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Friday, January 9, 2015

Sieber Designs

Hello Readers! I hope everyone has enjoyed the holiday period.

This week I would like to introduce you to a new friend of mine, Aviva Sieber. She is an artist/vendor I met on Etsy…yes, I know, I’m an Etsy addict. J
Aviva makes gorgeous, top-quality items from fabric. She has a true artistic eye for blending fabrics and turning them into useable works of art. I have placed four or five special order requests with her and she has exceeded my expectations on each order. I have several of her organizers (Picture 2 below), a tote bag in purple, a runner and mats for my bedroom set, and she even made a special crochet-project organizer for me...in purple of course!

Now the holidays are over, don’t you think you should treat yourself to something special?


Ava: Is there a story behind how you came up with the idea for your Etsy shop? If so, can you share it?
Aviva: When I first began quilting I was hording my scraps. I didn’t have a use for them, but I just kept saving them! One day, after designing my first line of purses, I figured out a way to finally use to those scraps!

Today you will find that I use ALL of my fabrics, right down to the last 1/2 inch! I never throw out anything that I think that I can use in some way, somehow in a “scrappy” purse, bowl, organizer, or quilt. I will find a use for it if it’s not too small!

All of my items are One-of-a-Kind. I want all of my customers to know that while you will find that I have several options of colors in my shop, and maybe several purses, wall hangings, organizers, etc. that might look similar, they will never be exactly the same as one another. My feeling is that if it’s handmade, it should be an original piece and I strive for that goal every day.

Every piece in my shop is machine washable and dryable on gentle cycle. I know that we all live busy lives, and the fact is that no one is ever cleaning all the time!

Ava: How long have you been sewing?
Aviva: I learned how to sew over 25 years ago, but I have been quilting for about 19 years.  I started quilting on a whim one day in my senior year of College when I made the first quilt to go on my first bed in the first apartment I ever rented after graduation.  I continued quilting while I was in graduate school using quilting as my reward for finishing up a paper, or an assignment.  I didn’t get many projects done during those years, but I still enjoyed every minute of it. 

Ava: How long have you been selling on Etsy?
Aviva: I first opened my shop on ETSY in 2008 but didn’t fill it until 2009 after my first craft fair.  It was then that I decided to really try to make this into my career. At that time I mainly had wall hangings, a few sets of placemats and some baby blocks.  Today I have three lines of purses, table runners, coasters, fabric table top organizers and throw quilts.  It amazes me to think about how different my shop looked six years ago.

Ava: Do you have any major plans for the New Year regarding your shop?
Aviva: I always have something new up my sleeve.  This year I already have plans to have at least one new item (an online exclusive) coming out hopefully by the spring.

You can find me on ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sieberdesigns
On Artfire:http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/home/sieberdesigns
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/sieberdesigns
On Instagram: http://instagram.com/sieberdesigns
On Tumblr: http://sieberdesigns.tumblr.com/


Until next time…be kind to each other…and to yourself!