Etsy Seller Interview With Julie of Thistle and Lace Designs

In this interview with Julie of Thistle and Lace Designs, she talks about running a business with her husband and how that can help to motivate you to keep going!

Julie of Thistle and Lace Design
Julie of Thistle and Lace Designs

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Tell us a little about your shop and who you are.

I’m Julie, and my husband and I own Thistle and Lace Designs Inc.Opens in a new tab.

We sell laser-cut decor for weddings, birthdays, and special occasions, including cake toppers, ornaments, and wedding signs.


Custom dog ornament by Thistle and Lace Design
Custom dog ornament by Thistle and Lace Designs

How long have you been selling on Etsy?

We’ve sold on Etsy since 2013.



What’s the hardest part about selling online?

Doing research on what kind of products will sell and what people will be interested in buying.


Custom cake topper by Thistle and Lace Designs
Custom cake topper by Thistle and Lace Designs

What’s your daily routine like?

We’re a husband and wife team, and we both work full-time in the business.

So we wake up, eat breakfast, take our pup for a walk and start our work day together – every day!

I just love that I can work with him all day and see him all day and stay at home with my pup.



What advice would you give to someone who wanted to start selling online?

Keep trying and don’t ever give up. Get the support of your family and friends.   

I say this because I almost gave up a long time ago, and I got encouragement from my husband, which helped me continue working on the business.

Had it not been for him, I would have quit and not been the success that I am today.

We were able to buy our car, and this year we were able to buy our very first house with the money that we generated from the business.

We bought a house that had a wonderful space for us to run our business.   


Napkin ring by Thistle and Lace Designs
Napkin ring by Thistle and Lace Designs

Anything else you’d like to add?

Again, don’t give up.

You might encounter many other problems and hurdles such as copycats, etc. but that shouldn’t discourage you. Keep working at it.


Find Julie online at:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ThistleAndLaceDesignOpens in a new tab.

Thistleandlace.caOpens in a new tab.

Instagram: @thistleandlacedesigns

Kara

Kara Buntin has run a home-based business since 1999, and has a background in art, theater design, and cake decorating. She's a top Etsy seller with over 46,000 sales on Etsy and her own website, and helps other home-based business owners with their business goals and SEO.

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