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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Featuring Karis and Dea

 
 
 
Featuring Karis and Dea
 
 
 
KayDea Crafts
 
 
What a Fun Shop!!!
 
These young ladies, a set of twin sisters from Portland Oregon, have wonderful items for children! Now, I am sooooo interested in shops for kids... because I am going to be a Nana! I really believe that children need handmade with love items in their lives. There is nothing better.... cuddling up with toy, wearing an item and giving Handmade!
 
Kids have so many items in their lives that move, sing, have cords and need batteries. Oh, what happened to pretending and using imagination! Well, your little muffin will surely enjoy what this shop has to offer!
 
Let's meet that gals of KayDea Crafts!
 
What do you sell?
 
We specialize in cute amigurumis, but basically cute is our niche. We branch out to a bunch of different crafts, sewing, paper, as well as knitting. If we think its cute and cool we do it.
 
 
 
How did you get started with Etsy?
 
We started doing local craft bazaars and we kept getting asked if we had an online store or if there was any way our customers could contact us later. And so we started our Etsy store to give our customers more options as well as build our fan and customer base.
 
 
When did you get interested in making your Art/Craft?
 
We started to learn how to crochet in high school and that let forth the flood of craftiness and creating. We have always been very frugal, so if we saw something we liked we would much rather try to make it ourselves. And upcylcing/sustainable materials was important to us too. It just grew. Like a giants, crafty, glittery, weed.
 
 
Where does your inspiration come from?
 
 
The fact that we never grew up. Dea works with young children and is inspired by their toys, clothes, and their ideas! Kids have the best ideas. Karis is a Japanese minor and likes to pull from Kawaii culture. Bows and glitter for the win.
 
 
Who taught you or how did you learn your art form?
 
 
Our grandma started teaching us when we were younger. When we got older the internet became our best friend. You can learn anything from the internet and youtube now a days.
 
 
Where do you see your Shop in 5 years from now?
 
 
In 5 years we will 25 or 26, it's hard to say where we are going to be, our lives are entering such a hectic period but we can say where we hope it will be.
We hope by that time we will be making consistent sales and be an "It" name on Etsy.
 
 
 How do you manage your time between Etsy and the rest of your life?
 
 
That's a really good question. We are both college students who are also working part time jobs as well as looking to transfer to University. Crafting is our recharge, our cool down period. Any time we don't have school or work we are in our craft space doing what we want.
 
 
Is this a hobby, part-time job, or full-time job?
 
 
It's a hobby hoping to become a full time job. Just stay at home and make toys all day? We would be toy makers, best job title ever.
 
 
Do you make or stock items you love, or what will sell?
 
 
For Etsy we really make and sell what we like. For bazaars we do have a couple patterns that sell really well so we try to make a lot of those. But if we have a certain idea for a pattern or are getting multiple request for a certain item that's what we will make.
 
Where else can we find you online?
 
 
We are also hoping to start a podcast soon. We will host it from our blogger account.
 
 
Did you always want to have your own business?
 
 
Not really. We love making toys and don't have that many friends to give them to. It just happened that way. We had to start selling them. Because you can't really keep 100 plus toys around the house.
 
 
Any other thoughts you want to share with us?
 
 
I don't think so! Thank you for this opportunity to share our shop and gain some more exposure! 
 
Here is a sampling of items you will find in their shop!
Enjoy!!
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 Head on over to my shop and see what goodies you can find!
 
 
 

7 comments:

  1. this is a lovely feature. I love cute little things. Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Great interview! Cute little softies too.

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  3. Lovely collection - as well as great competition! Just found you and the blog on the Free Promotions team site, and am following up on the blogs. Good to meet you and learn about the girls. Good luck to them1

    Isobel: www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com

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  4. Great story. Love all of the energy you put into your art as well as your life. I love toys, but am not usually patient enough to make them myself. Your skill is a wonderful credit to your grandmothers teaching. I love that she passed her skill on to you.

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  5. Adorable shop! I love it!
    I've added it to my favorites.
    I've also added your mosaic shop to my favorites. You do beautiful work!

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