Shop of The Month: SweetSomeday

, 8/20/2012

SweetSomeday is my favorite shop of the month for August. The shop
features repurposed treasures from scrabble magnets to license plate signs. Fellow upcycler & shop owner Sarah Kristen answered a few questions so that we can learn more about her and the shop!

Votive Candle Holders by SweetSomeday on UpcycleFeverWhen did you know you wanted to create and sell handmade items?
I think I've known since I was a young child. When I was about seven, I made friendship bracelets and tried selling them door to door. Later, I got in trouble with my mom for going door to door, but creating/selling was in my blood from a young age!

Where does your inspiration come from?
I am inspired by so many things around me! I love looking at something that would be garbage to others, and finding a way to upcycle it into something new, useful, and beautiful!

What’s the most memorable custom item you’ve created?License Plate Birdhouse by SweetSomeday on UpcycleFever
I had a custom request for a license plate birdhouse. I cover the sides of the birdhouse with maps from the state and the customer requested to have a specific city featured on the front. It was a wedding gift for an older couple - a widow and widower - who were going to be living in that city. It was such a sweet story and made it even more special to create!

Besides creating things, what do you do?
I have a full-time day job as a mental health professional, which I love! I also love spending time with my friends and family, enjoying the outdoors, and shopping at sales.

Inspire Scrabble Magnets by SweetSomeday on UpcycleFeverWhat is the most important advice anyone has given you?
I think the most important advice I've received is to do what you love! If you're unhappy, find something new. I'm lucky to have a life filled with things I love to do!

What is the most important advice you'd like to give to other etsy sellers?
I've give the same advice that was given to me - do what you love. Make items that make you smile and that you enjoy making. Create and do business in a way that you are passionate about.
Love License Plate Sign by SweetSomeday on UpcycleFever

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5 Response to "Shop of The Month: SweetSomeday"

Bee Busby Says:

Great post!!!!!

Kara Says:

I love the advice.... "do business in a way you are passionate about". So true! If I didn't love what I do, it would be a LOT harder to do it!

Sarah Kristen Says:

I meant to leave a comment a long time ago - thank you so much for the feature!! Love how it turned out and love the pictures you chose!

UpcycleFever Says:

Seriously! And to be honest, it might take a while to find out what you love! Took me a couple of months! I thought I'd be a beader. ;P

UpcycleFever Says:

So very welcome! Glad you like it! Hope you got a little view boost!

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