Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Monday- Introducing Ashley Greenstone from OwlBolt

Happy Monday ALL! This weekend flew by like all the weekend's have been lately. Nothing exciting on my side. The weather put a damper on fun shenanigans so hoping for a sunnier weekend ahead :)

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.

Enjoy :)


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!

 -How long have you been crocheting?

I started crochet in September, so 7 months :)

He's so cute!
 -How did you become interested in it?

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.

 -Where does your inspiration come from?

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

 - Do you do other crafts besides crochet?

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.

 - Your pieces are so cute! Do you have a favorite design to make?

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.

-What things do you do to market your business?

Every time I post on Etsy I advertise on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Instagram is where I get 90% of my orders.

 -What do you love most about running your own business, and what do you like least?

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!

 -Do you find it easier to craft for boys or girls?

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 :)

-How do you describe your style?

Colorful, and Hippie lovin

-How did you come up with the name Owl Bolt (love it)?

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 or Instagram @owlbolt


  1. Happy Monday. This weekend really did fly by. But it's okay Monday is now over.. 4 more days until the weekend =)

    ANyway, what a great find! Her stuff are adorable. I'll be sure to check out her store. Thanks for sharing

    1. Hi Becca! I'm already counting :) hehehe.. Have a great rest of the week! xo

  2. Such adorable pieces! Thanks for introducing Ashley and Owl Bolt :)

    Emma xo

    1. Hi Emma, her stuffs super duper cute :) Have a great week! xoxo

  3. These are great! I love them!!! My grandmother use to make things like these for me when I was younger. I always remember her watching tv and knitting. <3

    1. I need to learn how to crochet.. i make one very long scarf! LOL..

      Happy Friday!