Today we happily introduce you to Nancy of Lafe's Hidden Treasures! Look at these great place mats! A little slice of Americana!
1. Your name, nickname and a little about who you are
Nancy Davis, I don’t really have a nickname as an adult but as a child I was called “Gabby.” Not sure why though! Lol
Today I am a different person than a few years ago. Life is not always as you expect it to be. Raised as a farm girl in rural Ohio all of my life, a farmer’s daughter. Even though I moved to a small hometown, my heart is still on the farm.
I am not much of a social butterfly like I used to be but feel really comfortable on the computer.
2. Surprise us with something about you that you think will shock us!
Not sure I have anything that is shock worthy! I used to play piano and sing in a Gospel group. We were together about 4 or 5 years. I love to ride on Mike’s Gold Wing, we ride everywhere we can think when it is nice. I also do some public speaking in high schools, driving schools and some court related sessions for teens. My content is “Choices.” When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle the choices you make last a lifetime and it’s their choice to speed, drink and drive, etc. Prom week is busy for me. Hopefully one teen will listen. In addition I do public speaking about Domestic Violence too. I could keep full time with my speaking if I wanted to travel all the time.
3. What is your main craft/art/collectible?
Vintage, vintage and more vintage! Not only am I obsessed with vintage it seems to be a part of me also. I have always been fascinated with “junk” as most people call it. To me vintage is a part of history and my part of “recycling.” I also enjoy doing digital graphics.
4. How did you start with Etsy?
A friend of mine from Kansas was raving about these sites and one of them was Etsy. I explored every inch of Etsy and thought, “Wow, this is totally me!” My Mom made a few Annie dolls and the rest just fell into place.
5. Any secrets to share for success? or What tool do you use to track your success?
I don’t consider myself successful yet. I am succeeding but not at the pace I intend on going. I use Web Analytics, lots of Google SEO reads, Etsy Storque and Timothy Adams blog. Not to mention other members of this group have really educated us.
6. Hobbies or pastime when you are not doing Etsy.
Not doing Etsy?? Is there such a thing? I do graphics, work in yard in warm weather, walk, and just be a daughter and other half to Mike.
7. Where would your dream vacation be? and why
Springtime in the Smoky Mountains, so beautiful! My dream vacation would be Greece, it is so gorgeous there and the water looks so cool and calming.
8. What do you hope to contribute and gain from Hearts and Hands United?
As far and Hearts and Hands United which has the most amazingly beautiful members, I want to do what I can to help. I try to network the team with blog and Facebook and I write Tuesday Tools for the our blog. The rewards of being a member of this team far outweigh anything I can contribute. So much help, information, understanding and the list goes on.
9. Where can we find you?
Your shop address - http://www.etsy.com/shop/LafesHiddenTreasures
Blog Address - http://lafeshiddentreasures.blogspot.com/
Facebook address - http://www.facebook.com/lafeshiddentreasures
10. Where do you draw your inspiration from? Your strength?
My inspiration comes to me from several sources and sometimes I draw it from my inner being. Inspiring things are among us all the time we just need to take the time to recognize them as an inspiration. My family, my wild imagination, my faith and other Estians. God blesses me often.