Thursday, September 8, 2011

Etsy Shop Profile: Lola Pink Fabrics

Do I have a treat for you!  This Etsy shop profile comes from Janet and Jennifer, a mother/daughter team who sells (how could this be better?) FABRIC!  If you are like me, you just can't seem to get enough.  And if, like me you are infatuated with the new designs and colors, this is the shop for you.  I've had the pleasure of walking into their Lafayette store and would return every day for a week, if only my husband would not ride with me every time I go in that direction!  He's horrid, my darling is.  Take a moment to enjoy the eye candy then take a trip to their Etsy shop here. 
1. When and why did you decide to begin selling fabrics on Etsy?    We started an Etsy store called Pretty and Preppy in Oct. 2009. We were buying a lot of fabrics for our water bottle holders, baby items, sachets, eye masks, key chains, etc. We decided in order to make money we were going to have to buy our fabric wholesale. I must add that Jennifer was a bit of an “addict” when it came to buying fabric but, she is pretty good at picking out the right fabrics for our shop. That was the start of Lola Pink Fabrics.

2. Who are some of your favorite fabric designers?   
There will be too many to name but a few favorites are: Kate Spain, Jenean Morrison, Daisy Janie, Cloud 9, Patty Young, Joel Dewberry, Laura Gunn, Tina Givens, Jennifer Paganelli and Valori Wells. This is just the tip of the designers we love and respect so much.

3. Describe your partnership.   
 50/50 We have an absolutely wonderful working relationship. We would not want to be partners with anyone else.

4. What other items beside fabrics do you carry in your Etsy shop? Do you carry different or additional items in the store?    We carry a big selection of patterns, i.e., quilting, children’s and adult patterns. We hope to be adding thread and notions in the near future.

5. Do you have plans for carrying kits and such in the future?   
 We are just starting to carry kits and hope to have them listed in the shop very soon. We have a pillowcase kit and we are working on a pin cushion kit that everyone seems to be wanting. 
6. What does "handmade" mean to you?  Handmade is something that is made by you, with all of your heart and passion going into your gift. It is taking your time to make something for someone to cherish and use. It is not manufactured or mass produced. Each thing we make is unique in it’s own special way.

Is there anything else you'd like others to know about yourself or your shop?
We just opened a brick and mortar store in Lafayette, LA. We have been open three months now and it is going great. We are working hard to expand our fabric lines. We now carry Mettler threads and a variety of notions. We will be carrying the Aurifil thread very soon. We will continue to update our site as soon as our new fabrics come in. The best part of our Etsy shop is reading the wonderful comments from our customers. They are the best.

Thank you for profiling us,
~Janet and Jennifer

Thanks to Janet and Jennifer for allowing me to profile their shop.  Don't you just love their fabrics?  Aren't they yummiest?

1 comment:

Janet ~ Lola Pink Fabrics said...

Thank you so much for profiling our shop. We really appreciate it. You have an awesome blog. We have been tweeting about it this morning.