Who are you? I am Jessica. Stay at home mom to my beautiful baby girl and inspiration, Arden Laine. Formerly a higher education administrator, I took the plunge into motherhood and left that career behind for a new one.
What is your Etsy Shop Name? A Laina Designs What EtsyKids items do you specialize in? Onesies, Toddler T's and Tote Bags. I have a large variety of stock designs but I love custom designs!
What do you like about Etsy? I like the Etsy community. I like that it puts a high value on all things handmade.
What do you like about creating? I used to be in a pretty fast paced environment that I had to use a lot of structured creativity in. I like now, that if I have a vision, I can just move forward with it. I like the outcome of the item. If I think it's especially cute or if I get good feedback on it.
What do you love about your business? I love selling. I have always been a sales person. I remember going door to door at about 8 years old selling things I had made. Once, I went door to door selling these little pom pom things. They were 50 cents each. What a deal! I took orders for sizes and colors and delivered them a couple weeks later.
What is your favorite product right now? The Twosie Tin is my favorite. Two onesies of any designs (stock or custom) in a cute windowed tin, tied up with ribbon. I think they are VERY cuteWhat makes you unique at Etsy? I think there are a lot of people who do the same type of thing I do at Etsy. Looking into their shops, I see a distinct style from each of them. I think my designs have a style as well and that style is what makes me unique.
What makes you unique as a woman? What makes me unique is my ability to identify with people on many levels. My experience in business, education, and as a stay at home mom have rounded me into a person that can see through many sets of eyes.
What do you love about Kids? Well, I'm new to kids as mine is less than a year old. But there's something magical that happens when a kid learns something new or sees something he/she has never seen before. I love how kids explore their world.
What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create? I am exclusively at Etsy!!