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Featured Seller: janinebasil

Sep 24, 2010

by janinebasil

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

FS_janine_5.jpgTell us a bit about yourself.

Hi, I’m Janine Basil and I’m in London in good old Blighty (Great Britain, for those that don’t recognise the slang!). I’ve had many jobs in my time, but I started off with hairdressing. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be, as I was actually too terrified to cut hair. C’est la vie! Since then I’ve been a cutting room assistant, window dresser, and fabric seller at a market. Throughout this time, I’ve always sewn and created.

I’m horribly ticklish. My skin is creeping now just thinking about it. It gets to the point where all someone needs to do is put their hand near me and I’m flinching and laughing. I’m rapidly turning into a grumpy old lady; my boyfriend will confirm that for anyone who doesn’t believe me. Also, I hate peanuts (I’m not allergic, I just hate them!).

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

I’m not a wild social party animal, so going out a lot isn’t really my thing, but I do like cooking for friends on occasion. It’s nice to have friends around and just have a good chat.

I watch a lot of old movies, but then, I’m normally creating when I’m watching them. Actually, do I do anything other than create? I’m not so sure these days!

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What first made you want to become an artist?

I don’t think I had a choice in the matter. I come from a family of artists and crafters. My paternal grandfather was a photographer and sculptor, my maternal grandmother painted, and my mum and dad both knitted and crocheted when I was younger.

I would get a lump of my grandfather’s red clay and make something, which he would fire for me. He would also give me candles to melt and reform into my own weird shapes (I was about seven at the time, melting this stuff down on my own. I’m not sure if my mother knew I was doing that!). From then on, it never really stopped.

Please describe your creative process.

I seem to work best in the early mornings and late evenings, so I often save the afternoons for packing orders, answering emails and maybe slipping into a little housework (too little, probably!).

There are many processes I use: machine embroidery, blocking felt, sinamay, buckram or parasisal straw on wooden hat blocks (pictured below) and sewing, to mention a few.

My favourite material is buckram. This is a loosely woven cotton fabric which is infused with starch or adhesive, allowing it to be softened with water and pulled over a block to create a solid but lightweight base. I use this for most of my fascinators. For extra strength, I sew wire around the edge. I do use many traditional millinery methods, but I mix in other methods I’ve developed over the years for my other sewing projects.

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What handmade possession do you most cherish?

I have a lot of items I’ve bought from sellers on Etsy, and I wish I could say I had something from one of my many artistic relatives, but alas, I don’t. I have a feeling that my most cherished pieces will be the ones I’m about to receive from two friends (and fellow sellers) with whom I have been working to create a couple of necklaces. One is by Susan of Lynwood Jewels and has been dubbed “Queen Nean of the Planet Zog” because of its rather cosmic look! The other is by Bernice of DaleBCraft who does some amazing and really unusual wire wrapping. I’m already in love with both of them!

Name your top five books, movies, musicians, and websites besides Etsy.

Books:
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
House of Leaves
(Though I never have finished it.)

Movies:
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Delicatessen
Serial Mom
The Lady Killers
(The original Ealing Comedy.)
Passport to Pimlico (in fact, most Ealing Comedies!)
Horror of Dracula (…And most Hammer Horrors!)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (Andd most B Movies!)
Inception

Musicians:
The Black Keys
The Wedding Present
Abba
Dolly Parton
Elbow

Websites:
Indie Junction 
Handmade and Fabulous 
B3ta
Hyperbole and a Half 
Parkins Fabrics 

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?

Try and find your niche. Try to be original. Stick with it!

What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?

I really like the Suggested Shops. I know it’s been a little controversial since it started, but I really like loads of the stuff suggested and I’ve seem some fantastic smaller shops that I might never have found otherwise. It still needs some tweaking and I really want to see a “don’t show me again” button on there.

How do you promote your work?

I’ve yet to work out how to promote my work successfully. I tweet and I Facebook a bit. Twitter has worked to an extent, but I avoid spamming as much as I can. I’ll tweet when I have some new items listed and sometimes when I sell, but I balance it with retweeting other items and interesting things I’ve seen.

One exciting thing I’ve been incredibly lucky with is receiving attention from blogs with very heavy traffic. There was a week when my comic style fascinator and headbands seemed to go viral! I was being told by my friends of all the features all over the Internet. It was amazing and overwhelming at the time; I had no idea it was coming and I got a lot of orders. I think now though, I’m prepared for almost anything.

In ten years, where would you like to be?

The last two decades since leaving school didn’t go how I thought they would, so I’m not even going to think about it! I’m in a good situation now, I have a wonderful and supportive boyfriend and I’m loving what I’m doing. If it’s as good as now, then whatever it is will be fine.

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294 comments

  • tangente

    tangente said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Great article!

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 6 years ago

    I like your original designs!Keep up your great work! Congrats:)

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin said 6 years ago

    EVERYTHING is great thanks for sharing

  • Ayca

    Ayca said 6 years ago

    Great article! Congrats!

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 6 years ago

    love your work...

  • DanaCastle

    DanaCastle said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Your original designs are stunning!!!

  • SimplyCutebyKarin

    SimplyCutebyKarin said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature, Janine!

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 6 years ago

    Fun work!

  • AmongTheRuins

    AmongTheRuins said 6 years ago

    Janine is a wonderful artist and an awesome person and friend!!! Congratulations on the feature!! :)

  • ambientgirldesigns

    ambientgirldesigns said 6 years ago

    Janine is not only a wonderful artist but a great friend, she deserves all the best!!

  • ambientgirldesigns

    ambientgirldesigns said 6 years ago

    Janine is not only a wonderful artist but a great friend, she deserves all the best!!

  • loopyboopy

    loopyboopy said 6 years ago

    Great interview. Love Janines whacky work!

  • purposedesign

    purposedesign said 6 years ago

    your photos are fantastic!!! Fab shop!

  • minusOne

    minusOne said 6 years ago

    Great interview, great seller. good luck Janine.

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 6 years ago

    I love the mini beret. So cute! What fun work. :)

  • iheartcharlie

    iheartcharlie said 6 years ago

    Fantastic.. it's so awesome to see you as a featured seller Janine. You truly deserve it. Congratulations

  • Xiefashionstudio

    Xiefashionstudio said 6 years ago

    great artist!!!very cool!!thanks for sharing, congrats!!!!:)

  • CatchTheEye

    CatchTheEye said 6 years ago

    I love it all! Keep up the good work!

  • thisfineday

    thisfineday said 6 years ago

    Love the creativity...the little top hats are very cute!

  • thepaisleyln

    thepaisleyln said 6 years ago

    how clever! what a great shop. nice choice :)

  • WrenWillow

    WrenWillow said 6 years ago

    beautiful! i've loved your work for a while now, so thrilled to see you as featured seller! much success!

  • pinkpeas

    pinkpeas said 6 years ago

    woah these are insane! good luck :]

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 6 years ago

    What a fun shop! Thanks for the great read, Janine. Best wishes on continued success!

  • JL67

    JL67 said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! I ♥ your shop! :)

  • ShirleyArt

    ShirleyArt said 6 years ago

    Yay Janine! Great interview - and I love your work!! Congrats!

  • honeydipjewels

    honeydipjewels said 6 years ago

    Somebody's having a lot of fun!!! Beautiful Work. thanks for for making me smile and I haven't even read your article yet !

  • DaleBCraft

    DaleBCraft said 6 years ago

    Janine is a wonderful person and friend and I am the proud owner of a Janine Basil original cloche hat. It is absolutely beautiful. Her work is even nicer in person. I've already shown it to all my friends and I want to buy more. Someday I will have a collection of hats that Janine has made. This has to be one of my favorite shops on etsy!!!! Congratulations -this feature is well deserved!!!

  • lavenders

    lavenders said 6 years ago

    Love your work !

  • moonstr

    moonstr said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview! keep on making!!!

  • KamiMono

    KamiMono said 6 years ago

    I've been coveting her work for some time, especially the crystal BAM fascinator. It is great to know more about the person behind these beautiful hair adornments!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 6 years ago

    Great eclectic mix. Nice work!

  • NoMoreTwistHandmade

    NoMoreTwistHandmade said 6 years ago

    thanks for sharing your process and tips! i love your stuff and am glad there are other people out there who find the early morning and late evening the best times to work--makes me feel less guilty about the "wasted" middle part of the day!

  • adorablecouture09

    adorablecouture09 said 6 years ago

    AMAZING! Love it.

  • Minxshop

    Minxshop said 6 years ago

    I have loved your shop for ages! Amazing work.

  • dotsdiner

    dotsdiner said 6 years ago

    I have always loved this shop- so adorable!

  • StringsnTings

    StringsnTings said 6 years ago

    So many fun items, love your shop! Congrats on your success!

  • SoSaDesigns

    SoSaDesigns said 6 years ago

    Great Stuff! Awesome shop!

  • XPoppysWickedGardenX

    XPoppysWickedGardenX said 6 years ago

    Your shop is so funtastic! Congrats on featured seller feature:)

  • karenjcreations

    karenjcreations said 6 years ago

    Amazin shop!!! Congrats :)

  • crazy4jewels

    crazy4jewels said 6 years ago

    Lovely work...it is so unique!

  • whatnomints

    whatnomints said 6 years ago

    Fun stuff! Congratulations (I love the Black Keys too!!!)

  • freakylittlethings

    freakylittlethings said 6 years ago

    Very cool shop and just like the sound of Janine in general :o)

  • BeSomethingNew

    BeSomethingNew said 6 years ago

    this is so cool for you!!!

  • moonsongranch

    moonsongranch said 6 years ago

    Your designs are so fun and creative. Congratulations on being featured seller. Wishing you the best!!

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 6 years ago

    I was wondering when she would be the featured seller. Your stuff is brilliant and should go mainstream! I am thankful to Etsy that they recognized your talent! Your photos kick major butt too!

  • PrimaryRedux

    PrimaryRedux said 6 years ago

    The Wow!, Whaaat? Pow! Bam and Brad..... are soooooo Lichtenstein, and the zombie piece gives it a current edge, I Love it! Wonder how the comic stroke of paint would look like as a fascinator. Great work. I enjoyed reading and seeing your collection of hat blocks. And fun to see Delicatessen and Hitchhikers come up in a featured seller piece.

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Great read. My husband HATES peanuts too. So, when we eat at a restaurant, he just says that he is allergic to make sure to never ever get them. Cheers!

  • galinesa

    galinesa said 6 years ago

    Excellent work and beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

  • alterdelenda

    alterdelenda said 6 years ago

    Yay I'm excited! Ive always loved some of your work!

  • daphnejosephine

    daphnejosephine said 6 years ago

    I love this shop so much! Such an original, whimsical take on head pieces :)

  • opheliasapothecary

    opheliasapothecary said 6 years ago

    love love love janine's work! congrats sweetie!

  • claudiascreation1

    claudiascreation1 said 6 years ago

    Awesome! POW! The models are great too!

  • brandymccoysboutique

    brandymccoysboutique said 6 years ago

    Awesome stuff, great pieces!

  • DIVINEsweetness

    DIVINEsweetness said 6 years ago

    congrats! long been a fan of yours.. your smile in all your photos are so endearing =)

  • twoinspireyou

    twoinspireyou said 6 years ago

    Love your creativity! I know what you mean when you say, "I'm always creating." My mind is ALWAYS thinking of different ways to create from my medium.

  • Nikifashion

    Nikifashion said 6 years ago

    Nice pictures. Great work!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! I love it! So playful and fun! MegansMenagerie.etsy.com

  • sabrosavintage

    sabrosavintage said 6 years ago

    absolutely wonderful, original, and amazingly creative work.

  • heidiadnum

    heidiadnum said 6 years ago

    Love it. Congrats, Janine :)

  • akcArt

    akcArt said 6 years ago

    Love the hats! :)

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 6 years ago

    Great article! I wish an item in my shop would go viral. I think that you have great and creative pieces in your shop.

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 6 years ago

    Janine! I just love your items - they are so unique and just full of vibrance!

  • SHAbang

    SHAbang said 6 years ago

    conggratulations!!

  • sherrisscentsandsoys

    sherrisscentsandsoys said 6 years ago

    So creative and unique! Congrats on being a featured seller Janine :)

  • UCSAdesigns

    UCSAdesigns said 6 years ago

    Yay - Congrats on the feature!!! Love your work :-)

  • TheWhirlwind

    TheWhirlwind said 6 years ago

    Really awesome feature, congrats!

  • jadjusjewelry

    jadjusjewelry said 6 years ago

    Awesome!!!

  • deepindigo

    deepindigo said 6 years ago

    Love it! Congratulations!

  • knitmystique

    knitmystique said 6 years ago

    Excellent stuff. Congratulations!!

  • laceydu

    laceydu said 6 years ago

    Congrats! I love your models and how your photos show some of your items in a fantastic setting and then in your own hair. Fabulous!!

  • littlebirdesigns

    littlebirdesigns said 6 years ago

    love the wee hats especially!

  • walkinthesundesign

    walkinthesundesign said 6 years ago

    fantastic work!

  • JillsBoutique

    JillsBoutique said 6 years ago

    I love your work, it's positively joyful! Thanks for sharing with us!

  • paperpyro

    paperpyro said 6 years ago

    I love your store! Nice Work ;)

  • SueveDesigns

    SueveDesigns said 6 years ago

    Love your stuff, it's so fun! Your mini tophats are amazing.

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 6 years ago

    Amaizing!!! Such creative and unique items!!

  • 621SnipBits

    621SnipBits said 6 years ago

    You're my new hero.

  • DesignerKnits

    DesignerKnits said 6 years ago

    beautiful shop.

  • elissamay1

    elissamay1 said 6 years ago

    interesting interview and seller :)

  • forrestinavintage

    forrestinavintage said 6 years ago

    Always a fun visit in your shop; congratulations on the feature.

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 6 years ago

    Your adorable!! and fun!

  • SomeWheninTime

    SomeWheninTime said 6 years ago

    Just so much fun and colorful character in your work. You go, girl.

  • babyjives

    babyjives said 6 years ago

    Such fabulous work! Thanks for sharing.

  • GreatestJoyDesigns

    GreatestJoyDesigns said 6 years ago

    You work is amazing and the models are soo beautiful, are they your friends? Keep up the good work and thanks for the newbie encouragements, I have only been open for 1 month.

  • BarkingBirds

    BarkingBirds said 6 years ago

    I adore your work! The little hats and the comic inspired ones are just fabulous! <3333

  • GildedCageDesign

    GildedCageDesign said 6 years ago

    Lovely work!! Congrats:)

  • KnittyLittleThings

    KnittyLittleThings said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Janine! Fabulous shop :)

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 6 years ago

    Fun stuff for fun people! I love your work and what an interesting interview - very fun and interesting artist!

  • delilahj

    delilahj said 6 years ago

    Love it!

  • delilahj

    delilahj said 6 years ago

    Love it!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    fun items - great interview : )

  • HoldTheWire

    HoldTheWire said 6 years ago

    Cute, cute, cute! Very pop art, I love them!

  • amandarinduck

    amandarinduck said 6 years ago

    And how lovely is to know, that you have met this lovely lady in person! :)

  • theeye

    theeye said 6 years ago

    very cool..the photos are great... they're very pop art/comic book style... very eye catching

  • iadornu

    iadornu said 6 years ago

    I love your works!!! So professionally done!!!

  • iadornu

    iadornu said 6 years ago

    Lichtenstein pop, love it!!!

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 6 years ago

    Your hats are dreamy. Love them. :)

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 6 years ago

    OMG!! Congrats Janine!! woohooooo...I am so happy and thrilled for you!! Go IndieJ!! :D

  • ChloeANDMaddie

    ChloeANDMaddie said 6 years ago

    You are amazing Janine! Congratulations and keep up the wonderful work you do! :D

  • EmeraldPixie

    EmeraldPixie said 6 years ago

    Love it! Very original.

  • anotherghostquilts

    anotherghostquilts said 6 years ago

    Fun!

  • ZurDesigns

    ZurDesigns said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Janine! You are an inspiration! :)

  • zuzusworld

    zuzusworld said 6 years ago

    Congrats Janine! I love your works! They are wonderful! You are so creative!

  • wahlrus

    wahlrus said 6 years ago

    Yeah! I love finding someone just before they get featured! Love your stuff, and thanks for sharing! etsyLove from, Jamie

  • BeadFloraJewels

    BeadFloraJewels said 6 years ago

    Bam! Congrats Janine on being the featured seller! :D xoxo, Fen

  • TheMysticCircleArt

    TheMysticCircleArt said 6 years ago

    Yeah!!!! I have been an admirer too.Lovely stuff :)

  • LoveMeAmberLee

    LoveMeAmberLee said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the interview! I love everything you do!

  • IndyGrrrlProductions

    IndyGrrrlProductions said 6 years ago

    I've always loved this shop : )

  • pipistrellecrochet

    pipistrellecrochet said 6 years ago

    Great interview, and brilliant work - congrats Janine! xx

  • PurpleDeerVintage

    PurpleDeerVintage said 6 years ago

    Perfect for Halloween!

  • dirtdancestonewerks

    dirtdancestonewerks said 6 years ago

    Love your creativity and your originality. Very exciting stuff!

  • stringofblue

    stringofblue said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature Janine! Your work is so fun yet refined...great combination.

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    Janine wishing u continued success! What a fun type of product. Love the POW!!! crystal head piece

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 6 years ago

    Awesome Work Janine! Love the Cherry on Top hat. Wonderful pics with great models. THANK YOU for sharing your Story was Quite an encouragement!! Love, Tammy

  • shopbobbi

    shopbobbi said 6 years ago

    Sooo much fun! Great sense of style!!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Love your original work! Congrats!!

  • lapisbeach

    lapisbeach said 6 years ago

    Janine!!!! Terrific article and it has been so much fun to watch you "take off"! I am a huge fan...not only of this artist's creations- but of her:) Yeah J!

  • reverberate

    reverberate said 6 years ago

    I absolutely love your style and all of your creations. So beautiful yet edgy and all-around awesome! The Zombie "Brains" headband is my favorite, I might need to snag that! :) Best of luck!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 6 years ago

    Beautiful creations and a fun to read interview (especially about your grandpa giving you candles to melt at age 7!!!) I especially love your red feather fascinator. It is gorgeous!

  • HypnoticDesigns

    HypnoticDesigns said 6 years ago

    amazing work keep it up :)

  • TRAMPmillinery

    TRAMPmillinery said 6 years ago

    Well done Janine ;D

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 6 years ago

    These are all so cute. Your pictures are amazing keep up the good work.

  • JennLeeBunker

    JennLeeBunker said 6 years ago

    Love love Love--amazing.

  • JewelrybyJac

    JewelrybyJac said 6 years ago

    YAY! Congrats to a fellow Indie Junction Etsy team member :) Your stuff rocks

  • McHats

    McHats said 6 years ago

    Go Janine! You're going from strength to strength!

  • MamiMadeIt

    MamiMadeIt said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Amazingly simpatico!

  • justnoey

    justnoey said 6 years ago

    Congrats Janine! Great interview! Love your work!

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Janine, you so well deserves this exposure Although i'm not the hat and had band tipe i admire you fantastic fun creation, Good luck

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 6 years ago

    You have some amazing product pictures...so much fun. Love your creations.

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica said 6 years ago

    Great stuff, loved reading the interview!

  • zasra

    zasra said 6 years ago

    Lovely , quirky , BOLD look... you can tell just from your work that you love what you are doing! Great interview!

  • pinkpurr

    pinkpurr said 6 years ago

    When you're down and feeling blue... Etsy-ians always make me smile. These are fantastic!

  • newnanc

    newnanc said 6 years ago

    Way to go Janine! All the best... the sky is the limit now!

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 6 years ago

    terrific interview and FAB! items

  • muhgracie

    muhgracie said 6 years ago

    Congrats Janine! I really enjoying your interview. You seem a creative person. I like your personality... it really shines through here. Good work! Keep it up! Congrats on the feature! Good luck, ~Gracie www.muhgracie.etsy.com

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 6 years ago

    Your hair pieces are works of art alone but Your PHOTOS WOWEEEE!! Your photos so excellently capture the personality and pizazz of each piece so well--superb presentation!!!!!!!

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 6 years ago

    Velveteen Habbit just took the words from my mouth: "Your hair pieces are works of art alone but Your PHOTOS WOWEEEE!! Your photos so excellently capture the personality and pizazz of each piece so well--superb presentation!!!!!!!" That is EXACTLY what I was going to say (:

  • peppermintdesigns

    peppermintdesigns said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your work, your designs are so quirky! Many thanks for sharing your thoughts, it was a really enjoyable article.

  • suzedablooze

    suzedablooze said 6 years ago

    Janine Basil is the craziest girl and I'm proud to call her my friend. Her hats are beautifully made and look fantastic on. She's funny and clever too, you're the gal Janine xxx

  • Plushable

    Plushable said 6 years ago

    You're doing such a wonderful work! I've seen you items quite ago and used them many times for my treasuries. They are like candy to my eyes!

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 6 years ago

    Lovely designs :)

  • MoonChen

    MoonChen said 6 years ago

    Haha, House of Leaves would be among my favourite books as well, although likewise, I never finished it! Maybe it's better that way..

  • danlyespaintings

    danlyespaintings said 6 years ago

    Wowza, KAPOWW!!! Great work!

  • RandomQuirks

    RandomQuirks said 6 years ago

    I am in LOVE with these hats!

  • fifime

    fifime said 6 years ago

    Ä° also changed from Hotel management - Tourism to making FAHSION FOR SMALL DOGS . We need to live our passion . You did good , congratulations, Chantal

  • spasticfreak

    spasticfreak said 6 years ago

    Congrats Janine! I have four of her headbands and I love them all! I get crazy compliments about them everywhere I go, and I never hesitate to recommend your store!

  • BizzieLizzie

    BizzieLizzie said 6 years ago

    Oh, I am SO tickled to see you as the featured seller! I love your avatar each time I see it! FANTABULOUS article! Wishing all the best and many more years of it!

  • JuJuBells

    JuJuBells said 6 years ago

    Great job! I love the feathers so much!!

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 6 years ago

    very cool shop

  • skiedesign

    skiedesign said 6 years ago

    I think you have fantastic accessories. Your extremely creative- love the sundae with the cherry...Cheers.

  • ChristineSherriffs

    ChristineSherriffs said 6 years ago

    Super article. Thanks for sharing and I love your work. (**.**)

  • RabbitfishJewelry

    RabbitfishJewelry said 6 years ago

    Awesome shop! I love these stories, very inspiring. Thanks!

  • piratewednesday

    piratewednesday said 6 years ago

    i also hate peanuts! You were my first ever 'favorite' store and a huge inspiration. Thank you

  • AlissaRose

    AlissaRose said 6 years ago

    Love your photos! These are way too fun! Love your success story!

  • VedaArts

    VedaArts said 6 years ago

    super cute!

  • WingsDove

    WingsDove said 6 years ago

    Your hats and hair bands are so unique and look like great fun. It's good to read that you left behind what was not working for you (hair cutting) and found your Bliss!

  • CarolJoyFashions

    CarolJoyFashions said 6 years ago

    I love your unique items, good for you! Love your way of speaking too. ;)

  • justmejewelry

    justmejewelry said 6 years ago

    i love the work!!!!

  • twitchandwhiskers

    twitchandwhiskers said 6 years ago

    I nearly flipped when I saw your "bam", "pow", and "zap" hair band because I have a necklace named "Bam Pow Zap" in my etsy store! I love your sense of humor!

  • 4EnvisioningVintage

    4EnvisioningVintage said 6 years ago

    I want the crown :) Very creative..love the british

  • HomeGrownPillows

    HomeGrownPillows said 6 years ago

    Your work is inspiring and so original!!

  • atomicblue

    atomicblue said 6 years ago

    More milliners please! The quirkier the better ;)

  • localevintage

    localevintage said 6 years ago

    I love your work and your models are so gorgeous! I am saving up to shop at your store!

  • LycheeKiss

    LycheeKiss said 6 years ago

    Very creative and love all your hats!

  • spottedlobes

    spottedlobes said 6 years ago

    So nice! :)

  • liquidstar

    liquidstar said 6 years ago

    Very unique.:)

  • Jewelrybynala

    Jewelrybynala said 6 years ago

    Before we were teammates on the Indiejteam, Janine was the very first person ever to place a piece of my jewelry in an Etsy treasury. I know I thanked you then, Janine, but I'd like to do it again now. Thanks, Janine, and congratulations on the well deserved successes you've enjoyed through your fun and fabulous "head gear." ;)

  • HellsSewingCircle

    HellsSewingCircle said 6 years ago

    Very fun and marvelously crafted, i learned about some new techniques from reading your interview, all very interesting :) the years after my schooling did not go well at all haha but as you said, i'm in a good situation now too :) i wish the best for you and your shop!

  • ezrascousin

    ezrascousin said 6 years ago

    She's awesome! I've featured one of her red hats on my Best Red Dress blog. Great items!

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 said 6 years ago

    I've been looking for a new best friend. I think if I found her she'd be JUST like you. I love your fun style. Congrats on you queenly status this weekend. I hope you sell gobs of stuff.

  • sevenply

    sevenply said 6 years ago

    Hooray! I LOVE this shop! Congrats...

  • ThreefoldDesigns

    ThreefoldDesigns said 6 years ago

    Your work is AMAZING!! Congratulations :)

  • QWorks

    QWorks said 6 years ago

    Very creative! Luv ur works! Inspiring article!

  • KatarinasKorner

    KatarinasKorner said 6 years ago

    Very original pieces, inspiring story...good advice, too. Thanks for sharing! Congratulations on your success! :)

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 6 years ago

    fantastic - love the little crowns:-)

  • FloweryDeer

    FloweryDeer said 6 years ago

    LOVE them! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • JennyLoveJewelry

    JennyLoveJewelry said 6 years ago

    Unique, gorgeous and fun !! Very inspirational !!

  • RedEden

    RedEden said 6 years ago

    Incredible! Magnificent! Did I mention I liked it?

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads said 6 years ago

    such clever work!

  • MariesJewelryshop

    MariesJewelryshop said 6 years ago

    What great little hats!!! Great job! Best wishes for you continued success!!!

  • TheInnovativeLife

    TheInnovativeLife said 6 years ago

    So freaking cute! I love your work =)

  • Wildheather

    Wildheather said 6 years ago

    Wonderful! I've told you how much I love them, and it's fab to see someone I've been chatting with so frequently as a Featured Seller!

  • RoyalKitness

    RoyalKitness said 6 years ago

    LOVE your style... you are the first featured seller I've clicked on. Great work!

  • rolanddesigns

    rolanddesigns said 6 years ago

    cute little hats...wish I was younger...I would have bought right away...Once I walke daround for weeks witha straw hat that had a punch hole in it. I called it my courage hat, as only the most courageous would wear such a thing...Ha !

  • amoronia

    amoronia said 6 years ago

    I like your work :)

  • IndigoFragrance

    IndigoFragrance said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured Janine ! I am so happy for you !

  • YellowRoseDBS

    YellowRoseDBS said 6 years ago

    I'm a huge fan and I love your creativity! Congratulations!

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 6 years ago

    Your stuff is cool, cool I tells ya.

  • Stargazer1984

    Stargazer1984 said 6 years ago

    Unique items! Love the article. ; D

  • alecellini

    alecellini said 6 years ago

    ...so beautiful!

  • craftypagan

    craftypagan said 6 years ago

    Love Janine's work-great to see her featured!!! Well done!!!

  • evihan

    evihan said 6 years ago

    FANTASTIC designer....wish you many more sales:-)

  • Starzyia

    Starzyia said 6 years ago

    afraid to cut hair... its worked out great, your creations last so much longer than a single hair cut! I call that a Win/Win

  • koshka1508

    koshka1508 said 6 years ago

    Amazing interview. Amazing designs. You deserve to go far with your talent. Good job you packed in the hairdressing!!!

  • spoonfulofmint

    spoonfulofmint said 6 years ago

    I love this! Colorful, beautiful!

  • artistudios

    artistudios said 6 years ago

    Fantastic and original work!

  • KCowie

    KCowie said 6 years ago

    Very original items and fun good for you all the best!

  • debdeanart

    debdeanart said 6 years ago

    Hello Janine....love London and truly enjoyed reading about you and viewing your fresh, fun items....much success!!!

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 6 years ago

    Cool hats. Would be nice for a New Years Day party!

  • ivyberry

    ivyberry said 6 years ago

    I'm sorry to see Etsy featuring someone who has clearly copied another featured seller's work (please see Topsy Turvy Design's Ringleader hat versus the Basil copy). This person has enough of her own going for her with her little comic-y fascinators that I don't see why she needed to copy another milliner. Bummer, bummer, bummer.

  • janinebasil

    janinebasil said 6 years ago

    ivyberry, I have talked to Kim about this. I'm sorry you think I copied. I'm not going to go into it any further.

  • Voluscious

    Voluscious said 6 years ago

    Have made multiple purchases from Janine and LOVE each of them to death.

  • weirdamiga

    weirdamiga said 6 years ago

    I love what you do, Janinebasil!

  • myunbirthday

    myunbirthday said 6 years ago

    Awesome work!!! I like peanut butter....but have always disliked peanuts :p

  • seaworthysend

    seaworthysend said 6 years ago

    Oh my goodness! Your work just made my morning. What a style and sense of humor you have!!

  • SweetAndSudsy

    SweetAndSudsy said 6 years ago

    Holy Sh!t! AMAZING work!!!!!! She sounds like a chick I want to be friends with! :)

  • prettygoodthings

    prettygoodthings said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Janine! Way to rock it, girl!!! :)

  • AndrewGableArtist

    AndrewGableArtist said 6 years ago

    Cool Stuff.

  • janecatonart

    janecatonart said 6 years ago

    Full of admiration for you - wonderfully original work and fab photos!

  • katiefenwick

    katiefenwick said 6 years ago

    YAY, Janine! I'm so happy to see you on the FP :)

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 6 years ago

    Loooove the photography!!*~*

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles said 6 years ago

    "tart" comes to mind...but only in the most luscious descriptive way...like the after-taste of a piece of forbidden fruit just at the height of ripeness.... "tart" like all the women i wanted to be in college..."tart" like the involuntary glandular response your mouth experiences in anticipation of kissing one of those notorious women...these hats just make it easier to find those women :D

  • doodlesbydanni

    doodlesbydanni said 6 years ago

    WOW .... thats all i can think to say, but i think that says it all !

  • thecrystalrose

    thecrystalrose said 6 years ago

    Love your work!!

  • FallsvaleCrochet

    FallsvaleCrochet said 6 years ago

    You make gorgeous work! Love the Sugar Skull Headband! Colors are lovely!

  • FallsvaleCrochet

    FallsvaleCrochet said 6 years ago

    love your work! sugar skull im my fav! love it!

  • Candidate

    Candidate said 6 years ago

    I have one of her headbands! I hope anyone reading this is massively jealous:)

  • yellowfield7

    yellowfield7 said 6 years ago

    You are so sweet!!!! I love your answers.

  • OonaJamesStudio

    OonaJamesStudio said 6 years ago

    You are an original - congrats on your success!

  • contempojewels

    contempojewels said 6 years ago

    super cute!

  • rosyprint

    rosyprint said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous pictures!

  • studioa47

    studioa47 said 6 years ago

    Love your stuff,I am happy for you and I love that you buy from Etsy .I buy from Etsy also and plan on doing my Christmas shopping here. Congrats to you.

  • SBjewlz

    SBjewlz said 6 years ago

    I love your work.

  • RubySkeleton

    RubySkeleton said 6 years ago

    Amazingly Brilliant! =)

  • AllCountryPretties

    AllCountryPretties said 6 years ago

    WOW! A FEATURED SELLER TWICE ALREADY!

  • VogueVixens

    VogueVixens said 6 years ago

    Your designs are great! They make me wish I was young enough to wear them. Keep the creativity flowing.

  • PonyAndPoppy

    PonyAndPoppy said 6 years ago

    janine, i am such a fan of your wonderfully fun hats! congrats on this lovely feature!!!

  • fairytaleinc

    fairytaleinc said 6 years ago

    Thank you for bringing beauty into the vision of the world. So grateful for "featured seller".

  • urbanheirlooms

    urbanheirlooms said 6 years ago

    How original! You can make any girl feel like a superhero! Congratulations!

  • glass4him

    glass4him said 6 years ago

    Janine, your hats and headbands rock! Really great pictures and great article!! I love your work and the red feather fascinator!! ;)

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

    So creative and chic! Love your work.

  • pagepottery

    pagepottery said 6 years ago

    Love the comic book headbands!

  • CloudLoveBaby

    CloudLoveBaby said 6 years ago

    So nice to see you featured Janine!

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 6 years ago

    I absolutely love your style! You are definitely original and memorable.

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 6 years ago

    I love your pink crown from your shop SOOOO much!

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 6 years ago

    Love your work! Wearable pop art.

  • crayoncouture

    crayoncouture said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! Lovely and unique work!

  • aubreyhedrick

    aubreyhedrick said 6 years ago

    I LOVE serial mom! And the fun comic inspired hair accessories, I really like the way you photograph and present your work too!

  • PippiHepburn

    PippiHepburn said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your storque story. You are very inspiring. I will keep working at it.

  • familiarlover

    familiarlover said 6 years ago

    cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!! you've hit on a winner here. congrats!!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Great work its nice to have an insight into how you make! Hope theres many more successes to come : )

  • digitalOgeishaOart

    digitalOgeishaOart said 6 years ago

    Fab, love it :D

  • DesignsByLoure

    DesignsByLoure said 6 years ago

    Great interview. I love your hats. I wish you continued success!

  • kaethemelie

    kaethemelie said 6 years ago

    Wonderful.... total klasse... very cool stuff...

  • Galavant

    Galavant said 6 years ago

    well done Janine - lovely to see you as featured seller!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    Adorable creations, I have always had a fascination with millinery. Your article is inspiring, thank you for sharing!

  • WatermelonWishes

    WatermelonWishes said 6 years ago

    What a great story! Thank you for sharing!

  • flowerandpearlstudio

    flowerandpearlstudio said 6 years ago

    What smart stuff. You really deserve to be as successful and you want to be!

  • vwghiagirl

    vwghiagirl said 6 years ago

    Fun stuff, I can picture the young hipsters/fashionista loving all of this...could so imagine Lady Gaga strutting one of your hats!!!! good luck ~

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi said 6 years ago

    Very sweet & talented but wasn't this shop already featured when the UK Edition began? http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/uk-edition-interview-with-janinebasil-9017/ Same photos and everything.

  • whimsy52

    whimsy52 said 6 years ago

    You go girl! Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your story & success! You are a real artist with the passion that goes along with it:)Keep Creating - You've found your talent!

  • RonitGolan

    RonitGolan said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing, you are the best, I love your answer for the last question ~ all the best :)

  • sa2784

    sa2784 said 6 years ago

    ur adorable and ur products are exceptionally stylish...what immense talent u have!! congrats

  • jmyoho

    jmyoho said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing about yourself. Your work is very unique, and I am happy for you that you are having success!

  • killercosmetics

    killercosmetics said 6 years ago

    I love House of Leaves. It's such an amazing book.

  • SperanzaJewelry

    SperanzaJewelry said 6 years ago

    I love Janine's work - so glad to see it featured here!

  • lilabelledesign

    lilabelledesign said 6 years ago

    beautiful work, well done

  • PrincessSamy

    PrincessSamy said 6 years ago

    Great stuff! =)

  • Lightboat

    Lightboat said 6 years ago

    A hairband from Janine was my first etsy buy! Great designs, I have my eye on more!

  • ADoseOfAlchemy

    ADoseOfAlchemy said 6 years ago

    You seem like such a nice person, and that makes it even nicer to know that you are enjoying a lot of DESERVED success! I am so glad to see you featured, and your art is wonderful. A person can't see your pieces without a smile coming across their face; isn't it THE BEST to know that you evoke a heartfelt response to what you make? Continued happiness and success!

  • FerryCreekVintage

    FerryCreekVintage said 6 years ago

    Love it! Congratulations and thanks for a great article. Truly inspiring.

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    Brilliant! Congrats and continued success.

  • brillianttreescoll

    brillianttreescoll said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous -love the headbands :-)

  • VeronaBlack

    VeronaBlack said 6 years ago

    Love your work!!!

  • PaperedFair

    PaperedFair said 6 years ago

    .inspirational.

  • LeChapeau

    LeChapeau said 6 years ago

    Soooo proud of you Janine!!

  • LoveYouSo

    LoveYouSo said 6 years ago

    Wonderfully different! Great job!

  • FolliesOfMollies

    FolliesOfMollies said 6 years ago

    Amazing stuff. You should be very proud.

  • ArmoredHearts

    ArmoredHearts said 6 years ago

    Well done hon, You are a rockstar! I'm honored to know you and your work!

  • LaLasLand08

    LaLasLand08 said 6 years ago

    Love, love your work!

  • coconutgauva

    coconutgauva said 6 years ago

    your stuff is wicked!!!!! i wil be sure to come to you if i need a hat! haha congrats xoxo

  • jjboz10

    jjboz10 said 6 years ago

    love your work!!

  • SheFeltAltered

    SheFeltAltered said 6 years ago

    Adore what Janine does - and she is a super gal!

  • GiftCreation

    GiftCreation said 6 years ago

    Good job!

  • capitalcitycrafts

    capitalcitycrafts said 6 years ago

    so fun and creative!

  • dearjes

    dearjes said 6 years ago

    What fun!!!

  • couturebylolita

    couturebylolita said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!! Love the sugar skull headband *_* Also great taste in music, Elbow is one of my favorites as well!

  • CardsAndCraft

    CardsAndCraft said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Janine, great article.

  • TheWayUmakeMeFeel

    TheWayUmakeMeFeel said 6 years ago

    I LOVE your work!

  • TwiceShyRestored

    TwiceShyRestored said 6 years ago

    Wonderful - I favorited several! Beautiful!

  • Macramaking

    Macramaking said 6 years ago

    I love your designs! Gratz!

  • Longnose

    Longnose said 6 years ago

    Good doG! You have so much in common with me that it is scary! You make beautiful things ;-) and are now added on my Xmas wishlist ;-). Thanks for great article, it is always great to read about some European here and there ;-)

  • AMSIE

    AMSIE said 6 years ago

    So fun! I love your head bands!

  • clothmoth

    clothmoth said 6 years ago

    I love your burlesque crowns, sublime!

  • JustLikePictures

    JustLikePictures said 6 years ago

    I love your stuff, but I'm desperate to know... The Lady Vanishes - black and white original or teh awesome Cybil Shepherd version!?

  • jguilddesigns

    jguilddesigns said 6 years ago

    Love your shop! thanks for sharing!

  • linneaheide

    linneaheide said 6 years ago

    FUN! : )

  • tonyperezphotographs

    tonyperezphotographs said 6 years ago

    cool shop! How nice to be so fun and creative. I will have to share your work with the burlesque community here in San Francisco as they will love, love love your work!0 Though many of them make there own goods they perform in I know they art all always interested in a great find, of something new... and different. If you'd like to check out some of my beatutiful 'burlesque photography 'coolection' you can! @ my Etsy shop.... tonyperezphotographs.etsy.com Keep up the great work and much success to you.

  • greenbeansnstrings

    greenbeansnstrings said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature Janine! You deserve it :)

  • mykky

    mykky said 6 years ago

    Fun and funky work! <3 it!! Must get a hold of one of those glittery top hats. Awesome!!

  • ManoBello

    ManoBello said 6 years ago

    I really like your vibrant style!

  • linastein

    linastein said 6 years ago

    fab hats... love the frivolity......

  • linastein

    linastein said 6 years ago

    fab hats... love the frivolity......

  • linastein

    linastein said 6 years ago

    fab hats... love the frivolity......

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