I've always had an interest in making things. I used to help my mom hem curtains and watch my mawmaw crochet. When I was little, I was obsessed with watching sewing shows on TV.
I'm definitely inspired by my late grandmother, Inez. That's where the name for my line comes from, Dearest Inez. I like things that are old and feminine. Anything I could find inside or outside mawmaw's house.
I would love to start making feminine house coats, but modernize them and make them as cute dresses.
I've been on Etsy since May 2007, but I have been running Dearest Inez since 2003. My Etsy stop gets taken down a lot between projects, as I run a brick and mortar shop and occasionally still get out to craft fairs.
I'm not nearly as intimidated to sell online as I am to sell in person! Selling to shop owners or to customers directly seems so much more intimidating to me, but it may be because I am a little shy. It seems easier for me, personally, to put something online and deal with people in an environment where I can think (type and retype) before I speak.
You can also visit Dearestinez at http://dearestinez.com