Thursday, June 3, 2010

Feature - LovePeaceFamily

Name: Bridget Reynolds
Shop Name: lovepeacefamily
Brief Product Description: handmade for the whole family

What is unique about your product? I create a lot of my designs. Some things are inspired by other craft projects, but for the most part I like to come up with things that are totally unique.

How did you get started?
I think the craft bug bit when I was still in the womb. I have been doing something artistic or crafty for as long as I can remember.

Where do you get your inspiration? Mostly, my family. My husband and daughter are a constant force of support, love and inspiration. Usually when I come up with a new idea for a project, it is because I have had the thought, "I can make this for C, or M!"

What excites you most about your work/shop? The end product. Since almost everything starts out as just an idea floating around in my head, I am never sure what will work and what wont. I like the satisfying feeling of seeing the real version of a thought, even if it didn't come out right the first time - which is usually the case!

Describe your workspace/workroom. Ha! Non-existent! I use our dining room for a work room. It is a total pain, and I am eagerly waiting to get an actual work space.

Which do you prefer: online sales/marketing or face-to-face sales/marketing? Why? Both! Online there is always so much more to see. Your market can change every day and you can showcase so much more of your product. But you lose out on really connecting with your customers. Buying something handmade is so much more personal and even more so when you get to meet the person who made it.

Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years? I have no idea, gave up on trying to predict the future a long time ago. Sometimes the journey is far more important than the destination.

What do you feel is the most important skill you use in your business every day? Imagination.

What do you like about EtsyAustin? Networking with some truly gifted people in the Austin craft/art community.

What do you think makes EtsyAustin Street Team unique? The effort the team puts into being part of the local scene. We all love our city and I know that is a huge part of what makes our team thrive.

Describe something about yourself that may be a surprise to people on the team. I tend to be a jack of all trades within the art spectrum. I have studied painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, and print making during college. I have also taught myself how to sew, knit, and make pretty pictures with pixels. If it's artsy or crafty, I have either done it...or will get to it eventually!


  1. Awesome work Bridget and I love your shop, it looks great : ) Can't wait to get my upcycled crayons!