Today’s feature Etsy store is Gracey May! Please take a minute to explore her wonderful embroidery using vintage patterns at http://www.etsy.com/shop/GraceyMay. She offers a variety of items including reusable shopping bags, pillows, hand towels and more!
I have a towel with bluebirds and a cuckoo clock; I just love the pattern so much and have used it many times. I absolutely love bluebirds; you will see many in my shop!!
My grandmother and mother both taught me how to cross-stitch when I was six and I’ve been doing needlework ever since! I started doing embroidery more in the last few years. I’ve grown up with all of the women in my family doing needlework so I’m happy to carry on that tradition!
I get them from a variety of places. Some I have from my grandmother, and I have friends who have given me patterns that they have found. I also get some of my patterns from Patternbee, It has an amazing collection of hard to find vintage patterns that are out of print. I LOVE that site!
I find inspiration everywhere – I’m always thinking of things to embroider on and what pattern would be the perfect match for that item. Also I love to try and think of things out of the ordinary to embroider on. I’m fortunate to have many pieces of my grandmother’s embroidery around my house so that always inspires me too!
I would love to expand my Etsy store and offer more products. I’m still new to selling on Etsy so I’m doing a lot of trial and error right now and just trying to get my store out there for people to see!