My business name is Shelly Rose Designs, sometimes referred to as Green Belle as that is what I named my shop on Etsy...and can’t change it...so now my Etsy shop is “The Green Belle Shoppe by Shelly Rose Designs. I often label my dryer balls as Green Belle Dryer Balls by Shelly Rose Designs. I know confusing right? I make a bunch of things but have limited what I sell to baby blankets, scarves, cowls, and dryer balls. I make all items with as much natural materials as possible, i.e. all my dryer balls are made out of 100% wool, and all yarn is either cotton, wool, silk, blends.
~Tell us how you decided to begin creating what you do and how it has changed your life.
I started creating when I was a child really. I was always writing, painting, coloring...and as soon as I learned how to crochet, I was making barbie doll dresses. I took a break from the crafting part in high school and college where I got the impression that “real art” was painting and sculpture and such. I first went to college and majored in something practical though as art is not...lol. I started in psychology and math, then changed to pre-pharmacy, biology, and chemistry. I liked it all, but was never really satisfied. So after having my first child (and many years of working in management at a large craft store) I finally majored in Fine Arts with minors in Art History and English (I love reading, writing, and poetry). Well to my surprise I loved it and was happy. I started staying home full time when I had my third child. We just couldn’t afford 3 kids in day care.
...and look what happened I went into business...crafting!