We wanted to feature a super interview to start with and selected Erin, from glistenbyerin. She is an outstanding Selection Perfection team member and makes so many incredible Treasuries every month. You are welcome to check them out at this link here.
Here is more about the wonderful Erin, from glistenbyerin -
Mandy: Tell me a little about yourself:
Erin: I am a wife, mother, nurse, photographer, and jewelry maker. I love Jesus, making my kids smile, and have a slight obsession with cupcakes. Sometimes I think I have the best job in the world... I get paid to love! But beyond nursing, and am a creative being and am always thinking of my next artsy venture.
Mandy: How would you describe your work/shop? Who should definitely stop by?
Erin: My shop is simplistic, filled with items made purely from love, and there is not a single item I don't adore. I wouldn't even try to sell something I wouldn't use myself, which may make me limited in some way, but brings me joy.
glistenbyerin - Erin's Shop in Virginia - so cute!
Mandy: What keeps you motivated?
Erin: My children are constant motivators for me, plus my fear of feeling unaccomplished. I adore handmade things and instead of just admiring treasures, I believe in crafting, breaking in, and making them my own.
Mandy: Do you have any advice for those who are new to treasury making?
Erin: Treasury making can be such a peaceful way to use your creativity. Make treasuries with things you love, not just things that look good together.
Mandy: What inspires your treasuries?
Erin: Treasuries are such an addiction of mine. Usually, I come up with an idea at some odd time like in the shower or at my "real" job. Other times, I just feel the need to create one and scan various Etsy shops until it hits me. Sometimes all it takes is a single item that I find and flip over to make a new treasury revolving around that one bit of awesomeness.
Mandy: What are your three favorite Etsy shops?
Erin: Ok, so I have 176 pages of favorited Etsy shops so this question seems highly unfair! But, if I must choose right now, I'd have to say:
Mandy: If you could be any animal, which would you be and why?
Erin: A Dog. I love my dogs, and If I can't be a human with my family, it is a dog's life that seems the most comfortable, cherished, and loved.
Original reporting by Mandy, of HeartstringsByJanice