Want to learn some new crafts?
Get some tips and new ideas on how to run a successful online shop?
You’re in the right place. As a long time Etsy seller and lifelong crafter, I picked up some knowledge along the way. And I am spilling all my secrets.
Nice to meet you!
I’m Deborah Green, I blog here at Mod and Mint, and run my vintage shop on Etsy.
Born and raised in Amsterdam in the mid 1970s. A mix of a creative Indonesian mother, and a more analytical Dutch father.
After college I spent a number of years in the corporate world, organizing large events at the IT department of a major bank. Perfecting my business and planning skills.
When I got my first sewing machine, I started altering clothes, making stuffed animals, tote bags, anything I could draw, I would sew. People started to find and buy my work, and slowly the possibility of being creative for a living became more clear.
In 2007 I moved overseas to New York. It was there were I started creating full time. I sewed, but also explored crafts like embroidery, needle felting, resin casting, and plaster sculpting. I wrote two craft books, 100 Applique Motifs, and Your Sharpie Style which has been released by Harper Collins. In my spare time i was treasure hunting all over New York City for special vintage finds to add to my personal collections. But living in a NY apartment, i ran out of space quickly and started to list more and more finds into my Etsy shop, selling mid century vintage treasures to collectors, tv shows and stylists.
After almost a decade in New York, I recently returned to the Netherlands, with my husband, toddler son, and cat.
Listen to my story on the CRAFT-ish Podcast.
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