|Me and my husband|
My name is Nancy O'Rourke. I live in Cumberland, ME with my wonderful husband of 28 years.
I have two great children. My daughter is 26 and my son is 23. I teach first and second graders in a primary school in Cumberland.
Are you a native Mainer? If so, what’s kept you? If not, what brought you here?
|My two kids|
How long have you been making your craft and what got you into it?
I have always loved to make things. My mom is very creative and taught me how to sew and knit an early age. I still sew but can't knit! I discovered needle felting from one of my students about 4 years ago. He was just 7 years old at the time and brought a felted picture he had done. I was hooked!
|Needle Felted Flower Wool Shoulder Bag|
How has being a part of the Etsy Maine Team helped you?
For years I participated in local craft fairs. I was looking for a broader audience for my bags. Both my children suggested I join Etsy. Once I joined Etsy, I was thrilled to find a Maine Team. The Maine team has helped me get more exposure and a better sense of what shoppers are likely to buy. It's great to see how many artists there are in Maine!
|Cranberry Felted Flower Pin|
I have lots of favorite shops. Here are just a few: alohasun, agklein, and FoxIslandFancywork. creationsbycorina, InnaGanke, Chopard, aileenclarkecrafts, and TerryAskeArtQuilts.
Where do you see yourself and your Etsy shop in the future?
I would love to be selling more but I think my purse designs and styles are getting better and better.
Where can we find you online and locally?
I have a facebook site: www.facebook.com/pages/Twice-Nice-Purses/140143136070974 and you can find my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwiceNicePurses?ref=pr_shop_more.
Be sure to check out all the other awesome Maine artisans on Etsy, by searching "maineteam."