Today's Sponsor Spotlight features Chieko from TC Witchcraft Factory! Chieko is offering one of their Stretching Kitten Hand Carved Rubber Stamps to a lucky CCLL Blogmania winner!
You can see the entire lineup of goodies I have confirmed for the upcoming Blogmania event on September 15-16 by clicking THIS LINK!
And now some Q&A time with Chieko:
1. Tell me a little about yourself.
We, T&C, live in the Twin Cities area of MN, USA. We love crafting, treasure hunting, outdoor activities and more. We both have full time jobs, so we used our extra time to open the TC Witchcraft Factory!
2. What was your inspiration for opening your own online shop?
We love creating. We prefer “making” to “buying”. Gifts for our friends and families are usually our own handmade creation. Our co-workers started to give us orders when they saw our creations on our Flickr pages, and then, our apartment rooms were getting filled with handmade stuff and supplies. We needed somewhere to manage and sell all our handmade stuff, and that was how our Etsy shop was born!
3. Where did the name of your online shop come from?
We wanted our shop name to be mysterious, magical and unusual. We wanted to use “witchcraft” in the name, but “witchcraft” what? Was it Witchcraft Studio, or Workshop? No, these weren’t mysterious or unusual at all. We finally came up with the description “factory,” which in actuality doesn’t exist...only 2 workers in the whole "factory" sound ridiculous, doesn’t it? And so, this was how “The world 's smallest factory” was born!
4. What kind of products do you sell?
Handmade Zakka. Zakka means "everything and anything that improves your home, life and outlook" in Japanese. We sell scrapbooks, cards, tags, needle work items, hand carved rubber stamps, home deco items and more. Recently we added some vintage items and vintage supplies we wanted to share with our customers.
5. What product(s) are your best sellers?
Scrapbooks and hand carved label stamps.
6. Do you sell specific items that you would recommend for the upcoming fall and winter holidays?
We will sell our original stamped tags and holiday mini albums.
7. Any new and upcoming additions to your current list of products?
We are adding more vintage findings and our handmade products made with these vintage items.
8. Anything else you would like to share with my readers about your shop or your items?
We always make products as if they are special gifts for our special friends. We sell what we love to use and what we want to keep!
And now, as a special incentive to visit Chieko's shop, I am offering the opportunity for you to gain some extra entries into my upcoming Blogmania giveaway!!! Simply go to TC Witchcraft Factory and heart it as a favorite to get one extra entry. And if you see something you just have to have, go ahead and buy it, because that will give you 5 more extra entries! Of course, you have to follow CCLL also, but that's easy-peasy, too ~ the Google Friends Connect boxes in my right sidebar are easy to find, and you only have to pick one or the other! Then just fill out the form below to have your extra entries counted!
Blogmania Extra Entry Form (click here)
Stay tuned for more Sponsor Spotlights, coming soon!