Cats or dogs?
Cats – I’m not a dog-person really, although I do like knitting them! The family cat (who died when she was 18) taught himself to use the toilet – though he never learned to flush.
Fruit or chocolate?
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Or maybe crisps.
Friday nights wouldn’t be the same without scampi and chips!
City break or weekend in the country?
I don’t like hustle and bustle, I’m a country mouse.
Soaps or documentaries?
Science fiction! Especially Star Trek in any of its varieties. My best ever episode is the DS9 tribute to the original series, Trials and Tribulations.
Posh frock or jeans?
I must be the only prson in the world who doesn’t own a pair of denim jeans – but I almost always wear trousers.
Your favorite material?
Another silly question! Yarn of course!
What brought you to Etsy? Tell us about your shop.
My son’s girlfriend first told me about Etsy when I was selling my knits for next to nothing on ebay. At first I didn’t think my work was good enough – but I persevered, learnt to create my own designs – and the rest is history.
Do you sell anywhere else?
I sell at niftyknits.etsy and also on niftyknits.folksy and have my own fledgeling website niftyknits.co.uk which at the moment is just a hub, a place to call home which links to my various online sites.
What’s the favourite item you’ve made so far?
It has to be the meerkats!
What has been the most useful lesson you’ve learned (about Etsy) so far?
Never give up! Join a team that suits you, that has requirements you can meet. I’m in ETTEAM, it’s great – we promote each other by featuring other members in treasuries. I’m also a great believer in blogging and twitter – but I don’t follow blogs or twitterers that do nothing but self-advertise. It just doesn’t interest me. I prefer to make virtual relationships and see what develops!
How do you see your store developing?
One day (maybe!) I might write my patterns out properly and sell the patterns as well as the knits. But mostly I just think I’ll carry on creating more critters.