Sunday, September 15, 2013

About Me (Seaside, OR)

Orders have slowed down a bit, so I'm taking this opportunity to revise my 'About' page on Etsy.  Almost a year ago, Etsy changed our 'About' page to include photos and a better layout so our sellers can get to know the buyers better.  I thought it was great, but finding the time to rewrite and to look for photos went to the bottom of the list of things to do.
Recently, I decided I should get this done.  I read one seller's comment that she liked to know who the buyer was and where they lived.  If there was no 'About' page, she did not buy from them.  I rarely know my sellers because I tend to be more interested in the product.  Then again, she has a point.  She makes a connection with the seller.
I am allowed five photos that cycle through for the viewer.  I had a hard time deciding what FIVE photos would I use.  I put together a folder and started saving photos into it.  Before I knew it, I had over a hundred photos!  Oh no, now I had to decide which ones show the best of me.  With over 25 years of hand-quilting, more years in traveling and experiences, I was having a hard time.
Looking through other Etsian's 'About' pages, I started to see quite a few were using collages.  Perfect!  Back to my fat folder of photos.  I did two travel collages (above).
I wanted to show my tools and materials.  I think this one came out quite colorful.  I especially love the fabric one with the thread in front.  I could not have asked for a more sunnier day to take this recent photo.
I had to show off some of my recent work.  Does it look eye-catching to you?
I could not leave out my supervisors.  They are, after all, an important part of the process.  I gave each one a work title:  Squirrel - quilt inspector, Max - hugs adviser, Hitch - exercise guru, and last, but not least, my QuiltinCats' Avatar Dusty - fabric tester.

The photos were the easy part.  Writing about myself was even harder.  I spent a long time writing and re-writing my Bio.  Ugh!  I think I managed to make it sound interesting without going overboard.  I wanted to keep it short and sweet.  I think I managed to do that.  I might revise it again later, but for now, this will work.  Speaking of work, I need to get back to my projects....
Happy Quilting!


  1. I had a little trouble finding the 'about' page, but when I finally did it read and looked very nice. The collages turned out well, and the narrative gives a good idea of who you are and where you are coming from. :)

  2. Your collages are great... but you are so much more than the sum of your parts.

  3. I sure have missed you! Love to read your adventures. I told hubby that I want to do a cross country camp when I retire... He listened and thinking about a new truck and down sizing our fifth wheel. We shall see.


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