I'm excited to introduce you to the lovely Ashley Greenstone of OwlBolt. Her beautiful knits are too cute not to share. I came across Ashley 1st on Instagram and her Etsy shop.Thank you Ashley for taking the time to stop by and share your story.
I am 27, My bday is March 31st so almost 28..haha.
I grew up in San Diego California. I have always loved every form of Art, I have been a hairdresser for 10 yrs. I have been a stay at home mom since I was 7 months pregnant with Johnny, who will be 2 in May!
I started crochet in September, so 7 months :)
|He's so cute!|
Ever since I found out my best friend from high school new how to crochet, it always made me think someday I will learn too! My Aunt is a master Knit/Crocheter so when I was visiting my family I asked her to teach me the basics.
My inspiration comes from COLOR! I love being able to blend any color I want together. Usually while I am crocheting one thing I am thinking about other things I want to crochet. Sometimes I feel like there isnt enough time for all my ideas! haha
YES, I am an ART girl. I love to paint! Which is another thing I am looking forward to doing this Spring and Summer. When all the leaves on the tress and flowers on the ground come out it usually starts to inspire me.
I always Love what I first come out with, For instance making Headbands! I knew my orders of beanies were going to slow down as winter ends, so I needed to come up with something new to keep my Etsy shop active! I just love creating new things that I havent seen before.
Every time I post on Etsy I advertise on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Instagram is where I get 90% of my orders.
Running my own business gives me that sense of independence! It lets me know that others appreciate and love my art. What more can I ask for? I am a stay at home mom, and my part time job is my hobby :)
The only thing I like the least is I wish I had more time in the day to keep on creating, that may sound cheesy but its true!
It depends on what season we are in, Winter time means scarves and beanies..with those my ideas are endless!
Summertime means light accessorizing, so coming up with boy creations can be a bit more challenging. But a girl/ woman wear headbands/purses all year :)
Colorful, and Hippie lovin
Owl- From my obsession with Harry Potter books/ movies, I loved how the owls were the mail carriers.
Bolt- being raised in Southern California its hard not to become a Huge San Diego Chargers fan. Their symbol is the lightning Bolt.
Somehow when I was creating an email account I blended the two and have loved it ever since!
The one and only Ashely creator of OwlBolt. You can find her wonderful crafts http://www.etsy.com/shop/owlbolt or Instagram @owlbolt