Today I am featuring the Craft Cafe shop called Enika Treasures and Design. Here are the questions she answered and some information she added as well. Now you can get to know her a bit as well as her wonderful talents.
The first question was, what is the difference between knitting and crocheting.
The difference between knitting and crocheting are the stitches and the
feel of the texture. I think it depends on the project you are working
on if knitting or crocheting takes longer. Also one person is faster
knitting and the other crochets faster.
I also asked if she had any plans to grow her kitchen section of her shop.
My plans for my kitchen section
are making potholders, dishcloths, baskets and small handy items. For
toys I am thinking in the line of small dolls, animals, and for other
items I am looking to find other craft items, like maybe cards, small
items made out of wood, anything other then knitting and crocheting.
Of course we all want to know a bit about the shop owner/artisan's background.
I come from Germany and I have been here in the US since 1983. I have
lived in several different states (I used to be an Army wife for about
12 years) and now live in North Idaho. I am a christian mother of 2
grown children, both married and I have one 8 month old adorable
grandson. I have a loving husband, who supports me
in every way.
I always liked art and enjoyed working with my hands. My
father and his father used to paint with oil, watercolors and acrylics.
My mother loved to sew, knit, crochet and embroider. I guess you can say
that it is in my genes. lol I had many teachers, my dad, my mom and my
teachers in school. I also learned a lot by trying new patterns out of
magazines and other sources. I usually give away my finished products,
just because or for special occasions and I was told to try selling
them. Very seldom would I try to sell one of my items, but couple years ago I played with the thought
to actually do so
My wonderful husband Michael supported that idea.
Since I cannot find work, I decided last year to start my hobby
business. Actually my daughter Kristen stumbled over Craft Cafe and
liked it. I checked it out and loved the idea of opening a shop with Craft
Cafe, but at first I just signed up and kept checking all the other
shops. I compared with Etsy, Ebay, but always was drawn back to Craft
Cafe. I started saving my handmade items and finally started building my
shop, which took me quite some time. In December of 2012 I prayed for
blessings over my shop, which I named Enika Treasures and Design (Enika
comes from my middle name Erika, which was misspelled on my GED) and
activated it. I hope that my work will please my customers and that they
will return for many years to come and that they will recommend my shop
You can find Enika Treasures and Design at any of the below links.
craftcafeenikatreasuresanddesign at the Craft Cafe