Let's learn a little about Aubrey & her shop while we take a peek at her designs:
How did you come up with the name of your shop?
aubreyplays got named when I started my blog about 3 years ago. I was at a point that in my life everything felt too serious. I NEEDED a reminder to PLAY, to get back to my authentic self. I wanted to enjoy the simple things. The tagline was actually a note to MYSELF. Funny, because it worked! It changed the way I looked at the world and I started to play again. I started to play in the rain and smell the roses, to lay in the grass to take pictures of a ladybugs. To chase ducks. To LIVE. To make fun of life. So, when I decided to open my shop the name still serves its purpose and is open ended enough to be anything. I won’t be stuck just selling one thing. I hope it also passes on the spirit of play a little.
What inspired you to start selling your products on Etsy, and how long have you had your shop?
I have always imagined a little coffee shop full of my artwork and little goodies, happy people and good energy. Etsy lets me have a virtual one. I have so many interests it was hard for me to commit to just one thing. I painted murals for 10+ years. I was ready to move on. I was ready to focus on something different that I could do at home mostly. I took the Etsy leap just a few months ago November 2010. I am a newbie.
I am first and foremost a mama to three awesome little monsters. Let’s be completely honest: I need extra money. Who doesn’t? I also need the output. I am putting my heart into this and crossing my fingers that it turns into something big and that part time job won’t ever happen ;) And maybe this mama can prove herself to the world a little.