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Featured Shop: Blue Birds Fly Boutique

Jan 7, 2013

by BlueBirdsFlyBoutique handmade and vintage goods

I’m Sarah. I live in a small town in beautiful Ontario, Canada, and run my shop, Blue Birds Fly Boutique. I make infinity scarves, turban headbands, and arm warmers, and am slowly venturing into apparel.

My mom taught me how to sew years ago, and I was immediately addicted. Back then, I was really into streetwear and loved huge, wide-leg pants. Since they were really hard to find in shops, I began making them for myself. I started getting stopped all over Toronto by people asking where I got my pants. I guess it gave me a little extra courage to continue along my creative path. I’ve always loved working with my hands (I’m actually a former dental hygienist).

My day usually consists of too many cups of very strong coffee, some last minute sewing before packaging up orders, obsessively rechecking the addresses of my packages, then finally a trip to my local post office. I try to make things that I love, and then just hope that others will love them too.

My favorite part of running this shop is the photography and photo editing. It’s another whole world of creativity that I’m just getting into. I’ve learned so much and have so far to go, but I truly am enjoying the journey. I also enjoy hunting for fabric and supplies. I often have an idea of what I’m looking for, but love to keep an open mind and search for those unexpected treasures. Those treasures usually end up getting me totally sidetracked, dreaming about their potential, but I guess that’s all part of the creative process.

I firmly believe in following your heart, regardless of what anyone else may think. It was a real leap of faith to follow mine, but I’ve learned in life that it’s the only way to live. I opened up my Etsy shop with no expectations. I just thought “what will be will be.” I was actually quite nervous to jump in, but I’m so glad I did. I love connecting with my customers, and seeing people enjoy something that I’ve made. It’s amazing to be able to make money at something that I love to do.

Etsy allows me to run a business that is personal. Not only that, I am also an Etsy shopper, and have acquired items I truly cherish. There’s just something extra special about those pieces, almost as if a friend has made them for me. I love and am proud to be a part of this community.

There is a real sense of pride and ownership that comes along with running my own business. It’s actually really hard for me to not work. I’ve learned that balance is important, and breaks are essential. Family and friends are priceless and I’m so blessed to be surrounded by them. I’m a bit of a sensitive cat, so I’ve also had to develop a thicker skin. You realize that life isn’t perfect, and you can’t please everyone (as hard as you may try!). I try to do my best, learn from my mistakes, and treat people how I want to be treated.

All photographs by Blue Birds Fly Boutique.

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  • BrokenFingersArt

    Erin Inglis from COLRtheory said 7 years ago

    Oh, those scarves look so warm and cozy!

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Congrats on the feature! :)

  • VBVintage

    Laurel And Carrie from VBVintage said 7 years ago

    Beautiful...and very inspiring! Thank you for sharing.

  • chrissymahler

    Chrissy from beautiefullthings said 7 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Thanks for sharing your story with us!

  • solocosmo

    Jessica Grundy from solocosmo said 7 years ago

    Love your stuff! And I totally need some of those scarves! Congrats on your feature!

  • irishandmore

    irishandmore from irishandmore said 7 years ago

    Wonderful presentation of a beautiful shop and artist. Best wishes on your journey, Sarah. May each day bring you something new to put your heart into.

  • graysquirrelshop

    Natalie Menke from graysquirrelshop said 7 years ago

    I love your work! Your shop and story are inspiring. Congrats on your success! Best wishes in 2013-

  • gescate

    Gino Escate from Gygante said 7 years ago

    Great work!

  • RenataandJonathan

    Renata and Jonathan from RenataandJonathan said 7 years ago

    Great shop ! Congrats :)

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 7 years ago

    Great words of wisdom. Congrats!

  • ArtByKristin

    Kristin from CarriageOakCottage said 7 years ago

    You have such a wonderful, positive outlook! Congrats on the feature and I wish you continued success! :)

  • EdelweissPost

    Patrick from EdelweissPost said 7 years ago

    I can really relate with Sarah's sentiment that the photography is a fun and satisfying component of running our Etsy shops. Unless one sell photographs, the photography is a completely new world for us shop owners, and it is fun to explore and perfect in our own unique ways. The fact that most of us take our own photos adds a layer of branding which makes Etsy shops just that much more distinct from other venues.

  • SeaGlassJournal

    Gary del Mar from SeaGlassJournal said 7 years ago

    Congrats Sarah! Here's hopin' 2013 is good to you.

  • heathergracedesigns

    heather smith from HeatherGraceDesigns said 7 years ago

    Very inspiring thank you for sharing your amazing story! I love your products they are all so beautiful!

  • SeeDollyRun

    Michele Lea from NawteaKittea said 7 years ago

    I adore the heart sweatshirt! great shop!

  • Overdue

    Kiova Staley from joyridevintage said 7 years ago

    I love your sense of style, the mellow vibe of your photos and how you've come to accept being sidetracked (in fabric shopping) as part of your creative process--unexpected distractions often inspire creativity for me too. Congrats on all your success!

  • peacesofindigo

    Dawanna Young from peacesofindigo said 7 years ago

    I love your pieces. Congrats on the feature!

  • mimi019

    mimi019 said 7 years ago

    Love the photos and the feature! It's really cool to see inside your studio and hear a bit more about your shop. As a buyer of all things wonderful from BlueBirdsFly, I was so excited to see Sarah featured here! (I better start scooping up my favorites now before the entire etsy community catches on to how wonderful your shop is!!) Congrats girl! ~Marissa

  • RosellaResin

    Jessica & Gwynne Burgess from RosellaResin said 7 years ago

    Congratulations Sarah on the feature! So exciting to see a fellow Southwestern Ontario shop featured! We've been eyeing your items for awhile! So well-deserved!

  • shopbobbi

    Bobbi Reinert from shopbobbi said 7 years ago


  • perchshop

    Ali Thompson from PerchShop said 7 years ago

    i am lovely all your items but especially the heart sweatshirt...! smitten for sure. xoxo

  • FoxyGloves23

    Marie Cashin from MEmbroideries said 7 years ago

    I'm loving the headband, and the blue bird name of your shop. Best of luck to you.

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDene Moneuse from JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! And I believe that learning to "enjoy the journey" is truly the most important part of running your own business! Congratulations on your courage to make the leap!, JoDene

  • hasincla

    hasincla from travelwanderings said 7 years ago

    Beautiful items! And it's so wonderful that you've found your heart's desire and you're following your dreams. Very brave!

  • rockamecook

    rockamecook from loonlakevintage said 7 years ago

    Blue Birds Fly--what a cool name! And thanks for pictures of your workspace--I love picturing others working in their craft area.

  • akblack58

    Annie from TheNaturesDrift said 7 years ago

    "love what you make and someone will love it too" So true! Congrats.

  • TopStitchDesign

    Anna from TopStitchDesign said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Great story, and awesome pictures!

  • lanamur1

    Lana Mur from FiveOceanTribe said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Beautiful!!!

  • unastigsdottir

    Una Stigsdottir from Unaberries said 7 years ago

    You speak great truth. i am definitely favoring your shop. Love from Iceland.

  • BlueBirdsFlyBoutique

    Sarah from BlueBirdsFlyBoutique said 7 years ago

    Thanks so so much everyone!!!! I am truly honoured!!!!!!!! Much love! Sarah :)))

  • twoknit

    Martha Villa from twoknit said 7 years ago

    Beautiful ! Congrats on the future !

  • wheatleypaperworks

    M Wheatley from wheatleypaperworks said 7 years ago

    I'm over-joyed to see a fellow Canadian featured here! 'Wishing you much success in all that you do.

  • susanmack3

    Susan Mack from HappyValleyHerbs said 7 years ago

    Very nice pictures! You make a great model for your things. Love the winter turbans. They look warm! Congrats!

  • JackieDoremus

    Jaclyn Doremus from TheLandofCraft said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous items and photos! Congrats on being featured--well deserved!

  • muffintopdesigns

    cy and d from TheLovelySmith said 7 years ago

    beautiful work! and so thrilled that etsy is featuring a fellow Ontarian - your scarves are perfect for our snowy winters! you go, girl!!!! xoxoxox

  • OncleHope

    Oncle Hope from OncleHope said 7 years ago

    Love those thick big chunky scarves! Wish i just lived in a colder climate in order to wear them! Nice photos too!

  • irinisklavounou

    irini from IrinisWorld said 7 years ago

    Very nicely worked photos. I love the softly raining hearts, it has a magical quality.........But 'too many cups of very strong coffee' and sooner or later you are running on empty. Luckily there is a very good way to cut down on an excessive coffee habit...When one would normally drink a cup just take a few sips. It actually has the same effect, coffee is very strong stuff and stimulates in very small quantities. For volume switch to water, you can't get too much and it too is vitalising. A couple of litres of water and a small pot of strong coffee generally keep me racing through a long day.

  • OliveSpoonStudio

    Michael and Erin Waite from OliveSpoonStudio said 7 years ago

    Ooh... love your work!! Congrats :)

  • LeasaMarie

    Leasa from LeasaDesigns said 7 years ago

    Really cute!! You couldn't have said it better! I too love the photo editing part, which in turn has gotten me to make amazing photos of my family vacations too. Bonus!! Gotta love Etsy.....

  • Aristocrafts

    Aristocrafts from Aristocrafts said 7 years ago

    I can relate to so many things you have said, from "those treasures usually end up getting me totally sidetracked, dreaming about their potential" to "obsessively rechecking the addresses of my packages" :). Congratulations on the feature, your work is wonderful and your photos are fantastic!

  • KARozWoodworking

    KARozWoodworking from Rozemake said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the feature....Whoo Hoooo Ontario!!!!!

  • timbuktuartcolony

    timbuktuartcolony from TimbuktuArtColony said 7 years ago

    Excellent post!

  • TwoLittleWings

    Dianna Vold from TwoLittleWings said 7 years ago

    What I really needed this morning was a strong cup of coffee and some good inspiration. The coffee is starting to kick in (thank goodness!) and I got a strong dose of inspiration from your lovely feature. I also got a laugh from your comment about obsessively checking addresses before shipping to make sure they are correct! Thank you for putting that little bit in, it made me feel I'm not the only one with shipping anxiety :-} You have so much to be proud of. The photos are beautiful, as is your packaging and products. Following your heart has truly paid off for you! Happy New Year from California

  • vjcooler

    Valerie from ValsCraftCreations said 7 years ago

    Great shop. Beautiful work.

  • Karenhugheskreations

    Karen Hughes from Karenhugheskreations said 7 years ago

    Love your shop!

  • BeadtrissLane

    Krista Kirk from BeadtrissLane said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on the feature! ~Krista

  • amysfunkyfibers

    Amy Gunderson from amysfunkyfibers said 7 years ago


  • 14xbags

    Kimberly from 14xbags said 7 years ago

    Beautiful shop!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your story and all your lovely photos of your work space! Well done!

  • ThreeBarDGifts

    Monica from ThreeBarDGifts said 7 years ago

    Beautiful collection! Great photography! Congrats on the feature!

  • sewbeau

    sewbeau from sewbeau said 7 years ago

    I'm from ontario, too! And I love your work (and your styling)! Keep it up!

  • oddlyaddictive

    cait lucas from inkkit said 7 years ago

    Great work congrats

  • dianeeathertonwatt

    Diane Eatherton-Watt from InspireToInspire said 7 years ago

    Beautiful imagery! Your products look so cuddly and I love the way that you present them. You also speak from your heart which is always good to hear. Very inspiring. Thanks!

  • mlezcano

    Mary Lezcano from BellaBboutique said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Your scarves, turbans, and well your style in general is unique and certainly coveted by many and myself! Many blessing to you!

  • DonnaRoberge

    Donna Roberge from DonnaRobergePhoto said 7 years ago

    Love your shop and your story Sarah, good luck to you!

  • memckeen

    LovelySquid from LovelySquid said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous work! The heart sweatshirt is to die for! Congratulations on the feature.

  • KDHdesigner

    KDH from Lullykins said 7 years ago

    I love what you have to say. I'm going to apply those words of wisdom to my own life and etsy journey. Thank you!!!

  • makenziealvarez

    Makenzie Alvarez from HanksAndNeedles said 7 years ago

    Wonderful story. You are an inspiration. I love your work. Congratulations and look forward to seeing more from you.

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique from RetroRevivalBoutique said 7 years ago

    You have a fabulous shop! Congrats on the feature. ^__^

  • PrayerNotes

    Prayer Notes by Cynthia from PrayerNotes said 7 years ago

    Love your shop and all of the beautiful scarves. Your story is inspirational! ~Cynthia

  • gailwalters1

    Gail Walters from StoneRockArt said 7 years ago

    I am so glad I checked out your shop Sarah! You are a inspiration for many! I just opened my shop and boy! it needs some work. I moved from Ebay to I just need to get busy. :) I love this community of Etsy folks! Thank you again Sarah for inspiring me. Gail

  • jamiesierraknits

    Jamie Rex from jamiesierraknits said 7 years ago

    What an awesome feature. I've always admired your shop, and love your style. Congratulations to you!

  • Aichowsky

    ayca malkoc from WoolyCA said 7 years ago

    Lovely ! wish you more luck on etsy !!

  • PeonyKnits

    Josie from PeonyKnits said 7 years ago

    Lovely shop! Congratulations!!

  • OuterKnits

    OuterKnits from OuterKnits said 7 years ago

    Lovely and cozy!

  • maggiesraggedyinn

    Mary Robertson from MaggiesInn said 7 years ago

    I really enjoyed this article and your work. Bravo, you are a smart young lady!!!

  • jamasters

    Jess Masters from RefinedRock said 7 years ago

    Lovely and inspiring!

  • butteifulgirls

    Jess from ButteifulGirls said 7 years ago

    A lovely and truly inspiring shop, makes me want winter to last longer. Thank you for sharing your talents and story. Happy Sales. Best, Jess

  • GeorgieGirlLLC

    D George from GeorgieGirlLLC said 7 years ago

    Love your shop! The photo with the bolts of fabric and all that action going on is my favorite. Congratulations!!!

  • iccopa

    Irene from ShopCityGirl said 7 years ago

    very inspiring! love your designs, makes me want to grab a mug of cocoa, bundle up and enjoy the cold! :)


    Andrea Ryan said 7 years ago

    So great to see a fellow Ontarian featured!! I love your chunky scarves. So much fun! Your packaging is beautifu. Congrats on the feature!

  • thedelhistore

    thedelhistore from theDelhiStore said 7 years ago

    Lovely Shop! Congratulations!

  • saulebaltaa

    Liga from DIYDigitalStudio said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature!

  • reflectionsjewelry

    Emily Delfin from reflectionsjewelry said 7 years ago


  • MaleSalas

    Maria Salas from ChapulinesCollection said 7 years ago

    Congratulations Sarah!! beautiful work!!

  • sonyarasi

    Sonya Rasi from sonyarasi said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • beadeddragons

    Brittany from beadeddragons said 7 years ago

    Love the scarves, and that you enjoy making all of your items. There's no point if you aren't enjoying what you're doing. Also, my perspective on life falls in line with yours: The world would be a dreary place without family, friends, and a fresh cup of coffee in my hand. Congrats on the feature. :D

  • OneLaneRoad

    Becky from OneLaneRoad said 7 years ago

    Love your style! Beautiful shop!

  • nastalgiapink

    nastalgiapink said 7 years ago

    You are a great artist keep going!

  • challenevi

    Challene from challenevi said 7 years ago

    You have a very beautiful shop! I love your items! I want an infinity scarf of yours for our cold alaskan days! =) Thank you for sharing your story with us.. I also believe in making what you love and have hope that others will love it too.. many blessings!

  • monikamail

    monika burian from horsehairbijou said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Congrats!

  • NestedYellow

    Anna Vasquez from NestedYellow said 7 years ago

    I love your shop and style! It feels super cozy and beautiful. Thank you for inviting us in to your creative world and sharing your lovely story. Congratulations and best wishes!

  • nastasja85

    Anastasiya from RomanticARTlife said 7 years ago

    !!! C O N G R A T S !!! ♥ Love Your Story, Pictures & Creations!!! ♥

  • AlisaDesign

    Alisa from AlisaDesign said 7 years ago

    L O V E your amazing products! Woow.. Congrats! ;)

  • LollysCubbyhole

    Becky from LollysCubbyHole said 7 years ago

    What beautiful creations! I envy your photo talent also! I only get a brief spurt of cold stuff which would allow me to wear one of the luscious scarves in N. Florida, but honestly I am marking you for future gift giving!

  • backyardprims

    Cathy from backyardprims said 7 years ago

    Really enjoyed reading your story....and it definitely shows that you put your heart into what you create. Beautiful turbans and scarves. Congrat's and much success as your business grows.

  • Win1985

    Rowina Panchu from SweetCandyStuffs said 7 years ago

    Super cute and beautiful photos! Congrats!

  • iCandyPetiteTreats

    Chyree from iCandyPetiteTreats said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! I love reading all of the stories, very inspiring. Congrats on the feature.

  • MichelleSommer

    Michelle K. Schut from 813designs said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I am so proud to have someone from my area featured! I live a mere 30 minutes from you!

  • ArtisticFun

    Lisa from ArtisticFun said 7 years ago

    Your scarves are beautiful and your photography. Nice to learn about you and your leap of faith.

  • OuiInFrance

    Diane from OuiInFrance said 7 years ago

    Awesome interview, very inspiring for a new seller here. Love your packaging as well! Checking out your shop now...

  • BeaconMills

    Patrick from BeaconMills said 7 years ago

    Great philosophy! A remarkable thing changing directions as you did - true inspiration. Also, love the shop name.

  • TheCupcakeMarket

    Julie Lynn from imjulielynn said 7 years ago

    Amazing interview!! Really inspiring. And I'm in love with that heart shirt;)

  • LynnyA

    Lynn Heigh from VineAndBranchStudio said 7 years ago

    I love reading the profiles and "about" pages of Etsy members. There is so much common ground among those who create, and long to share the process with others. Wonderful feature and products--and yours is a lovely statement that so many of us relate to. Thank you!.

  • elisaavraam

    Elsa A from CloudPearls said 7 years ago

    The photos are really beautiful! I love those scarves, and yes etsy shopping is a grreat experience!

  • rystorteboom

    RY Storteboom from KnitGoodWomanKnit said 7 years ago

    It really is inspiring to read your story and good for you for following your heart!

  • npuig

    Nuria Puig from nurananu said 7 years ago

    Beautiful items, honest words and excellent pictures. It was a pleasure to read you and to be, somehow, in the same boat! :-)

  • Fiume

    Erin O'Rourke from Aruguletta said 7 years ago

    You have an awesome sense of style, and I love the photography. Great shop!

  • beachbabyblues

    Susan Wagner from beachbabyblues said 7 years ago

    WoW !!! First of all you..are BEAUTIFUL !! I can see right into your soul . BEAUTIFUL !! Your story is an inspiration ! Your care and love put into your items and packaging is fantastic !!! This gave me a BOOST to keep GOING !!! Thanks so much for sharing . BLESSINGS to YOU and YOURS !!

  • FrankieBs

    Joan from FrankieBs said 7 years ago

    I love how you follow your heart and trust in yourself. Your items are gorgeous!

  • wearthou

    Shirley from wearthou said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work and amazing photographs too! Happy to hear that you're following your heart's desire! The scarves are amazing - love the yummy colors - you sure need them for the Canadian winters back east! But will the scarves keep me dry on the wet coast? Congratulations on your feature!!

  • divinalocura

    Maril from DivinaLocura said 7 years ago

    wohoooo so glad to see you here! i bought a piece from your shop for my sist bday and was and still is a real hit! congrats! Maril

  • scrapbookcompleted

    Janelle Dauenhauer from scrapbookcompleted said 7 years ago

    Loved reading your story! Love your scarves! Love, love, love your photography! Congrats!

  • VintageAristocracy

    luvluxx from luvluxx said 7 years ago

    Admiring your work, beautiful things and beautiful pictures. Inspiring me to work harder. contratulations!

  • quiettimejewelry

    Jenna Smith from QuietTimeJewelry said 7 years ago

    The photos of your items convey snuggly warmth ~ awesome job with your shop! I totally understand having to develope a thick skin, it is so true:) Much continued success to you.

  • ShirleyArt

    Debbie Shirley from ShirleyArt said 7 years ago

    Great interview! Lovely photos and a wonderful shop. Congrats on the feature!!

  • alinajeremenko

    alina from LadyAlinaShop said 7 years ago

    Such a nice story and a nice warm person! Thank you for sharing! I feel more confident when I meet people with the same emotions and passion to creating as me. Thank you!

  • BonTons

    BonTons from BonTons said 7 years ago

    Great designs. Congratulations on the feature

  • bmoddesigns

    Bmod Designs from BmodDesigns said 7 years ago

    Congrats to you!! So nice to see someone from Ontario as the featured shop is just beautiful, love it!

  • vampiregothchick

    Alura from AlluringAntiques said 7 years ago

    Congrats!! It is nice to see a Canadian seller featured!

  • TheCrochetCafe

    Meg from TheCrochetCafe said 7 years ago

    I absolutely love your work! Your scarves are beautiful, congrats on your feature =)

  • banou

    banou from banou said 7 years ago

    Great story and wonderful shop ! each day I get a stronger skin too - but at my regular job - with my shop on etsy I have the greatest fulfillment and it's such a joy to send my jewelry around the world. I wish you all the best for 2013 !

  • lanaschulli

    Lana Schulli from LanaSchulliDesigns said 7 years ago


  • CatherineMarissa

    Catherine from CatherineMarissa said 7 years ago

    I love everything about this - - your cozy, lived in studio ... the beautiful & inspiring packaging ... and your attitude. Such a treat. Thanks for sharing!

  • dragonflies49

    Vanessa McKibben from dragonflies49 said 7 years ago

    Wow, glad I read this. KEep shining.

  • sewinggals

    sewinggals from sewinggals said 7 years ago

    Beautiful scarves - i wear scarves all day long in the winter!! Very inspiring story - especially as the new year begins!!

  • Bumbleweedz

    Dara Barth from Bumbleweedz said 7 years ago

    You and your shop are adorable! Congrats!

  • kcparade

    Kim from TimeNSeasonTreasures said 7 years ago

    I just love your attitude! And on this bitter cold day you can bet I'm about to browse your wonderfully warm scarves. Congratulations on your well deserved feature.

  • eleiva

    Evy Leiva from EncantobyEvy said 7 years ago

    Your words have truly inspired me. Thank you.

  • KaiceJoy

    Kirsti Joy from KaiceJoy said 7 years ago

    Fantastic shop and love your open and willing heart to share your story! Congrats on the feature!!

  • thevintagepainting

    Geometricink lunzer from GeometricInk said 7 years ago

    The chunky infinity scarfs are amazing! I need one! (even though I live in Arkansas) I still need one :)

  • PennyBirchWilliams

    Penny Birch-Williams from PennyBirchWilliams said 7 years ago

    Love your work and the cozy photos too. Wish I had a need for big warm scarves and hats here in Florida! I too get lost in the potential of things, and start dreaming of new things while I'm still busy with the work in progress. I also have found the different facets of having a shop are fascinating and engage my creativity more than I expected. Having faith that someday I'll make a living following my heart and making what I love, as you do. Congratulations on your achievements and best wishes for continued success!

  • thevintagepainting

    Geometricink lunzer from GeometricInk said 7 years ago

    Also, congrats on a great feature! "I try to make things that I love, and then just hope that others will love them too." that is exactly my thinking when painting!

  • LouiseDempsterCards

    Louise from CreativelyCouture said 7 years ago

    What a fabulous story Sarah. Your views are exactly how I feel too..follow your heart which I am doing too. I aspire to have a studio as gorgeous as yours and I love the distressed frame you use for your pin board. Your shop reflects your love of your work. Well done!

  • ZorroPlateado

    Carole from ZorroPlateado said 7 years ago

    Beautiful shop...Congratulations on the feature!

  • BigRockPaperCo

    Melissa Cyrenne from BigRockWeddingFavors said 7 years ago

    Happy to see a fellow canadian featured!

  • hopperartz

    Katelyn Williams from HopperArtz said 7 years ago

    Wonderful work! Love your stuff. ^^

  • RedBoatStudio

    Karole Doucette from RedBoatStudio said 7 years ago

    Wonderful story Sarah - beautiful items too! Best of luck to you.

  • chelseabutler965

    Chelsea Butler said 7 years ago

    Love the heart sweater.

  • karinagracejewelry

    Karen Ericson from karinagracejewelry said 7 years ago

    Yay! Congrats on being FS! I've admired your shop for a while now and I just love your infinity scarves. Your photography is awesome and I just love to use your items in my treasuries! Keep up the great work! :)

  • nativestrandsjewelry

    Rachel from PeppersJewelry said 7 years ago

    I love the teal scarf!

  • ThePattypanShop

    ThePattypanShop from ThePattypanShop said 7 years ago

    Beautiful items!!! Congrats!

  • DivineByDeidre

    Deidre from DivineByDeidre said 7 years ago

    Good for you!! Great story and great to see another Canadian artist featured! <3

  • FavorITDesign

    Niki Hárosi from ChapterII said 7 years ago

    LOVE your items, the insipring story and its true personal touch!! Congrats!!! xx

  • mvmayophotography

    Mary Mayo from MVMayoPhotography said 7 years ago

    Beautiful. Congrats!

  • KCowie

    KCowie from KCowie said 7 years ago

    Congratulations.....I am from Woodstock Ont. too lived there all my life until 8 years ago.

  • feairs

    tracy feairs from ElsiHandmadeWithLove said 7 years ago

    Congratulations Sarah!!! I am so happy for you!! Your shop looks amazing and I LOVE the chunky knit scarves!! Great interview too:) All the best in to a great start!! Tracy:)

  • Jasminepots

    Jasmine Crowe from Jasminepots said 7 years ago

    Great work, great feature. So happy for you and all you have accomplished! Those scarves make me want to be in the snow forever...

  • FindingBrooke

    Brooke from FindingBrooke said 7 years ago

    CONGRATS! :-)

  • MagpieQuilts

    Ann from MagpieQuilts said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your beautiful shop! I love your photos and your packaging - such a great package with awesome products!

  • aubepine

    Jen from aubepine said 7 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Congrats!!

  • StayArtisan

    J.K. Ramirez from HudsonBlueArtisans said 7 years ago

    Congratulations, beautifull shop

  • TheBeautyofBoredom

    Gracie from TheBeautyofBoredom said 7 years ago

    Very cool work! Love the infinity scarves. Interesting to hear that you used to be a dental hygienist...guessing you like this more now. :) Start doing more clothing, it will work out.

  • lindazeccola

    Linda Zeccola from LinZdesignsNY said 7 years ago

    I love your story and your pieces. They are made with love, I can tell. I'm making your shop one of my favorites.

  • warnellcreations

    warnellcreations from warnellcreations said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Great work

  • 7east

    7east from 7east said 7 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading about your Etsy shop. Love your work!

  • birchandbliss

    Michelle from BirchandBliss said 7 years ago

    I love your items!! Beautiful! And the photography is gorgeous :)

  • JessieArch

    Jessie Archambault from 1509Partridgeberry said 7 years ago

    I love how comfortable your wears look! Definitely have my eye on your plaid pieces. Love your shop, congratulations on the feature!

  • AzimuthVintage

    Traci McKnight from AzimuthVintage said 7 years ago

    Resonating Words. Thank you, Sarah.

  • grimmandgrete

    Lisa from REBELbyFATE said 7 years ago

    Hey fellow Ontarian, I think it's really cool that you took a leap of faith; it's a concept that I've been totally pushing. Awesome shop + designs!! Kudos on your feature + continued success!!!

  • redbarnmarketplace

    Kristy hodge from redbarncanvas said 7 years ago

    Love your shop. - also your listing photos are amazing.. NICE work - it is easy to see you are having fun with the photography. :)

  • styleforlife

    Emily from styleforlife said 7 years ago

    Lovely....CONGRATS!!! Have a successful 2013! XOXO

  • staats25

    Drew from DrewsCollectibles said 7 years ago

    Very cool!!

  • falconfoot

    Michael Thompson from FadingLeafDesign said 7 years ago

    Love the photos and the space. Nice work!

  • theshack

    Alex Trumble from theshack said 7 years ago

    Congratulations very nice work, photos and well written.

  • tamilopez

    Tami Lopez from TamiLopezDesigns said 7 years ago

    You love what you do and it really shows! Best to you!!!

  • sweedishxbunnies

    Maria Turner from sweedishxbunnies said 7 years ago

    Great story! I'mtold alot of dentists get into jewelry.. funny!! Your photo & editing is beautiful <3

  • aressa

    aressa from OriginalBridalHanger said 7 years ago

    Love your story, and your product too! Looks like you really enjoy what you are doing...

  • mixedmetalmimi

    Mimi Roy from mixedmetalmimi said 7 years ago

    Way to go Canadian girl! Mixed Metal Mimi

  • epicstitching

    Mel Ladner from epicstitching said 7 years ago

    A fellow Canadian!! Always excited to see other northerners. Lovely items, and I love that you (like me) find that "working" (on Etsy anything) is more just loving what you're doing!

  • BlueMoonLights

    Alexandra Simons from BlueMoonLights said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on the FS!!

  • wildthingz

    Andrea from wildthingz said 7 years ago

    Love your work and your photos are beautiful!

  • sergklim

    Serg Klim from sergklim said 7 years ago

    Great work!

  • searchnrescue2

    Beth and Bebe from searchnrescue2 said 7 years ago

    Loved reading your interview ~ your photos are gorgeous and your scarves are sooo pretty. Wishing you all the best... we feel the same about the Etsy community, it's great!

  • PetitPointFrance

    Sonia from PetitPointFrance said 7 years ago

    Very nice work and very inspiring story !

  • irinisklavounou

    irini from IrinisWorld said 7 years ago

    I got up this morning and had another look at your feature and am moved to comment once more.... You are one lucky girl.....Lucky to have had the passion to make your move....lucky to have good hands,a good eye and such a very pretty model for your photos, and also lucky to have what seems like a million admirers....You deserve all your luck because you are following your heart and i can just feel it beating with joy.

  • katrinaalana

    Katrina Alana from KatrinaAlana said 7 years ago

    Great shop! Congrats!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    Matejka Max from NattyMatty said 7 years ago

    Fantastic, congrats!!!

  • ShuliDesigns

    Shulamit Raanan from ShuliDesigns said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story! You have such a great talent and your designs are just wonderful!

  • Dallabeadstore

    Dallabeadstore from 925silverjewels said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work Congrats!!!!!! Thanks You :)

  • discerningchichi

    Valerie from chichigemmes said 7 years ago

    Truly inspirational! Lovely work and photos - thanks for sharing your journey with us!

  • liveplush11

    Live Plush from LivePlush said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!! Congrats

  • SRPLdesign

    Serpil from SRPLdesign said 7 years ago

    Great items!I like all of them.

  • retrophoenix

    Dana Austin from RetroPhoenix said 7 years ago

    Cozy product!! Thanks for sharing such a transparent interview.

  • janicewd

    janicewd from janicewd said 7 years ago

    Your pieces look loaded with warmth. Just what I could use today here on a cold winter morning in Pennsylvania. You do great work and thank you for all your inspiration too. Reminds me to keep going!

  • carlatepaske

    Carla TePaske from Studio206wi said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the confidence booster! Great post and amazing work! Beautiful!! Best to you in 2013!

  • earjeans

    Tasha LaRae from earjeans said 7 years ago

    Everything about this post is so fabulous! Congratulations on the feature and thanks for the inspiration :)

  • DarkRide

    Caroline from DarkRide said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on the feature. It's wonderful to see a Canadian shop here!

  • kelonye

    Mitchel Kelonye said 7 years ago


  • sewury

    Ury said 7 years ago

    You're in control! Love everything...your attitude, the items, the fact that you model your items, the care in your packaging, the photography, your studio, and especially your story. I tend to be a bit of a sensitive cat too and your story might just inspire some courage in me to get busy, create and sell. All the best to you.

  • joanndunn

    j dunn from jdunnforReDunn said 7 years ago

    You've inspired me to jump back in! I have so many items to display on my site,however my :problem: is my new Google chrome book. I am so out of the loop,with tecnology,that I'm still having trouble up loading pictures. I am anxious to continue my site. You and so many other artisans,are talented and creative,and I am inspired! Thankyou.j dunn

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage from accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Great work! Much success!

  • bowtieco

    Silva Y from bowtieco said 7 years ago

    Great feature, congrats!

  • dogearstudio

    Susan Dall from AStudioInTheWoods said 7 years ago

    Good work Sarah!! Great to see Ontario being featured.

  • charlinemuhammad

    Charline Monica from LaFemInfinityScarves said 7 years ago

    Wow, your blog is very creative, your scarves are fabulous, your photos are unique, your modeling is very natural and I'm inspired!

  • djdesignsjewelry

    Deborah Grossman from LittleAccessoryShop said 7 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Love your outlook! :)

  • Linohandmade

    Lynne Duguay from Linohandmade said 7 years ago

    Great shop ! Congrats !

  • wearlovenow

    Becca Koopmans from wearlovenow said 7 years ago

    Thanks for giving us a great peek into your shop, heart and process of creating. Blue Birds Fly is a gorgeous Etsy shop! Congrats on your feature!

  • sofiatrinker

    Sofia Sanchez from Dedosen2 said 7 years ago

    LOVE your work and photographs!!!! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • BlueBirdsFlyBoutique

    Sarah from BlueBirdsFlyBoutique said 7 years ago

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you everyone!!!! I'm overwhelmed by all of your love and encouragement! You're all so amazing!!!!

  • sylviahennebo

    Sylvia Hennebo from Karmavida said 7 years ago

    it's very hot where I live but these scarves are the perfect practical accessory gift for countries where it get chilly

  • sharonhiggins16

    Sharon from RusticUnraveled said 7 years ago

    Your work is beautiful, and thank you for sharing your shop and photos. Blessings to you as you continue on your creative journey and dreams.

  • graycat26

    Caroline from graycat26 said 7 years ago

    Lovely, inspirational story! Best of luck with your beautiful shop!

  • sylviahennebo

    Sylvia Hennebo from Karmavida said 7 years ago

    you are right.keep doing what you are doing.It makes you happy and it's pretty and others can enjoy your good taste.

  • PearlesPainting

    Pearle Northrop from PearlesPainting said 7 years ago

    Congratulations Sarah! Beautiful shop!

  • expressyourself

    Natalia Snemis from expressyourself said 7 years ago

    Great shop!

  • capitalcitycrafts

    Barbara Moore from CapitalCityCrafts said 7 years ago

    Doing what you love really shows! Lovely shop, wishing you best of luck!

  • jaxxroks

    Cathy Jackson from GoldenHandsDesign said 7 years ago

    Perfect!! Congratulations!! Great Pictures.. Your story reminds me of me... Love your shop... Etsy is awesome. who would ever think that you get to communicate with people all over the world, right from your home. It just blows my mind... Everything you said was absolutely perfect!! <3

  • JypsyLight

    Jaye from JypsyLight said 7 years ago

    LOVE your work! Congrats from a fellow Canuck!

  • RaisingGreenKids

    Dorinda from RaisingGreenKids said 7 years ago

    Love your shop! Thanks for sharing and the way you package your items is lovely.

  • kellydunc

    Kelly Knight from BalsamBotanicals said 7 years ago

    Love your work! Beautiful photos too!

  • lillysshoppe

    WestU from lillysshoppe said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Love your work! :)

  • TwoChicklets

    Diane Cullum from TwoChicklets said 7 years ago

    Great work and photography! Congratulations; I loved reading your story!

  • IrinaYakobson

    Irina Yakobson from Keepthebest said 7 years ago

    everything that you said is very inspiring. keep going! I love your photographs and your products!

  • idestudiet

    Pia from idestudiet said 7 years ago

    I am right there with you on the following your heart part – and the MANY cups of strong coffee! :) LOVE your shop! Best wishes to you for continued success and congrats on the feature! ♥´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸. (¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥

  • jacobswoodentoys

    Tim and Brigita Cornwell from jacobswoodentoys said 7 years ago

    Congrats to a fellow Canadian! Lovely shop and very inspiring interview. All the best of success to you!

  • NSpottery

    Natalie from NSPottery said 7 years ago

    I LOVE this shop. And the interview is so inspiring!

  • juliannaeller

    Julianna Eller from Rockabybabys said 7 years ago

    You are inspiring! I'm brand new to Etsy and this shop is my FAVORITE! Thank you for your passion!

  • PrettywithSprinkles

    PrettywithSprinkles from PrettywithSprinkles said 7 years ago

    love love love everything! Congratulations on the feature! I think I'll be ordering one of your items very soon!

  • sweeneyd

    Darla said 7 years ago

    Your story is so inspiring! I cannot wait to receive an item from your shop. Keep up the great work, and I wish nothing but the best for you! Congrats!

  • BrookeJewelry

    Brooke from BrookeJewelry said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! I always enjoy these little views into other shops and their processes and hearing what their day is like. I also enjoy getting so see new items that I had not seen before, yours are lovely! And the presentation too, so sweet:)


    Natashja from JannysGirl said 7 years ago

    Congrats! Love the interview, your sewing studio looks a bit like mine, piles of fabulous fabrics :) Keep up the great work!

  • LoneMountainDesigns

    Michaela Van Dyke from LoneMountainDesigns said 7 years ago

    You do beautiful work. Congrats on the feature and we wish you many sales in 2013 ;)

  • Pixie2428

    Doris C. from SewBeautifulbyDC said 7 years ago

    You have a beautiful shop ! Congratulations on your feature. I love your photos. I look forward to seeing more great items created by you.

  • HouseOfDenmark

    House Of Denmark from HouseOfDenmark said 7 years ago

    Congrats! Great interview – LOVE your shop!

  • bellakoolla

    mtnzgirl from bellakoolla said 7 years ago

    You go girl! What yummy delicious scarves! and SMASHING good photos! :) Happy New Year!

  • ReinventionbyAngelaB

    Angela Birdsall from ReinventionbyAngelaB said 7 years ago

    Love your shop, and the interview. Inspiring and uplifting!

  • BambuEarth

    Amber from BambuEarth said 7 years ago


  • needlenerd

    Bonnie from needlenerd said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! I'm in on obsessively checking shipping addresses too :)

  • msbibliotecaria

    Adriana the Librarian from labiblioteca said 7 years ago

    I love your items and your shop! Great style :) Congrats!!

  • whitevan

    Dennis from whitevan said 7 years ago


  • uniquefabricgifts

    Unique Fabric Gifts from uniquefabricgifts said 7 years ago

    Your work is beautiful and really stands out.Congratulations on the feature! Wish you much success!

  • kalislaydon

    Kali Slaydon said 7 years ago

    We love: your scarves... your gloves... your headbands... your shirts... YOU!

  • caralunastudio

    caralunastudio from caralunastudio said 7 years ago

    "I try to make things that I love, and then just hope that others will love them too." Lovely!

  • MissTiksMetal

    Annik-Michele from MissTiksSoul said 7 years ago

    Romantic and lovely items! Your pictures really stand out. ;-)

  • ruthrawls

    Ruth Rawls from CatcatcherCorner said 7 years ago

    Lovely photos of lovely things!

  • sandcanyonjewelry

    Jane Brown from SandCanyonJewelry said 7 years ago

    I'm like you--looking for supplies is part of the enjoyment of creating. You do beautiful work!

  • LisaDaleyDesigns

    LisaDaleyDesigns from LisaDaleyDesigns said 7 years ago

    I loved reading about your boutique!! Now I cannot get the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" out of my head, lol! Was it hard to decide what items to focus on when starting out? My daughter and I are in the development stages of our own boutique...she makes jewelry and I do papercrafts and crochet just about anything you can think of!! I think it is important to only have a few items and do them well...which is what you have done :) Your packaging is beautiful and such a nice and welcome touch...good luck to you and best wishes for a successful 2013 Sincerely...Lisa Daley (from SoCal where it is 82 degrees today, yikes, so no scarf for me today)

  • FalconStudios

    Falcon Ja'Dane from FalconStudios said 7 years ago

    Beautiful creations Sarah. Do what you love and love what you do. There are never enough hours is there? Congratulations on the feature. Well deserved.

  • MahoganyWayMama

    Darcel Harmon from TheMahoganyWay said 7 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Congratulations on the feature.

  • ipanema

    ipanema from ipanema said 7 years ago

    Loved your feature! Enjoyed looking through all your fashionable pics too!

  • ipanema

    ipanema from ipanema said 7 years ago

    Loved your feature! Enjoyed looking through your fashionable photos too!

  • quiltitems4u

    quiltitems4u from quiltitems4u said 7 years ago

    Fabulous Feature. Thank You for taking the time to share/inspire. Truly Great Photography. All the Best in 2013!

  • noinaa

    B.noinaa phifer from bnoinaa said 7 years ago

    Congratulations + Beautiful creations + Happy New Year :)

  • foreverbouquet

    Jan Sullivan from ForeverBouquet said 7 years ago

    I Love that you "LOVE" the items you make ...... ! It is really nice to be surrounded by all the things you Love to do ..... Contrats on the Feature ....... Best to you in 2013 and for years to come:)

  • byKEONA

    Keona from byKEONA said 7 years ago

    Big huge congrats to you Sarah! Your creations are so beautiful and your pictures take me to a whole other world.

  • NicoleNicoletta2

    Nicole Nicoletta from MintMarbles said 7 years ago

    congrats!! wonderful have lovely pictures, it really shows that you like taking them!

  • Starbrightlita

    Laulita from Bombons said 7 years ago

    nice work!

  • HuellaHuella

    Fabiola Friedman from HuellaHuella said 7 years ago

    Beautiful artistry and a wonderful shop! Congrats!

  • honeyprint

    honeyprint from Honeyprint said 7 years ago

    I love your work, and wish you much success in 2013!

  • ramblingvitagegypsy

    Nickie Feddersen Ashley Vassilakos from RamblingVintageGypsy said 7 years ago

    Your story is very inspiring to my sister and I who are just starting out on etsy. Your photography is lovely!

  • christinazeller

    Andrea Mix from STYLEMIX said 7 years ago

    Beautiful the colors

  • FlowerMoundEscape

    Melinda from FlowerMoundEscape said 7 years ago

    I love the scarves, big chunky and so warm looking. The photography is the hardest part for me, I am always wanting to jump into my next project. I need to start looking at the photography AS my next project. Yours is gorgeous.

  • barbbelcher

    barb Belcher from CannyCanuck said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature and for starting your own business. I'm sure it will be a success. Absolutely love the big knitted infinity scarves.

  • mywhispers

    My Whispers from MyWhispers said 7 years ago

    I love your work, well done, and congrats on the feature!!! Keep it up!

  • Iammie

    iammie from iammie said 7 years ago

    Beautiful works! Congrats!

  • mystoplooking

    jinny from daliart said 7 years ago

    very nice work , and congrats!!

  • PattiTrostle

    Patti Trostle from PattiTrostle said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • msmadmax

    msmadmax from madmaxshop said 7 years ago

    wonderful feature, very inspirational.

  • toochiclittleshab

    Julie Travelino from toochiclittleshab said 7 years ago

    Hi Sarah! It's been awhile but I have personally bought from Blue Birds Fly and when I saw that your shop was featured, I was so excited for you. Your products are FAB!!! I have received so many compliments on my sweater. I really enjoyed reading your interview, it has totally inspired me too. I can't agree more with so many of your comments being an etsy seller too! I wish you all the best in 2013. Looking forward to buying more from you!

  • JaspersRomance

    Anna Buitendorp from ASplendidStory said 7 years ago

    Congrats Sarah! I am in love with your big chunky scarfs!

  • InMaterial

    Peggy McCallum from InMaterial said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Seeing the photo of your studio brought a smile to my face. I am constantly struggling with piles of fabric, supplies, and half finished prototypes in my studio so am glad I'm not the only one. I guess it's just a part of the creative process!

  • aprilandjune

    Annie from aprilandjune said 7 years ago

    Well deserved Sarah! It's so true that we have to just follow our hearts and take a leap of faith. It's scary but so well worth it in the end. By doing something we love, that's already a step in the right direction wherever it may lead us. I wish you continued and greater success!

  • ArtParlor

    Sabine from ArtParlor said 7 years ago

    Beautiful scarves, beautiful shop!

  • LesMiniboux

    Julie Lebailly from LesMiniboux said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the well-deserved feature. Your shop is beautiful, I am in love with your infinity scarves, putting them on my wishlist !

  • lenkamuchnik

    Elena Muchnik from lenkamuchnik said 7 years ago

    Sarah! You have a beautiful shop ! Congratulations !! Your photos very nice! Thank you !

  • SassyStylin

    Lori O from SassyStylin said 7 years ago

    What an inspiring article! Yet I always still wonder at the end of these remarkable stories a few questions that I wish were asked like How did you figure out how to run the business? Do you have help? Were you a former business major? I mean I have a shop but not nearly as good as it can be & I guess I just find myself trying to figure out things instead of just Trying to Do them! Anyway, hope Etsy Labs has a few workshops about really getting into the business part of it! That's what I think I need help with. Oh & photography &photoshop! haa Other than that great story/pics & items!

  • craftychick1228

    Jessica Sanford from Clips4chix said 7 years ago

    Hey everyone I'm new to etsy I handmake hair Accessories and clutch purses please Check my shop out :) Clips4chix......and gorgeous scarfs btw!!... Ty everyone. Clips4chix

  • LarkyPark

    Bethany Fuson from LarkyPark said 7 years ago

    I love the sense of community & pride in you story - hard earned journeys deserve well-earned respect! Nice job!

  • HuangHalimeina

    halimeina huang from HalimeinaDesign said 7 years ago

    Winter is going to be adorable with all the scarfs!

  • BlissfulLife1

    BlissfulLife1 from PopInkk said 7 years ago

    This was so inspirational! I absolutely love everything that you have created here!

  • butikonline83

    Hendri . from butikonline83 said 7 years ago

    I can see that you are putting a lots of efforts into your blog. Keep posting the good work.Some really helpful information in there. Bookmarked. Nice to see your site. Thanks!


    Clarice Booth from RECCIEatETSY said 7 years ago

    Beautiful Pieces. It makes me long for the winters of Colorado again. I now live in the extra warm south. Congratulations. Blessings,

  • kaylara

    Lara Kay from LarasHomesewnGoods said 7 years ago

    I love the way you package your products! Bookmarking this for inspiration!

  • marydowning

    mary downing said 7 years ago

    Hi Sar, just wanted to add my own comments after reading the wonderful feedback that you have received this week since your your Mom, I am so incredibly proud of you, first for being the beautiful woman that you are, both inside AND out......and for your artistic talents which are developing and unfolding all the time! I have watched you begin this journey, have seen the passion and hard work, and commitment to excellence that you always exhibit, and I simply couldn't be more proud of you! Love, Mom

  • BirdiePearlO

    BirdiePearlO said 7 years ago

    adorable shop! I just purchased the over size gray sweater with the giant red heart!! Perfect for valentines!! Cant wait to wear it! THanks and Congrats! Olga

  • A2SeaCreations

    Micki and Cheryl from A2SeaCreations said 7 years ago

    I so enjoyed reading your story Sarah! By the sounds of it, we have some things in common - except for the sewing. Sewing has alluded me for sure! Best of luck in your endeavours and keep on following that heart of yours! Cheers, Micki of A2Sea Creations and A2Sea Photography

  • karenhemeon

    Karen Foster Hemeon from HemeonArtworks said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on being featured, wishing you much success from a fellow Southwestern Ontario resident!

  • countrychiq

    Melissa Jenkins from CountryChiq said 7 years ago

    You are truly an inspiration! I have goose bumps all over reading proud of you!

  • colleendorazio

    Colleen Dorazio from RUSTICNORTHERN said 7 years ago

    I LOVE your work! Congrats on being featured!! Very inspirational story and I love the picture of the deer sweater ... would buy one in a minute ... :0) All the best for 2013 Colleen

  • TheButterflyFlew

    Isabel from TheButterflyFlew said 7 years ago

    Congratulations ! Beautiful items!

  • sproutspress

    Carolyn Eady from SproutsPressDesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful items and a wonderful story! Congrats!!

  • LaraineRose

    LaraineRose from LaraineRoseHandiWorx said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I have just opened an Etsy shop and I wish to grow up to be like you. You are so pretty and your success is inspiring! All the best to you in the future!

  • FunkyFernwood

    Margaret from FunkyFernwood said 7 years ago

    Awesome Sarah! Your work is all so beautiful. Big congrats to you :)

  • ekaterinadudzina

    Kate from BunnyStore said 7 years ago

    adore the stuff you make! precious!

  • northboundsalvage

    Matt and Meg from NorthboundSalvage said 7 years ago

    I thought I was the only one who loved scarves so much! I want one of everything!

  • lauraleedersart

    Laura Leeder from lauraleedersart said 7 years ago

    Thank You for sharing this inspiring story. You motivate me to continue to improve my business.

  • sarahahenry

    Sarah Henry from Ideodyssey said 7 years ago

    Congratulations from a fellow Sarah and Canadian. I really like that you stated "I try to make things that I love, and then just hope that others will love them too." as I have the same philosophy. Your items are lovely. All the very best to you!

  • shoogal82

    Ria from shoogal82 said 7 years ago

    Sarah, I'm now a huge fan! Everyone compliments me with the scarf I ordered from you. Plus I love the way you wrap them up and your gorgeous card enclosure and tag :)

  • DeepSilence

    Sonja Bikić from DeepSilence said 7 years ago


  • theresamiles

    Theresa Garcia said 7 years ago

    I think it is wonderful that you are doing what you love to do making scarves by hand and other things. very nice story.

  • LisasFabricShop

    Lisa Aldrich from LisasFabricShop said 7 years ago

    cool shop! I love the heart sweatshirt. :) congrats to you & wish you lots of success this year.

  • mcbbelk

    Girlfriend Necklace from Girlfriendnecklace said 7 years ago

    This shop has great pictures!!! Cool designs!

  • elizabethforster

    elle and belle Forster from elleandbellejewelry said 7 years ago

    I enjoyed your article and love your clothes. Pictures are great. That's my weakness, I haven't learned to take great photos. Congrats from a fellow Ontarian from Barrie.

  • MissHildebrandt

    Miss Hildebrandt from MissHildebrandt said 7 years ago

    Listenin' to 'Mad World' while scrollin' and reading down through your interview...the melody was just perfect! Cheers to you and keep on providing your GOODS! X MissHildebrandt

  • chicmoderne

    Patti from ChicModerne said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Very nice work!

  • foodchain

    chooseyrownfoodchain from foodchain said 7 years ago

    I love your photos! Your images have this beautifully blue haziness to them, like they were taken out of a true winter wonderland. :)

  • segalsmith

    SeagullSmithJewelry Segal-Smith from SeagullSmithJewelry said 7 years ago

    Congrats Your shop is beautiful and the photos are excellent. I also am impressed by your packaging. It was a great idea to include pictures of how buyers will receive their items. Continued success.

  • Lilacskye

    Kate Bauer from MilkandHoneybread said 7 years ago

    I love this whole post, but the bit the bit at the end is so true (about developing a thicker skin.). I'm quite sensitive too, and one of the things holding me back from opening my Etsy store in the beginning, was what if someone was going to be mean or too critical!. It helped me to think that when you open the doors to let good stuff in, sometimes bad can follow. I love receiving Etsy purchases, it's like having a really creative pen pal!

  • imperfectconceptscom

    Tasha Robinson from ImperfectConcepts said 7 years ago

    OMG your items are beautiful. Completely inspired by everything.

  • KarahAmos

    Karah Amos from KarahAmos said 7 years ago

    Love this!


    CM from SPUNKbyCM said 7 years ago

    I love your packaging. It's so cute and just puts a smile on my face. Opening up packages should be like having cotton candy. Sweet and simple!

  • lindadubos

    Linda DuBos from RhinestonestoRubies said 7 years ago

    Your photography is breathtaking and so creative. Everything about your story and the accompanying photos speaks to my heart. Your shop is amazing and your story inspiring. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself with us.

  • ecochicco

    Rachel Munro from ECOCHICCO said 7 years ago

    An amazing intro into Etsy. Your photos are beautiful as is your work. I can only aspire to your attitude. Thank you for sharing.

  • HerMajestysPug

    Nancy from HerMajestysPug said 7 years ago

    J'adore!!! Very, tres a la mode!!!! Congratulations on the feature!!! Pugs n Kisses

  • monbon19

    monbon19 from MINTJULEPdesign said 7 years ago

    LOVE the grren scarf in the very first picture. Beautiful work. :)

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    monbon19 from MINTJULEPdesign said 7 years ago


  • dominna

    Katrina Dzerkale from Dominna said 7 years ago

    My mom gave me a sawing machine when i turned 20. It gives such a feeling of indebendence. Loved the picture with you and a coffe. It looks like you are ready to put your heart in every tingle thing you do. Amazing.

  • QuotesAndQuotations

    QuotesAndQuotations from QuotesAndQuotations said 7 years ago

    It's awesome that you took the leap. I'm glad I decided to take the leap...I just have to give myself enough time to see if it's worth it for me. I Love your eyes :)

  • KASTina

    Kristina Ilickovic from Kastina said 6 years ago

    love your shop, congrats;)!

  • kookubug

    Jackie from kookubug said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop! Congratulations...

  • shor100

    Nechama Shor from SewingVideoTutorials said 6 years ago

    nice shop

  • donnieleandro

    Donnie from DonniesDiscounts said 6 years ago

    your a hottie

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