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Featured Seller: sandmaidensleepwear

Jan 28, 2011

by sandmaidensleepwear

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Amanda Boyd and I live under the trees and clouds of Seattle with my husband Caleb and our two daughters, Sage (thirteen) and Clover (two). Sage and I migrated from Vancouver BC about four years ago to be with Caleb, and Clover joined us shortly after. Shared interests are rare in our family of four, but we all agree on girl power, punk rock, science fiction and fantasy.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
When I am not working on one of my two Etsy shops — sandmaiden and sandmaidensleepwear — my two girls can be  found soaking up the margins of my day planner. I also have many projects I’m working on around my house like, you know, doing the dishes. After I drop Clover off at daycare and before I go to my workshop, I go for a nice long walk or do yoga. To gain inspiration, I visit a shopping district and mainly check out other women, which my husband has gotten used to.

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What first made you want to become an artist?
I think of myself as more of a scientist than an artist. My life is a series of failed experiments, spotted with a few wonderful successes. One of my first and more memorable failed fashion experiments is a pair of sandals made with cardboard soles in 7th grade. Even as early as 2nd grade, I was sneaking off to school in high heels and gypsy scarves tied around my body as clothing.

Luckily, the garment industry welcomed me without too much formal education. I do have to say it was an advantage that my mother went back to work when I was eleven, abandoning her well-stocked sewing room. Working in fashion, I picked up and polished off scraps of information everywhere I went. Until my pursuits in fashion, creativity would leak out and disrupt any sensible pursuits I developed such as good jobs, good relationships and good traffic records. An outlet was a matter of necessity.

Please describe your creative process.
Quite a bit of time is spent with a sketchbook in my bedroom that overlooks the park; this is where all the dreaming and planning happens (in my pajamas, of course). In between sewing orders I sneak in sample production. Normally I manipulate a paper pattern that I’ve already made, but sometimes I will make a new one and then cut and sew a sample, try it on, and voila! Failure. But oh, what’s this? Tuck here and cut there — genius!

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What handmade possession do you most cherish?
While looking at my daily Etsy Finds email, I recently purchased wonderful soap and lotion dispensers made from mason jars by whippoorwheel. I also love my leather sandals from HeidiLouiseBootmaker, along with the pearl necklace my husband gave me as a Christmas gift from savagesalvage.

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?
Use the finest quality materials you can get your hands on — this is the only way to compete with the manufactured marketplace. Also, if you have a good idea, don’t get married to it. You will get lots of feedback and direction from the community once you get rolling. If selling is your goal, it pays to be flexible. You won’t be able to accommodate every request, but you’ll be surprised how much the Etsy community will be a huge source of inspiration and encouragement.

What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?
I just love how you can link back to the messages and convos from orders now, and vice versa. It seems like the minute I wish for something on Etsy, I log in and there it is. One thing I hope to see in the future is an options matrix at checkout so buyers can easily choose color, flavor and shape instead of having to type it in the notes to seller field.

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How do you promote your work?
Mainly I promote the shops internally on Etsy and through search engine optimization. If I get more than one request for, say, “trap door footie pajamas for men,” I start looking into whether it would be feasible, and then I will take that direction but put my own spin on it. Once I list the item, I tag it like crazy because I already know that people are searching for it.

In ten years, where would you like to be?
In ten years I see myself living in a Tudor home and having time and space to write in my attic study. To finance my lofty endeavors, I plan to design for private label manufacturers who have the ability to produce locally in their area.

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409 comments

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 6 years ago

    Wow... Love you shop design!!! Congrats

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage said 6 years ago

    I love how you view yourself as a scientist looking for the success within your experiments. That is a great outlook.

  • providencevintage

    providencevintage said 6 years ago

    wow Your designs are wonderfully cute - perfect for valentine's day!

  • kmariedesignz

    kmariedesignz said 6 years ago

    Love your designs! I just love comfy pajamas!

  • kmariedesignz

    kmariedesignz said 6 years ago

    Keep up the good work and I wish you the very best in sales!

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 6 years ago

    such talent! congrats on your success-your creations are so feminine and delicate -yet look very comfortable too!

  • mother8daughter

    mother8daughter said 6 years ago

    I'm a long time admirer of your shop. Congrats on the feature...may the sales roll! A blissful day to all! ~Jess

  • grandmamarievintage

    grandmamarievintage said 6 years ago

    Adorable pj's!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 6 years ago

    Love your work! You are so talented! Congrats on the feature!!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    A fantastic, witty interview to read. Also, utterly adorable shop. Makes me want to lounge around in my undies.

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 6 years ago

    Love your style and designs. Congrats!

  • thetailorsstories

    thetailorsstories said 6 years ago

    Cute!!

  • ButterflySunflowers

    ButterflySunflowers said 6 years ago

    wonderful shop..What great designs!!

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature. Love your work! Been a fan of your other shop for a while :-)

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 6 years ago

    trap door footy pj's, please!!! Congrats on the feature :)

  • chasingsparrows

    chasingsparrows said 6 years ago

    I just added one of your pieces to my treasury and here you are! Congrats on your great success!

  • TheVinylChalkboard

    TheVinylChalkboard said 6 years ago

    I love your work! Congrats!

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 6 years ago

    Oooh pretty little pjs! Congratulations on your success and FS interview. PS. I adore the name Clover for a little girl. :)

  • DonnasStuffMore

    DonnasStuffMore said 6 years ago

    Very creative! Love your work! oops, I mean science!

  • phydeaux

    phydeaux said 6 years ago

    So glad to see sandmaiden recognized as featured seller! She is one of my very first favorites at Etsy - congratulations Amanda!

  • thepapermoonstudio

    thepapermoonstudio said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • littlechook

    littlechook said 6 years ago

    gorgeous clothes, congratulations!

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 6 years ago

    Ooo. I love this stuff. Didn't even know this shop existed. Love it.

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 6 years ago

    Great designs!!! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • Loveybyisha

    Loveybyisha said 6 years ago

    I adore both of your lines! Everything looks so comfy and well made. Congrats on your success :)

  • nanioriginals

    nanioriginals said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Love your designs, I'm adding your shop to my favs.

  • ARemarkYouMade

    ARemarkYouMade said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, Amanda! I am so excited for you. You deserve to be the featured seller. Your designs are amazing! I love everything I have purchased from both stores.

  • VinTiDgCo

    VinTiDgCo said 6 years ago

    just lovely, congrats!

  • bravoandbravovintage

    bravoandbravovintage said 6 years ago

    Love this shop, love this interview! What an inspiration!!

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop! Reminds me I can do much better than wearing pajama pants and an old t-shirt to bed ;) PS I live under the Pacific NW clouds as well--can't wait for spring, more light, more color, etc.

  • lovisetto

    lovisetto said 6 years ago

    Interesting...

  • betsywynn

    betsywynn said 6 years ago

    o0o0o0o0 love your shop !!! Congrats on the interview ! I really enjoyed it !

  • verdigreen

    verdigreen said 6 years ago

    I am thrilled to see you spotlighted! You were one of the very first stores I found on etsy and I covet your sleepwear line. Congrats on your success!

  • UrbanRevisions

    UrbanRevisions said 6 years ago

    Congrats Amanda! So happy to see you featured :)

  • SpaGoddess

    SpaGoddess said 6 years ago

    Great inspiration Amanda!! Your shops have long been in my fav's. So nice to see your pretty face and your workshop too:) Rock On Girl Power!!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    I always think your work is beautiful and elegant, congratulations on the feature!

  • JadieCakes

    JadieCakes said 6 years ago

    Wow, soo lovely! Congratulations!

  • Donauluft

    Donauluft said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Great to read this!

  • daileedose

    daileedose said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Your designs are beautiful!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on your success!

  • myBeachWishes

    myBeachWishes said 6 years ago

    Love your shop and insight! Thank you!

  • BooPatch

    BooPatch said 6 years ago

    Oh my these are lovely!!! How pretty and comfy...makes me long to sketch in my pj's too...

  • emmabgood

    emmabgood said 6 years ago

    very inspirational..... thanks for sharing!

  • MagicandMud

    MagicandMud said 6 years ago

    Thank you for the insight, and wow...I love love love your shop!! :)

  • elliebbb

    elliebbb said 6 years ago

    Great article Amanda and congrats on all your successes!!! I am very new to etsy and just starting up my shop. I have a few questions so maybe I will send you a message. Take care!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 6 years ago

    Wonderful items! Congratulations!

  • vintagebella

    vintagebella said 6 years ago

    Amanda, Congratulations! xoxo

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 6 years ago

    gorgeous design and shop! :) congrats on being featured! xox

  • sandmaidensleepwear

    sandmaidensleepwear said 6 years ago

    thank you everyone! I am so honored i just don't even know what to say but thanks for paying attention!

  • DesertSolDesigns

    DesertSolDesigns said 6 years ago

    "...creativity would leak out... An outlet was a matter of necessity" ------------------------------------ Your desire to create is expressed so poetically. I too could no longer corral my creative energy which is what lead me to create an etsy shop. So glad I found this place! So inspirational! Congrats on the feature!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 6 years ago

    too cute! wonderful down to earth interview

  • QueenofCuffs

    QueenofCuffs said 6 years ago

    Love your description of how ideas work for you and that it may not work first time - but hey then it does!! Very very nice designs and such great photos to top it all.

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents said 6 years ago

    Congrats

  • Gravitytester

    Gravitytester said 6 years ago

    Fabulous! Congratulations! You are amazing!

  • bvictorious

    bvictorious said 6 years ago

    I am the very fortunate mother of this talented girl. Now I know where all my fabric went! Amanda sat at my feet at the age of two while I sewed and she patiently sorted buttons into colors and designs for hours. I knew then she would be famous one day! I love all your designs, and I love your creative mind. I am so proud of you, hon.

  • diaxeirosjg

    diaxeirosjg said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Love your shop!!! Thanks for sharing:)

  • ADHakimi

    ADHakimi said 6 years ago

    I was so excited to see you, one of my 'Favorites' featured on the first page of Etsy! I wear my two sweaters that you made for me OFTEN and , I'm sure unlike you, I hate to try to figure out what I'm going to wear & choosing your pieces is a 'no brainer'! xo Angela

  • thecareerscrapper

    thecareerscrapper said 6 years ago

    congrats to you!

  • OctoberHill

    OctoberHill said 6 years ago

    I'm a big fan and a happy customer! So great to see you here, congrats on your success!!

  • PamelaAngus

    PamelaAngus said 6 years ago

    I LOVE this shop - so nice to see this as featured seller!!

  • paisleybaby

    paisleybaby said 6 years ago

    I am a longtime admirer of your shop - congrats on the featured seller spot!

  • Littlewhiteboutique

    Littlewhiteboutique said 6 years ago

    I Love U! That is Ur shop! Lovely PJs! Mmmmmm Yam!

  • vloutextiles

    vloutextiles said 6 years ago

    so great to see you as a featured seller. I have been coveting your things for quite some time. You do beautiful work!

  • ChristinaThomasArt

    ChristinaThomasArt said 6 years ago

    I LOVE your stuff! Congrats!!

  • lynntodddesigns

    lynntodddesigns said 6 years ago

    incredible shop... way to go!

  • CrabappleVintage

    CrabappleVintage said 6 years ago

    Such beautiful, pretty, feminine pieces! Keep up the great work and congrats on the interview!

  • 3pearls

    3pearls said 6 years ago

    Beautiful stuff in your shop!

  • Alphonsina

    Alphonsina said 6 years ago

    Waaaoo!!! Love everything about it! Love your work, your studio is beautiful. Congratulations good work!!

  • MarieLashley

    MarieLashley said 6 years ago

    Amanda! Congrats on your feature wow :) I still wear your housecoat that you gave me for my Birthday every morning, and I love it! I had to smile thinking of of your homemade shoes and all of your creative;)outfits in highschool. I could have used a pair of your cardboard sandals in Barbados!

  • DeedsandPetunia

    DeedsandPetunia said 6 years ago

    Great article! So much fun to read.

  • lilybabycreations

    lilybabycreations said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your feature, it makes me happy seeing a fellow Seattlite's work appreciated. Your shop was the very first shop I "favorited" when I first opened my Etsy account!

  • cucamaluca

    cucamaluca said 6 years ago

    beautiful and sexy. Love it!

  • stringitalong

    stringitalong said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop!!

  • TheEvaShoppe

    TheEvaShoppe said 6 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful clothing...your workmanship is flawless...

  • 464Handmade

    464Handmade said 6 years ago

    love her work!! so delicate and sexy! congrats for the feature!!

  • LucillesAttic

    LucillesAttic said 6 years ago

    I have been admiring your items for a while now; they are really beautiful. Congrats on the feature and great advice for sellers!

  • FlirtyGems

    FlirtyGems said 6 years ago

    Love the little shorts so feminine and pretty great job!

  • BigGurlStuff

    BigGurlStuff said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, your shop is beautiful!

  • Firelily

    Firelily said 6 years ago

    Fantastic work and photography!

  • sisply

    sisply said 6 years ago

    WOW!

  • shopbobbi

    shopbobbi said 6 years ago

    beautiful work...congrats...you're gorgeous!

  • vestedbeevintage

    vestedbeevintage said 6 years ago

    super beautiful work!

  • onegarnetgirl

    onegarnetgirl said 6 years ago

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You are looking good up there!!!

  • TheSteelFork

    TheSteelFork said 6 years ago

    love your work! thanks for sharing.

  • gingeraledesigns

    gingeraledesigns said 6 years ago

    beautiful works and beautiful models :)

  • twitchandwhiskers

    twitchandwhiskers said 6 years ago

    Your clothes are beautifully designed, plus they look comfortable! I enjoyed hearing how you tweak things that don't work to make them work. It really helps you to get out of a rut and make the best out of what you have. Congrats on the feature!

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 6 years ago

    hello from a former seattleite! lovely designs and shop! congrats!

  • CreatiKnit

    CreatiKnit said 6 years ago

    Very nice pieces and beautiful pictures as well!

  • ccdoodle

    ccdoodle said 6 years ago

    Beautiful designs & work! I love the fabrics that you use-great quality and oh so comfy. Best wishes to you!

  • neyirurminsky

    neyirurminsky said 6 years ago

    Such wonderfully beautiful items from a clearly gorgeous lady :-).

  • thebqe

    thebqe said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work and story!

  • RedOnionWoodworks

    RedOnionWoodworks said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, Amanda! Your work is awesome.

  • SarahTan

    SarahTan said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature! your work is amazing...the pieces in your shop look like they fit the body perfectly :)

  • BrightSpotDesigns

    BrightSpotDesigns said 6 years ago

    Love your items, very fresh looking. Wishing you much success!

  • milkfly

    milkfly said 6 years ago

    I want everything! Wonderful designs. Congrats.

  • SavoyFaire

    SavoyFaire said 6 years ago

    Love your story! Best to you and yours!

  • tuto

    tuto said 6 years ago

    Lovely article and work. Congratulations!

  • thepetitemarket

    thepetitemarket said 6 years ago

    I've been an admirer of your shop for a long time, your designs are beautiful. Congratulations on being a featured seller!

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 6 years ago

    So pretty and feminine and most of all they look comfortable!

  • SunshineSparrow

    SunshineSparrow said 6 years ago

    your items look so beautiful and cozy. congrats on the great feature. keep up the lovely work.

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga said 6 years ago

    Great shops! Love the lingerie...sexy yet looks really comfy...best wishes

  • aiek

    aiek said 6 years ago

    Very nice work. Congrats on your feature.

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    So pretty!! I pretty much want everything in your shop... Thanks for the new favorite, Etsy!

  • Etcetorize

    Etcetorize said 6 years ago

    Excellent interview! I'm glad Etsy decided to feature you Amanda. Congrats~

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads said 6 years ago

    am such a huge fan of your work..so happy to see you featured!

  • LaLaShoes

    LaLaShoes said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview! Congratulations!

  • TashinaFalene

    TashinaFalene said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring interview! Congrats and I wish you the best of luck in continued success. :)

  • LigaKandele

    LigaKandele said 6 years ago

    I love your design and your shop!

  • khobkhuncraft

    khobkhuncraft said 6 years ago

    so nice :) thx for sharing !

  • TheIndianPaperForest

    TheIndianPaperForest said 6 years ago

    Am so delighted to see you and your beautiful lingerie featured here, congrats Amanda! Believe it or not, I had a huge inclination for making it myself, and was voluntary lingerie provider for all my friends' weddings/honeymoons, including my own, lol. Your designs are just so lovely, all the very best and here's wishing you have your Tudor home sooner than you expect!!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Wonderful shop. Inspiring interview.

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 6 years ago

    Such great tips and I adore your shop...MUCH success for 2011!!! XXXX EL VINTAGE

  • marie4art

    marie4art said 6 years ago

    Lovely Shop,very Talented Designer!Much Success to You.

  • yellowcanoe

    yellowcanoe said 6 years ago

    i've been in love with your clothing for so long! it's so good to see you as the featured seller! and super cute that your mom stopped by & told a little story about you in the comments section. :)

  • CrowleyManor

    CrowleyManor said 6 years ago

    How wonderful Amanda to see you featured. Congratulations to a fabulous designer :)Wishing you much continued success!

  • SoulRole

    SoulRole said 6 years ago

    I just love all of your work and you are very inspiring to me as a new seller!Thanks for sharing and many blessings~*

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

    Wow beautiful clothes! PJs to adore. Thank you so much for sharing. I found your story very inspiring. Congratulations.

  • tantancharms

    tantancharms said 6 years ago

    Love your style, your clothes and your shop. Congrats!

  • metrode

    metrode said 6 years ago

    great job, Amanda! beautiful photos of you here, too

  • pagepottery

    pagepottery said 6 years ago

    Been a fan of yours for awhile now- so glad you're the featured seller :)

  • AlissaRose

    AlissaRose said 6 years ago

    I've admired your shop(s) for some time now. You really design just beautiful pieces. Congratulations on the feature!

  • EminenceDesign

    EminenceDesign said 6 years ago

    Your stuff is beautiful! Thanks for the great, realistic advice - since I'm new to Etsy this really helps! Keep up the great work!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful shop! You have an amazing talent! Congratulations!

  • melissalove

    melissalove said 6 years ago

    Cute and flirty stuff in here! Good luck!

  • knottysarena

    knottysarena said 6 years ago

    love love love your designs...and your daughters names. :)

  • BasahanAlit

    BasahanAlit said 6 years ago

    Beautiful stories, not to mention the pajama. Well done!

  • GypsySolDesigns

    GypsySolDesigns said 6 years ago

    Love, love, love, love your shop!

  • DKbyDesign

    DKbyDesign said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured!! I've been a fan of your other shop for a while. Love your clothes, they look so comfy yet stylish!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 6 years ago

    really enjoyed the interview and love your shop and creations. beautiful!

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 6 years ago

    Congrats Amanda! Beautiful Sleepwear and Wonderful Fabrics. Your Listings are very informative.Thanks for the great advice. Best Wishes, Tammy

  • cyndietz

    cyndietz said 6 years ago

    Love your shop. You have such great designs.

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 6 years ago

    Very nice designs!

  • JdeSignSbyJay

    JdeSignSbyJay said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop. Congratulations :)

  • krichellegroth

    krichellegroth said 6 years ago

    I love your sleepware shop, I've only seen your regular ware shop before. You have beautiful designs perfect for Valentine's Day. I'll check out your clothes now that I've had the baby and can wear normal clothes again.

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams said 6 years ago

    Wow, gorgeous shops and a lovely story. Thanks for sharing!

  • VerbenaPlace

    VerbenaPlace said 6 years ago

    Excellent interview! Congrats Amanda!!

  • whphotography

    whphotography said 6 years ago

    Amanda! Congratulations darling.... xo, Nadine

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    so elegant

  • LittleAdorables

    LittleAdorables said 6 years ago

    love it! beautiful and unique designs. very inspiring : )

  • RoseyFinch

    RoseyFinch said 6 years ago

    Great designs! Very beautiful :-)

  • RoseyFinch

    RoseyFinch said 6 years ago

    Great designs! Very beautiful :-)

  • petitepoche

    petitepoche said 6 years ago

    I saw your PJs in the latest ReadyMade!! Love it!

  • terrymillsphoto

    terrymillsphoto said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story, we love to hear how other artists work in their shop and what they create. Good Luck in the coming year.

  • EvesLittleEarthlings

    EvesLittleEarthlings said 6 years ago

    Beautiful items, very inspirational story!

  • yoyocodesign

    yoyocodesign said 6 years ago

    Your creations look so comfy, great for Valentines Day.

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 6 years ago

    Love your shop. Congrats!

  • CovetedVintage

    CovetedVintage said 6 years ago

    Lovely creations and I LOVE the organic cotton. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • 2CountryGrls

    2CountryGrls said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature. Your work is lovely!...saying this while in PJs

  • sassycassjems

    sassycassjems said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Love your shop!

  • suzyssentiments

    suzyssentiments said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring. Love your designs! Congratulations and best wishes for continued success!!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 6 years ago

    Very beautiful work!

  • irishbabies

    irishbabies said 6 years ago

    You have been one of my favorite shops since I have been on Etsy, great article. You can get so much inspiration from the Pacific Northwest. Congrats and best wishes!

  • JanellsFlare

    JanellsFlare said 6 years ago

    I absolutely love your chemise's, you are very talented indeed. Thanks for sharing your story.

  • ThePaperAddict

    ThePaperAddict said 6 years ago

    Fantastic Amanda, Congratulations!!

  • candroid007

    candroid007 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Very dreamy...

  • joajewellery

    joajewellery said 6 years ago

    I am a BIG fan! Great Interview!! :D

  • authorsdaughter

    authorsdaughter said 6 years ago

    A beautiful range! I enjoyed looking and reading very much, thanks.

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels said 6 years ago

    Great story, great work. Congratulations!!!

  • PamperTime

    PamperTime said 6 years ago

    yay!!! i love this shop! so happy to read this!

  • withlovemandy

    withlovemandy said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Love your stuff, and great advice.

  • perebags

    perebags said 6 years ago

    Congrats! I love your shops!

  • annyschoo

    annyschoo said 6 years ago

    very comfy creation. Congrats!

  • 4EnvisioningVintage

    4EnvisioningVintage said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Congratulations

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 6 years ago

    Lovely design. Love the organic cot. I will be a customer soon :)

  • tfamily5

    tfamily5 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful, sexy and comfy looking all at the same time

  • loosethreads2

    loosethreads2 said 6 years ago

    I adore your sleepwear! Just gorgeous!

  • zsuzsannasroses

    zsuzsannasroses said 6 years ago

    Very cute design I love the white eyelet set.Beautiful unique work.Good luck.

  • jstones

    jstones said 6 years ago

    beautiful work! Love it!

  • nattirootz

    nattirootz said 6 years ago

    Great Work!

  • ForeverMarie

    ForeverMarie said 6 years ago

    Love your shop!Cute designs :)

  • HorizonDr

    HorizonDr said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! I've been a fan for years!

  • mcldrygoods

    mcldrygoods said 6 years ago

    adorable underthings. :)

  • idlehandsdesigns

    idlehandsdesigns said 6 years ago

    Sexy! So inspiring❥

  • zemphira

    zemphira said 6 years ago

    Woo Hoo. I'm so happy to see you as a featured seller. Lovely interview.

  • CocoBijou

    CocoBijou said 6 years ago

    Mmmmmmm!! Delectable designs...congratulations!

  • TheCakeStandBoutique

    TheCakeStandBoutique said 6 years ago

    Best wishes to you! I really love the detail in your garments

  • mehndiart09

    mehndiart09 said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured!

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 6 years ago

    I've always loved your shop! Congrats on your feature!!! ;)

  • GloriousGirlJewelry

    GloriousGirlJewelry said 6 years ago

    I'm telling ya' - there is just soooo much talent radiating from Seattle, I feel it is just bursting at the seams!...LOVE Seattle, LOVE your shop, LOVE your captivating & witty writing style - may you realize ALL your dreams :)

  • jascamille

    jascamille said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop!!!

  • ekm1097

    ekm1097 said 6 years ago

    I've watched your style grow for a while now, awesome stuff, the article is well deserved

  • MissingHeirloom

    MissingHeirloom said 6 years ago

    lovely!

  • thelostfound

    thelostfound said 6 years ago

    gorgeous.

  • LeeLeesCloset

    LeeLeesCloset said 6 years ago

    this is so exciting! I love your shop, feature you in my treasuries and am stalking a design of yours that someday I hope to own! Congrats on a wonderfully, inspiring story!

  • manateebythesea

    manateebythesea said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous items. Congrats on the article. Best of luck.

  • ginnyhuber

    ginnyhuber said 6 years ago

    Great to see your wonderful Seattle based shop featured here! Congrats!

  • CarolineJamesFineArt

    CarolineJamesFineArt said 6 years ago

    Love your story,.....the part about checking out other women made me laugh!,......your stuff is beautiful,....blessings,....

  • bethanyg13

    bethanyg13 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful items and a great story. blessings to you and yours- bg13

  • BridalFlowersForYou

    BridalFlowersForYou said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work, thanks for the inspiration!

  • JaspersRomance

    JaspersRomance said 6 years ago

    Great feature and lovely items.

  • kloseknit

    kloseknit said 6 years ago

    sandmaiden was my first big splurge on etsy, and Amanda was such a wonderful seller, she is my Etsy idol! I love love love her clothing, and I think some under-things will be my valentines present!

  • chantalmarieliving

    chantalmarieliving said 6 years ago

    Great article. I checked out the store and you have gorgeous items.

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 6 years ago

    love the pjs

  • ellab475

    ellab475 said 6 years ago

    I have ordered from Sandmaiden and the fit and make of the pants were divine. Congratulations!!! Thank you for such diligent work.

  • SteamFolk

    SteamFolk said 6 years ago

    My wife and I love the cute nightwear you made! We will definitely be buying again! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • theluckyfish

    theluckyfish said 6 years ago

    Great featured seller choice! Sandmaiden is one of my favorite etsy shops! Beautiful interview! +++ Vibes from down the Pacific coast in Big Sur, California - Ra

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured on the front page. What a great interview full of great advise. Hope you have lots of success

  • StitchingInCircles

    StitchingInCircles said 6 years ago

    J'adore the little linen combos!

  • archaicdesign

    archaicdesign said 6 years ago

    your work is incredible, congratulations!

  • buildforfun2007

    buildforfun2007 said 6 years ago

    Your work and your shop Beautiful!! I love your ideas.. especially about being married to an idea.

  • TheTreasureFairy

    TheTreasureFairy said 6 years ago

    very feminine & sexy! love it

  • cherrytreemetals

    cherrytreemetals said 6 years ago

    Fantastic interview and shop Amanda! I have purchased two of your garments already and they are my absolute favorite pieces of clothing - thank you!

  • thelivelylady

    thelivelylady said 6 years ago

    Love the interview and love, love, love the sleepwear. Very sexy and sweet but comfortable looking. What a great line. Keep up the beautiful work!

  • BlkSheepProductions

    BlkSheepProductions said 6 years ago

    Great designs! love the style -- comfortable and hottt!

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 6 years ago

    lovely ♥

  • raquelcastillo

    raquelcastillo said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!!!! congratulation on your interview.

  • museglass

    museglass said 6 years ago

    aw, your mom's post was pretty dang sweet! congratulations!!

  • museglass

    museglass said 6 years ago

    and i have my eye on some more of your pieces.. course i'll probably wait until the frenzy dies down a bit. :)

  • Evajune

    Evajune said 6 years ago

    Your shop is so adorable.

  • laurimuks

    laurimuks said 6 years ago

    Love your style! congrats on interview

  • tumbleweedsoddities

    tumbleweedsoddities said 6 years ago

    this has always been a favorite shop of mine. glad to see her on the front page and to see more of her creative process! Congrats!

  • ambassadorcrochet

    ambassadorcrochet said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats.

  • MaPremIsha

    MaPremIsha said 6 years ago

    lovely shop! thanks for the sharing, it helps me a lot. and congrats you on the front page.

  • rubisartnmore

    rubisartnmore said 6 years ago

    Enjoyed reading this article! Great work, beautiful pajamas! :)

  • tiialin

    tiialin said 6 years ago

    Love your work!

  • BlueTerracotta

    BlueTerracotta said 6 years ago

    What a very facinating interview, Amanda! So much fun to read! I love your clothes and now I've discovered your sleepwear too. I wish you continued success!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 6 years ago

    Amanda, you are so talented and inspiring. Continued Success!!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 6 years ago

    A really interesting interview and such BEAUTIFUL designs! Wow!

  • TheBridesBoutique

    TheBridesBoutique said 6 years ago

    I just adore your items. So nice to now know a little more about you. What an inspiration you are !

  • waterCOLORpaper

    waterCOLORpaper said 6 years ago

    I bought a pair of the range 11 handkerchief underwear set for my honeymoon a couple years ago. I love the simplicity and sweetness of them!

  • namasteyworld

    namasteyworld said 6 years ago

    This is a great post... thank you for sharing...

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 6 years ago

    I really like your style, your sleepwear looks so comfy and yet sexy at the same time! Wonderful!

  • TheOldRedHen

    TheOldRedHen said 6 years ago

    Wonderful seller. Such great things! Congrats!

  • retrohuis

    retrohuis said 6 years ago

    Your shop is wonderful and it truly reflects your process! I love that you consider yourself as a "scientist" rather than an artist - I can relate. Love your daughters' names (one of my brothers is named Sage).

  • angelhouseofgems

    angelhouseofgems said 6 years ago

    first time I view your shop and saw your designs i know i will like it soooo much. i love your style and color combinations, chosen fabric looks so comfortable too. Nice job Ms Amanda!

  • HarmlessColor

    HarmlessColor said 6 years ago

    You can see that you use expensive fabrics just like you advise. Everything looks so soft!

  • dorijenn

    dorijenn said 6 years ago

    Love the pic of you in your studio. So authentically handmade!!!! Good Luck!

  • awestruckkk

    awestruckkk said 6 years ago

    great interview!

  • ModernShop

    ModernShop said 6 years ago

    Congrats and best of luck!

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead said 6 years ago

    Congrats to you, Amanda! I love both of your shops, and have enjoyed your interview and wise selling tips.

  • Lisolabella

    Lisolabella said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! I have always admired your shop. Congrats!

  • jenny31767

    jenny31767 said 6 years ago

    I'm jealous, I wish I had your creativity!

  • thecutierageboutique

    thecutierageboutique said 6 years ago

    Great interview & so inspirational! Such luxurious products. Congratulations on your success!

  • pcjewelry

    pcjewelry said 6 years ago

    Love your story and your shop is beautiful!

  • lavenderlemon

    lavenderlemon said 6 years ago

    Now this is what kind of underwear i've been looking for! beautiful ,cute,sexy and comfy! Luv it im going to go favourite it right now!! <3 . I also love the name of her daughter. Clover. What a pretty name :) .

  • CrochetCaravan

    CrochetCaravan said 6 years ago

    Really beautiful designs, thank you for sharing, love to hear peoples stories :) x

  • studio5115

    studio5115 said 6 years ago

    beautiful and inspiring

  • MichelleJacqueline

    MichelleJacqueline said 6 years ago

    I love the photos of you working on the garments. The clothes you make are so beautiful.

  • sohosupply

    sohosupply said 6 years ago

    I love the 3 pieces you did for me a couple years ago, they still look like new and wear fabulously!

  • sohosupply

    sohosupply said 6 years ago

    I love the 3 pieces you did for me a couple years ago, they still look like new and wear fabulously!

  • babyjives

    babyjives said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story. I love your work, beautiful and comfy!

  • AndreaFuentesDesigns

    AndreaFuentesDesigns said 6 years ago

    you have some super sexy cute designs! congrats on fs

  • filofashion

    filofashion said 6 years ago

    Congratulations !!Great article !!

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 6 years ago

    Lovely!!

  • IsabellaEve

    IsabellaEve said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop, congrats!

  • bibsnbobs

    bibsnbobs said 6 years ago

    Brilliant advice. I am a new seller to Etsy and just love the advice from experienced sellers. Thank you.

  • AdeloCreations

    AdeloCreations said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your work and this great interview!

  • sarahhoo

    sarahhoo said 6 years ago

    beautiful collection.

  • deeAndersen

    deeAndersen said 6 years ago

    like your p.j designs, great interview!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 6 years ago

    I have bought some of your items and you can count me as a happy customer. So nice to get to know you a lil bit more!

  • DistressingDelilah

    DistressingDelilah said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!!!! I love your style.

  • TidepoolsByKelsea

    TidepoolsByKelsea said 6 years ago

    you have your own style thats for sure..its Beautiful!

  • SizeMedium

    SizeMedium said 6 years ago

    One of my fav interviews to date :) Great advise, and I love that your most treasured items are from other Etsians. I have been a fan of your work for a while, gorgeous pieces and such a great sense of style. You're my kind of girl!

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady said 6 years ago

    Your jersey designs look so wonderfuly slinky and comfortable...I am a fan! I'll be by soon....

  • Coloradofinds

    Coloradofinds said 6 years ago

    I've added both of your shops to my favorites. I love that you encourage the use of only the finest materials.

  • RainyDayStitchesShop

    RainyDayStitchesShop said 6 years ago

    These look so comfy cozy!! Very nice!

  • anitaatetsy

    anitaatetsy said 6 years ago

    I bought a pair of your underwear awhile back, and after many wears/ washings, they are still fabulous. Love your new additions.

  • jguilddesigns

    jguilddesigns said 6 years ago

    LOVE your shop! Thanks for sharing!

  • GneissSpice

    GneissSpice said 6 years ago

    Love your new additions--and excited to see you featured. I repeat what's been said up top... Everything from this shop holds up fabulously. My favorite!

  • anniesgirlshandmade

    anniesgirlshandmade said 6 years ago

    so feminine and sweet. love your work.

  • TheDancingNeedle

    TheDancingNeedle said 6 years ago

    Looks like you have a WONDERFUL studio!

  • glowinggirl

    glowinggirl said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and such well made items...from a fellow Seattlite too!

  • mandaleighf

    mandaleighf said 6 years ago

    Etsy has found yet another beautiful shop. You do such lovely work!(from a person on the opposite shore...)

  • CrowesNest

    CrowesNest said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

  • CameraQueenPhoto

    CameraQueenPhoto said 6 years ago

    So simple and yet so elegant! Beautiful creations!

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 6 years ago

    gorgeous little sleepwear numbers ! congratulations on being the featured seller :-)

  • studiorandom

    studiorandom said 6 years ago

    I already love your main shop. It's one of my weight loss goals. ;) And you have sleepwear! Yay!

  • studiorandom

    studiorandom said 6 years ago

    I already love your main shop. It's one of my weight loss goals. ;) And you have sleepwear! Yay!

  • CardsBetweenFriends

    CardsBetweenFriends said 6 years ago

    Such great talent

  • sandmaidensleepwear

    sandmaidensleepwear said 6 years ago

    Thanks for checking out the feature everyone! it's so great to see so many previous customers!

  • brittanylaurendesign

    brittanylaurendesign said 6 years ago

    great feature! darling items and appreciate the advice/process of your work.

  • FullSpiral

    FullSpiral said 6 years ago

    Such a great interview with one of my favourite Etsy sellers! Amanda, I am sure your writing dreams will come true - your wry humour comes through beautifully in this interview. You're a multi-talented punk-rock goddess!

  • seaoats

    seaoats said 6 years ago

    congrats on the FP! i've admired your shop for a while now. everything is sooo pretty. :)

  • wearthou

    wearthou said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview. Thanks for sharing a bit of you and for showcasing such beautiful work! Congrats!

  • BeeGracious

    BeeGracious said 6 years ago

    Congratulations ~ loved your story! Message from your MOM ~ precious! Many Blessings and much success!

  • RedFaerieBeads

    RedFaerieBeads said 6 years ago

    You have such amazing talent!! Both of your stores are so beautiful! Congrats on the feature! You def. deserve it!

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 6 years ago

    I can see why your mom is so proud of you!!! Extremely talented artist, beautiful designs!! Much future success!!

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop!

  • whatthefunk

    whatthefunk said 6 years ago

    Love your shop! Congratulations!

  • GrinderGraphics

    GrinderGraphics said 6 years ago

    Nice! Congrats on the feature.

  • HoneysucklesCandles

    HoneysucklesCandles said 6 years ago

    I loved your advice to sellers. Congrats on your success and blessings to you!

  • elmstreetmarket

    elmstreetmarket said 6 years ago

    Her designs are so dreamy and I love the tone of her interview :)

  • Thunderclap

    Thunderclap said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring interview. Love your shop and looking forward to gifting some of your items to my Love. Many successes to you.

  • doggonepurrtty

    doggonepurrtty said 6 years ago

    I like your down-to-earth approach. Very well done article. Enjoyed the read. Best of luck in all your endeavors. May we all find our rainbow! :)

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    Great article! Really nice designs and gorgeous shops! Congrats!

  • welteson

    welteson said 6 years ago

    I luv hr. :-D

  • knotescape

    knotescape said 6 years ago

    wow! great for valentine's day! congrats!

  • tripperdungan

    tripperdungan said 6 years ago

    Yowza!

  • mediterra

    mediterra said 6 years ago

    loved your shop !

  • pinkbijou

    pinkbijou said 6 years ago

    How cute!!!

  • sabrosavintage

    sabrosavintage said 6 years ago

    your shop(s) were among the first i found and loved on etsy. congrats on your success and on being the featured seller!!

  • Fontips

    Fontips said 6 years ago

    ^-^ cool

  • BoatCrafts

    BoatCrafts said 6 years ago

    Keep the good work.

  • GildedCageDesign

    GildedCageDesign said 6 years ago

    looks comfy!! Congrats on the feature. Lovely article.

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 6 years ago

    ah, love her work so much, i think i have half of it hearted

  • darcyfriesen

    darcyfriesen said 6 years ago

    Wonderful shop. I want one of everything! Keep up the amazing, lovely work. :)

  • darcyfriesen

    darcyfriesen said 6 years ago

    Wonderful shop. I want one of everything! Keep up the amazing, lovely work. :)

  • greatestfriend

    greatestfriend said 6 years ago

    gorgeous work - hear! hear! to using only the best materials too.

  • Indigofera

    Indigofera said 6 years ago

    Radiantly Beautiful! I am so inspired to start sewing again.

  • HeavenlyNaturals

    HeavenlyNaturals said 6 years ago

    Beautiful, just knowing you have on something pretty underneath even when no one can see it makes you feel beautiful and empowered!

  • tworavens

    tworavens said 6 years ago

    i read your awesome & inspiring etsy interview this morning, and then saw your feature in ReadyMade's top ten. congratulations on all of your success. much more to come, i'm sure!

  • OlgaBreretonMelilot

    OlgaBreretonMelilot said 6 years ago

    wow... lots of comments>we seems to love your work> good luck

  • Vandaleyez

    Vandaleyez said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and inspiring!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 6 years ago

    absolutely amazing. your work is gorgeous. i will take one of each please :) thank you for sharing with us! xo

  • SarahsBasket

    SarahsBasket said 6 years ago

    Very beautiful! What a dream come true to live your dream!

  • banyantreeclothing

    banyantreeclothing said 6 years ago

    I have always loved your shop. One of my first favorites on Etsy. So glad you got featured.

  • Naturallogic

    Naturallogic said 6 years ago

    My favorite artist feature, so far. Amanda seems to know herself very well, and her expression of it is quite beautiful:) On a more practical note, can anyone tell me how to access convos through Orders, as she mentioned under "What Etsy Features..."?

  • kulliwayta

    kulliwayta said 6 years ago

    amazing!

  • Vintagefix

    Vintagefix said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview, as usual. I love that you and your husband are understanding of you checking out other women. HAHA. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.

  • onlyembry

    onlyembry said 6 years ago

    amazing work! i love it all!

  • SlingBabedotCom

    SlingBabedotCom said 6 years ago

    Love earth tone color! Congrat!!

  • robinhartman

    robinhartman said 6 years ago

    Awesome shop and very inspiring interview!

  • HeavenlyNaturalSoap

    HeavenlyNaturalSoap said 6 years ago

    oooohhhhh I want a pretty green nighty!

  • gizmofiberarts

    gizmofiberarts said 6 years ago

    What beautiful work! The checkout matrix would be really nice.

  • SuzanneMarshall

    SuzanneMarshall said 6 years ago

    Both your etsy shops and Featured Seller article are beautiful. Congratulations!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 6 years ago

    Your thought process must be FUN! ha! Lovely wearable art...

  • sparkleandstorm

    sparkleandstorm said 6 years ago

    I love the section about advice to new etsy shop owners in these blogs... As a new shop owner, they have been really helpful to me!

  • picturesofsilver

    picturesofsilver said 6 years ago

    I enjoyed reading the article, and your outlook on mistakes- what a difference a little nip & tuck can make!

  • missantique

    missantique said 6 years ago

    very inspiring work, dream colection! congratulations and may the sucess go on!

  • auntpearlsglorybox

    auntpearlsglorybox said 6 years ago

    I love you confidence and style very inspiring!Best wishes with your lovely designs Sandmaiden from the summer sands of Australia.

  • JustColor

    JustColor said 6 years ago

    Love your work. Great article. Enjoyed reading it.

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 6 years ago

    Great designs that seem to be made for all women! Congrats to you...

  • teresadeleen

    teresadeleen said 6 years ago

    I have loved your lines for quite a while now. I am also a Seattle designer and absolutely love your style!

  • yoyocodesign

    yoyocodesign said 6 years ago

    I think you are very talented. Keep up the great work.

  • underthenightmoon

    underthenightmoon said 6 years ago

    ~really beautiful things, and a great inspiring article~ congrats for being the featured seller! :)

  • SimandCharlieDesigns

    SimandCharlieDesigns said 6 years ago

    Naughty! Rawr! Ok, seriously...love your things. Especially the pink camisole. So sweet!

  • janellehaskin

    janellehaskin said 6 years ago

    Oh wow! I'm now lusting after several of your pieces! So beautiful, congratulations!! xoxo

  • HappyMooseGardenArt

    HappyMooseGardenArt said 6 years ago

    Great story on you....great items in your shop...I always need some good, funky inspiration and this was a great way to end the day. Thanks!

  • jenAitchison

    jenAitchison said 6 years ago

    LOVE this shop. :)

  • ValKross

    ValKross said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop, very original design!!

  • TheMobileHomeMaker

    TheMobileHomeMaker said 6 years ago

    mucho inspiring! love your work (:

  • naldadesign

    naldadesign said 6 years ago

    So sweet!

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 6 years ago

    excellent work! keep going!

  • OldLibrary

    OldLibrary said 6 years ago

    Saw a set of your pjs (my favorite) in ReadyMade this month too! pretty stuff

  • angiefunk

    angiefunk said 6 years ago

    Congradulations Amanda! I have loved sandmadian's clothing for a while. Her clothing fits well with quality fabrics and sewing.

  • TheAccesoriesNook

    TheAccesoriesNook said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your Feature!! I love your shop and your work :)

  • mstrf

    mstrf said 6 years ago

    Congrats!

  • goodegear

    goodegear said 6 years ago

    Your work is so nice, congrats on your feature!

  • OliviaClare

    OliviaClare said 6 years ago

    Lovely! I have my eye on a few things ;)

  • poorjimsvintage

    poorjimsvintage said 6 years ago

    I WISH I could be so bold as to design my own undies. It would be such a money saver.

  • PomLove

    PomLove said 6 years ago

    great article! love your designs:)

  • NaniStore

    NaniStore said 6 years ago

    cute shop :)

  • purdy123

    purdy123 said 6 years ago

    you are a total spunk! and you're designs are great too!

  • dollmeat

    dollmeat said 6 years ago

    Awesome products! You're really talented.Congrats!

  • villaylle

    villaylle said 6 years ago

    Beautiful collection with a touch of nostalgia! And I'm all sold out to the use of woolmix in the fabrics, wool is my favourite material! :o)

  • villaylle

    villaylle said 6 years ago

    Beautiful collection with a touch of nostalgia! And I'm all sold out to the use of woolmix in the fabrics, wool is my favourite material! :o)

  • BloodstoneBay

    BloodstoneBay said 6 years ago

    Creativity leaking out and disrupting sensible pursuits...oh yes, know it well!

  • NsewFabrics

    NsewFabrics said 6 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL products...

  • Omtote

    Omtote said 6 years ago

    love your designs they look comfy and sexy! congrat

  • silverjewelryandmore

    silverjewelryandmore said 6 years ago

    I am new here so reading your interview is very encouraging! Good luck!

  • tweal

    tweal said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature!!

  • oui2reveille

    oui2reveille said 6 years ago

    Thanks for letting us into your thoughts! Love your gorgeous work! Reveille

  • marypearlsvintage

    marypearlsvintage said 6 years ago

    A true inspiration from product to models to photos,your shop and work is so lovely. Very Best!!

  • SewExciting

    SewExciting said 6 years ago

    Love love love your shops!

  • SewExciting

    SewExciting said 6 years ago

    Love love love your shops!

  • princcessnadia

    princcessnadia said 6 years ago

    beautiful!

  • deepfried

    deepfried said 6 years ago

    I'm so happy to see you here! My fav for quite some time! :) I love your story. You can't go wrong with "girl power, punk rock, science fiction and fantasy"

  • VinyardStars

    VinyardStars said 6 years ago

    This is why I ALLWAYS read the featured seller interview... GREAT ADVICE!! As a new etsy "shop owner", I crave the ideas and information from the people who have been there, done that... Thanks for being you, and oh, by the way, love your items too!

  • RubyOutlaw

    RubyOutlaw said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous... simply gorgeous! I need to tell my husband to look at your site and buy something for me!

  • jenifercreative

    jenifercreative said 6 years ago

    I love your shop and your story! Congratulations on being featured and making such lovely items!

  • BijiBijoux

    BijiBijoux said 6 years ago

    Great story! Best wishes!

  • AnnTig

    AnnTig said 6 years ago

    Just Beautiful!

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

    I've always loved your shop and am a huge fan. Will buy something one of these days. :) ♥

  • paintedturtlestudio

    paintedturtlestudio said 6 years ago

    Beautiful clothes. Beautiful shop. Best wishes for a great year.

  • vintagegirldezigns

    vintagegirldezigns said 6 years ago

    Nice interview and great shop!

  • namasteyworld

    namasteyworld said 6 years ago

    Great article.... So creative....

  • TheKnottyDaughters

    TheKnottyDaughters said 6 years ago

    Wow, I'm loving your 10 year goal...."financing my lofty endeavors"...I may dream of this also. Congrats!

  • sewhappy74

    sewhappy74 said 6 years ago

    So cute and classy :)

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    Sweet! Love your creations! Thank you for sharing your heart.

  • dixiediva83

    dixiediva83 said 6 years ago

    Just got down browsing through my first ever copy of ReadyMade Magazine and guess what I found??? SandmaidenSleepwear! I recognized the pj's from the Etsy Featured Seller article and had to read on to see if it was you and TADA! Congrats on FS and in a magazine! *slightly jealous* =D

  • MimiandMoi4519

    MimiandMoi4519 said 6 years ago

    Looks comfy! The cami's look very sleepable and great for warm days...Thanks for sharing.

  • devieuxamisvintage

    devieuxamisvintage said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Love the materials and colors!

  • BizzieLizzie

    BizzieLizzie said 6 years ago

    WOW - how could I have missed this! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your stuff! I drool over it constantly! Congrats on the featured seller spot!

  • ablemabel

    ablemabel said 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful shop!

  • sandrassatchels

    sandrassatchels said 6 years ago

    Very talented -- love your shops, photos, and your writing! Well deserved feature artist!!! From one Seattlite to another!! :)

  • bibliographica

    bibliographica said 6 years ago

    Your creations are so beautiful and have been in my faves for a long time now! I hope one day to call some of them my own. I can only imagine how beautiful one would feel, wearing them... Thanks for sharing!

  • camilita

    camilita said 6 years ago

    Favorite shop al ready. Love the article. is always great to know a little bit about our n "neighbor" Esty arist.

  • thePieceDeResistance

    thePieceDeResistance said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! You have been a favorite of mine for a while now, I need to just go ahead and buy something but I can't pick a favorite! You are truly talented and deserve this feature! Hope all of your future dreams become a reality! xo, PR

  • MyBagByRenee

    MyBagByRenee said 6 years ago

    Thank you! Great interview...especially your suggested idea about the option matrix at checkout instead of a convo - This month I hope they take it to heart ; )

  • MyBagByRenee

    MyBagByRenee said 6 years ago

    Thank you! Great interview...especially your suggested idea about the option matrix at checkout instead of a convo - This month I hope they take it to heart ; )

  • TheDreamyBoutique

    TheDreamyBoutique said 6 years ago

    Your sleepwear looks very comfy!!

  • nataliasaldias

    nataliasaldias said 6 years ago

    good job!!!!

  • Bumbleweedz

    Bumbleweedz said 6 years ago

    Beautiful designs!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 6 years ago

    i am so addicted to this shop...i keep coming back!

  • helenshandbags

    helenshandbags said 6 years ago

    Loved visiting your shop. You are very talented and it shows that you love your work! I especially loved reading the commment from your mother..how sweet. My mother taught me everything I know about sewing and crafting, and the memories of her teaching me to sew and working in my grandmothers fabric shop will stay with me forever. My passion for creating will always be in me, thanks to her. Keep up the good work!!!

  • sewKreativebyKathryn

    sewKreativebyKathryn said 6 years ago

    I am humbled by the number of extremely talented artists I encounter on this website. Thank goodness there are buyers who appreciate the quality and workmanship of handmade items. Your success is inspiring to me, your garments are wonderful. I have always been a lingerie nut. Way to go ! I am just getting started and need to find my groove . . . . . I will not give up. I am only sorry that I just discovered this website a few weeks ago.

  • SiriShop

    SiriShop said 6 years ago

    Love your idea.

  • lesleehoffman

    lesleehoffman said 6 years ago

    Your site is an inspiration. I in reality am a scientist looking to change my life's work from cerebral to emotional in the form of sewing beautiful creations. Having no experience in starting an art based business, I only have my passion for fabrics and talent in sewing, I am absolutely lost on how to begin. I have three sons and wish to stay home to raise them myself. I saw your site and said maybe, just maybe I could do this in the venue of draperies etc. Do you have any insight that may send me in the correct direction?

  • GreatestJoyDesigns

    GreatestJoyDesigns said 6 years ago

    Not only is your work beautiful but you are a enjoyable writer. Enjoyed your piece. Hope for further success so you can get in that tudor home :)

  • GlamzieGirl

    GlamzieGirl said 6 years ago

    Very beautiful work...

  • elemegibere

    elemegibere said 6 years ago

    Cute!

  • belladesignsjewelry

    belladesignsjewelry said 6 years ago

    Wonderful Photos

  • ColorfulPixelsByLife

    ColorfulPixelsByLife said 6 years ago

    Amazing Works.Relax,chic and bohemian...

  • MorganNichole

    MorganNichole said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work, congrats on your article.

  • LittleBettieCreation

    LittleBettieCreation said 6 years ago

    Great story, thank you for sharing.

  • DukeCreekStudios

    DukeCreekStudios said 6 years ago

    Great feature~~lOvE your sexy lil' stuff!

  • DukeCreekStudios

    DukeCreekStudios said 6 years ago

    Great feature~~lOvE your sexy lil' stuff!

  • whatanovelidea

    whatanovelidea said 6 years ago

    Great tips on being a new Etsy artist. Thanks and best of luck in for the future (and your Tudor home)

  • SweetpeaofLondon

    SweetpeaofLondon said 6 years ago

    Your items are beautiful. I loved your advice on "if you have a good idea don't get married to it" I feel I am still trying to find my style as I am interested in so many aspects of crafting. So with your upbeat advice will just keep going and eventually a natural style will come. Lx

  • whippoorwheel

    whippoorwheel said 6 years ago

    Love you Beautiful Designs! Thank you so much for the mention. :)

  • NYLeatherRose

    NYLeatherRose said 6 years ago

    Wow!Great!and who say that "Start with a good idea, but don't get married to it — take the feedback from the community. If selling is your goal, it pays to be flexible."??

  • thedodoist

    thedodoist said 6 years ago

    Your creations are classy and lovely. Also, your daughters names are beautiful.

  • happydayart

    happydayart said 6 years ago

    My sister got me one of your felted hooded sweaters and I love it!

  • marigoldlanewv

    marigoldlanewv said 6 years ago

    Love your shop so classy.

  • DerwentTextiles

    DerwentTextiles said 6 years ago

    I love yr wares and wonder if you should make my limited edition Siks into nice undies.....what do you think??

  • DerwentTextiles

    DerwentTextiles said 6 years ago

    I love yr wares and wonder if you should make my limited edition Siks into nice undies.....what do you think??

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