Monday, October 26, 2009

My studio

I would like to show you my studio and a little bit of me as well. Some of you might have already seen it before. As I announced that on my blog, one of Etsy artists was particularly interested in working area and put the pictures of my studio on her blog. If you are interested in seeing my interview, check this talented artist web site at www.etsystudios.blogspot.com. Here, I would like to share a couple of new additional pictures with you. "Studio" sounds glamorous, but it is a corner of my living room. The studio/working space was set up by my supportive husband. Before this space, I was working on the guest room where has not enought sun light. My husband was concerned and provided me this wonderful space for me to work and enjoy. There used to be a piano. And he moved that heavy piano for my desks. I added my oil paintings on the wall. And finally, I have my own space! It is very convenient, cozy and comfortable place. It faces the southeast backyard which gives me a lot of sun light through the day. I usually wake up early in the morning and can enjoy watching the sun rise between the tall trees. It is my most favorite time of the day and work alot while my family still sleep tight. During the day after school, sometimes my little boys bring their chess board to play chess or study next to me while I am working on my computer. All my finished jewelries are displayed or put/organized on the stack able trays inside of the cabinet. How do you think of my studio? Thank you for viewing.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Featured on Etsy studio Blog

My store is featured on Etsy studio blog. The artist of the blog is Kerry who has a shop at Etsy. She featured the pictures of me, my working area as well as my jewelries. Please visit at www.etsystudios.blogspot.com . Thank you.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Little Creatures-Crochet

"Halloween Vampire Bunny"

These little bunny or panda will make you smile. They are so adorable as if they are alive with their own individuality. The pink bunny's name is "baby Psychadelic bunny". Look at that serious looking bunny. You will just smile. Below is the interview with bunny's mom, "Parami Panda" artist, Alix.

1. When did you start your business "Parami Panda"?

I started Parami Panda about a year ago, a couple months after I learned to crochet. I started making amigurumi as gifts for people, and couldn't stop. Someone suggested I sell them, and the rest, as they say, is history :)

2. How do you get your inspiration/idea for your cratfs?

I get my inspiration from the world around me. Every time I see something especially cute I think, how could I crochet that? Sometimes it turns into something, and sometimes it fails miserably. I mostly have to wait for the ideas to come to me, and usually they do - I just suddenly know what I need to make, like my vampire bunny, and the pandas. 3. How do you promote your business?

I promote my Parami Panda with my blog - http://paramipanda.blogspot.com , my facebook fan page - http://www.facebook.com/paramipanda , and by participating in etsy gift guides and making treasuries.

4. Do you have any advice for new Etsy sellers?

My advice for new etsians would be to stick with it and not get discouraged! Post often and explore the site! There are promotional opportunities everywhere! And get your stuff selling in local shops and sell at craft fairs! Many people who have seen my work that way find me on etsy :) 5. Could you tell me your short and long term goals?

For Parami Panda my short term goal is to get to 100 sales, and my long term goal is to have my stuff selling in 10 stores in Washington and California and Canada. For my life my short term goal is to own a miniature schnauzer, a standard schnauzer and a giant schnauzer all at the same time, and my long term goal is to breed dogs that look like baby pandas.

"Mommy bee and her baby"

You can find her more creatures at http://paramipanda.etsy.com