I am a photographer by education and I also studied sewing technique in 1998-2001. After doing some research I decided to go with the idea to make pillow covers of natural fabrics and sell them online. From the very beginning of Pillowlink I have been its owner, creator and photographer.
Etsy is my day job now, and it has been so from the beginning. I was sure I can earn for living here.
My day is very busy, I try to squeeze in as many things as I can and use my time wisely. I leave to town only 3 days a week – I go to the post office and fabric stores when I am there. During the day there is a lot of running around and even though I treat myself to coffee breaks, the pace of my day still feels very fast. I would love to spend more time resting, but at the moment I try to do as much as I can and achieve my goals.
I buy fabrics and sewing supplies in fabric stores. I do not have storage space for large amounts of fabrics because my workplace is at home and my studio there is a small room. But that means that I can offer custom orders with many different fabric shades every time, as I buy them in small quantities anyway. This makes me more flexible and inventive.