This week's featured seller is Tera from Tera Cheri's Baby Boutique. Her unique story:
My dad taught me the basics of crochet when I was about 15. I made one
scarf with that knowledge and then didn't touch it again until about 8
years later when I first found out about Etsy. I would see all the
super cute crochet baby hats and wish I could make all the cute stuff I
saw. Back then I was addicted to browsing Etsy and I’d use it as
inspiration for craft projects. Then I wondered if I could take what my
dad taught me and learn how to make a hat on my own. So I did some
Google searching and YouTube searching and eventually I figured out how
to make a hat. I was so excited! And from there I have just tried
different things until I found a look I liked enough to stick with.
I hadn’t really thought about selling on Etsy until I saw what I could
do with crochet. When I would finish a hat, I couldn’t believe that I
was the one who made it. They were just too darn cute! Then I thought,
“I bet I could sell these!” So I decided to give it a shot and opened up
shop on May 26, 2011. It has been a fun experience for me and so
exciting every time I sell one of my hats.
I really feel like Heavenly Father has blessed me with this gift. Not
really to make money with it, even though that is a nice plus, but as a way for me to express myself. I feel like if I couldn’t make things
pretty, I would just go crazy. Not just with crochet, but in my life. I
love to organize, and make my home look pretty, I love to dress up my
son really cute, and I love to crochet really cute things for my family
and friends, and of course, for all of the lovely people on Etsy who
also like what I do!
Check out Tera Cheri's Baby Boutique for more adorable hats!