I would like you to meet Gretchen, the owner of the PetalsandPearls etsy shop. PetalsandPearls is filled with a variety of beautiful items for kids, women and men. So come with me on this journey to get to know Gretchen and her shop a little better.
Gretchen has lived in Illinois, Iowa, Japan, and South Carolina and is now back to her starting spot, Illinois. With a BA in anthropology, Gretchen has traveled throughout Asia and Western Europe (I am very envious). With all these places in her travel book, it is no wonder that Gretchen's inspiration comes from the nature that she has seen locally or abroad. With bold color and texture combinations, she can find inspiration from a magazine ads. If all else fails, a good nap will set her juices back into gear.
As the seasons change, so does Gretchen's favorite colors. Since we are in the fall season, Gretchen loves cranberry, dark turquoise and olive. Unique and beautiful color combinations play a big part in her creative process for the crochet and jewelry.
Pets and animals are a huge part of Gretchen's life in Illinois. She has 3 dogs (Frank, Sweeetie and Starla) and 4 cats (Roger, Mona, Molly and Roy) and helps care for 3 dogs and 2 horses at her boyfriend's dads farm.
"Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert is Gretchen's favorite book because of the inspiring story of a women who follows her heart in order to live her life the ways she wants to live it. While exploring the different aspects of her personality, the woman discovers what is important to her life. This has inspired Gretchen to live everyday to the fullest.
In 10 years...Gretchen would love to own a country home and raise alpacas so she can manufacture her own yarn (I would buy the yarn from you I love LOVe LOVE alpaca yarn). She could raise her farm animals and be creative. Lastly, Gretchen would love to make a living at crocheting and making her beautiful jewelry.
Please be sure to stop by Gretchen's shop: PetalsandPearls
or her Myspace page: Gretchen's Myspace
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