Monday, September 17, 2012

An Interview with Grace Atieno on Etsy, Handmade Clothing and Photography

Welcome to today's shop feature! I am featuring a very talented etsian that specializes in making batik and upcycled clothing, bags, and totes! Her shop also offers greeting cards and photography! The shop is Grace Atieno and the owner of this awesome shop is Judith...

Tell us about yourself, your shop, and what you make.
Hi, I'm Judith! I'm a sophomore music/linguistics double major at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. I opened my shop in January and have spent the summer building up as much stock as I could before the crazy semester started. My shop is full of handmade/batik/upcycled clothing and handbags, film photography, and greeting cards. Now that the weather is cooling off, I'm hoping to branch out into some crocheted items as well!

How did you get started?
I've been doing arts and crafts for all of my life. I can remember hand stitching little toys for my little nieces and nephews when I was younger. Since then I've kept sewing and have made many clothes for myself, formal dresses for my friends, and now I work in the costume shop in my college's theatre department. I got into photography junior year of high school when I took a photography class and I have loved it ever since. I have even been blessed with recognition from the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for my photography.

Tell about your favorite piece.
It's hard for me to choose a favorite, but I'm really pleased with the way this one turned out:
It's made out of the 2nd and 3rd batiks I did this summer. I love the bright colors and how they combine together. I also love the fun, almost vintage, feel it has!
What inspires you?
Nature, music, God, good people

Now I have some other wonderful handmade items to show you from Grace Atieno.

Judith is offering a discount to my blog readers on top of her already excellent prices! Be sure to check out Grace Atieno today!

Here is a sneak peek into her shop..

Here is a special coupon code for the blog readers: 10% discount with coupon code blogfeature

Visit Grace Atieno Now!




Thank you so much Judith for sharing your awesome shop with us!!!

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