looking for a bargain. oh yea! I have scored some good deals from this site!
Do you have any advice for those in the biz?
Don't underestimate yourself and what you have to offer!
Do you consider yourself an artist or a crafter?
I do think that they are way different. I am a crafter for sure. I often use others art (with permission of course) to craft my designs. It's like rap vs. rock and roll really. ha!
(photo images courtesy of Firefly Notes)
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