Monday, January 24, 2011

An Interview with swirlsofcreativity

1) How did swirlsofcreativity come to be?

"I sold some leftover tulle I had from a project and found it sold well. Then I decided that I would bring awesome products made in the U.S.A., that I found hard to find, to customers. I found the quality to be superior for making my daughter tutus and it feels good to sell products that help our economy.

Also, after much stress at a job, my husband took a pay cut to be less stressed and spend more time with our children and me. And I have found selling supplies is a way that I can help contribute financially to our family’s income."

2) What do you like Most about selling Supplies?

"Giving the customers access to well-made products that aren’t always the easiest to find is always rewarding. Also, I don’t have as much time to create art to make a living, what with being busy with our children a lot of the time; supplies are easier since I’m not making them. ;)

3) What are your Goals for your Supply Business for 2011?

"I’m always hoping to bring new supplies to my shop. Right now I have many items that are just waiting to be photographed and descriptions written in order to enter my shop. I’ve been nurturing a few ideas of new products I would like to bring to my customers as well this year."

  4) Are you an artist and do you work with the supplies that you sell? What is it that you make with them and do you have any tips for using your supplies?

"I am an artist and I do enjoy making items with the supplies when I have the time. I’ve made a few tutus for my daughter and nieces. I like to use tulle on gift tags and cards that I hand stamp. It is fun to use while wrapping gifts and for decorations too. The possibilities are endless! There are so many things that I would like to try with tulle. I’m hoping to begin doing tutorials on my blog showing how to make tutus, decorations, and gifts."

5) What do you do when you aren't selling supplies?

"I enjoy spending time with my family. We have a son who is 7, a daughter who is 3, and I’m super pregnant and due any day with our 3rd child. We enjoy reading, learning, crafting, cooking/baking, photography, playing games, watching movies, traveling and exploring new places. During the warmer months (we live in Iowa) we enjoy spending more time outdoors: hiking, camping, gardening, and going to garage sales."

You can find SwirlsofCreativity at the following links as well: 


  1. Thanks so much for spotlighting my shop this week! :)

  2. Wow, lots of stuff on your plate and "super pregnant" too. Congratulations on a nice supply shop. Wish you well in 2011!

  3. I really liked doing this interview-what a great seller!