October 1, 2012
Besides being a great resource of information and networking opportunity, another terrific perk of being a member of the Networking Together group is that I have discovered the beautiful Artisan handiwork of Sue from Wisconsin, AKA-
So Sue, how did you select the name Antiquebasketlady for your brand and how does it connect to your product?
My name originated from my early selling days on E bay, where I sold baskets. I had many requests for fabric inserts from customers which led to creating totes and then handbags.
How did you select your logo?
My logo picture was suggested by a customer…she loved my little snap purses.
What inspired you to begin designing and creating your products?
I have always loved to create and craft. I love to sew and I am self-taught. I had so many requests for totes and accessories that I was led to begin designing my own products.
Tell us what you love best about your art and how it fills your life.
I love the variety of fabrics available and search constantly for the new and unique. Vintage fabrics inspire me. Creating and sewing are also stress relievers for me. I have a busy ay job as an RN/Lc and it is nice to relax as I sew.
(OMGosh! In the April 2012 What’s Cookin’ at Hide A Heart Central I talk about how I clean toilets at my house as a stress reliever! Sue’s stress reliever skill is ever so much more clever AND profitable!!!)
What made you decide to sell your products?
I decided to sell my products on Etsy due to the many requests from friends and relatives and I needed a site to refer my customers to. I also started selling at art shows.
What has creating your small business taught you?
Having a business has helped me with time management and organization.
What does your blog offer your followers?
My Antiquebasketlady blog is a place that lets me show off some of my newest creations, share some fun sewing ideas and introduce great designers. I throw in a giveaway now and then and may even add some of my favorite places and people!
What else would you like us to know?
I have been an RN/Lactation consultant for 40 years and love working with new parents. I have been married for 40 years to to a very supportive husband who is a retired teacher. We have 2 married daughters and 2, almost 3, granddaughters, whom I love to bits. We have 2 furry children, Louis, a Teddy bear and Maxx, a Havanese.