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This Colorful Kitties Baby Afghan is handmade by Grannyscraftattic, a truly wonderful lady and fellow crafter. What do you like about this afghan ? We’d like to hear from you!

 Visit her etsy shop: Granny loves custom orders, have her  customize something for you now =)

1.     Tell me a little about yourself.

I'm retired and have two beautiful girls. One is an aerospace engineer and the other has made me a grandma to three beautiful kids. When my girls were growing up I volunteered for every activity they were involved mother, gymnastics mom, library mom, baseball mom, band mom....and I enjoyed every minute of it. Made Christmas presents for just about every teacher they ever had.
I started my life on Etsy with a shop called Smart N Sassy Sayings, and made little hanging pillows with outrageous and funny sayings on them. Then, when my married daughter became pregnant with her third child, I went back to crocheting. Since the crocheted items did not fit into a shop about sayings, I opened Granny's Craft Attic, moved all my inventory from the first shop over and closed the first shop.

2. Where does your inspiration come from when crafting?

Sometimes from pictures of finished items that I see in cyber space, other times from the 'out-of-the-box' part of my brain. I can get rather silly with some of my creations!

3. Who taught you and how did you learn to craft?

My wonderful grandma taught me how to crochet. One of the first things I ever made was a pineapple motif afghan for her.

4. Any Specific Tips you have for newbie crafters starting a business in Etsy?

Never give up.....when you are a new shop you need to build a reputation for excellent customer service and great items, and this takes time. Excellent customer service should encompass 95% of your business.
Answer convos promptly.
Listen to your customers and ask for their never know where your next inspiration will come from.
Take good pictures.
Have competitive pricing and reasonable shipping rates.
Try to list as many items as possible......the more items you have listed the more people will visit to your shop.

5. Name 3 websites you couldn’t live without.

Only 3???? Oh my! There are so many:

6. What are your 3 favorite shops and why.

I have so many favorite shops on Etsy that it would take forever to list them all. They all have wonderful items!

7. Where do you see your crafting business in 10 years?

At my age, 10 years is like the blink of an eye! LOL I will probably still be sitting here crocheting and hoping for sales LOL



  1. Wonderful feature!
    I like that the afghan is multi-colored. If it's a gift for baby, it's gender neutral. =0)

  2. Mama, I can't thank you enough for this FANTASTIC feature about Granny's Craft Attic! I wish you all the luck in the world with this wonderful blog!

  3. you deserve it granny, you are such a talented crocheter!

  4. isn't it @justbyou? so precious!