I am so happy to bring you another great shop for Saturday Spotlight! Read on and remember to read the details at the end for a chance to WIN!
Where are you from: We live in a little town east of San Diego, California, called Ramona! Ramona used to be the turkey capital of the world-- I still see wild turkeys walking around town!
What do You specialize in: I sell homemade, natural playing dough for children and adults of all ages (3 and up).
Name & URL of store: TicTacDough http://www.tictacdough.etsy.com and my blog: http://www.tictacdough.blogspot.com
Where did the name come from: I was wracking my brain trying to come up with a name that was catchy, but fun and easily memorable-- my lovely husband laying on the couch said-- what about "TicTacDough?" His one and only suggestion became our name!
How did you get started on etsy?: Well I actually started on etsy about a year ago buying great handmade items from amazing sellers! I then opened a vintage shop called The Lost and Found (http://www.thelostfound.etsy.com) last January, then just recently decided to take my other love, making homemade, natural playing dough for my kids, and open a shop! It seemed like a natural progression for me. I stay with my girls during the day and get to do what I love in my spare time-- homemade and vintage!
Any advice for new etsy sellers that you have learned?: I think keeping a positive attitude throughout your journey helps tremendously! Whether it be simply having an up-beat welcome announcement in your shop or keeping a positive vibe in the forums-- I find you attract more bees with honey! =)
What do you want customers to know about you and/or your product: That playing dough is so much fun-- yet it can also be educational! Shhh-- the kiddos don't have to know! Before I decided to take the plunge and stay home with my daughters, I taught 1st grade. I was amazed at the varying skill levels... some children didn't know how to cut using a pair of scissors-- using playing dough daily in the classroom, helped amazingly! Learning to use scissors can be a challenge for many kids because it's difficult for them to hold and cut floppy paper. Roll out TicTacDough into half-inch thick sheets, and watch your child become a super snipper! TicTacDough is a good learning material because its rigidity provides resistance so your child can feel what he's doing with the scissors.Playing with TicTacDough promotes creativity, encourages generosity and it builds fine-motor skills in young ones-- plus so much more! Please see my link to my shop welcome for some fun, educational ideas for playing with TicTacDough http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=7693080 .
Shameless addictions (retail therapy, etc): I love perusing the many gorgeous kid items on Etsy! It is amazing what some people can do with their hands! I am so jealous of people that can sew! I would love to be able to make dresses and cute things for the kids-- but me with a needle will only end in disaster!
Anything else interesting you'd like to share with us? For all the great 62Cards readers, I will be giving away one 6 ounce tub of ANY COLOR to one lucky reader!
How great is her name! Not to mention great colors!! So, comment and you could win a free tub!!! You got it, FREE! (Use for yourself, save for a great Christmas gift, etc??) So, how do you enter? Leave a comment on this post about your favorite item on her website!! For extra entries leave a separate comment if you make a purchase from TTD, and if you blog about this giveaway - post a comment with the link to your post! So, that's up to 3 entries!!! Good luck and happy commenting! ENDS FRIDAY, 8/14!
My Etsy Shoppe
***Don't forget to enter the free giveaways listed at the top of my blog!!!