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Jul 29, 2013

by Sasha Soukup

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Sasha Soukup, and I sell free-spirited vintage clothing in my shop, Astral Boutique. I live in rural Grass Valley, California, with my husband Chris and my very talkative black cat, Mouch.

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I am literally of Bohemian descent, and while the word has been appropriated many different ways, I don’t think that it is a total coincidence that “boho” clothing has become my livelihood. When I started my shop on Etsy four years ago, I tried to sell everything to everyone – all styles, all eras – but I noticed that I was getting the biggest response from the items that lit my own fire. Little by little, I found myself creating a customer base of people who were totally on my aesthetic wavelength, and my shop started to feel like an art project with a retail component, instead of the other way around. Now everything I choose and make for the shop is a part of my personal vision of beauty.

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One of the first things that people notice about my shop is the photography, which I shoot outdoors out of necessity. My house is 700 square feet, half of which is a practice space for our rock band, so it’s far too small for a photo studio. Luckily our “backyard” is several wild acres on a beautiful sweet pea and fern-covered hill. When I work, I am watching hawks, deer, dragonflies, bluebirds, bees, and sometimes even a fox or a bear. Sometimes I take a field trip to favorite spots in the high Sierra, which allows me to watch the tiger lilies bloom in the summer and the aspens changing colors in the fall.

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I shoot all of my shop photos myself, using a camera remote. I work outdoors during all four seasons, which can be intense, as we do get “real” winters here at 3,000 feet (by California standards, anyway). I believe a great photo is an invitation to look closer, but the product has to back it up. I’ve gotten fussier and fussier about the clothes that I carry. I love natural fabrics, flowing lines, and flattering fits. If it hangs weird or the fabric is stiff, it’s not going in my shop. I want to provide my customers with clothes that look pretty and feel good on; things that they will want to wear again and again.

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Etsy has been a lifesaver for me. I am one of those square pegs who could never fit into a round hole. I needed a job with flexibility so that I could adventure, play music, and write poetry by mountain streams (the important things in life). I tried pizza delivery, nannying, warehouse work, even being one of Santa’s elves at the mall (I was not adverse to humiliation). Finally I reached a point in my 30s where I decided to compromise with a career as a receptionist and office manager, and that’s when I really went 100%-bat-guano-crazy. I was rattling the bars of my cage and wasting every stolen moment on Facebook, when Etsy appeared out of the blue like a superhero(ine). I jumped ship from my day job with a safety net of $25 and never looked back.

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There is a different feeling on Etsy than on other e-commerce sites. Much like in a small town, you want to have really good manners and treat everyone well here. That means having old fashioned, top-quality customer service, and handling every order and every customer with respect. I like to package every order as if it were a gift, using vintage scarves as wrapping, sometimes adding a handmade piece of jewelry to complement the ensemble, and always including a personal note. People here really appreciate when you go the extra mile, and if you put out good energy you get it back many times over. The biggest perk of Etsy’s community is the connections that I’ve made. So many fellow Etsians – both customers and sellers – have become real life, deep down, got-your-back soul friends.

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The longer that I am in this business, the more I realize that while fashion can be totally frivolous, clothing can mean a lot to someone. Whether you want to feel like your best, most authentic self at an important celebration, or you need “armor” to help you through a challenging time, the right clothes can really change your mood and your day.

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Perfection is an interesting idea, but I don’t think it should have a place of honor in the creative process. I’ve learned that everything is a work in progress – there is no end to creative evolution, and if you are truly trying to push your own envelope, you are going to have some mistakes and some experiments-gone-awry. I’ve had some weird styling ideas and some very experimental hair days, both on Etsy and on my blog, which are now part of the public record forever. But really, these less-than-perfect creative moments have simply weeded out the non-believers and attracted more of the awesome mavericks and free spirits to me. If you are new to Etsy, don’t be afraid to get in there, get messy, and forge your own vision.

Last photograph by Alabaster Wellington Fox, all others by Astral Boutique.

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345 comments

  • ShoeClipsOnly

    kathy johnson from ShoeClipsOnly said 4 years ago

    Love your style! It is wonderful to hear you have found your niche in life and your photos are gorgeous! Congratulations to you!!!

  • jizbasusan

    Susan Jizba from TheWeaverOfWords said 4 years ago

    Such a wonderful article & beautiful clothing! I agree with Sasha's comments about perfection having no place in the creative process too! Perfectionism seems to clog up the creative flow fairly quickly! I really love the wonderful outdoor photography studio too!! So Lovely!

  • kathyjohnson3

    Kathy Johnson from kathyjohnson3 said 4 years ago

    You really have a beautiful shop, lovely clothing, I too like the look of the 70's free style. Congratulations on your shop and continued success!

  • PillowcaseHeaven

    Kathy Johnson from KathysLittleAttic said 4 years ago

    I love the fact that you treat each sale like a gift, I do think its important to treat each customer as if they are a dear friend and go the extra mile for them. Etsy is such a wonderful marketplace but better yet the friends we make here makes Etsy stand out from the other online websites, I feel it's more personal and the clientele are wonderful people. Congratulations to you!

  • HedgehogProject

    Seonae Lee from HedgehogProject said 4 years ago

    Lovely photos and quotes. I like your article that is so clear and straight about what you think of your work and how it is to have a shop in Etsy, I totally agree with you!

  • EdelweissPost

    Patrick from EdelweissPost said 4 years ago

    Sasha is a woodland sprite who appears as if she sprang from a garden. The rarest of flowers, she dances to the rhythms of nature; her clothes are beautiful petals.

  • SoulRole

    Nancy Campbell from SoulRole said 4 years ago

    I have not even read the article yet but YAY!!!!!! So happy to see Sasha featured here...when I first started up on Etsy Sasha's work inspired me so much and she has been such a sweet and helpful seller.Off to read the interview.Congrats beautiful lady :)

  • PennyBirchWilliams

    Penny Birch-Williams from PennyBirchWilliams said 4 years ago

    Fun stuff...I grew up in the 60's and 70's so the clothing in your shop is a nostalgic look back for me. I can certainly relate about the 'career' in office reception and management, too. I was at just such a job when I found etsy a few years back. Tried to set up shop then but it was a couple of years before I was able to get it going & lost my job. You were so brave to jump right into etsy and leave that job behind! And you went through a creative evolution to find the right focus for your shop, which has led to success and an idyllic lifestyle. I'm happy for you, and wish you continued success!

  • chainchainchained

    Regina from chainchainchained said 4 years ago

    wonderful shop, beautiful photos!

  • CabochonCorner

    Emily H from CabochonCorner said 4 years ago

    Wow! Congrats :)

  • SavonsFrais

    Susann Weinberg from SavonsFrais said 4 years ago

    Love that boho style! It is getting rarer and rarer to find anymore. Makes me wish I didn't destash all that I had over the last 30 yrs.

  • donnieleandro

    Donnie from DonniesDiscounts said 4 years ago

    love girls with kimonos

  • auntjanecan

    Jane Priser from JanePriserArts said 4 years ago

    Such creative clothing and beautiful style! A kindered spirit! I just love the style. Beautiful photography that sings.

  • agebo

    Ann Cosgrove from acbcDesign said 4 years ago

    Great story! Love the strong aesthetic you have cultivated in your shop. Such fun and beautiful photos too - really show off your fab items so well. Congrats on the shop and continued success!

  • lovelygifts

    Linda from lovelygifts said 4 years ago

    Lovely! Congrats!

  • maycily

    Maykers Leather from Maykers said 4 years ago

    Best photo studio EVER ! :) Love it! I can see you are reaally reeeaaally love what you do.

  • WhisperingOak

    Quality Handmade Items from WhisperingOak said 4 years ago

    This is such a wonderful, inspiring story. I admire your courage for starting your business with your creativity, energy, and ideas as your capital.

  • cosmiksouls

    joan kelly from cosmiksouls said 4 years ago

    LOVE your vision and end result ... AWESOME !!! Congrats :)

  • LadyinWhite

    Elaine from LadyElaineDesigns said 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you.

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 4 years ago

    Such a wonderful story! Your work and style is gorgeous! Congrats to you!!!

  • AbleAprons

    Erika Kelly from PortlandApronCompany said 4 years ago

    You are so genuine and inspiring. Thank you for such honest advice and a look into your beautiful world! I've been following you on Etsy for a while, and your photos have gotten even better! I love everything about your style, never stop doing what you do!

  • WriteOp

    Mel Zuydgeest from StunwithFun said 4 years ago

    So in love with the green 60's dress! I love the very strong brand that you have created with the dresses you choose and how you portray them! Congrats on being featured and deservedly so!

  • StillVintage

    StillVintage from StillVintage said 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your inspiring story. Your designs are lovely

  • PrayerNotes

    Prayer Notes by Cynthia from PrayerNotes said 4 years ago

    What a beautiful shop! Your dresses are flowing and free. I love them! Many blessings! Cynthia

  • jessgreenleaf

    Jess Greenleaf from GREENLEAFblueberry said 4 years ago

    Some really unique styles!

  • Iammie

    iammie from iammie said 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Congrats!

  • sarahmoon503

    Sarah from Birchmoonrocksfibers said 4 years ago

    Your shop is a piece of art! I totally get your free spirited necessity of life! (wait- did that make sense?) Love Bohemain! Best wishes to you, your shop, and your fern-sweet pea yard! Beautiful!

  • PinkPianos

    Hilary Hahn from PinkPianos said 4 years ago

    Fantastic interview! I really love the photography and the inspiration to your shop.

  • WetDesert

    MJ Toops from WetDesertVintage said 4 years ago

    It is so satisfying to see a Vintage Seller as the featured shop. Way to go, Sasha :) I think the world of vintage can bring customers so much joy and I want to convey that with my shop. Sasha shows that selling vintage can be a viable option and she's a great inspiration on the importance of staying completely true to oneself even if it seems intimidating. Beautiful photographs and a great article!!!!

  • unicornNUMBER1

    Patricia-Stellaris from laurelinssanctuary said 4 years ago

    So great to see you here Sasha! Congrats!

  • withlovebyvarda

    Varda from withlovebyvarda said 4 years ago

    What an inspiration you are! Best Wishes to ya! :)

  • longwinterfarm

    Amanda from LongWinterSoapCo said 4 years ago

    YAY SASHA!!!!

  • ChubbyMermaid

    Deborah Muller from ChubbyMermaid said 4 years ago

    The photos really drew me in and captivated me! Lovely and I want some!

  • bbqqueenie

    Sharon from OrchhaJewels said 4 years ago

    I love your clothes and your philosophy! Congrats and thank you for sharing your awesome story:)

  • admspeicher
  • Aristocrafts

    Aristocrafts from Aristocrafts said 4 years ago

    Love, love, love your shop, your style and your philosopy! You are an inspiration! Congratulations on the feature!

  • TheDreamMerchants

    The Dream Merchants from TheDreamMerchants said 4 years ago

    Dear Sasha... You've had a fan and admirer down Texas way for a loooong, long time. Congratulations on being featured. If anyone deserves the honor, it is you. Your work is lovely - as are you!

  • MouseTrapVintage

    Sarah Brown from MouseTrapVintage said 4 years ago

    So glad to see you here, Sasha! You tell a truly inspiring story and, though we have different visions, I appreciate that you have such a focused approach to curating and that you stay true to your unique aesthetic. And, might I add, your photography and styling are brilliant!!! BRAVO!

  • irinacarmen

    irina chelaru from irinacarmen said 4 years ago

    Beautifuuuul shop!!!!I love it!!!

  • charlottebravo

    charlotte cannon from thevintagevoguestory said 4 years ago

    this is one of my FAVORITE featured seller posts. I treasure your words of wisdom and am encouraged by your "square-peg/round hole personality." That is was also drew me to Etsy. It's so great to be around people who want more than the status quo, even if you are left feeling somewhat vulnerable. Your journey is inspiring and adds to a piece that will help me along my way. Thanks for sharing your story and your unique point of view - it is a beautiful one.

  • haruaki

    Tiffany Key from resinjewelryHARUAKI said 4 years ago

    I love your take on perfection! Congrats on the feature and good luck!

  • PurpleBlossomStudio

    Erin Waite from PurpleBlossomStudio said 4 years ago

    Your photos are STUNNING! Great article! Love your style!!

  • RustBeltThreads

    Rust Belt Threads from RustBeltThreads said 4 years ago

    I'm so happy for you lady! Congrats!!

  • VeraVague

    Vera and Victor Vague from VeraVague said 4 years ago

    big congrats to you, Sasha! a well deserved feature!

  • inspiringanchors

    Megan Braswell from inspiringanchors said 4 years ago

    Great article! I could feel what you were talking about.

  • alicebmusic

    Alice from LandAndSee said 4 years ago

    Fantastic!! This is a wonderful feature that you really deserve. Congrats from a fellow Nevada Countian Sasha.

  • HeyChica

    Hey Chica from HeyChica said 4 years ago

    Lovely shop and it's great that you were able to find success here on Etsy, congrats!

  • EmiliaFaith

    Edie Ann from OhHoneyHush said 4 years ago

    One of my favorite shops! Congrats! <3

  • RenataandJonathan

    Renata and Jonathan from RenataandJonathan said 4 years ago

    Great story and charming shop ! Congrats :)

  • TalesSweetTale

    Tale from TalesSweetTale said 4 years ago

    Such a wonderful pictures!Congrats!

  • zwzzy

    zwzzy from zwzzy said 4 years ago

    Congrats lady! xoxo.

  • DarthNessa

    Vanessa Robley from ThatsSoyNatural said 4 years ago

    I loved reading this! You are truly a beautiful soul! :)

  • ginew

    Jeeranut Noikhong from ginew said 4 years ago

    So beautiful Congrats !

  • kristinlarsonjewelry

    Kristin Larson from kristinlarsonjewelry said 4 years ago

    I love your shop! Your story is so wonderful too. This is a fantastic article on so many levels. I am really struck with how you put yourself out there, and boy does it pay off! I admire your artistry, sense of awareness, and bravery! Congratulations, and much more success to you Sasha!

  • chicmoderne

    Patti from ChicModerne said 4 years ago

    I love your featured article! Keep on having fun with your business! Congrats!

  • H88255

    H88255 from HillarysSuperfoods said 4 years ago

    Wonderful story! I love boho! Congratulations on your success and Etsy feature!

  • DarburyCottage

    Rosemary Wascher from DarburyCottage said 4 years ago

    I love this article, It is full of romance and has such a nice fairy tale feel to it. The out door photo's are dreamy.

  • Bylala

    Paula from Bylala said 4 years ago

    I completely connect with your story, I know what you mean about square peg round hole with jobs, I too have tried alot of different things. I'm just starting at etsy and I aspire to your success, congrats!!!

  • CeeMonkey

    Cee from CeeMonkeyDo said 4 years ago

    I own 4 dresses from Sasha's shop, love them all! She is kind and funny and a wonderful, creative person. GO SASHA!

  • DeathByVintage

    Jypyse from DeathByVintage said 4 years ago

    Love your shop! Bohemian descent as well....xoxo j Congrats!

  • meliketan

    Melike from MeLikeyByMelike said 4 years ago

    Reading the interview i found out that there are so many common points that keep the Etsians together. Congrats on the poetic images and congrats on the feature Sasha.

  • enidandedgar

    enidandedgar from enidandedgar said 4 years ago

    you are truly amazing miss sasha! loved this feature! congrats to you!!!

  • whitevan

    Dennis from whitevan said 4 years ago

    Excellent!

  • RepurposeCouture

    Marla from RepurposeCouture said 4 years ago

    What a wonderful and inspiring interview! Very encouraging, as well. Congrats on being the featured shop! I'm very pleased to see a Vintage shop featured!

  • vintageamericano

    vintageamericano from VintageAmericano said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your Shop, Photos and Style are inspiring... I can see the love and care that goes into your work! I love the 70s too!

  • Svartalader

    Svarta Läder from SvartaLader said 4 years ago

    Cool!!... lovely summer's spirit

  • teacup11

    Kate Scan from NOCIstudios said 4 years ago

    really insightful and inspiring! I feel revitalized Thank You!

  • JoulesVintage

    Joules from JoulesVintage said 4 years ago

    Very inspiring, Sasha! Such a beautiful place where you are. I enjoyed reading your story!

  • thedelhistore

    thedelhistore from theDelhiStore said 4 years ago

    I loveeee your shop! So many pretty pictures to look at. I also love your blog equally lovely, browsing it I almost forgot that I wanted to post a comment about your shop! XOXO

  • emilybidwell Admin

    Emily Bidwell from emilybidwell said 4 years ago

    Really inspiring! I love this: "Little by little, I found myself creating a customer base of people who were totally on my aesthetic wavelength, and my shop started to feel like an art project with a retail component, instead of the other way around. "

  • zarincon

    Zandra Rincon from AllSheCraves said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous!!!! Congratulations!!!

  • texturable

    Claudia Rosillo from texturable said 4 years ago

    so nice!!! great that I meet you in the feature!! congrats:)))

  • Overdue

    Kiova Staley from joyridevintage said 4 years ago

    Wow, I really resonate with everything about your process and your shop--thanks so much for the inspiration! My shop is in that phase of feeling vaugely undefined and not yet completely my authentic vibe, so it is refreshing to hear that this is part of the process.I am so excited to see what it will grow into after reading this feature--congrats on all your success!

  • Ebrown2503

    Eleanore from FiberBeads said 4 years ago

    Refreshingly beautiful! Congratulations!

  • giselaandzoevintage

    Gisela and Zoe from giselaandzoevintage said 4 years ago

    i was so happy to see you on the front page Sasha! i the article was really good and the photo's are beautiful as always. it paid off to be yourself!

  • emberair

    emberair from EmberandAir said 4 years ago

    Very beautiful! Congratulations!

  • MVDesignInk

    Marilú from MVDesignInk said 4 years ago

    Enjoy reading your story. I love the outdoors and the pictures are very beautiful! Congratulations on the feature!

  • desireeling3

    Desiree Ling from MamasLittleMarket said 4 years ago

    this was touching and amazing. I am so glad I was able to read this today. I am inspired and in awe over your work. thank you!!

  • JeJeweled

    Jema Watts from BadgeShack said 4 years ago

    What a lovely story. Congrats on your success!

  • candlesbynature

    candlesbynature from candlesbynature said 4 years ago

    What a wonderful feature! Thank you for leaving us with these wise words: "don’t be afraid to get in there, get messy, and forge your own vision." This is something I remind myself each and every day and I try new things :)

  • raleighraine

    C.S. said 4 years ago

    What a lovely story, Sasha! Your shop is wonderful and so is your photography. Congratulations on the feature!

  • DOTTO

    NICOLE Dotto from DOTTO said 4 years ago

    aw girl aw GIRL. well done, whew! (it was only a matter of time before you made it here)

  • GeorgieGirlLLC

    D George from GeorgieGirlLLC said 4 years ago

    Very nice selection of vintage! Congratulations!

  • smithjessica

    Jessica Smith from stringtheorytherapy said 4 years ago

    Very inspiring! Congrats!

  • frenchhornbookworm

    Michelle and Robert from FrenchHornBookworm said 4 years ago

    So beautiful! I enjoyed every part of this post.

  • MissingTagVintage

    Caroline from MissingTagVintage said 4 years ago

    This feature is what I needed to read. I completely resonate and dig your vibe! What a beautiful story and summary about a persisting vision/goal and the opportunity Etsy provides to this creative community. Congrats and much success to you. :)

  • SheilaZee

    Sheila and Laura Zeitner from WhimZeeGirls said 4 years ago

    What an inspiring story. Beautiful photography, too!

  • BelleSupplyShoppe

    BelleSupplyShoppe from BelleSupplyShoppe said 4 years ago

    You have a beautiful shop. Congrats! :)

  • mademoisellemermaid

    Renae Abbate from mademoisellemermaid said 4 years ago

    The BEST featured seller article EVER!!!...and the most enchanting photographs too=)...Love, love, love every single one!!!

  • 12thAvenue

    Julia and Alex Wills from HerbivoreBotanicals said 4 years ago

    super cool, congratulations!!! : )

  • richdon1

    Rich and Dona from TheCottageMouse said 4 years ago

    One of my fav's. Congrats. When something is so perfect there is really no need to prove it with long comments. Perfect is all I have to say.

  • softoceans

    Clara Joy from ShopClaraJoy said 4 years ago

    So great!

  • softoceans

    Clara Joy from ShopClaraJoy said 4 years ago

    Congrats .. so great to see.

  • mvmayophotography

    Mary Mayo from MVMayoPhotography said 4 years ago

    Totally awesome!

  • GloriousGirlJewelry

    Lisa from GloriousGirlJewelry said 4 years ago

    doing what you truly love, being surrounding by what completely resonates in your soul shines through, and we can feel it ~ the secret to your success :)

  • cookiestags

    Kimberly C from CoffeeStainedTags said 4 years ago

    Sasha- your "office" is absolutely perfect!!! Love your work! All the best to you!

  • jmayoriginals

    jean from jmayoriginals said 4 years ago

    i, too, of am bohemian descent! congratulations on your feature. your shop is now a new favorite.

  • Bridalize

    Xiu Li from Bridalize said 4 years ago

    Beautiful cloth. Love the color.

  • melodyo

    Anita from MelodyODesigns said 4 years ago

    Sasha, Great fashions (my kind!), super photos and wonderful interview! KUDOS

  • AlpineGypsy

    Heidi from AlpineGypsy said 4 years ago

    Oh YAAAAY! I am just so happy you got featured because I think you are such a vibrant Spirit here on Etsy and in the rest of the universe - not to mention I think you have an absolutely marvelous Eye when it comes to your supernatural photography. I feel as if I am staring at an Alphonse Mucha painting every time I peruse your store's offerings ~ Thank you for many years of wonderful dresses, and lovely Energy ♥ Heidi ♥

  • BeautifulSoaps

    Heather Rai from FattysSoapCo said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous photos and clothing! Congrats on the feature!

  • avalshebstvo

    Atelie Valshebstvo from AtelierValshebstvo said 4 years ago

    Congratulations to you!!!

  • bicyclemonarch66

    Sebastian Araujo from GentlemanlyPursuits said 4 years ago

    Always beautiful...Bravo!

  • TimelessShabby

    Jessica from ThePrairieBoutique said 4 years ago

    Love love your your Etsy feature! My favorite by far!

  • TheGemGirl

    TheGemGirl from TheGemGirlJewelry said 4 years ago

    Colorful and creative is how I would describe you and your shop. Loved looking through all of your items. You have a beautiful studio. So inspiring. Congratulations!

  • simpleeluxx

    Ivonne from heatherhazelcouture said 4 years ago

    love the photos and styling !

  • FunknFunction

    Julie from BellaViveVintage said 4 years ago

    Very inspiring feature and well deserved!! I agree that your shop is a piece of art! It draws you in to soak in the beauty and wonder. I related to a great deal of what you wrote about. Etsy has been such a fantastic experience and I absolutely love it! It gives freedom to reinvent yourself and build confidence. You are a great encouragement to those who still feel like their wings are clipped. I have much to learn but I am excited to do so. Blessings to you!

  • craftandtradition

    Carrie Napoleon from CraftandTradition said 4 years ago

    Your photos are stunning! Congratulations on the feature, and keep up the amazing work!

  • LaMeowVintage

    Regan from LaMeowVintage said 4 years ago

    I have been admiring your shop for a while. Congrats!

  • 118jan

    Janette from AmericanDollClothes said 4 years ago

    I love your clothing but even more I love your story and your attitude about life. You are a very special person. Best wishes for your shop!

  • MissingHeirloom

    Elizabeth Pickett from MissingHeirloom said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the well deserved feature. Namaste!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    Matejka Max from NattyMatty said 4 years ago

    So chic! Congrats!!!

  • solocosmo

    Jessica Grundy from solocosmo said 4 years ago

    Wonderful shop and story! Congrats on your feature!

  • mmatthers

    Megan Matthers from GoldSeamVintage said 4 years ago

    Grass Valley <3

  • senoritasofia

    s o p h i a from MadrinaSofia said 4 years ago

    I'm so happy that Etsy featured you and your shop! Congratulations, Sasha!! :)

  • heathercostin

    Heather Costin from heathercostin said 4 years ago

    Yes! "There is no end to creative evolution". Well said! It's wonderful to see artists find their way and empower others through sharing and encouragement . Lovely photography, fabrics and style. Thanks for sharing your story and talent!

  • nickiefrye

    Nickie Noel from SpunkVintage said 4 years ago

    SASHA!!!!! Way to be, girl!!!!! So stoked for you!!! :) <3 XO

  • BonTons

    BonTons from BonTons said 4 years ago

    Wow! Gorgeous, Congratulations on the Feature

  • SmallEarthVintage

    Karen from SmallEarthVintage said 4 years ago

    I'm a longtime fan of Sasha's shop and photography! Great profile...love getting to know more about Sasha.

  • whiteapple

    april leino from aprilleino said 4 years ago

    Yay, Sasha!!! So exciting! I'm so glad to see you featured! You are a true beauty- inside and out, and you have the most consistently stunning photography out there! You make me want to live la vie boheme!

  • DiMohr

    Di Mohr from MemorabiliaLights said 4 years ago

    Serendipity! I've been delaying the launch of a new line of products I've been working on, using a quest for "perfection" as my excuse for procrastinating. Your words spoke to my heart. Thank you. And thanks also for pointing out the lovely ethos that sets Etsy apart. It's really special to be part of this caring community.

  • cloud9originals

    Marie from cloud9originals said 4 years ago

    Great shop! Loved your story and agree that etsy is like a small town, where I've met wonderful "neighbors" along the way.

  • pmeisenheimer

    Pam from WildGardenDesigns said 4 years ago

    Favorite!!!! Love your creations and your wonderful philosophy for whittling down your focus to what really works for you and finding that core of loyal customers~ best wishes for continued success :)

  • agusha

    agusha from agusha said 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing with us your story! Great style! Beautiful photography! Congratulations on the feature!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat from mazedasastoat said 4 years ago

    Perfection may not be necessary to all creators, but it's desirable to all customers. Most craftspeople need to make good quality items that are fit for the purpose, & most are proud enough & skilled enough to make high quality items, not just items that are "good enough". Personally, if I buy hand made I like to be sure that whoever did the making is skilled enough at it to get pretty close to perfection, otherwise your clothes will fall apart, your drawers won't slide or the lid won't fit, depending on the item involved. There's really never any excuse for shoddy workmanship, not when you're charging people money for it.

  • anakiz123

    ScarfMood Mood from ScarfMood said 4 years ago

    Great items, great shop and great photos of course !

  • nicolefurney

    Nicole Furney from TheGemandTheJar said 4 years ago

    I love your attitude & way of thinking :) Congratulations!

  • dayslonggone

    Gwynne Collins from DaysLongGone said 4 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE your story, Sasha! Your shop is awesome and the photos are fabulous! I felt like I was right there with you reading your story. What a beautiful place to live and have in your back yard! Congrats on the FS! Well deserved! :)

  • PeduzziArts

    Linda Peduzzi said 4 years ago

    Great story. Sasha's shop is definitely one of a kind!

  • brighteststar

    jessica from brighteststar said 4 years ago

    I LOVE Sasha and her shop!!

  • LittleGussy

    Kasia B from ShesGUtSSY said 4 years ago

    I love your honest and sincere approach. Your clothes are just divine! Much love xxx

  • dominna

    Katrina Dzerkale from Dominna said 4 years ago

    This is so fairy-like. Thank you.

  • KASTina

    Kristina Ilickovic from Kastina said 4 years ago

    Very beautiful, congrats;))!!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 from breadandroses2 said 4 years ago

    Wonderful! These are pretty, comfortable and feminine threads and that all goes a long way in making one feel good. Well deserved, indeed!

  • PipsEmporium

    Jen from PipsEmporium said 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Love your style!

  • hmmills

    Helen Mills from 1820BagCo said 4 years ago

    Your shop is beautiful. It's fantastic that you found a niche you love and were able to identify your customer, it takes some of us years to figure it out. Congrats on the feature.

  • InnerWild

    Flora from InnerWild said 4 years ago

    sweet like morning dew dear Sasha x

  • constructiongirl

    constructiongirl from TheInkyKiwi said 4 years ago

    Fantastic interview - LOVE the humour as much as I love the clothes, the photography, the location...I could go on :) Just wonderful!

  • ThreeBarDGifts

    Monica from ThreeBarDGifts said 4 years ago

    I enjoyed reading this story! Your clothing looks so comfortable! Your photography is very impressive. The extra work you put into your photos definitely stands out! Congrats on being able to quit your job and follow your dream!

  • MissHildebrandt

    Miss Hildebrandt from MissHildebrandt said 4 years ago

    Great items! I think you truly capture them in each photograph of them. So simple yet so limitless!

  • Maeg8

    Maegan Heise from UndertheStars8 said 4 years ago

    OMG, LOVE! I love your shop and photos. Congratulations.

  • sandcanyonjewelry

    Jane Brown from SandCanyonJewelry said 4 years ago

    Wow--a former Christmas elf! I love your outdoor photographs. What a beautiful space. And your clothes are beautiful too! Much success to you.

  • JewelWerx

    Juliane Kokinakis from JewelWerx said 4 years ago

    I absolutely love your photos - so perfect for your clothes. I loved your story - makes me happy and inspires me. Congratulations on the feature!

  • theindiehandmade

    Ombretta from IndieLab said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous style and great pics! I love what you say about your story... I think that in the beginning creatives have to experiment with a big range of style, materials and technique, but day by day they find their way and their style arises! It's the dawn of a new artist!

  • ejart

    Elizabeth Rowntree from ejart said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous interview! Congrats on being featured. I always love reading these stories!

  • nestparty

    Claudia from NestParty said 4 years ago

    I adore your shop! And your story is totally inspiring :)

  • JewelrybyMignon

    Mignon from JewelrybyMignon said 4 years ago

    Thank you! Loved this! I've quit my day job in May and the one thing that I fear more than failing is that job, so my insanely crazy choice was to move forward on faith and a dream. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  • iREfurbish

    SUSANE WILLIAMS from LAREfurbish said 4 years ago

    Love Your STORY SASHA! EXACTLY HOW I FELT ABOUT MY DAY JOB..LOVE THAT YOU JUMPED SHIP WITH 25.00 AND MADE IT WORK :) your story is funny&spurs us all on.

  • HennaTrails

    Kristy McCurry from OurFolkLife said 4 years ago

    Such an inspiring story, I adore your styling and photography!

  • RedLightVintageShop

    Red Light Vintage from RedLightVintageShop said 4 years ago

    Fabulous Spotlight! Love it. Great Stuff and Great Seller.. Cheers.. -RLV-

  • shaylen303

    Shaylen Maxwell from CustomPopPortraits said 4 years ago

    Lovely pictures! Lovely dresses!

  • MaleSalas

    Maria Salas from ChapulinesCollection said 4 years ago

    Congratulations Sasha!! :´)

  • ashleylib

    Ashley L. from EatSayLove said 4 years ago

    great photos! Keep up the great work!

  • ThePatchworkStore

    Maria from ThePatchworkStore said 4 years ago

    Oh, how this feature resonated w/me! I, too, don't always fit in conventional society-square peg in round hole. I LOVE your clothes! Great read! Will be checking out your store!

  • debvasbinder

    Deb Vasbinder from BabyCuteBaby said 4 years ago

    absolutely Love your Style on all levels - your article- inspiring , your photos and your clothing line - It was a splendid read - Thank you!

  • jmendozal

    Jess Deg from ConeBomBom said 4 years ago

    Lovely style, and great point of view... Very inspiring! Congratulations on the feature : )

  • BoonieBoutique

    Patty Sparger from BoonieBoutique said 4 years ago

    It's SO about time. Congrats on the feature, I have been following you for years. Lovely to hear your story. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • LPHBNY

    Dawn Conning from LPHBNY said 4 years ago

    Beautiful dresses and photographed so well! Best of luck to you and Congrats on being featured, you deserve it :)

  • lpei

    lpei from RedHawkAttic said 4 years ago

    Thanks for your inspiring words! I love your awesome boho style! Congratulations...

  • ThreeStonesJewelry

    Rossana from RossanaJewelryDesign said 4 years ago

    Thank you for being an inspiration to everyone who reads your story!

  • aprilandjune

    Annie from aprilandjune said 4 years ago

    What an amazing story!!! One of my favorite features so far! I'm definitely showing this to my sister. Although, I've just newly jumped ship and found a way to truly express myself through the etsy community, my sister, who is by far the more creative one in the family, is truly losing it in an office environment that (which may be for some) is definitely not allowing her to be herself. Congrats and so inspiring!

  • swaggjewelry

    April McGee-Riess from RawLuxGems said 4 years ago

    Wow, I'm impressed!!!

  • erikareboucas

    Erika Reboucas from littlebigtopstudio said 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Sasha. You have a wonderful outlook and a beautiful shop to boot! Reading your story is a great reminder that when you do what you love the results will follow. Well done!

  • vintristing

    Akovintage from AkoVintage said 4 years ago

    I've admired your shop from the beginning, your photos are charismatic, and clearly portray a love of your work! Congratulations on this wonderful feature!

  • vickywatson2

    vicky watson from BureauofJewels said 4 years ago

    WOW just stunning, thanks for putting this beautiful shop in the spotlight .

  • MajikHorse

    Dawn Kennedy-Welch from MajikHorse said 4 years ago

    Sashaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!!

  • MajikHorse

    Dawn Kennedy-Welch from MajikHorse said 4 years ago

    Sashaaaaaaaaaaa I'm so happy for you! Congratulations to you mama!! xoxo

  • erinbernadette

    Erin Bernadette said 4 years ago

    Beautifully written and incredibly inspiring. Thank you :)

  • emily8150

    emily from emilyemilyjewelry said 4 years ago

    nice views pictures and your clothes ! really like your color and the style .;.

  • mouserrano

    Lisa Serrano Diaz from PrincessMouseyCards said 4 years ago

    Such an inspiring story! Beautiful Story, Beautiful Artist, Beautiful Collections. One day.... I love her about page too!

  • LaRevivalista

    LaRevivalista from LaRevivalista said 4 years ago

    Good on you, Sashi! Happy that you've been showcased! Congrats!

  • molgallery

    molgallery from molgallery said 4 years ago

    Congratulations . Beautiful style , interesting store ....Just great .

  • lionfish53

    Carolyn from Lionfishvintage said 4 years ago

    I have admired your shop for a couple years now since i 1st discovered it. It may sound strange, but your wonderful vibe comes through the computer ! Always a nice feeling when i browse your store. Such lovely clothes and a lovely person as well.

  • 464Handmade

    RosaMaría from 464Handmade said 4 years ago

    such beautiful interview! love your shops and your gorgeous photos! congrats!

  • ultravioletvintage

    Didi Chisholm from ultravioletvintage said 4 years ago

    Yay! I have loved your spirit and your shop for quite some time now! Congrats on the feature! Well deserved! :)

  • artbycarrie10

    Carrie Paquette from Artbycarriepaquette said 4 years ago

    Your photos are so creative!

  • bedouin

    Nicole from Crackerjackarma said 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful ~ Terrific feature ~ A creative spirit all around ~

  • HillaryNewcombArt

    Hilarius Ánne from PsychedelicShadows said 4 years ago

    Oh Wow! How beautiful! Words cannot describe how gorgeous this shop is! It's so unique. It's really nice to see a different look or style. I love it!

  • BellaLunacyVintage

    Nicole from BellaLunacyVintage said 4 years ago

    You are such a inspiration. I have always loved your breathtakingly beautiful photography and clothes. Its truly a small world the day I found your shop out of all the millions of shops on etsy then met you at a bonfire party in the forest! Congratulations Sasha!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    Debra Gilstrap from gilstrapdesigns said 4 years ago

    Great interview it's so inspiring and I love your style.

  • NancianneArt

    Nancy Johnson from NancianneArt said 4 years ago

    Oh my gosh, love your shop! Takes me back to a time.... I know Grass Valley very well, it is so beautiful there. I am glad to read your blog; best wishes to your success. Maybe I will see you next time I visit the Sierras.

  • Motus

    Milla from fireweedandnettle said 4 years ago

    Oh yeah! Your photos never seize to impress and amaze girl! I've said it before and I'll say it again, you're such an inspiration!

  • fashoni

    Toni Freger from Fashoni said 4 years ago

    So inspiring and your photos are gorgeous :)

  • LoveToLoveYou

    Loni Gaghan from LoveToLoveYou said 4 years ago

    Congratulations Sasha! I've admired your shop for years and feel lucky to have acquired some unique and beautiful items from you. You have wonderful taste. Keep up the good work!

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainur KOKSAL from Ainurcrochet said 4 years ago

    I love your clothes ! Gorgeous ! <3 <3 <3

  • TheSingingBird

    Becky from TheSingingBird said 4 years ago

    Loved the dresses for my daughter from your shop! Congrats on your feature here and keep inspiring us all!

  • mygoddess

    indre from HelloMyGoddess said 4 years ago

    Very inspirational! I relate with the feeling of being a square peg in a round hole in the "normal" job environment. I am so glad all of us "misfits" have etsy to turn to. Love your and styling! Wishing you continued success ;)))

  • mkasonen

    Merle Kasonen from Mekadorn said 4 years ago

    Great article, so true... And of course the photos! Gongrats!

  • YearsAfter

    Sharon from YearsAfter said 4 years ago

    Love how your clothing is inspired by your lifestyle!

  • cindychan3

    Cindy from CCJEWELZ said 4 years ago

    your style is my kind of style I love it. it is very soft and femminine. Congras on the feature!

  • sunnybeee

    Nicole Thibodeau from SunnybeeeDesigns said 4 years ago

    Just discovering your shop now! I feel like I've been missing out...Absolutely in love!

  • sunnybeee

    Nicole Thibodeau from SunnybeeeDesigns said 4 years ago

    Am just discovering your shop now! I feel like I've been midding out....Absolutely in love!!

  • GennaByrne

    Genna Byrne from GennaByrne said 4 years ago

    Stunning beautiful clothes and my kind of style. Im glad you did this post because otherwise I might never of found you!

  • matildecanepagonzale

    Matilde Cánepa González from matildecanepaArtnow said 4 years ago

    wonderful fabrics, subtle. I love, my stile... the photos reveal the beautiful landscape. one photo with mouch please jiji ¡ much energy ¡

  • OliveLongstocking

    Gumtree Gallery from GumTreeGallery said 4 years ago

    I love the way your clothes blend and flow so naturally with the landscape. Simply gorgeous ! Success to you XXXX

  • oceangirlcollection

    Elke Fontillo from oceangirlcollection said 4 years ago

    You seem like someone I would hit it off with if ever we met! I love your free spirit and sense of style- Your shop is absolutely fabulous . I love that you admit making mistakes in your way to forging your own and "weeding out the believers"- such powerful words- thank you for your insights- and yeah congratulations on a well deserved feature!!

  • iheartfink

    kristen from iheartfink said 4 years ago

    your shop has been on my list of favorites for years!! beautiful! Love your style and photos...inspiring!! xoxo congratulations on a feature well earned!!

  • KaiyasCloset

    Jessica Meyer from KaiyasRoom said 4 years ago

    Perfect scene for the pretty clothes..they just go hand in hand!

  • calloohcallay

    Callooh Callay from CalloohCallay said 4 years ago

    Adore this shop! So happy to see her here.

  • GardenDaisiesStudio

    Katie from GardenDaisiesStudio said 4 years ago

    Sasha, you and your shop are absolutely lovely. Congratulations on the feature and for finding your path <3 I think there are a lot of us out here trying to find out where our "square" fits the best ;-)

  • fatkittydawg

    Lan and Kax from littlekittymoon said 4 years ago

    Loved reading your beautiful story & you have a lovely shop ~ great inspiration this morning!

  • HaniyyaBazaar

    Alicia Miranda from HaniyyaBazaar said 4 years ago

    I heart your photos and love your boho style. congrats!

  • CirceCollectables

    Circe from CirceCollectables said 4 years ago

    Brilliant and inspiring! Its great to see that you have found your flow in life and loving every minute of it - congratulations to you, well deserved!

  • SavageSeeds

    Savage Seeds from SavageSeeds said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous style and fabulous photographs.

  • KatDeco

    Kasia Slusarczyk from KatDeco said 4 years ago

    Great story! I love your shop.

  • KatDeco

    Kasia Slusarczyk from KatDeco said 4 years ago

    Great story! I LOVE your shop and your dresses!!!

  • KatDeco

    Kasia Slusarczyk from KatDeco said 4 years ago

    I love your shop! great story!!!

  • lauralistar

    Laurali Star from ACharmedKindofLife said 4 years ago

    Beautiful photography! Love the shop too :-)

  • TwistedWhimsyDesigns

    Joanna Otten from TwistedWhimsyDesigns said 4 years ago

    wow, wow, wow! I am in love with your shop and your story. Such an inspiration of how you made the leap from a job that wasn't bringing you life. Congratulations!

  • robinf1

    Robin Fallentine said 4 years ago

    Fantastic read..............been following your shop for a few years. Peace, Robin

  • LetterKay

    Kayla from LetterKay said 4 years ago

    Such an inspiration! And beautiful clothing!

  • CatCheeseCase

    Bee Case from CatCheeseCase said 4 years ago

    really great ! Love this :)

  • MissKathy1

    Kathy Reinecke from TeenyTinyTailorShop said 4 years ago

    Really Neat Story...REALLY NEAT Pictures....Awesome Talent.... Your story is an inspiration... Thanks for Sharing.....

  • PlanetSusan

    PlanetSusan from PlanetSusan said 4 years ago

    Your photography is lovely and inspires me to do better with mine. Thank you.

  • Powerofflower

    Lorena Balea-Raitz from BaleaRaitzART said 4 years ago

    Your shop is wonderful! Congrats!

  • handloomin

    Manju G from JaipurHandloom said 4 years ago

    Love the vision and clothing!!

  • ShilohWinterJewelry

    Laurie Lenz from LaurieLenzANGELS said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Well deserved feature! I've been watching your shop for forever. Beautiful items and photography! Wonderful model!

  • moonshineranch

    Gina Downey from JewelsByTheVine said 4 years ago

    What an inspiration you are! I am very new to Etsy, haven't even finished setting up my shop. Just by reading your article, you have given me inspiration, hope and excitement to put myself out there, be creative, and most of all...have fun! Thank you!

  • yalipaz

    Yali from yalipaz said 4 years ago

    Very romantic style! I love it! Wonderful fabrics and use of patterns! Congrats on the feature!!

  • MexiSoul

    Diane from MexiSoul said 4 years ago

    Sasha....I was thrilled to see you featured! Loved your story, your style and your outlook on life. Your friend...Diane

  • MexiSoul

    Diane from MexiSoul said 4 years ago

    Sasha....I was thrilled to see you featured! I love your artistic take on all you do! Your convo friend, Diane.

  • lowelowejewelry

    Lowe Jewelry from lowelowejewelry said 4 years ago

    Love it!

  • jerseymaids

    Lauren and Tyler from jerseymaids said 4 years ago

    Hooray!!! Congrats :) So nice to see familiar faces on here these days <3

  • roweena23

    roweena23 from roweena23 said 4 years ago

    What a terrific and inspirational interview! I love how free spirited, vintage and beautiful the clothes and the pictures are!

  • Florentes

    Inga and Daiva from Florentes said 4 years ago

    I love every little detail in this story! And the cat name at first place :) I totally agree that Etsy is a place where miracle of life can happen.

  • iswasandwillbe

    Telle and Rex from ISWASANDWILLBE said 4 years ago

    Really beautiful write-up; it was a pleasure to read! xo

  • DawgDayCrafting

    Kimberly Shadinger from DawgDayCrafting said 4 years ago

    My was that an inspiring article. I am going to re-read it and picture your little home tuck away with nature all around. :) Your photography is amazing!! And I couldn't agree more with your old fashion customer service, you said it perfectly! Congrats!

  • BlueTapestry

    Jamie Lynn Louthan from BlueTapestry said 4 years ago

    What a beautifully curated collection of clothes! I love it, great job.

  • harmonylanedesigns

    Sasha from harmonylanedesigns said 4 years ago

    Thank you for your inspirational article! I am much like you (maybe it comes with the name) free spirited with the belief that life should be spent doing things we love. I recently left my 9-5 job because I felt like a caged animal in my little cubical and had absolutely no creative outlet. My little shop has started off slow, but you have inspired me to keep at it! Thank you and good luck!! Sasha Mick

  • sylviatrench

    EB from SharpLilTeeth said 4 years ago

    i love this shop - can really relate to her story too - very glad to be a new etsy seller and hoping for the same success w/ my lil shop x

  • BeaconMills

    Patrick from BeaconMills said 4 years ago

    ditto DOTTO.

  • VintageLoot

    Jennifer Johnson from VintageLoot said 4 years ago

    Magical looking :-) Love it.

  • adakarinaaello

    Aura Lavender from CharoiteWind said 4 years ago

    I can so relate to Astral Boutique. She must be a gemini just like me ;) Thank you for this post. I've really needed to find someone to relate to, I thought I was completely dreaming up impossible ideas.

  • blackbirdtees

    Jody and Karl from blackbirdsupply said 4 years ago

    Fantastic interview! Wishing you continued success!

  • sewella

    Maya Kuzman from sewella said 4 years ago

    An absolutely enchanting story and captivating photography. I wish you a great success!

  • ReformedMetals

    The Smiths from WillowsGrace said 4 years ago

    Your shop banner announcement is so sweet :) Congrats on living your dreams!

  • naylaribeiro

    nayla ribeiro said 4 years ago

    I loved the white dress in the third picture... It is just the perfect dress I could wear on my wedding but I did not see it for sale :( Is there by any chance it is still being sold?

  • Gbydesign

    Marion from Gbydesign said 4 years ago

    Wonderful feature!!! Love your garments and the "free spirited" style!!! :~}

  • thewomensrepublic

    Sara Brazil from SararaVintage said 4 years ago

    So glad to see a focus on vintage here! I favorited Astral Boutique when I first joined etsy and opened my vintage store. I love that she went for her aesthetic fully by necessity -photographing her items outside but also by choice. The natural boho vibe is perfect for her! I agree that some of the best vintage shops focus and edit. Since, I first really started focusing on my shop on etsy, I have tried to create a collection of historic statement pieces, because that's what I wear. Thanks for showing us your enchanted forest full of bohemian treasures!

  • beadloverskorner

    Gari Anne from beadloverskorner said 4 years ago

    Great article! Thanks so much for sharing your story with us. Very similar to mine, and all my photography is outdoors too, but being that they are beads and jewelry you can't really tell. :) Congrats on this fabulous feature!

  • hutapearl

    Marlene Lamar from HutaPearlJewelry said 4 years ago

    You look like you live in a fairyland in those enchanting photographs! Your story is the most interesting, poetic and entertaining I've yet to read on Etsy. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us... now I'm off to your shop!

  • Maraphina

    Michelle Bell said 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful. :)

  • DarkRide

    Caroline from DarkRide said 4 years ago

    Love it when a fav shop makes it to this feature. Way to go! Great read, beauty locale and wonderful photography. Thank you for sharing!

  • MokuzaiFurniture

    Mokuzai Furniture from MokuzaiFurniture said 4 years ago

    What a beautiful way to describe Etsy in your life! Sometimes we get so wrapped up on the "retail" and Selling part of business that the art can be left behind. Your words are inspiring and you can really feel that artistic connection to your work. You photos are beautiful and the colors and textures and patterns of your collection really spark creativity and imagination. Congrats on all of your success and best wishes for much much more!

  • hatcherydesigns148

    PJ from pjhatchdesigns said 4 years ago

    A great read! Very inspiring! Beautiful photos! Great advice!

  • thebeadedlily

    Sarah Kelley from thebeadedlily said 4 years ago

    "Whether you want to feel like your best, most authentic self at an important celebration, or you need “armor” to help you through a challenging time, the right clothes can really change your mood and your day." This . . . I love this. I have pieces-- both clothing and jewelry-- that fit in either one of those categories, but not both at the same time. It took me a long time to realize that though. Lovely shots and fabulous article. Thank you for sharing!

  • kelseytracy

    Kelsey Tracy said 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Sasha, on your featured shop! This was so exciting to see and read! You definitely deserve it!

  • Nachokitty

    Nachokitty from Nachokitty said 4 years ago

    Fantastic profile! Congrats to my fellow local Etsyian diva!

  • openrangepres

    Jane from OpenRangePreserve said 4 years ago

    I'm inspired by your philosophy and entranced by the photos! A pre-Raphealite on etsy! Awesome.

  • ReinventionbyAngelaB

    Angela Birdsall from ReinventionbyAngelaB said 4 years ago

    Beautiful shop! You do an amazing job with your photos and I really enjoy your writing style!

  • orchidandreptile

    Kirsten of the Forest from ORCHIDandREPTILE said 4 years ago

    This feature is fantastic! You write beautifully, in addition to your skill as a shop-runner. I feel inspired! Thank you for your words, and congratulations on your success.

  • DeliciousHobo

    Kathryn Fotorny from MythicSculptlore said 4 years ago

    Wow! Such fabulous pieces with stunning styling! Well done!

  • PaisleyStrange

    Paisley Strange said 4 years ago

    Luv your shop, luv your vibe! I'm a hard-wired NYCer; wish I could somehow be a modern-day Cali hippie like you instead!

  • DonKatChaLLC

    DonKatCha from DonKatChaLLC said 4 years ago

    such lovely pieces... congrats on the feature...

  • AppleBranchesVintage

    AppleBranchesVintage from AppleBranchesVintage said 4 years ago

    Wooooo a vintage shop on the Featured shop !! Congrats : ]

  • thelizzie

    Lizzie Hart from WildIrisLingerie said 4 years ago

    Sasha hunny, can you believe it!? All this LOVE and well deserved - you've woven a magical tapestry of style & grace for all to enjoy. May your success continue to grow & grow...Abracadabra!!!

  • quiettimejewelry

    Jenna Smith from QuietTimeJewelry said 4 years ago

    Amazing narrative and shop! I especially loved the visual I got when you mentioned going crazy with your last secretary job :) Best of luck to you!!

  • SuzanneKruse

    Suzanne Kruse from SuzanneKruse said 4 years ago

    Honestly, I found this to be one of the most inspiring interviews/features on Etsy, like, ever! I found myself nodding and smiling throughout the entire article. Congrats on all your successes, Sasha :)

  • lauraprill

    Laura Prill from lauraprill said 4 years ago

    Love your atmospheric photos! What a beautiful post, congratulations:)

  • FreshRetroGallery

    Elizabeth Knaus from FreshRetroGallery said 4 years ago

    you are beautiful

  • Wildheart23

    Pam from WildheartGlassDesign said 4 years ago

    I love your free spirit, Sasha, and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your clothes! I had my eye on one today and went back to buy it too late - already gone! Congrats on the feature ~ your story is amazing!!

  • sherischart

    Sheri Wilson from sherischart said 4 years ago

    Thank you Sasha for opening the door for a visit. How refreshing and delightful. Wishing you continued success and keeping your spirit alive.

  • sherischart

    Sheri Wilson from sherischart said 4 years ago

    Your cover image reminds me of The Lady of Shalott / Alfred Tennyson image. Lovely <3

  • MissCalloftheWild

    Kimberly Exshaw from CoyoteBrand said 4 years ago

    oh my goodness i love u. i totally needed this post today. i could have wrote that myself.. sigh. this past year has been so hard. thanks for the encouragement to get messy & b yourself:-)

  • RiverGypsyArts

    Linda Wininger from RiverGypsyArts said 4 years ago

    I LOVE this blog post. Refreshing to hear your authentic voice and real story! I'm still doing the dayjob AND the shop - fantastic that you made the leap; very courageous! Bright blessings and congrats!

  • elizabethforster

    elle and belle Forster from elleandbellejewelry said 4 years ago

    Beautiful fashions and beautiful story...heart felt and inspiring! Gorgeous pictures. Thanks for sharing. All the best, Sasha!

  • epicstitching

    Mel Ladner from epicstitching said 4 years ago

    So absolutely true that perfection is something that a creative rarely obtains as they are always evolving and well... creating! I think that you take your photos outdoors really speaks to the clothing you sell as well. Just wonderful.

  • Flowerleaf

    Jocelyn Pryor from FlowerleafStudio said 4 years ago

    Wow, I loved reading this entire feature and your shop is lovely. As far as the cold in the California mountain range goes - I've got your back! (I call it "my cold" because it's the only cold I know) Off to go peruse through the rest of your gorgeous shop and congrats on being featured! :-D

  • 1AEON

    1AEON from 1AEON said 4 years ago

    Awesomeness! Congrats!

  • bgrkid64

    Arthur and Michelle Gonzalez from AMGCraftsandPhotos said 4 years ago

    I love your photo studio. Wishing I had one as beautiful.

  • hankietankie

    Ariana from hankietankie said 4 years ago

    Thanks for the most inspiring Etsy interview ever! I loved reading about the evolution of your shop and the ongoing journey of following your heart! You have a beautiful aesthetic. xo

  • CraftyDad

    Michael Hawkins from CraftyDad said 4 years ago

    Beautiful. Love the photos!

  • ionesAttic

    Barbara from ionesAttic said 4 years ago

    Etsy Success Story. Sasha you wear it well.

  • sissysvintage

    Kathleen from SissysVintage said 4 years ago

    Bravo! lovely article. Saying Hi From Sacramento!

  • wornwires

    Ashlee Moore from WornWiresJewelry said 4 years ago

    Great advice, beautiful clothes, lovely photos... and a gorgeous model for them! :)

  • treecraftdiary

    Cindy K from TreeCraftDiary said 4 years ago

    I love your story and your clothes are beautiful! Not to mention that I envy your "backyard" XD

  • jewelsbymoon

    moon from jewelsbymoon said 4 years ago

    Wonderful, lovely niche! Congrats!

  • bottlebloomers

    Leanne Stock from ArtePlastique said 4 years ago

    I was wondering how to photograph without help and now I know it's doable. Fantastic article and I love your philosophy about making mistakes and learning from them. My favorite story so far!

  • LuckyBirds

    Poppy Dodge from LuckyBirds said 4 years ago

    Fantastic! Congrats, Sasha!!

  • ForTheLoveOfFrance

    Claudia Violette from ForTheLoveOfFrance said 4 years ago

    Congratulations Sasha, your shop and spirit are beautiful! Your take on creativity, and perfection is inspiring and your photos are wonderful, they remind me of John William Waterhouse. Wishing you much continued success - Claudia

  • BrooklynLoveDesigns

    Megan C from AlaskaBagCompany said 4 years ago

    Loved your story, I too tried to find my 'way' in the working world with odd jobs and sometimes uninspiring positions. I knew i needed to do something different and my etsy shop has changed my life, and given me the drive and passion to succeed and provide for my family through my art. also, I think its cool that you were one of santas elves, my first job was taking care of santas reindeer! too funny Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. - The Road Not Taken

  • paulettevintage

    Paulette et Isabelle Hénault from PauletteVintage said 4 years ago

    C'est magnifique, j'aime beaucoup

  • laTeefahDoLLs1898

    LaTeeFah from laTeefahDoLLs1898 said 4 years ago

    ✿grins & smiles...and...griNs & smiles!! i am sO thrilled tO see your feature, as i haVe been drawn to your special eYe since the beginning, aNd i have worn the 1st dress i bought frOm you, so often, as to become one with it! ...your vision is clearly resonant with maNy, and your success weLL deserved. i personally adOre your Mucha'esque beauty & art nouveau blossom crOwns...thank you for gracing etsy, SaSha✿L.

  • gypseatree

    Laura R from Gypseatree said 4 years ago

    Congrats Sasha!!! I love everything about this- Your shop is beautiful and I love your spirit!

  • JustineJewellery

    Justine Chabińska from JustineWorld said 4 years ago

    Your shop and photos are beautiful. I love Your style! I like your article that's so clear and straight about what you think of your work and how it 's to have a shop in Etsy, thank You for sharing ♥

  • MarieNohr

    Marie Nohr from MarieNohr said 4 years ago

    I love that you take your own photos and that it was successful in bringing the you out in the products you sell. :) Very Inspiring. :)

  • John8eight

    Michelle from SimplyJoiDesigns said 4 years ago

    I love the store, the lady and the lifestyle. Such a beautiful spirit. Thank you for sharing!

  • HandmadeHandsome

    Tryntsje from HandmadeHandsome said 4 years ago

    Great story. Thank you for sharing. I love your note on perfection.

  • angelazwartjens

    Angela Zwartjens from BelmontandBellamy said 4 years ago

    You create a beautiful atmosphere. Being close to nature and doing what you love. Everyone makes mistakes. It's about how you handle it. Thank you for sharing.

  • Thamburan

    vipin ck from IVcolors said 4 years ago

    Great!!... Sashaa....!! Love it..

  • marebear

    Marilyn Souza from TheUltimateTreasure said 4 years ago

    AHHHHH! Sasha is from my home town of Nevada City! Way to go Sasha!!! It was great to meet you and your husband at Bunnyhenge!

  • guymelamed

    Blanche and Guy from blancheandguy said 4 years ago

    What a pleasure to read your story. So real, not contrived. with little worry for marketing as I've seen in other Featured Sellers interviews. Go you!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gritternst

    Gritt Ernst from grttDesign said 4 years ago

    Dear Sasha, that was a good moment.............: start the compy, open etsy & see your shop featured................ I always LOve to cross your items, shop.........& to read now your words was the point of the i...............wonderful how you describe your evolution & what it means to you. I´m very happy for you, that you found yOUr job here & I´m on that way, too. NaTUre´s best to you, take care, oNE lOve, Gritt

  • pugh33

    Cathy Pugh from CherieCoquette said 4 years ago

    Your shop and photography are stunning. Using the great outdoor works extremely well for you and sounds wonderful. I have found that my own shop is like an art project as well. One that has almost taken on a personality of it's own (with plenty of hard work), just as yours did. I am not quite there yet with sales, but sometimes find myself just looking at my shop to admire it and marvel (like you would a new born baby).

  • Bluseagal

    Gigi Vichienchai from Bluseagal said 4 years ago

    Sasha, I love your boutique! Often I get the feeling that it might be better to take pictures in front of a white wall to focus on the detailed dresses... But your sunning pictures give me motivation to keep on doing them outdoor as well. It is so great that you are your own model. I think this is the best way to show the feeling of the dresses! Lovely greetings from another Bohemian Etsy Member :)

  • StrokeofGeniusCards

    Patrick and Annie from SevenMilesPerSecond said 4 years ago

    Beautiful photography and great story! Congratulations on a wonderfully inspiring feature.

  • floroparc

    Elena Valeva from floroparc said 4 years ago

    I'm inspired by you!

  • TheOwlBookandCandle

    Eddie and Piny Diaz from TheOwlBookandCandle said 4 years ago

    This is one of the most inspiring articles I've read here. Love the story, the style, and the candid-soulful vibe.

  • thebeadgirl

    lisa lehmann from thebeadgirl said 4 years ago

    such a lovely profile. so inspiring. love your items. love your photos. congrats...I hope it brings you much success.

  • RememberMeEmily

    Emily from RememberMeEmily said 4 years ago

    Beautiful girl ~ you are such an inspiration! Thank you for your sweet vintage clothing. Thank you for the joy & beauty you are spreading in this world!

  • NicolasKnitKnacks

    Nicola and Jessica Belton from CelticKnittingCo said 4 years ago

    Wow such beautiful clothes and amazing pictures! congratulations on your feature and such a fab shop!

  • JCWorship

    Sue J from simplycross said 4 years ago

    Your article is very encouraging ! Thanks for that ! I particular like your idea about perfection. And how to deal with buyers in a "old school" way. haha... Just love it ~

  • naturesshadowdancer

    Holly Archer from DarkHorseDesignss said 4 years ago

    Wow! A kindred spirit! This is my visage from years ago but they didn't have internet or Etsy then. You are living my dream! I used to designs and sew one of a kind creations and hope to do so again as soon as I can afford to go get my crafting tools etc. which are 2400 miles away. You have inspired me to get going. Hugs~

  • CloudMobiles

    Viki and Igal from CloudMobiles said 4 years ago

    Love it! Your shop has this special air. a very beautiful work, approach, mindset! Good luck!

  • cloudtree

    Anna from Cloudtree said 4 years ago

    Loved reading this, so nice to hear you took a gamble on your new business and it took off. So very tempting to join you! I wish you much luck in your work.

  • eclectiqa2

    Joni A from Steiffphyndz said 4 years ago

    Fabulous all around! Love your photographs!!

  • reets612

    Rita Scott from RitasGarden said 4 years ago

    Love your shop and story! Very inspiring and glad to see a Sierra foothill girl make it to the featured seller! I'm in Paradise about 70 miles north of you.

  • YesterYearsCottage

    Shawna from ShawnaGruppieArt said 4 years ago

    Beautiful inspiring article, thank you for writing it! Beautiful photography too! Will certainly be following your shop!

  • newtribetextiles

    newtribetextiles from newtribetextiles said 4 years ago

    Eloquently said, your process, photos and clothing that you sell are all beautiful. I feel the same way about etsy, what a life-saver it has been, allowing so many of us to do what we love. THANKS!

  • catherinemaria

    Catherine Maria Charalambous from BouncyTree said 4 years ago

    Love the story, love the dresses and love the passion. Well done on the feature

  • Bibocks

    Sheila Andreana Sewall from Bibocks said 4 years ago

    Keep pushing your astral envelope. Your work is as lovely as you are and the story that surround you.

  • jennylu

    Wendi and Jenny Unrein from JennyLU said 4 years ago

    the pictures and clothing are breathtaking!

  • ezliving

    ezliving from ezliving said 4 years ago

    Love your Shop!!!

  • Silkangel55

    Kristina from WinterMorningCrafts said 4 years ago

    "Flowy" pink dress is gorgeous! You story is inspiring! Thanks for sharing! Many years on Etsy with success to you!!!

  • PernillaLyst

    Pernilla H Jansson from PernillaLyst said 4 years ago

    Love your text, pictures and thoughts!! It has gone to my heart :) I still have not opened a shop at Etsy, but have a site shop.lystform.se All the best for you, Pernilla

  • shopfancyfox

    Sara Largent from FancyFoxClothing said 4 years ago

    Lovely! Amazing photos!

  • MomsantiquesNthings

    Janine from MomsantiquesNthings said 4 years ago

    You have a beautiful line of clothing and your photos could sell as artwork alone! What a lovely life in such a beautiful surroundings! Congrats on your success and thanks for the inspiration!

  • JoAJill6

    Jill Thompson from Pryorz said 4 years ago

    I really love your style!

  • Zipstitch

    Natassja C from Zipstitch said 4 years ago

    Well done, Sasha! It takes a lot of dedication and hard work to be successful on here, and it's plain that you've got both sorted! You truly are an inspiration; in my opinion, it's people like you that this site was meant for. From one quadrilateral to another, I'm glad that you've found a nice square sized hole to fit into! :-)

  • ninedragons

    Elizabeth England from ninedragons said 4 years ago

    Love your story, your style and your photography! Can't wait to go wander through your shop. Thanks for sharing.

  • ursulaelmes

    Ursula Elmes from YouOrganic said 4 years ago

    Love the story and the clothes and photography is amazing!

  • lunahoo

    lunahoo from lunahoo said 4 years ago

    Very nice vintage cloth and photos! Congrats for your work and thank you for share your story!

  • COMERARTGALLERY

    Rene' COMER from SensingMajesty said 4 years ago

    Great article! Very encouraging, thanks!

  • mriefler

    Molly Riefler from MulberryStreetPaper said 4 years ago

    Wow. Great story and I love the romance of the shoot!

  • carlaomlor

    Carla Omlor-Burghol from CarlaKnittings said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!

  • ButchersBroom

    Butcher's Broom from BUTCHERSBROOM said 4 years ago

    ►I'M VERY HAPPY TO SEE YOU HERE SASHA! CONGRATS... I LOVE YOUR SHOP... ◄ Good light, _BB_

  • Dogdohr

    Joanne Dohr from Dogdohr said 4 years ago

    Beautiful dresses and fun!

  • Madebypeter

    Peter from madebypeter said 4 years ago

    Excellent!

  • MerkabaWarrior

    Ivan G from MerkabaWarrior said 4 years ago

    Your photography is amazing!

  • AdornmentsbyDebbie

    AdornmentsbyDebbie from AdornmentsbyDebbie said 4 years ago

    Really enjoyed reading about your shop, I love your clothes and your photos are amazing. Continued success to you from a fellow Etsian down the road :)

  • NirvanaRoad

    Lisa from NirvanaRoad said 4 years ago

    BoHo Cool! Love your designs.

  • marias9

    Maria Kragh from marias9 said 4 years ago

    You have a beautiful line of clothing and your Photos are amazing - and very romantic.

  • klab11

    Katie Labruyere from bluebirdklassics said 4 years ago

    Speechless. Your spotlight is just fabulous and very inspirational. I am sitting at my work desk right now wishing I would walk out and go find some bears to watch while I photo goods for my shop! :) Thanks for being awesome and sharing it with us!

  • jcatt

    Jennifer Catherine from Etenially said 4 years ago

    I just registered my store yesterday and am so excited to begin my dream. You are such an inspiration to me. I am one of those square pegs too! :)

  • omeleko

    Karen D. Ballay from CcCrystalChain said 4 years ago

    This was beautifully written and i love her photos, the outdoor setting is perfect to showcase them Xo

  • beachbabyblues

    Susan Wagner from beachbabyblues said 4 years ago

    CONGRATS on the Feature !! Your shop is so beautiful , I love that you take your own photos ! I grew up close to Grass Valley ,so I know the crazy weather there and I am impressed that you photograph outdoors there . I enjoyed the entire article , but especially how you explained the process of being true to yourself , when you said. "my shop started to feel like an art project with a retail component, instead of the other way around" . I have found that so true , in my own Etsy journey ! Your items are really lovely and so reasonably priced too !! Wishing you all the best !

  • OurBrand

    Katy and Kyle from OurBrand said 4 years ago

    how cute are these clothes!

  • zenophobe

    Tina Giuntini from BeaEvie said 4 years ago

    An inspiring story. Good luck with the European tour.

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls from GemdropsoftheFalls said 4 years ago

    How wonderful?! You are a creative and compelling storyteller. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • DevolutionVintage

    DevolutionVintage from DevolutionVintage said 3 years ago

    Birds of a feather flock together! You took the words out of my mouth :) Good luck with your band travels! Wonderful & insightful Etsy post. Thanks!

  • TanaAnns

    Tana Stephens from TanaAnns said 3 years ago

    I love your shop Sasha! Thank you!

  • KimKatBags

    Kimberly M. Chapman from KimKatDesign said 3 years ago

    Great story and very inspirational to those who are considering leaving their daytime gig. I too have taken on many unsatisfactory roles in order to make ends meet but joining Etsy has been the most worthwhile and after a few struggling years am able to quit that bookkeeping job that kept me afloat. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again was my motto when I opened my shop and it has paid off so that I'm a happier person. Thanks for your story.

  • korenkwan

    Koren Kwan from GarasuWonderland said 3 years ago

    inspiring story!

  • beckyo93

    Rebecca Cormell from SissysBoutiquee said 3 years ago

    Great inspiring story! I love hearing about people's fashion experience and how they developed and expanded it with everyone. I am in hopes to expand my love for fashion by opening a boutique for people! I am a new boutique owner and recently opened a shop its very small but i hope to expand once the word is out! Hope all can check it out! www.sissysboutiquee.weebly.com

  • kalicat

    kalicat from kalicat said 2 years ago

    very nice, thanks

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