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    Sunday, June 15, 2008

    Pretty Betty- How well do you know her?

    As you all know I love to feature other etsy shops so for today I am featuring Pretty Betty or Holly Anne as the outside world knows her. Holly Anne is part of the One A Day Challenge group that I am always talking about and has added so much to our group. So here is the Pretty Betty Feature:

    As a mother (to adorable 6 almost 7 year old Creedin), wife, house cleaner, chef, chauffeur, laundry assistant, accountant, and personal shopper among other things Holly Anne also runs her Etsy shop Pretty Betty from her Surrey, B.C. Canada home. As a stay at home mom, Holly Anne's family is the most important and prominent thing in her home and etsy life. She started creative process when her family took her mother in law to Florida(after MIL was away for 30 years) and made souvenir necklaces out of the shells they found on the beach. Holly Anne's greatest accomplishments are the pieces she creates for her family. She loves to see her family wearing them!

    The creative process is always spinning in Holly Anne's head so unless she hits a dry spell there is always something she wants to create. You name it and Holly Anne can find inspiration there! It is everywhere and most times in the most unlikely of places. As a promoter Holly Anne goes on the Etsy forums (a great place to be!) has 2 facebook groups and a myspace page that she
    always displaying her latest works and sending out updates to her contacts. The best thing and support has been word of mouth through family and friends.

    Holly Anne even keeps the creativity running through her family by having Creedin make and sell T-shirts at a tattoo convention to raise money for Buster, the family dog. Buster is a pug/french bulldog mix and looks like an old man when he looks at you! Her husband is an artist who loves to draw so they frequent the galleries and museums.

    Any color of green (from lime to turquoise) is her fav color. If Holly Anne could be any fruit she would be a cherry because they are sweet but tough and everyone loves them(just like we all love her!) She loves to cook and has entertained the idea of opening a restaurant(I would so be there to eat!) but her fav food is the teryiaki chicken rolls and gyoza from the local sushi restaurant. She loves books by Wilbur Smith because of his writings of Africa and Egypt and loves all movies except horror. If Holly Anne won a $1 million she would buy a house, travel and do volunteer work in Africa.

    In one year Holly Anne would like to be selling on etsy consistently(10+ sales a week), have wholesale accounts, launch a men's line, and branch out in the rock culture with her hair pieces(I can definitely see them on some stars!) Holly Anne is a very open person so you will find out all you need to know about her in 10 minutes (did I accomplish that?)

    Check out Pretty Betty(Holly Anne) at

    Pretty Betty Etsy Shop
    Pretty Betty Flickr
    Pretty Betty Myspace


    Crickets Creations Handknit Scarves said...

    Know her AND love her, as with all my one a day Challengettes!

    Meagan, you're such a shining light for all of us, thank you.

    Ellen said...

    Fantastic feature on Holly Anne! She's an amazing woman... I loved learning even more about her.

    ArtsyChaos said...

    Fantastic feature on Holly Anne !! Very nicely written and so nice to learn more about a talented lady !