Well I mentioned I might include a few more regular features on this little blog and one that I was most keen to do was a highlight of some favourite Etsy stores.
I am always recommending Etsy products to clients, particularly for the amazing array of cushions, and affordable art options. I thought it would be fun to introduce you to some of the stores that have caught my eye, and let you get to know the face behind the store a little better.
Today, we get to meet the very lovely Angela from Aqua Door Designs, an Etsy seller based in Brisbane, Australia!
Aqua Door Designs is one of my favourite cushion stores. Not only are the cushions beautifully made, the designs are on trend and the colours are gorgeous! Now, let's find our a little more about Angela...
I am a Brisbane based mother of 3 kids, and also work part-time in finance. Aqua Door Designs started in 2011 and is my creative outlet and my passion. Aqua Door Designs was born out of my love of colour and pattern and my desire to create unique products by hand. I love every step of the process - from drawing designs to screen-printing by hand. I am forever thinking of ideas for designs, colour schemes and other homeware ideas.
We painted our house last year and I wanted a bright and bold colour for our door, similar to the houses I used to walk past in London when I lived there. I chose aqua, and then came the idea of "Aqua Door Designs", as I screen-print in my home based studio
YES I remember it well. My first sale was to a customer based in the USA, via my Etsy shop. I was so excited I rang my husband, my mum and emailed my best girlfriends. I guess you could say I got a little carried away.... I was very excited!
I have so many ideas for Aqua Door Designs, it's more a matter of trying to prioritise to get them done. I've been experimenting with other home ware ideas including wall-art and lamp shades to compliment the cushion designs. I would love for Aqua Door Designs to be my full-time 'job' aside from being a mum. While I would love for Aqua Door to expand, my desire is to continue to make handmade and unique wares, so mass production is not on my radar.
I actually used that lovely ironwork trellis design in a job for a client last year...
Aren't those pillows gorgeous? Don't you wish you had one? Well....Angela has very kindly offered up one of her popular hot pink trellis designs for a My Design Ethos reader (from anywhere in the world)!
There are lots of ways you can get extra entries including tweeting and visiting Aqua Door Designs on Facebook and the Etsy store. You can enter via the Rafflecopter counter below - just click on 'Read More' and you will see the widget with all your entry options!a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks for joining me at My Design Ethos, Angela!