This week we sat down with Kelleen our team captain from Kelleen Kreations and got to know her and her shop.
Can you tell us a little about yourself and what you create?
I'm from the beautiful state of Washington and live about 20 minutes of downtown seattle. My shop Kellen Kreations is filled with custom children's clothing, including girl's peasant dresses, 3-tiered twirl skirts and girls aprons. My shop also offers kitchen accessories including pot holders, drink coasters and women's aprons.
How did you come about wanting to open a shop on Etsy? About 3 1/2 years ago, my college roommate was getting married and loved everything to do with cherries. For a wedding gift, I sewed her a cherry theme apron, along with cherry placemats, pot holders and drink coasters, she absolutely loved them! At the time, I decided to open my own Etsy shop and feature primarily aprons and kitchen accessories. After a while, I then added little girl dresses and skirts.
What do you like to do in your free time when you are not working on your Etsy shop? Off time finds my husband and I relaxing and enjoying time together, participating in a variety of shared activities: gym time at least three times a week, daily walks with our dachshund, playing tennis, traveling, camping, visiting family, cooking, reading, and watching favorite TV show and movies.
My best selling item seems to be my little girl aprons, especially sewn from cupcake prints.
How long have you been practicing your craft or art? I have always been around a sewing machine, as my mom sewed many of my clothes when I was little. I took a sewing class when I was 10 yr. old and continued to sew on my own until high schoool. I then took the sewing portion of the Home Ec as an elective in high school and then went on to college for fashion design