Friday, November 13, 2009

Artisan Feature - Andrea Baker

This week's featured artisan is Andrea Baker. One of my first Etsy friends and a fellow work-at-home mama, Andrea creates ingenious little handsewn creations, from business card cozies to adorable little clutches.

Tell me a little about yourself and what you do.

I am a mom of two beautiful girls. I truly enjoy taking my creativity and crafting it into something that can be held. Crafting for me is also a great way to unwind and relax.

What 3 words best describe your work?

Classy, Functional and Affordable

What inspires you?
The colors around me, nature, my children, my husband, really anything and everything is inspiring.

What drives you to create what you do?
Creating give me a way to make something that can be held and potentially passed down from generation to generation.

What makes your work unique?
My work is unique because each piece is something that I’ve envisioned and there for has a bit of me in it.

What role does your work play in your life? What role would you like it to play?
Work plays a major role in my life. It gives me an opportunity to express myself and to also teach my children a way to express themselves as well.

How do you see your work and/or your business evolving in the next five years?
I would love to have my work be shown in magazines and perhaps be available in gift shops. In five years I’d love to move my current studio into a room all its own.

Where can we find you on the web?
Handmade by Andrea Baker
Blog This Mom’s Life {Andrea Baker} –
Facebook –
Plurk –

Are you an artist or craftsperson? Would you like to be featured here? I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment here with a link to your shop, and I'll be in touch about future opportunities.


Leah said...

Great feature - I own two aprons custom made by Andrea & the quality is SO good.

Steph@ madas place said...

Andrea is such a sweetheart! Love her work!

Teri Landow said...

Let's see... So far I have a consultant bag, a pin, a business card cozy, and a purse from Andrea. And I'm looking forward to being able to order more!!! I guess you could say I'm one of her biggest fans! And she's just a wonderful friend, to boot!!! ;-)


Dana said...

I love Andrea's stuff too. I have a custom business card cozy and matching checkbook cozy by her. You rock, Andrea!

kathryncole said...

Hello! Beautiful Feature!

I would love to be featured. Here is my link to my site. Thank you so much, Kathryn