Good Evening Friends!
We're going to do something we haven't done in a while... and Interrogation! Today we have the fun and funky Cristie from The City Birds Nest. Welcome Cristie!
1. Tell us a little bit about you as a person
I'm 28 years old, tattooed, bike riding lady who is in love with her best friend. We live in a little casa with our kitty rosie who may or may not be a terror some of the time but we love her just the same. I love being creative, it is a huge part of who I am and I am thankful for this ability.
2. Tell us how/why you started City Birds Nest
I started city birds nest to connect with different people and branch out. I wanted to be able to share my creativity with a larger community then just my local community.
3. What are some of your favorite things about blogging and your blog in particular?
I have love getting to know so many people and how amazing how some of the connections have been. I have met a few in person and it has been so great!
4. What do you do when you're not blogging?
I work a 10-6 job selling really awesome handmade felt rugs. I ride a bike everyday and when I get home I usually will be doing a little side project. We used to surf and Tom just bought a board and wetsuit again and I am very excited to start this adventure back up!
5. What networking do you to that you feel most helps your blogging business?
Sponsoring and doing guest posts has been a great way to market myself. I love doing it and it opens up your world to so many other interesting people!
6. Tell us about your craft and how you got started
I started painting on the side while still in college. I went to art school and wanted to do art for myself rather then for school. I gave them away as presents for a long time and people loved them so much that I started selling on etsy. A bit after that my mom got me into making jewelry and then I interested in sewing again and it all went from there.
7. What has been your best experience through your Etsy shop?
Going to local craft fairs and then a couple days later people contacting me through etsy and purchasing things because they saw me there. I loved that.
8. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Oh that is hard....I love my animal portraits because they are so silly and they make me smile. I have a bunch lined up to make. I also love all my bracelets from my gold rush collection. I wear one everyday.
9. What is your favorite item in someone else's shop and why?
Oh gosh that is really really hard too! I LOVE so many things. Well, if i had to pick katie louse fords' black blossom dress is pretty awesome!
Thank you so much Cristie for being here today and for sharing with us! I love your fun outfits and your bright bird paintings. So fun.
Be sure to stop by Cristie's BLOG and Etsy SHOP! And Christie is offering 20% off in her shop for the month of January with the coupon code ROCK2012.