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Featured Seller: Remember a Day

Jan 2, 2012

by RememberADay

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My first name is Jenny, my middle name is Rose, and my last name is actually kind of hard to pronounce. I was born and raised in Queens, New York, until my parents decided to move to Sarasota when I was eight. Since then, I’ve spent as much time visiting New York as possible, and I dream of moving back there some day. I’m 18 years old and I just finished my first semester of college. I have two loving parents, a stupendiferous older brother (his words) who’s actually on his way to being an astrophysicist, and a tremendously supportive extended family.

I compose the workforce behind Remember A Day, a little knits shop I started a year ago as a hopeful experiment.

I’m happy when I’m knitting, I treasure creativity and I’m fascinated by fashion-related business. Having an Etsy shop allows me to pursue all of these interests and it continues to be an unbelievable learning experience for me. Doing this on my own is my greatest achievement and most difficult challenge.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Knitting and schoolwork keep me pretty busy, but I like to get coffee with friends, go to movies at the on-campus theater, attend concerts and shows, check out museums, read, write letters, decorate, draw, take pictures, listen to music, eat Matzoh ball soup and potato latkes, scavenge thrift stores and tag sales, ogle beautiful wools at knitting stores, compose outfits, try new restaurants, play Scrabble, tackle crossword puzzles, and sing the tunes of such Broadway classics as Little Shop of Horrors and Hair from inside my shower (to a compelled audience of shampoo and conditioner).

I enjoy spending time with my family when I can. Given that this is my first year away from home, it’s a treat to come back for weekends and holidays and catch up with old friends and home cooking. My brother and I are only a year-and-a-half apart in age and we’re really close. We go to different schools, and I miss him a lot of the time, so when we both visit home, it’s important for us to make time for each other. That usually means a lot of laughs and 4 a.m. kitchen conversations.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Sticks and Strings Make My Living. I’m definitely too young and inexperienced to write a memoir, but if I had to write about a portion of my life so far, it would be my experience with Etsy. I’m proud that I’ve built a business around the movement of sticks and strings in my hands. I’d write to let my peers and other kids know that there are countless, exciting ways to supplement their allowances and that creativity and entrepreneurship, when combined with a strong ethic and the opportunities you make for yourself, can lead to a sense of pride and accomplishment in your work.

Where does your inspiration come from?
Ever since I was little, I’ve always put great care and attention into decorating my room. At my home, the emerald walls of my bedroom are covered by a collage of images and objects that inspire me and keep my eyes awake. Dreamcatchers, tapestries, film posters, and prints by Salvador Dalí, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Vincent Van Gogh, and Monet are just a few of the things on my walls. Sketches I’ve done, paintings salvaged from yard sales, a poster of a skeleton likely excerpted from an anatomy textbook and a map of the world highlighting each country I’ve shipped to add even more color. I get a lot of creative inspiration from looking around my room.

It was a challenge to transition from my inspiring bedroom to half of a tiny, shared dorm room, but I really did my best to make it feel like home. My dorm room is my main workspace now. There’s yarn poking out of every crevice and the white walls are similarly decorated to look like a mini version of my room at home.

A more seasonal and specific inspiration comes from cold weather. Most people don’t imagine Florida being cold. But when it’s October and you have to walk a mile to an 8 a.m. class in Tallahassee’s 40-degree weather, you suddenly find yourself a believer! Or in my case, your freezing mind instantly reaches for its imaginary knitting needles and designs the optimal scarf for warmth and coziness.

What does handmade mean to you?
To me, handmade is all about care. When someone crafts, they put a bit of themselves into their work. Handmade doesn’t come from a place of icy factories and anonymous workers, but from a place of warmth and attention. I try to make sure my customers feel taken care of. I’m so grateful to be received by a community that supports handmade.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
It’s a tough question, but I’d have to say my dad is most influential. He’s always encouraged me to think outside of the box, to value my work and have faith in it. When I was seven, he predicted that I’d be a buyer when I grew up. Honestly, I was pretty sure he’d made up the job! Then, sure enough, “buyer” reappeared in my life when I saw it on a list of the potential career paths for my major!

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I never came to a conclusion that I was an artist, because I never had a definition for one. I’ve always cycled through different artistic pursuits. From photography and making dreamcatchers, to macrame bracelets and guitar, I’ve tried on so many hobbies.

But I’ve always loved making things by hand. At some point in my early childhood, probably after the Spice Girls broke up and I realized I had no hopes of joining their group, I decided I’d be a fashion designer. When I was 8 years old, I cut the legs off a pair of old jeans and sewed up a seam, arranged the belt like a handle and suddenly I had a purse. I used an electronic label maker to create and sew in the words, “Jenny Designs.” Though it never quite materialized, the plan was to sell a whole line of denim, upcycled purses online for as impressive a price as five, maybe even seven dollars!

Almost 10 years later, I’m pretty much doing the same thing. I still have that first purse with that bold label on the inside, my first stepping stone towards establishing myself as a handmade seller.

I taught myself to knit shortly after my sewing phase. I didn’t have needles the day I wanted to learn, and my mom said she’d take me to buy some “tomorrow,” which in kid terms, if you can remember, translates to several months. Thus, my first knitting needles were sharpened number two pencils, born from impatience.

How would you describe your creative process?
Lately, there’s not really much of a master plan to my creativity. I start with notions and see what comes out. I knit with no prearranged strategy, and usually realize halfway through just how far off I am from my original idea. Most of the time I’m happy with what I end up with, even when it’s not what I’d had in mind. My most popular scarf, for example, was a happy accident, the result of an effort to knit a shawl during one sleepless marathon of The Twilight Zone.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
The first person to come to mind was Gustav Klimt. All his paintings are masterpieces to me. He’s my favorite artist, and I have prints of his works all over my room. To see his works in person would be enough for me.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
Since I could write, I’ve had pen pals, and I expect that I always will. It’s possible that I’ve spent half my life in a state of owing someone a letter. I’ve kept as many of the handwritten letters I’ve received as possible over the years. I keep them in a shoebox in my closet, and I cherish and treasure them as personal forms of communication that took time, effort and love.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Since we’re talking about the future, I might as well dream big. In my wildest fantasies of grandeur, in ten years, I’m kissing my sweetheart goodbye as I exit my studio apartment in New York City to catch a plane to some European fashion capital to meet with designers to discuss their spring collections on a fabulous, all-expense paid business trip. On the 9-hour plane ride, I’m knitting for pleasure. Once there, I send Mom a postcard.

If that fails, I think I could have a promising career as a professional thumb wrestler. Most people don’t think of knitting as exercise, but I have the strongest fingers one could ever unnecessarily need!

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369 comments

  • 711laurakay

    711laurakay said 5 years ago

    GO YOU!!and lots of luck creating these warm and adorable knitwear accessories!

  • madebymada

    madebymada said 5 years ago

    Great ! Thank you for sharing :) and Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hmmills

    hmmills said 5 years ago

    Your items look so cozy, congrats on the feature.

  • packmatthews

    packmatthews said 5 years ago

    What an inspiration! I wish I could have had Etsy in college and be productive during lectures with a knitting project! Ask for my friend at Peruvian Connection, Annie Hurlbut. She started her international business at the same stage of life your in, without the internet. It's so doable!

  • ArchetypalTheatre

    ArchetypalTheatre said 5 years ago

    Fun interview and yummy knits! Thanks for sharing!

  • JMWattscreations

    JMWattscreations said 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature. Wonderful inspiring read and greeat products too.

  • ThoughtfulRoseSupply

    ThoughtfulRoseSupply said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Best wishes for future success. :)

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 5 years ago

    Love your work Jenny! Congrats, and good luck with college :0)

  • arainydayplay

    arainydayplay said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! You're so much more productive than I was as a college student! ;)

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 5 years ago

    this is a wonderful interveiw .. many years of fun and success to you!!

  • prettyurbanloft

    prettyurbanloft said 5 years ago

    That was great...I loved your interview! Congratulations.

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Wonderful! Congrats on the FS!!! =)

  • robinseggdesigns

    robinseggdesigns said 5 years ago

    I am the same age and seeing this article is the coolest! Good for you!

  • aldontrujacks

    aldontrujacks said 5 years ago

    Wow! Thanks for sharing your wonderful story of creativity and family. Two of my all time favorites! Your knits look wonderfully warm.

  • AronaDesigns

    AronaDesigns said 5 years ago

    I love your snuggly items :-) Congrats on the feature!

  • volkerwandering

    volkerwandering said 5 years ago

    Love your poof ball hat!

  • ArtGlamourSligo

    ArtGlamourSligo said 5 years ago

    Congrats !! Great interview, Good Luck with your shop and in College. Happy New Year :-)

  • bykirabo

    bykirabo said 5 years ago

    Very charming interview :) your shop is filled with gorgeous things, love it! x

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 5 years ago

    I just adore the thickness! Great hats!

  • happybeachtoes

    happybeachtoes said 5 years ago

    I LOVED your interview more than any other that's been featured!....especially where you want to be in 10 years =) I can see you achieving that! Best Wishes!

  • raredesignshop

    raredesignshop said 5 years ago

    Amazing colors ,,amazing working plaee

  • happygohandmade

    happygohandmade said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful interview! I really enjoyed your humor and honesty! If only everyone in the world had those same qualities!

  • sweetpeaknitstudio

    sweetpeaknitstudio said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the interview- I really enjoyed reading it. Your knits look awesome- all the best :)

  • PoshButtons

    PoshButtons said 5 years ago

    Wow! I actually woke up this morning thinking about taking knitting lessons again-and then I see your wonderful interview! Guess you were my inspiration! Much luck to you!

  • mikiheather

    mikiheather said 5 years ago

    Lovely interview- love the mustard and scarlet oversized scarves!

  • GeorgieGirlLLC

    GeorgieGirlLLC said 5 years ago

    Love, Love, Love the interview and I admire your courage. Congratulations on being the featured seller. Love your dream.

  • PoshButtons

    PoshButtons said 5 years ago

    Wow! I actually woke up this morning thinking I really wanted to take knitting lessons again. And then I see your wonderful interview-guess you were my inspiration! Good luck to you!

  • LoveOwlEyes

    LoveOwlEyes said 5 years ago

    I hope etsy continues to bring you much success! I love seeing people around my age making such a name for themselves!

  • Quiltedhearts5

    Quiltedhearts5 said 5 years ago

    Great shop and congrats on the interview.

  • RedFernVintage

    RedFernVintage said 5 years ago

    I need to learn how to knit, your stuff is inspiring. Thank you!

  • karuliine

    karuliine said 5 years ago

    Love love your oversized items! Congrats! p.s. You look like Norah Jones :)

  • ThePattypanShop

    ThePattypanShop said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Nice interview and very lovely hand knitted items!!

  • sofialgarvia

    sofialgarvia said 5 years ago

    I was reading this interview and realizing that I also knitted a lot when I was in college but never thought of making a business than... how foolish of me! You have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and a sucessful designer in an European fashion capital!!! I loved this interview :) Congrats!

  • peshka

    peshka said 5 years ago

    So lovely ! congrats

  • LauraBoyea

    LauraBoyea said 5 years ago

    Great article! Your knits are fabulous.

  • EndQuotes

    EndQuotes said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature Jenny! Looks like you have a very bright future ahead of you- enjoy it!

  • peacesofindigo

    peacesofindigo said 5 years ago

    What a fabulous personality! :) Congrats on the feature~

  • nutrafit

    nutrafit said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful and honest interview from an inspiring young lady! I love wearing my emerald green infinity scarf in the New York winter.

  • lilaBjewelrydesigns

    lilaBjewelrydesigns said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature! Love your candor and humor! I've added your handmade quote " Handmade doesn’t come from a place of icy factories and anonymous workers, but from a place of warmth and attention." into my collection of ideas/phrases worth repeating (with credit to you of course :-) - Thank you!

  • TheBakersDaughter

    TheBakersDaughter said 5 years ago

    Well done! Congratulations and have fun with the spotlight!

  • CreativeCardsForYou

    CreativeCardsForYou said 5 years ago

    This is a really great feature - congrats, Jenny! :)

  • cartelle

    cartelle said 5 years ago

    Jenny, I am so impressed by you right now! ♥♥♥ Congrats on the feature!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Jenny! Hope to see you in Europe hob-nobbing with the fashionistas sometime soon!

  • iowajewel

    iowajewel said 5 years ago

    wow you inspire me!!! i love how funny you are and you are also very beautiful!! may all you dreams come to true! off to check out your shop now, best of luck!

  • huiyitan

    huiyitan said 5 years ago

    very inspiring! thanks for sharing!

  • DesignsbyRaina

    DesignsbyRaina said 5 years ago

    Hi Jenny ~ Your work is really beautiful! I love your scarves! :) ~ Raina

  • babiesandbabes

    babiesandbabes said 5 years ago

    Love crochet love your stuff! well done!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 5 years ago

    Love knitting!!!!!!! :)

  • FullCircleRetro

    FullCircleRetro said 5 years ago

    Sweet person! Have a knitting blast in 2012..! =)

  • HighPointFarm2010

    HighPointFarm2010 said 5 years ago

    Love to see the youth putting their skills to work and making money...awesome story..best of luck with your endeavors..

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • BrownLadyHerbal

    BrownLadyHerbal said 5 years ago

    Super soft and comfy looking and you're a beauty as well! Congrats and go far!

  • lilacopera

    lilacopera said 5 years ago

    What a sweet, wise gal you are... and blessed with the talent to boot! Congratulations on your feature!

  • fpappano

    fpappano said 5 years ago

    I don't knit and I can't say I have everbeen interested but you are the kind of person that would get others motivated to try. We also have a strong family unit in our home and I apprecaite the relationship that you have with your bro. My kids are 3 years a apart but in spite of that they too are very close. I like your decorating sense and the colors of yarn that you choose. And, by the way, you are the perfect model for your own art! My daughter is heading off to college this year and is concerned about having to share a room with a stranger. She is afraid for the lack of privacy.Any advice? Best of luck to you

  • PolClary

    PolClary said 5 years ago

    Way to go. Your knitwear looks lovely and supple.

  • mayabijoux

    mayabijoux said 5 years ago

    love your shop!and great article!!congratulations!!!

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 5 years ago

    Greatt !!! Best wishes for the new Year... Congratulations on your feature!!♥♥♥♥♥

  • YouniquesRings

    YouniquesRings said 5 years ago

    Wow! Really like your style :)

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 5 years ago

    Wonderful interview and such a beautiful shop! Congratulations!!!

  • WallStoriesEtsy

    WallStoriesEtsy said 5 years ago

    What a lovely shop you've created (and interview too!), congratulations!

  • muffintopdesigns

    muffintopdesigns said 5 years ago

    you so rock! i wish that i had had your courage when i was 18!!!! go forth, knit and prosper!!!!!! xoxoxo

  • WallStoriesEtsy

    WallStoriesEtsy said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! What a beautiful shop you've created.

  • Mylana

    Mylana said 5 years ago

    You are very talented!

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 5 years ago

    Congrats and I really like you designs.

  • FolkOfTheWoodCrafts

    FolkOfTheWoodCrafts said 5 years ago

    I LOVED reading your story, so inspiring! I am also 18. :) - Thank You -

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox said 5 years ago

    Congratulations !

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 5 years ago

    Enjoyed reading your story~ very talented young woman and congrats on being featured seller well deserved I might add~ Wish you continued success always plus happy 2012.

  • SimpleThymePrims

    SimpleThymePrims said 5 years ago

    A very nice feature, congrats, explore, dream, create!..

  • AlteredMystic

    AlteredMystic said 5 years ago

    I LOVE your big pompom hat! Nice story read.

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 5 years ago

    creative and beyond ~ your individuality shines ~

  • larkspurfunnyfarm

    larkspurfunnyfarm said 5 years ago

    Congrat's on the feature - you are the reason I spin yarn... Enjoy and keep gong!

  • Womensgirl

    Womensgirl said 5 years ago

    Love your work Jenny!

  • TheCookieClutch

    TheCookieClutch said 5 years ago

    Love your sense of humor. And your work is beautiful.

  • msbibliotecaria

    msbibliotecaria said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!! I have admired your shop and reading your interview is so inspiring. It's so good to know that you are so young and already achieving so much. Stories like these are what make Etsy great.

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 5 years ago

    Beautiful story + exciting to see a young featured seller! Congrats + best wishes for achieving all your dreams! :)

  • BlueOrchidFloral

    BlueOrchidFloral said 5 years ago

    You have an adorable spirit, and a charming sense of humor! And your work is lovely! Congratulations!! xo

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique said 5 years ago

    Great article! It makes me want to brush up on my knitting skills. :)

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    mattyhandmadecrafts said 5 years ago

    Wonderful! Congrats!!!

  • carolinemiles1

    carolinemiles1 said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature, loved reading it. Continue to create your beautiful items and dream.

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 5 years ago

    beautiful shop! congrats!

  • gossamer531

    gossamer531 said 5 years ago

    You have such a beautiful shop and this was a very enjoyable interview with you! I especially loved your definition of "handmade". Wishing you much luck, Betty

  • MasonDixonMamas

    MasonDixonMamas said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your accomplishments so far! It's certainly encouraging that a busy college student takes the time to knit and make others feel special. Now, if you don't mind, I need to get back to my needles, as well! Good luck and all the best to you!!

  • CopperheadCreations

    CopperheadCreations said 5 years ago

    I love the colors on the turban headband! Everything looks so warm and cozy! :D

  • bernabermek

    bernabermek said 5 years ago

    lovely ! congrats!

  • saffronandspice

    saffronandspice said 5 years ago

    Isn't yarn a fabulous thing? :) I just want to reach into that photo and just feel all that yarn. Congrats on the feature!

  • leanimale

    leanimale said 5 years ago

    Wonderful interview, congrats on the interview and all of your success! :)

  • Barnaclebags

    Barnaclebags said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! What a great shop! Wish the best to you!

  • SeeDollyRun

    SeeDollyRun said 5 years ago

    One word: AMAZING! ^____^

  • seule771

    seule771 said 5 years ago

    An inspiration to us all.

  • jojosvintagecupboard

    jojosvintagecupboard said 5 years ago

    Your work is gorgeous! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on being featured!

  • delightfuldownsizing

    delightfuldownsizing said 5 years ago

    LOVED your comments on creativity & entrepreneurship! very inspiring!

  • benddownboutique

    benddownboutique said 5 years ago

    I love your interview! I started my own etsy shop around the same age as you, and I can't imagine myself without it! It makes me smile when I read about fellow students who are also running an etsy shop, and doing it well! :) I wish you all the luck in the world with your business <3

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 5 years ago

    Neat items! Congrats on the feature!! ~Krista

  • TheCatmeow2000

    TheCatmeow2000 said 5 years ago

    I wish you luck.

  • VintageChinchilla

    VintageChinchilla said 5 years ago

    Adorable & sweet & warm <3 Love this girl! :)

  • SweetVegan

    SweetVegan said 5 years ago

    Wonderful interview, thanks for sharing, and congrats on the feature :D

  • JenniferSonjaArt

    JenniferSonjaArt said 5 years ago

    I love how your room is decorated ;) and great knits too!!!

  • cristinakilldare

    cristinakilldare said 5 years ago

    Love your work! sweet & warm look from finish to end and inside to out! Wonderful!

  • jewelsbymoon

    jewelsbymoon said 5 years ago

    You are on your way and your art is wonderful. Congrats! Good luck to you in future. It looks bright...

  • jewelsbymoon

    jewelsbymoon said 5 years ago

    Gustav Klimt is my favorite too!

  • LaBohemeBijoux

    LaBohemeBijoux said 5 years ago

    Congrats Jenny on a great feature and your beautiful shop. I too have a cherished collection of handwritten letters. Wishing you all the best!

  • helenbobelen

    helenbobelen said 5 years ago

    Beautiful and simple crochet-ed look and the red lipstick is nice too : ). Congratulations and Happy New Year!

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 5 years ago

    I was 17 when I started my Etsy shop, too! The success you've had is just plumb wonderful. Congratulations on the feature! Blessings on you, your family, and your business! Hannah J.

  • thecityfolklore

    thecityfolklore said 5 years ago

    Awesome feature, Jenny! Congrats! (PS: still loving the headband. Very warm & cozy as promised) Best of luck to you in the future -- NYC is definitively the city to live in ♥ Mary Rose

  • PrincesaAnastasia

    PrincesaAnastasia said 5 years ago

    Well done! Congrat!!!

  • Rembrandtrocks

    Rembrandtrocks said 5 years ago

    I was so inspired by your story Jenny! I wish that when I was 18 yrs. old, I was doing what you are doing-but no looking back now and time to "Keep ON Keeping On! I paint places and people plus animals from around this amazing world God made! I love what I do and also love to snuggle up in cozy hats such as yours-so you will see me soon in your shop! Happy New Year from Celena for Rembrandtrocks! Hand Painted lockets and jewelry!

  • vivinevado

    vivinevado said 5 years ago

    Nice!! ;o)

  • PetersBride

    PetersBride said 5 years ago

    What a lovely, thoughtful interview served with a delicious stash of yarn waiting to take form! Bravo!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Great article and wonderful work!

  • lisawinestudios

    lisawinestudios said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Great work

  • Mystiquebijoux

    Mystiquebijoux said 5 years ago

    Cute and inpiring story! * Love your knitwear. It's great that you've found such a beautiful project at such a young age. You go girl!!! ;-)

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents said 5 years ago

    Congrats

  • hungryknife

    hungryknife said 5 years ago

    Congrats! I see a very bright future for you...

  • MaggiePaggieDesigns

    MaggiePaggieDesigns said 5 years ago

    Love this interview! Your beauty shines through! You have a lovely shop. Congrats on being featured.

  • lillysshoppe

    lillysshoppe said 5 years ago

    Lovely, congrats!~

  • ChicChixnChampagne

    ChicChixnChampagne said 5 years ago

    Congrats to you to have such gumption at such a young age! I'm sending this to my daughter who just finished her first semester in Fashion Studies in London. Keep your dream in sight and good luck in all that you endeavor. A.

  • ryanashley

    ryanashley said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! I love your designs and all your information about childhood inspiration and dreams of being one of the Spice Girls. I too had that dream. I was just wondering where you get your yarn from? Is it synthetic, or authentic fiber?

  • CarolAnnGarner

    CarolAnnGarner said 5 years ago

    Lovely items, lovely young woman with a lovely spirit. Congrats on your feature.

  • BurashiArt

    BurashiArt said 5 years ago

    Love that your display of artwork fills up the walls. You've made a cozy niche for yourself, both with your talent and dorm room. All the best!

  • OysterVintage

    OysterVintage said 5 years ago

    what a perfect interview - love the part about the need to keep your eyes awake - such a poignant phrase. congratulations on your great shop!

  • JeJeweled

    JeJeweled said 5 years ago

    What an amazing story young lady! So young. Congratulations on the feature. I wonder if you are the youngest featured artist ever on Etsy? You have lovely, lovely items.

  • feltstories

    feltstories said 5 years ago

    great interview !!

  • sewella

    sewella said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Jenny! I thoroughly enjoyed the interview and admire you for never letting go of your dream. I wish you an overwhelming success!!

  • TheBerryPress

    TheBerryPress said 5 years ago

    Love your work, thanks for the interview.

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 5 years ago

    You are adorable! I hoe my creative offering have a much passion for the skill set! I wish you the very best....never lose your optimism! :)

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 5 years ago

    Hope and creative offspring....darn iPad!

  • FruitOfMyHands

    FruitOfMyHands said 5 years ago

    Keep doing what God created you to do. He never meant for any of us to toil through an eight, ten , or twelve hour day doing something that sucks life out of us.Thanks for the inspiration.

  • cenirestardust

    cenirestardust said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! Your interview was a good read, and I wish you tons and tons of continued success. Your work is gorgeous, and I hope that all your career/business dreams come true! PS-I see a copy of Edward Gorey's Amphigorey on that book shelf *thumbs up*:D

  • Knottytots

    Knottytots said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Great interview!

  • NancyvdBoom

    NancyvdBoom said 5 years ago

    Congratz on this beautiful feature with your lovely items! I am happy for you! Wishing you all the best from the Netherlands!

  • cartelle

    cartelle said 5 years ago

    I wonder why your shop items are not showing up below the interview like it usually does...

  • modernbird

    modernbird said 5 years ago

    oh my gosh, you are adorable.....love your salon style bedroom & your creations!!

  • HennaTrails

    HennaTrails said 5 years ago

    Your shop is gorgeous, I love the feel of it, your color tones and photography. I really liked how you expressed what handmade means to you, I feel the same, only I don't always express it quite as elegantly as you have here. Nice handwork!

  • thelillytree

    thelillytree said 5 years ago

    You are lovely! As time goes by our hands exchange needles for books, baby bottles, and the items of our trade. But keep your needle close by, for it is a comforting friend and will always bring the best out in you! Happy New Year to a beautiful artisan! Lilly

  • driftforever

    driftforever said 5 years ago

    great story! congrats!!

  • JenniferChammas

    JenniferChammas said 5 years ago

    Jenny, you are a beautiful young lady inside and out. Congrats on being the featured artist and for your maturity beyond your years.

  • OliveandFern

    OliveandFern said 5 years ago

    love thumb wrestling...love your knits. congrats

  • cupcakegangster

    cupcakegangster said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!!!

  • oceangirlcollection

    oceangirlcollection said 5 years ago

    great interview! thanks for sharing your views. elke.

  • stormyjan

    stormyjan said 5 years ago

    Love your stuff! Congrats!! :-)

  • ThomasHaskettArtist

    ThomasHaskettArtist said 5 years ago

    Love the hat! :)

  • reveriefrance

    reveriefrance said 5 years ago

    What a great story! Keep going. I'll warn you now that you will most likely be sleeping on that plane instead of knittinng with that type of career. I think you will have to squeeze your knitting in another part of your schedule, but that is just from my experience. If it's what you really want, then go for it. You will go to some wonderful events and meet many other interesting creative people. I wish you all the best whichever path you choose, just make it yours.

  • Shab2Chic

    Shab2Chic said 5 years ago

    Love your creations....Congratulations!

  • sdisaac

    sdisaac said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Your work is beautiful and inspiring.

  • Shab2Chic

    Shab2Chic said 5 years ago

    Love your creations....Congratulations on being featured!

  • hampgirl59

    hampgirl59 said 5 years ago

    You are a gifted young lady. How great it is that you get a creative start early in your life.

  • bunnydee

    bunnydee said 5 years ago

    wonderful! I am so glad I have a beautiful custom scarf by you!:)

  • bailyqueen

    bailyqueen said 5 years ago

    Jenny Rose, your work and your spirit are as lovely as you are. Keep doing what makes you happy and I look forward to seeing you and your creations around :o)

  • RememberADay

    RememberADay said 5 years ago

    Wow!! I have butterflies in my stomach reading all these comments. Thanks so much for the encouragement everyone, its really quite touching. I love the wonderful Etsy community!! :) And Happy New Year!

  • DazzledbyWise

    DazzledbyWise said 5 years ago

    You sound like a really down-to-earth gal, and it sounds like you're really doing what you love. As a mathematics major, I too currently keep myself busy during my free time knitting. I LOVE yarn and can never resist buying it! I loved reading about you and your family! Love all your pieces, congratulations on being feature artist!!

  • StillsofTime

    StillsofTime said 5 years ago

    Very inspirational! Witty and fun interview. Awesome job!

  • Powerofflower

    Powerofflower said 5 years ago

    Lovely shop and amazing knitting!

  • WalterSilva

    WalterSilva said 5 years ago

    Nice!

  • donnamthomestudio

    donnamthomestudio said 5 years ago

    you will go far in life; good luck to you

  • dorothydomingo

    dorothydomingo said 5 years ago

    Congratulations from a fellow Sarasota crafter! Good for you that you can be studious and productive - don't have too much fun in Tallahassee!

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 5 years ago

    That was so fun to read! I love your work, can't believe you're only 18 years old, you'll go far in life! Thank you for sharing your story :D

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 5 years ago

    Your interview was such a delightful read and your shop proves that you're a featured seller well-deserved! Congratulations!

  • bigbadwolf8

    bigbadwolf8 said 5 years ago

    Great interview and very inspirational for all of us college students! Your work is glamorous for all ages :D

  • oddlyeven

    oddlyeven said 5 years ago

    Congrats I love your work!!!

  • ChristineLyskawa

    ChristineLyskawa said 5 years ago

    You are so Talented love your work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PlumedeNikola

    PlumedeNikola said 5 years ago

    Enjoyed the wit and the work!

  • EggMoneyQuilts

    EggMoneyQuilts said 5 years ago

    Delightful! Such an inspiration-good luck in college and with your shop!

  • paulamcgurdy

    paulamcgurdy said 5 years ago

    Well done...really enjoyed the interview and love your knitting. So encouraging to see you going after something you love with such passion and only 18...wow imagine what amazing things lie ahead! All the best!

  • CuriousTuesday

    CuriousTuesday said 5 years ago

    Beautiful shop and a super charming lady! Great interview.

  • KnitWittery

    KnitWittery said 5 years ago

    I know exactly how it feels, trying to run a shop and get homework done at the same time XD It's been awhile since I actually sold anything, but since reading this article, I have new inspiration to get it going again :) Here's to college knitters!!!

  • annyschoo

    annyschoo said 5 years ago

    such a cozy area to create your work. Love your shop! congrats!

  • MockingbirdCreek

    MockingbirdCreek said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! :) You are obviously a very talented young woman, in so many ways... you have a wonderful way with words and a delightful imagination in addition to your ability to craft lovely and useful things! Way to go. :)

  • PouchStyle

    PouchStyle said 5 years ago

    Jenny, what a lovely interview from a very lovely and thoughtful young lady. Best of luck to you in college and the future.

  • SassySisterVintage

    SassySisterVintage said 5 years ago

    Your in Tallahassee! My stomping ground ;-) A beautiful shop and nice interview. P.S. and yes, Tallahassee does get cold!!!

  • annawilhelm

    annawilhelm said 5 years ago

    As an college-aged etsy seller myself, I enjoyed this. Congrats!

  • PursuitOfCraftyness

    PursuitOfCraftyness said 5 years ago

    I am doing this too!!! Knitting while in college has been fantastic and it is such a great stress reliever :) congratulations on your success!!!!

  • amysfunkyfibers

    amysfunkyfibers said 5 years ago

    Great feature...I just love your chunky knits!

  • KaiceJoy

    KaiceJoy said 5 years ago

    Fun feature, and good luck!! Congrats!

  • iktomi

    iktomi said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the nice article. With the drive you have at 18, I predict a long and prosperous future.

  • scandivintage

    scandivintage said 5 years ago

    Just lovely! The best of luck to you!!! :D

  • ElwynJewelry

    ElwynJewelry said 5 years ago

    You go girl!! Congrats and best of luck to you :)

  • RecycledBrooklyn

    RecycledBrooklyn said 5 years ago

    You rock, keep it up....

  • FunnyFarmToyBarn

    FunnyFarmToyBarn said 5 years ago

    What a fun interview! You're so creative and funny in your words... Creative, fun knitwear too! Congrats!!!

  • happiestdaysdesigns

    happiestdaysdesigns said 5 years ago

    Congratulations for staying true to your heart! Your designs are adorable as are you! Keep going....

  • LiuRokSilver

    LiuRokSilver said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!!! Congratulations!

  • retrosugarandspice

    retrosugarandspice said 5 years ago

    Wow already starting your business while starting college! Good for you! Congrats on your feature!

  • zakonek

    zakonek said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the front page article! Amazing craftsmanship, and definitely an inspiration to us all!

  • OneInAMillinery

    OneInAMillinery said 5 years ago

    Wishing you all good things in this New Year and all that will follow. You are an amazing and talented 18 year old. Loved your interview and am utterly inspired.

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 5 years ago

    I too started selling my hand-crafted creations in college, and 35 years later, I am still doing it! Hope you have as much fun as I've had, Jenny Rose, whatever creative path life takes you on! And I agree, Gustav Klimt was a creative genius. His artwork makes me giddy.

  • myAvonlea

    myAvonlea said 5 years ago

    Your interview made me LOL so many times. Professional thumb wrestling, joining the Spice Girls ( I am guilty of loving them a decade ago)...... I really had fun hearing your story. I also enjoyed your humility about your memoir. Its awesome to heave a students heart towards life than being the expert. I admire that. Do you have a blog?

  • melissilverkat88

    melissilverkat88 said 5 years ago

    I'm happily inspired by you interview! Your knits and words made me smile! Good luck next semester and maybe I'll read about your designs in some fashion pages in the future.

  • oldtimethreads

    oldtimethreads said 5 years ago

    Love your story and your items!! : )

  • Kknitecs

    Kknitecs said 5 years ago

    This is wonderful encouragement to read, I'm in much the same situation and thinking of starting a shop so it's wonderful to hear about the success you have had. Keep it up!!!!

  • jeannettebowen

    jeannettebowen said 5 years ago

    I loved hearing your story! Your items are wonderful; love the designs and it is obvious you put your heart into everything you make!

  • michaelcoleman

    michaelcoleman said 5 years ago

    It's refreshing to see someone so young (and beautiful) with such a clear understanding of yourself, of life, of your vision, and your value. Well done, congratulations, and wishing the best to you.

  • Twnty4Seven

    Twnty4Seven said 5 years ago

    Such a refreshing motivation. Best of wishes to you and a blessed Happy New Year!

  • redbarnmarketplace

    redbarnmarketplace said 5 years ago

    LOVE your designs - Congrats and much luck to you in 2012!

  • Winnnnnndy

    Winnnnnndy said 5 years ago

    Love your cowls and sweater, Jenny! Would recommend them as gifts or warm presents to oneself :) Stay inspired and busy. Love your yarn colors and simple, beautiful designs!

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 5 years ago

    DEEElightful! : ) Way to go ...it will be fun to see what comes of dreams and thumbs alike. : )

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 5 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading your interview! Many congrats for being featured artist. All the best and may your dreams come true :-)

  • PoshBinky

    PoshBinky said 5 years ago

    You are inspirational! Love your work. I love knitting & crocheting when I can...it really is soothing! Best wishes on your continued success!

  • Dogologie

    Dogologie said 5 years ago

    I love an inspiration! Beautiful work :)

  • Winnnnnndy

    Winnnnnndy said 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Jenny! Every stitch counts!

  • jenever

    jenever said 5 years ago

    You are cute as hell!! And now I want to buy red lipstick :)

  • thingswecrochet

    thingswecrochet said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring. :) Adorable things.

  • MussyandBirds

    MussyandBirds said 5 years ago

    Great feature. Love your work. Congratulations!! Best wishes and continued success, Theresa and Jessica

  • HolyMotherOfCraft

    HolyMotherOfCraft said 5 years ago

    Wow. You are wonderful. :)

  • SusiesBoutiqueTLC

    SusiesBoutiqueTLC said 5 years ago

    congratulations on your feature. Great story. Love your work.

  • asileoriginals

    asileoriginals said 5 years ago

    I love your work and your style! Congratulations!

  • TheScarletSageTree

    TheScarletSageTree said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured, Jenny! I've simply loved reading your story, and am amazed at how fabulously you're leading life at 18! Hats off to you for your spirit and enterprise. When I was little, I came across a Russian folktale about Ivan, Young In Years, Old In Wisdom, and I often used the phrase to describe myself, lol, to an attentive audience. And I can see that you are more than deserving of this title! Wishing you continued success, joy and beauty in your life ahead :) Warmly, Suzanne

  • FromTheHeath

    FromTheHeath said 5 years ago

    Inspiring. Congrats :)

  • filmshirley

    filmshirley said 5 years ago

    Fabulous article, Jenny! I'm glad to see we have a fondness for Klimt in common. Also, you've made me hungry for matzo ball soup. :) Congrats on your feature!

  • Polu

    Polu said 5 years ago

    Great interview. It was very personable and I really liked that. Love the bright red lipstick on you!

  • CatShyCrafts

    CatShyCrafts said 5 years ago

    What a fabulous interview! I am inspired by you. Kudos to you for starting your Etsy shop while juggling college. Congrats on your feature and your successful shop!

  • MoonSunWorld

    MoonSunWorld said 5 years ago

    Congratulations and many blessings in the new year!

  • luboart

    luboart said 5 years ago

    Beautiful snuggly items! Congrats on the feature!

  • PeeledBananasToGo

    PeeledBananasToGo said 5 years ago

    "Handmade . . .comes from a place of warmth and attention." My new Favorite quote! This interview was FUN! Good luck in college and happy knitting! But, Two cheers for Diego Valazquez, eh?

  • dreamsunleashed

    dreamsunleashed said 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! I love your shop!

  • Siesta2001

    Siesta2001 said 5 years ago

    My profile photo is from many years ago when you were first discovering photography. You have always brought so much color and joy to our lives. We couldn't be more proud! Congratulations on your feature. It is well-earned and richly deserved. So... all I get is a postcard? ;) Love ya baby!

  • CoolBeans2

    CoolBeans2 said 5 years ago

    You are so beautiful and you look so happy and at peace surrounded by your beautiful knitting. I only like to knit scarves so that gets king of old. I should really trying something and fresh once again. I think knitting is such an interesting craft.

  • chicandtonic

    chicandtonic said 5 years ago

    that's a cozy shop! Congrats!

  • AmberGypsySky

    AmberGypsySky said 5 years ago

    my sister's name is jennifer rose! i'm amber sky lol. beautiful work you have here :)

  • thedaydreamer

    thedaydreamer said 5 years ago

    What a fabulous feature! I'm glad you started early. You definitely have the chance to make that grand dream of yours come true. Good luck. :)

  • Joliejye

    Joliejye said 5 years ago

    So creative, congratulations for being featured, you deserve it !

  • austenanna

    austenanna said 5 years ago

    wow , interesting!

  • aiyangyang

    aiyangyang said 5 years ago

    beautiful girl in the good shop!!!

  • NorthcottWilson

    NorthcottWilson said 5 years ago

    Fantastic interview and fabulous talent! I have no doubt that you can accomplish your career goal. My advice, having been a designer and buyer, is: don't neglect math. Sometimes in the heat of negotiations you'll need to be able to make some quick calculations and quick decisions. Especially if (as happened to me numerous times) you find yourself the only woman in a room full of men, in a foreign country, speed and confidence with numbers can be the key to gaining respect.

  • ClassicKeepsakes

    ClassicKeepsakes said 5 years ago

    Exceptional feature, and such a lovely talented artist. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • ShastaBlastaMasta

    ShastaBlastaMasta said 5 years ago

    Wow. Wtg! I really love the photo with the red hat and white shirt and white background. Really makes the hat pop out!

  • aydeh

    aydeh said 5 years ago

    so young and so talented! awesome :)

  • cp1984

    cp1984 said 5 years ago

    aww love! congrats on the feature! and GO you xx

  • HenrietteWhite

    HenrietteWhite said 5 years ago

    Lovely story of a nice hobby becoming such a major part of a life! Good luck and keep on dreaming BIG!

  • jamiesondesigns

    jamiesondesigns said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration! I'm 21 and you inspire me.

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 5 years ago

    Such a fab interview! I wish you much success with your Etsy shop Jenny! :)

  • shusha64

    shusha64 said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! So talented and creative!!! Good luck with your great shop!

  • anadiazarte

    anadiazarte said 5 years ago

    Great interview and excellent shop!, congrats!

  • MegnificentCo

    MegnificentCo said 5 years ago

    Great items! Love Lion Brand yarn too!

  • BahanaSplitsBoutique

    BahanaSplitsBoutique said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You are such a sweet person - I'm so glad you are doing so well with your shop! -Hannah- Bahana Splits Boutique

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Great interview, it just made me smile! I'd love to become an international thumb wrestler too! ha ha

  • cottonbirddesigns

    cottonbirddesigns said 5 years ago

    Great article and beautiful work congrats!

  • RouDesigns

    RouDesigns said 5 years ago

    Nice job! Congrats.....

  • ddfoto

    ddfoto said 5 years ago

    Very nice interview! Thanks

  • noprobbob

    noprobbob said 5 years ago

    I wish I was this cool when I was 18!

  • mayaruhi

    mayaruhi said 5 years ago

    So sweet, so hardworking, so focused, and SO COOL! I want my daughter to be JUST LIKE YOU!! :)

  • ismism

    ismism said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Great interview! ..you are so sweet; not to mention talented! Keep it up, 10 years will fly by ;)

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 5 years ago

    How gorgeous you are Jenny Rose ! It is wonderful to see young people following their passions. Reach for the stars and back and have a wonderful 2012. X

  • Thamburan

    Thamburan said 5 years ago

    Great job. Really like all Thanks for share.

  • adairya2

    adairya2 said 5 years ago

    Very pretty collection! love your work~ reminds me of crocheting in the dorm room! (especially when there was a final coming up!) best of luck!

  • kristinasmiley

    kristinasmiley said 5 years ago

    Great Interview! Keep following your dreams.

  • chinamommy

    chinamommy said 5 years ago

    what a GREAT interview!! Congratulations on being featured... oh, to be 18 again! Enjoy the ride :)

  • botny

    botny said 5 years ago

    You are so adorable and inspirational!! I just LOVE your definition of handmade!! Congrats on being the featured seller, you 100% deserve it!! :)

  • sarahsquiltsncrafts

    sarahsquiltsncrafts said 5 years ago

    Hi from Sarasota! Love your art/craft handiwork!

  • AdoroMe

    AdoroMe said 5 years ago

    Congrats!!!!

  • ShoeClipsOnly

    ShoeClipsOnly said 5 years ago

    Love your shop, your work is beautiful! Congratulations!

  • harmonyinlight

    harmonyinlight said 5 years ago

    This is the best interview I have read in a while. Inspiration to young people ,inspiring for your own future workmanship, and a beautiful ability with your hands while showing mental capacity to think for more than the moment in time. Congatulations to your choices, hopes, dreams, designs and family value. Great Artist.

  • SugaBelleStore

    SugaBelleStore said 5 years ago

    awesome interview! Congratulations and all the best! =)

  • suzanitta

    suzanitta said 5 years ago

    What a marvelous article! I just love it! And the thumb wrestling stuff too! LOL! Keep it up girl :)

  • elianaparnas

    elianaparnas said 5 years ago

    You are absolutely beautiful! And so are your knits!

  • curiouscreaturesshop

    curiouscreaturesshop said 5 years ago

    young and aspiring! congrats on the feature!

  • LoveAtFirstThrow

    LoveAtFirstThrow said 5 years ago

    You are adorable! I really enjoy your style - congrats on your feature ;^)

  • lucytwoshoes

    lucytwoshoes said 5 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful shop and I really loved reading your feature. I'm sure you will have much continued success, whatever you choose - Keep it up!

  • jgaido

    jgaido said 5 years ago

    love your article, it is very inspiring! congrats on your feature :-)

  • NowISee

    NowISee said 5 years ago

    I love looking at your room - such interesting things to "keep your eyes dancing". You are inspiring ;) With joy, Lisa Wood

  • masonke

    masonke said 5 years ago

    Your love for your work shines through to your pieces!

  • TwystedCreations

    TwystedCreations said 5 years ago

    Congrats to you Jenny! You are on your way to wherever you want to go and whatever you choose to do.. Great work...great personality....great presentation and great outlook on life in general. Very refreshing intrview. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

  • JoyfullyYours

    JoyfullyYours said 5 years ago

    Loved your article! You could be a writer, too, for a crafts/traveling magazine.

  • roucol

    roucol said 5 years ago

    Congratulations, love your article, the best to you.

  • ElCheapovintage

    ElCheapovintage said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring. Congrats on being featured, what an accomplishment! I love your items, especially the hat with the poof ball.

  • dorijenn

    dorijenn said 5 years ago

    Charming interview, charming shop! Best of luck!

  • jpohleong

    jpohleong said 5 years ago

    Love your knits. Congrats on your feature. Enjoyed reading your story.

  • blaqeyedpea

    blaqeyedpea said 5 years ago

    I don't think your Big Dream for the Future is that far off, going by your creativity and vision so far. Best of luck to you!

  • mountainoriginals

    mountainoriginals said 5 years ago

    What an interesting interview and beautiful creations. Wishing you lots of success!

  • mystichintime

    mystichintime said 5 years ago

    Keep your dreams grand! Great knit shop!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 5 years ago

    You are very insightful. Love your work. Congrats!

  • gailgirondesign

    gailgirondesign said 5 years ago

    Great cowls abound! Love them! Good luck and congratulations at once!

  • knitterye

    knitterye said 5 years ago

    It makes me happy to see other young people knitting and crocheting, as many of my peers look down their noses at handmade creations. I wish you success in college and your future!

  • lainedesign

    lainedesign said 5 years ago

    Well said! Congrats on your success!

  • tchaubella

    tchaubella said 5 years ago

    You seem like such a fun, warm-hearted person. Love your work! Wish you much success!!

  • TheButtonery

    TheButtonery said 5 years ago

    You go, girl! I'm 20 years older and we're at the same stage: rather new on Etsy and going back to school!!! Of course I also have 3 little ones ;-) Anyway, you're onto a great start, you're super smart, talented and articulate, doors are just beginning to open for you! Enjoy and congrats!!!! :-)

  • LilDebbie

    LilDebbie said 5 years ago

    great job, I can only knit and not pearl at all. so I love to see things done well.

  • anotherghostquilts

    anotherghostquilts said 5 years ago

    Nice feature, lovely knitted items.

  • Squirlisima

    Squirlisima said 5 years ago

    My boyfriend gave me one of your cowls (we picked it out together) for Hanukkah and I love it! Props to you for being so young and getting so much done so beautifully! I wish you the best in 2012 and congratulations on the feature.

  • addazing

    addazing said 5 years ago

    Adorable! Hats off!

  • NicoleNicoletta

    NicoleNicoletta said 5 years ago

    congrats!!

  • shopbobbi

    shopbobbi said 5 years ago

    great article!! always believe in yourself!!

  • theideaboxkids

    theideaboxkids said 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous work! It would be very hard to choose just one :)

  • theideaboxkids

    theideaboxkids said 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous work! It would be hard to choose just one :)

  • ScottieBowls

    ScottieBowls said 5 years ago

    One of the nicest interviews I've read....

  • gerdulke1

    gerdulke1 said 5 years ago

    wonderful story but even more wonderful work!!

  • ParkBoulevard

    ParkBoulevard said 5 years ago

    You do beautiful work, great story too! Congrats on being the featured artist!

  • NYLeatherRose

    NYLeatherRose said 5 years ago

    Love it ! Congrats !!

  • PopTopFashion

    PopTopFashion said 5 years ago

    What a delightful interview! and such an inspiration! I am certain you are destined for great success.

  • RatedStyle24

    RatedStyle24 said 5 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading your interview :) Your shop has some truly wonderful items. Wishing you much success in the New Year!

  • xZOUix

    xZOUix said 5 years ago

    nice shop, go ahead!

  • xZOUix

    xZOUix said 5 years ago

    nice shop, go ahead! :)

  • DAINTYCROCHETBYALY

    DAINTYCROCHETBYALY said 5 years ago

    Makes me want to write her a letter, what a lovely story, good luck in all your projects ... :)

  • JumpingBirds

    JumpingBirds said 5 years ago

    Love your work, all those textures and colors! Great interview, congrats on the article!

  • PlainJaneJewelry

    PlainJaneJewelry said 5 years ago

    It is so wonderful to see someone of your age love, appreciate, and value creations that have stood the test of time! Always keep those values in your heart! You have a beautiful philosophy and lovely shop!

  • yolandagavin

    yolandagavin said 5 years ago

    Your article was lovely. Your designs are lovely. Your inspiration wall is lovely.Your modeling the hats is lovely. Inspiring. Im an amateur mediocre knitter and if you can begin on number 2 pencils I can improve on my overpriced ones

  • BookishGirlJ

    BookishGirlJ said 5 years ago

    You are wise beyond your years. Great interview and lovely shop! :)

  • 26Sorts

    26Sorts said 5 years ago

    I am thoroughly impressed! Congrats!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 5 years ago

    You are truly an inspiration so young and so talented with your beautiful designs you are well on your way to much more success!

  • CozyTouches

    CozyTouches said 5 years ago

    I smiled about your stupendiferous brother on his way to becoming an astrophysicist. I could easily describe my darling dad (an astrophysicist, now 92) with that title. I love how charming and cozy the items in your shop are. Keep your needles clicking.

  • piecesofelises

    piecesofelises said 5 years ago

    Great to see someone so young featured!

  • rkdsign88

    rkdsign88 said 5 years ago

    Congrat! Lovely works :)

  • pelargonium27

    pelargonium27 said 5 years ago

    Wonderful! Wish I had a daughter like you! Keep up the good work!

  • StraightUp

    StraightUp said 5 years ago

    You're so beautiful. You have such a beautiful face.

  • KelseaEchoStudio

    KelseaEchoStudio said 5 years ago

    Awesome interview! I always find the featured seller interviews interesting, but I've never commented before. However, when I read that you run your shop out of your dorm room, I had to say something! That is dedication. I am always frustrated by my lack of workspace even though I am fortunate enough to have an entire room dedicated to crafting (full of decorative inspiration, of course). But I suppose I no longer have any right to gripe about it! Congratulations on the well deserved feature and best of luck to you and your shop.

  • glusk

    glusk said 5 years ago

    Such a charming interview and beautiful knitwear!

  • britzbeads

    britzbeads said 5 years ago

    You big sweetie pie! What a fun article to read! You have such a great time ahead of you i just know it! I love my cowl neck piece with the cool blue stripe!! Sandi in Oregon

  • lindaalfred2000

    lindaalfred2000 said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring, scarves are just beautiful.

  • pachamamalove8

    pachamamalove8 said 5 years ago

    Jenny, you are A M A Z I N G and you have beautiful future ahead of you. Enjoy every moment of it. Salutation to your father what a man.

  • blueridgewoodworking

    blueridgewoodworking said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! I love your work and the interview was perfect! I can't believe that you are only 18! It is great to see that some young people still have drive to succeed these days. Best of luck in your future!

  • DawgDayCrafting

    DawgDayCrafting said 5 years ago

    Such an inspiring interview! Juggling college is a huge undertaking and now a successful ETSY shop too! Great job and keep working hard.

  • CLfabulousbeads1

    CLfabulousbeads1 said 5 years ago

    Great interview and I love your items

  • plumblossomlane

    plumblossomlane said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Love your merchandise. Some of them look crocheted though. Are they all knitted?

  • NDMStudios

    NDMStudios said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the write up :) Love your pieces :)

  • konniezagrimanis

    konniezagrimanis said 5 years ago

    Congrats and well done!! :) All your pieces are lovely!

  • HandyMandyCrafts

    HandyMandyCrafts said 5 years ago

    Ahhh! I just love the quote they featured! Good for you lady!

  • JMcnallyDesigns

    JMcnallyDesigns said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Love the picture of your shelves in the article. Really expresses what a creative person you are. Best of luck :)

  • HeyHarriet

    HeyHarriet said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Your interview was such a delight to read. All the very best for the future. I predict you'll do very well with your talent and wonderful attitude!

  • a464387011

    a464387011 said 5 years ago

    你好!

  • myxby

    myxby said 5 years ago

    你好

  • barbiej1

    barbiej1 said 5 years ago

    I so enjoyed reading your interview and could relate to so many parts of it. Congratulations on starting your own business and at so young an age. I am just starting out and I have children older than you.Knitting as been my passion since my gram showed me how when I was 9 years old. keep knitting, Barbie KnitsBellissimo

  • jrm05

    jrm05 said 5 years ago

    You, your knits and story are both sweet and stunning :)

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 5 years ago

    Your creations are beautiful! Makes me want to move from Hawaii..although I do live in Volcano where it does snow! You are an inspiration! Aloha!

  • debixiyo

    debixiyo said 5 years ago

    I love your writing. And I love that you are so young and successful already. Keep it up!

  • whitepelicanboutique

    whitepelicanboutique said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! I love handmade and vintage over commercial items any day.

  • SherrySchatz

    SherrySchatz said 5 years ago

    Love your work. And I know what you mean about strong fingers. I help people learn how to knit and would be honored if one of my students were to carry their dreams like you have done. Best wishes on your continued success.

  • RETROGLAMOUR1DOTCOM

    RETROGLAMOUR1DOTCOM said 5 years ago

    Congratulations and continued success!

  • joseycreekart

    joseycreekart said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work and and a flair for verbal expression as well! If you don't make a career as a buyer, have you considered modeling? Best of luck and we'll keep up with you!

  • canelitabakery

    canelitabakery said 5 years ago

    You write beautifully! Very captivating. Best of luck in your future endeavors! Dream big! You have a wonderful future ahead of you.

  • Ragdolly

    Ragdolly said 5 years ago

    I graduated from FSU with one of their elusive apparel design degrees. That program no longer exists, but their merchandising program (where I assume you are) is phenomenal. I also dreamed of NYC, and finally did it. Realized that I didn't like it and returned to an apparel company in Florida to pursue a happy, sunny life. So, don't get discouraged if a specific dream does not come true. Life is still amazing!

  • michigreta

    michigreta said 5 years ago

    I love your photographs! They're beautiful!

  • SpiritedWoodland

    SpiritedWoodland said 5 years ago

    Fabulous sense of humor. Great interview!

  • raspberrybutterflies

    raspberrybutterflies said 5 years ago

    I love the big chunky knit look, thanks for sharing your story very inspiring

  • MissFelicity

    MissFelicity said 5 years ago

    Wow! you work so hard. Beautiful creations and i like your comment about handmade coming from a place of warmth. You have a fab future in front of you!

  • purlBknit

    purlBknit said 5 years ago

    I absolutely love your work space! I have my books in storage and seeing your collection compels me to get to the heavy lifting. And the red lipstick is killer! Thanks for the indirect but very inspiring encouragement. I'm launching soon and you've made me extra happy!

  • Shaftysloth

    Shaftysloth said 5 years ago

    Congratulations. very nice work and a great interview. =D

  • mexiricansister

    mexiricansister said 5 years ago

    “Handmade doesn’t come from a place of icy factories and anonymous workers, but from a place of warmth and attention.” — Jenny Rose That quote and the name of your shop went on my Facebook page yesterday. It rec'd lots of likes.

  • mexiricansister

    mexiricansister said 5 years ago

    Oh! And may all your dreams come true!

  • Cottageschoolhouse

    Cottageschoolhouse said 5 years ago

    You are truly amazing! Your work is gorgeous!

  • Cottageschoolhouse

    Cottageschoolhouse said 5 years ago

    Your work is gorgeous!

  • jmilliesjustforyou

    jmilliesjustforyou said 5 years ago

    A joy to read! So much inspiration from some one so very young and it is so very contagious to this oldster. I am hanging your story on my inspiration board with the thought of it being a very present reminder of who and what we can become, where we can truly go and the joy we can find along the way. Surround yourself in the arts and people that you love and life and the days will follow. Thanks much.

  • AnnetPainting

    AnnetPainting said 5 years ago

    Fine and cozy things!

  • cookiehats

    cookiehats said 5 years ago

    Lovely stuff! Congrats.

  • Elenapoo11

    Elenapoo11 said 5 years ago

    You are gorgeous.

  • ESTATENOW

    ESTATENOW said 5 years ago

    I Love The HUGE Needle you use...thanks for sharing.

  • DeEscalaArt

    DeEscalaArt said 5 years ago

    Great Colors for this winter...

  • LittleLicto

    LittleLicto said 5 years ago

    Very nice interview! Thankd for sharing!

  • Namaz

    Namaz said 5 years ago

    you were the perfect person for this interview, well done for your achievement:) I'm in the same boat, I started etsy when I was 19 right in the midst of coursework deadlines, i've never regretted this decision:) I wish you many successful years ahead:)

  • BlackWillowSoaps

    BlackWillowSoaps said 5 years ago

    Great interview! Very interesting! I love your creations, they look very warm and inviting. Congratulations!

  • designedbyjane

    designedbyjane said 5 years ago

    My favourite artist is Klimt too!!! Lovely featured seller - good luck xx

  • VivaCreations

    VivaCreations said 5 years ago

    DOUBLE HOOP TURQUOISE EARRINGS Double Hoop Turquoise Earrings ALOHA!

  • tableclothpad

    tableclothpad said 5 years ago

    I like your design is so nice.

  • braquelsbathroom

    braquelsbathroom said 5 years ago

    I love your creations!

  • LaJellybeanBonita

    LaJellybeanBonita said 5 years ago

    WOW! This was so inspiring!

  • piahathaikan

    piahathaikan said 5 years ago

    How wonderful your idea, i love them.

  • bazketmakr

    bazketmakr said 5 years ago

    you look great in that red hat with the pompon. great photo

  • SultanasCrochet

    SultanasCrochet said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Your knit work is superb. Good luck to you in 2012 for your college experience and your shop!!!

  • jennrossi

    jennrossi said 5 years ago

    Hi Jenny! I found your shop through a friend on Etsy. I love your stuff and I think you are amazing :) My friend told me to look into your shop because she thought we had a similar vibe (and you look like you could be my little sis, not to mention the name similarity.) I've only been knitting for about 3 years, but I absolutely love it. You are inspiring; I can't believe you're only 18!! Can't wait to see more of what you can do! Congrats, girl!!

  • ALadysBliss

    ALadysBliss said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, and very inspirational! Congratulations, from a 40 year old, single mom, registered nurse, new born artist. I can only say I wish I had these dreams when I was your age, the good thing is, people think I look 20...I will work very hard to make my dreams come true, and wish you continued success. Thank you!

  • madelinefeliciano

    madelinefeliciano said 5 years ago

    So young, though so inventive!!! Glad to see people as young as you being creative. Keep up the good work. Love you work. everything seems so warm and fuzzy.

  • JaimieWare

    Jaimie Merrell from JaimieWare said 5 years ago

    I love your work! It's inspiring that you're 18. Impressive!

  • Zaheroux

    Megan Weber from Zaheroux said 5 years ago

    You are adorable! Thank you for sharing your story and congrats on your feature, it is well deserved! You have wonderful items! Good fortune to you on your adventure!

  • blueaubergine

    blueaubergine said 5 years ago

    You're great! And so is your knitting! I'm happy to learn of your shop.

  • BeatriceCLaNore

    Brittany Hodgson from BeatriceCLaNore said 5 years ago

    I love this article. I really like the story and I admire the artist for running her Etsy business while attending college. Great story!

  • nastiadi

    nastiadi from nastiadi said 5 years ago

    I love your work! You're great!

  • SoftDesignStudio

    Sandy from SoftDesignStudio said 5 years ago

    I loved the article, such thoughtfulness. I especially loved the phrase "Handmade doesn’t come from a place of icy factories and anonymous workers, but from a place of warmth and attention" I believe that sums it up nicely.

  • vika99

    运达 郝 said 4 years ago

    非常漂亮 我喜欢

  • soleilcrochet

    Val from soleilcrochet said 4 years ago

    What a wonderful person (and so young!) Your hand-knits are lovely as well. I enjoyed reading this, and think that your writing is expressive and very meaningful. Good Luck!

  • MysticalRaindrops

    Jeannie from MysticalRaindrops said 2 years ago

    Love those chunky knits.

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