In a nutshell, tell us about yourself.
My Name is Chelsea Ling, and I live in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada (home of Anne of Green Gables and lots of potatoes!). I am married to a super fun guy and we have a son together named Jude.
Apart from crafting and creating, what do you do?
I am a stay at home mom, and that is my main focus.
What inspired you to open an Etsy shop?
I was originally a browser and occasional buyer on Etsy. When I was pregnant, I started scrapbooking and it has just evolved from there. People on message boards kept telling me to open an Etsy store when I would share my work, so I did!
What is your favorite creation in your shop?
Right now, I am really loving my reclaimed and painted mirrors.
Where else can we find you?
Everywhere! lol :)
Personal Blog - http://chelstastic.blogspot.
Etsy Shopping Blog - http://papercakesfinds.
Describe your studio and what you like best about it.
My studio is in our spare bedroom. I have two desks - a small one for shipping and packing items, and a larger U shaped desk where my PC and workspace are. I store items on shelves all around the room - I love shelves! I have 10 thrifted and repainted shelves on my walls, in addition to a cabinet, shelving in the closet, and a newly added large book shelf which will have craft supplies on the top and my son's toys, books, and games on the bottom. I have a spinning paper rack that I got from a scrapbook store closeout, and I keep my 12x12 paper there. Usually, my studio is always a bit chaotic.. but I am working on it! There seems to be STUFF in every nook and cranny. I am definitely a hoarder, and it got really bad when I developed a love of thrifting. I'm always trying to think of new ways to organize, and putting more things on my walls.. it's definitely a process!
What is your favorite Etsy shop?
You know.. I honestly cannot nail down one single favorite!! I have so many.. but a few off the top of my head are prettylilthings, oneripepeach, janesays, lemontreestudio, amyhatch, jennysbakeshop, nicepackage. I have a lot of shops and items bookmarked in my favorites - I recommend that you go and browse them :)
List your favorite book, movie, song & website (other than Etsy of course).
I can't choose a favorite book of all time.. but I recently read The Book of Lost Things by John Connely and I loved it, you should all go out and get it! My favorite movie is Labyrinth with David Bowie - I have loved that movie since I was 2 years old. I can't choose a favorite song either (can you tell I am bad at this, lol), but I am really digging the new Yeah Yeah Yeah's album right now. My favorite website besides etsy would have to be a tie between flickr and twitter!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I honestly have no clue. I am so young, and so much has changed for me in my life just over the last couple of years. I have some long term goals and dreams.. but I just hope that I am happy in 10 years and have my friends and my family around me. I want to have some more children, I would really like a baby girl. Opening a boutique that sells vintage, handmade items, crafty supplies...and has craft classes is a major dream of mine too :)
What is your favorite birdie (as in species of bird)?
Swallow, they are so pretty!