TiLTcreations, a handmade handbag and home accessory shop in Ferndale, Michigan. She sports handbags, hand embroidered hoopla, monsters & pillows in her sweet shop.
Theresa is a stay at home mom to 2 boys, ages 16 and 6. She sews and creates to keep sane, making her family quite happy in the process too.
Sit down with me and get to know Theresa better...
I create whenever possible...with whatever I have around. Fabric, paint, pencils, embroidery thread, maybe even clay sometimes. Does everything work? Um, no. But is it fun? Oh yes! And now that I found a part-time job in a fabric store...I am sneaking in some clothing for myself :)
Name one thing that not many people know about you.
I spent one year on my PhD in Immunology...just a tad different than sewing :P
How did you get your start on Etsy?
My family kept "encouraging" me to sell my bags, so I did some research and Etsy's name kept popping up. I checked it out as a buyer to see what I thought. I liked it and opened shop.
How did you choose your shop name?
It is actually just my initials with a vowel added to make an word. Plus, my best friend thought it suited me well...a bit Tilted :P
What does a typical day look like for you?
Too long and not long enough. I have a teenager and a 1st grader, so most of my time is in spurts. I also work part time at a fabric store, which is more like a candy store to me. So I wake up - check my email - drink my coffee - shower up and take the kiddo to school or summer camp - go home and sew or go home to get ready for work - pick up kid - eat dinner - clean up around the house - hit the computer - go to bed. Gee - what a party life I lead.
What is the one thing you would want to be remembered for?
My boys...in a good way lol :P
Do you have any family traditions that you hope are carried through to future generations?
We don't have lots, but dinners out to celebrate birthdays and other milestones are something I want to keep up. We never went out for dinner until I was a teen, also it was a big treat. And the dinners with my family & my parents now are even more special.
If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?
Anywhere, as long as I am alone and can sleep until whenever I want, not have to clean a thing or cook a meal, and be able to ride my bike as long & far as I want.
You can also find Theresa in her other shop, on her blogs (http://tiltcreations.blogspot.com, http://tilttreasures.blogspot.com, and http://tiltcreationstoo.blogspot.com), Flickr, and Twitter.