First up is Andi -- she is from Johnson City, and joined the team with in the last couple of months.
I am currently a teacher's aide for 6-8 graders for my day job. I learn something new everyday (and usually it is new math haha!) I love anything flowers, owned a flower shop and greenhouses for 20+ years and loved it. Making everything from bows, wreaths, wedding flowers and then growing most of our plants from scratch in our greenhouses was my passion. Sewing has been a hobby for many years, and I was able to make things for the flower shop to sell. I dabble in all sorts of different crafty things. Crafting relaxes me!
|Pink Floral Print Table Runner|
Gladiola Creations is named after my Gramma, Gladys. She loved to sew, everything from outfits and dresses to curtains and tablecloths, and taught me to love it too. She gave me a love for cooking, canning, and creating. Her nickname was "Gladiola" and I think it is a perfect fit for my new business. I hope she does too!
A friend introduced me to Etsy a few years ago with her shopping finds, and then a niece started a business here too. After closing my flower shop 6 years ago, I realized I needed to do something creative because I missed it so much. Finally my new business was ready to go. Etsy has been a perfect fit. I also sell locally at a non profit organization that helps local cancer patients with daily life struggles.
My shop features table runners and wine bottle bags right now, and I love to make them. They have always been a big seller for me over the years. I finally made myself a few this last year! I plan on expanding my product line soon, I have a whole bunch of new items in the works! Stay tuned! Eventually I will branch out and be able to offer handmade wreaths and different items as well. The florist in me lives on.
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Beautiful work Andi! Welcome to the team -- and to Etsy!
Thanks for stopping by -- happy handcrafting!