I am so thrilled to introduce an exciting new weekly feature! Each Friday I’ll be posting an interview with one of my favorite Etsy shops and I asked Jeska from the gorgeous Lobster & Swan to get us started. She was kind enough to answer a few questions and because she is so nice, she even offered a wonderful giveaway for one lucky reader!
Q. Could you tell us a little about yourself?
A. Hello! My name is Jeska, I am not eastern european as many suspect, but just the daughter of bohemian 1970’s parents. I count my lucky stars each day as I would have been called Ignatious if I was a boy, not even sure how one would spell that?! I like to use my free time making all kinds of things, edible for the table and decorative for the home.
Q. Your shop is so gorgeous! How do you describe your style?
A. Today I will describe my style as rustic heirloom but tomorrow who knows?
Q. I love the Estate Sale Lots that are currently in your shop. They are so inspiring! What is your approach to making them?
A. I have collected craft materials for years from all over the world. Tins of buttons, thread, sequins, vintage lace and more. I was feeling overwhelmed by all the supplies surrounding me and decided to share them in carefully selected colour collections that will hopefully inspire new people to make them into lovely things. They aren’t fulfilling their destiny squirreled away in my craft room.
Q. What inspires you most of all?
A. The small pleasures that can be found in everyday life, the feeling of finding a box of long forgotten treasures in an attic, I am also very interested in the delicate sensibility of japanese crafts, interiors and aesthetics, and not forgetting all the amazing blogs and their writers I have bookmarked.
The Giveaway: A Mini Estate Sale Box brimming bits and bobs with a folk theme:
I adore this little collection! To enter simply visit Jeska’s shop and leave a comment here about your favorite Lobster & Swan item.
The giveaway will be open until August 21st. Good luck!