Sheryl, the creator of Sher Hastings Designs!
1. What do you sell in your shop?
Right now I sell images for clipart, digital scrapbooking, card making, and other crafts. I also sell planners, lists, and charts. Early 2012 I'll be introducing my line of quilting and craft patterns. I've been designing those for about the past 20 years, and the graphics for about 10 years.
2. What is your favorite thing about etsy?
I really like the community where we can connect with other artists and get advice and inspiration. I think it's a bargain as well. I like that there is no monthly fee and you can sell as much or as little as you'd like.
3. What is your least favorite thing about etsy?
I don't know that there is anything I don't like. But, I think it would be great if they could find a way for people who sell digital goods to have an automatic download for our customers. That way they could receive their file right away.
4. What does your studio/workspace look like?
My workspace is pretty much all over my house. I share our home office with my husband. A lot of my work is on the computer. That's where I create all my images for the graphics and where I write up the instructions and illustrations for my patterns. But when I'm working on the actual craft project, I like to stand at the kitchen counter and do my cutting, measuring, etc. If I need my sewing machine, the dining room table is perfect!
5. What do you do to relax?
My husband and I like to hike trails. I also enjoy a little TV at the end of the day with a glass of wine or a cup of herb tea. Shopping and lunch is always a nice way for me to unwind and enjoy myself.
6. What accomplishments are you the most proud of?
In my personal life, I'd have to say that I'm most proud of my children. They are both great kids and are working hard to make something of their lives.
In my professional life it would have to be all my published crafts designs I've sold to magazines and books over the years.
7. What are some of your goals for the next year?
I hope to grow my graphics line by adding a lot more kits. I'd like to concentrate on my Zazzle shop a little more. I started it about 6 months ago and have totally neglected it. I'm also really looking forward to doing more crafts designing. I'll be adding them to my Esty shop and continue submitting them to publishing companies for publication.
My true dream is to quit my day job and focus on my business.
Sher Hastings Designs (Sheryl): Digital Scrapbooking Kits, Planners, & Customized Cards