Friday, May 21, 2010

Member Interview

Who are you?  

Please tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi, I'm Poppy an Etsy "veteran." My first shop started in 2006 selling mostly one of a kind clothing that didn't fit into my band reconstruction shop on feebay, of course it has transformed over the years, I opened my "DIY" reconstruction and TuTu shop in 2008 when Ebay started going downhill. Most recently in the past year my mother Cinders and I opened 2 more shops for home & garden items and specializing in cute clothing for the kiddos.

How did you learn about Etsy Project Embrace? 

I learned about Etsy Project Embrace through my love of treasuries.

What is your favorite item in your shop at the moment?

My personal fav items are the longstockings and convertibles. I wear them often myself because they are comfortable, cute and fun:)

What is your favorite possession, and why do you cherish it?

My favorite possession is my teeny weenie teddy bear that my father who died of Pancreatic Cancer 6 years ago gave to me when I was 3. I keep it on my shelf above my computer to remind me of him.

What do you collect?

I collect large quantities of fabric, seriously I have my own fabric store. I also collect CocaCola stuff for my kitchen and Yoda figures.

Where would you like to be and what do you hope to be doing ten years from now?

10 years from now I would love to still be doing what I am except I hope to be able to take the time to teach others my craft, specifically the underprivileged, helping them to become more self sufficient.


  1. ooooh yay! thank you for working so hard on this Mollie:)

  2. Lovely story. Poppy, your shop and work rocks! xo

  3. YAY Poppy!!! Great interview, very nice to "meet" you and hear a little about your life! I think it would be great that you want to teach others to sew, good for you! and... your mom is cool, too............:D laura

  4. Woooooo-Hoooo Poppy!! It's always good to "see" you and get to know you a bit better through Mollies wonderful Interview!! Very cool about teaching your sewing skills, and a "Yoda" collection......>? Really?!?! I LOVE Yoda, you must share photos sometime, I would be psyched to see them all!!
    Looking forward to next week Mollie!

  5. A wonderful interview, Poppy and Mollie..Thanks to you both..Love reading about you Poppy, just like I always enjoy seeing you and your work poppin' up on etsy!xoxo

  6. Nice to know more about you. Great interview both to you and Mollie.

  7. Great interview! Love your stuff :)

  8. Poppy I think I have those glasses! I didn't know Cinders was your mom- what an amazing pair you 2 are!! Nice to find out more about you!

    xo- Cat :)

  9. So great to learn more about you, and that you had one shop I didn't know about! :-)

  10. I love the dress - last photo... gorgeous :O)
    off to check out your Etsy shop :O)

  11. great shops & great interview - thank you Poppy, & thank you Mollie ;-)

  12. Great to get to know more about Poppy! Wonderful interview!

  13. What a wonderful feature! And I didn't realize you had a shop for the kiddos.. can't wait to check it out.
    Great to learn more about you, Poppy - and Mollie, kudos to you for another great interview!

  14. Great interview! I have always admired the longstockings! Nice to 'meet' you Poppy, thanks for sharing! Thanks for another great interview Mollie!

  15. Woo glad to know more about you...and I knew I liked you...anyone who collects immense amounts of fabric has to be special!