Friday, August 28, 2009

Meet the HOSTies - Zzazz

If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?
A miniature schnauzer.

Fruit or chocolate?
I love both'

City break or weekend in the country?
Well, if its in the city then the theatre is the place to go. If in the country, a nice little Inn or scenic place.

Why did you join HOST?
I needed some help and they gave it willingly. And I liked the people I met there.

How did you first get interested in what you do?
I was taught to crochet while in the 6th grade and loved making Christmas gifts. We were so poor we could never really buy any, so we all chipped in and made stuff for each other. And I've been crocheting ever since. As far as sewing goes, I used to make my girls all their items until they were preteens. Now I just sew my little heart out for everyone.

Tell us about your shop.
Zzazz is a colorful shop. Pillow covers, placemats, napkins, and now adding bookcovers, checkbook covers, business card holders and eyeglass covers. I wanted a style of my own for this shop. Something just a little different than what others make. I love using colorful and decorative fabrics. So when I see a fabric that catches my eye, it speaks to me and tells me what it wants to be. I'm hoping to add more items soon, and that sales will pick up so I can afford to keep making some beautiful designs.

What do you love most about selling on Etsy?
The joy my items bring to others. If it pleases them and brings a smile to someones face, then I've done my job well.

Where else can we find you?
I'm on Twitter as ZZAZZ, my blogspace is Arrets Place, and I'm just plain old me on Facebook.

Any advice you would like to share with others that might read this?
Whatever your craft, create it as though it were for a member of your family. Add your own little touches to make it your style. And always treat customers with a smile and communicate with them often.

I'd like to add ... If the casual buyer would just understand our craft is not just something you pick up in a store. We tend to each item to make it genuine not production line. We spend time searching for the right fabric and supplies, the time involved in preparation and creating the items, and them listing and promoting them. We all give a lot of thought and love to each piece.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just Because!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Knitted and Crocheted Items --- Pretty!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Go Green

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Peaches are in Abundance!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


HOST (Helping Others Street Team) was awarded an Etsy Team Grant! We will use this grant to buy promo items for the TEAM! Thank you to for applying for this grant and thank you to for awarding HOST the grant. WOO HOO!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Meet the HOSTies Part "D"

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