Friday, August 31, 2012

Designer Cottage Interview

Tell us a bit about your self ?
My name is Erum, I am a Pakistani Muslim, mother of three teenagers and a part time bookkeeper at a CPA firm. I have been crafting, sewing and embroidering since I was 12.  I have always loved crafting, embroidering and designing using diffrent medium.

Since I moved to USA, Michaels and Joann became my faviourite stores. I gave up everything when I was raising my kids.  But now that they have grown up, after my part time work and household chores, I get some free time which I decided to spend doing what I love to do.

Apart from being ‘creative’ what do you do?
Besides being a mother, wife and a crafty person I love to cook, garden, travel with my family, and watching Pakistani soaps on my computer.

What inspires you to do the kind of work you do?
I am inspired by nature specially birds, butterflies, flowers and colours

Do you look up to anyone? Who? Why?
Since an early age I always saw my mom crafting, sewing, and painting.  She used to help sew my doll clothes and setup doll houses with me. She has been my inspiration, my advisor and my instructor.

What other passions do you have in your life?
I want to be a succesful person in whatever I do.

How do you promote your work?
I am quite new to the social media networking and am using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.  I also recently started to Blog.

In the future I’d like to be…
a succesful etsy shop owner and a self employed person.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mi amor Puerto Rico

Well that was a nice break from blogging! 

After blogging for 30 days in a row, I needed a break.  What better place to take a break then to visit Puerto Rico?  The first part of the trip was ruined by Hurrican Isaac, but he quickly moved on to wreck havoc on the Republicans and we had blue skies and sun for the rest of our trip.  Since pictures are worth a thousand words, I'll keep silent and let our pictures do the talking for the fun we had.  Enjoy!

Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Volunteer Firemen's Homes, Ponce, Puerto Rico