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