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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Get to Know at Etsy Artist, devancarol

I've previously posted about the One a Day Challengers, and want to introduce you to Devan, the owner of the etsy shop, Chasing Lilies, which you can find at She gets the name of her shop from the names of her 2 children, Chase, 4 and Lily, 7 months. The combination is a perfect shop name!

Devan is originally from a small town in Virginia named Wise, but she and her family currently live in Knoxville, Tennessee. Besides her etsy shop, she has a very important job as a stay at home mom. Sometimes she does find it challenging to get things created around the kids' schedules, and she also finds the marketing that a new etsian encounters challenging.

About her crafting, Devan says, "I've been crafting about half my life. I learned to sew sitting on my Grandmother's lap and watching her enjoy what she did gave me the passion to create." She is also motivated to keep on going when someone says, "I love that".

I love Devan's shop because of the unique items that you find there, from jewelry to gifts to upcycled items. One of her favorites is the Scrabble Memo Board. It is unique and clever, and she tells me, fun to make. I love her Multicolor Teardrop Twist Bracelet, and her Upcycled CD Clock, as well! She loves creating and making things that she thinks others will enjoy. After the sale, the best part to Devan is imagining the buyer wearing her jewelry or using her memo board.

She enjoys being around her family when she isn't creating, and loves how they make her a better person. When she has time, she also loves to read and watch movies. As if that isn't enough, she recently added one more thing to do, a blog, Sleepy Mama Times. Check it out!

Finally, Devan is the easiest person in the world to talk to, and if you have any questions for her, or want her to make something just for you, just ask!


Kaedan Krafts said...

It is great to find out the "human" side of an etsy shop!

bjrhyuijkolp said...

Thank you Ellen!!

BeadFlora said...

We love Devan!

ArtsyChaos said...

Fun article and nice to get to 'know' Devan better ! :)