1. Your name, nickname and a little about who you are
Hello all! My name is Leann Terrill, a lot of my friends call me tiles! My friends started the nickname when I began making tile coasters obviously And it spread from there. I started by just making myself a set of English Bulldog coasters, then friends had requests, neighbors, and then came craft shows. They are so fun, I love them! Meeting so many wonderful people!
2. Surprise us with something about you that you think will shock us!
I don’t know how shocking this is, but I have been trying to save money to go skydiving! That is my dream, to one day skydive and be so free! I hope to do it in the near future!
3. What is your main craft/art/collectible?
Tile Coasters, games, gifts and more! I love working with tile, it is so beautiful and relaxing. You can do so much with it and it is fun to invent and try new things!
4. How did you start with Etsy?
I actually began on Artfire, a friend told me about it. I stumbled across Etsy when I was looking at someone’s shop. Checked it out and have been hooked on the Etsy community ever since.
5. Any secrets to share for success? or What tool do you use to track your success?
I don’t really have any success secrets other than customer service should always be number one. A happy customer is a returning customer!
I use Google Analytics to help track the different views, keywords and times that are most popular for my shop. Also, the forums! There is so much to learn there, only problem is once you start hours can pass and it feels like minutes!
6. Hobbies or pastime when you are not doing Etsy.
I am totally an outdoors girl. Camping, fishing, hiking, boating or just sitting in the sun! My happiest times are always in the sunshine!
7. Where would your dream vacation be? and why
Anywhere tropical, or where the sun shines! Oooh I would love to go on an African safari sometime!
8. What do you hope to contribute and gain from Hearts and Hands United?
I love our HHU team! I hope to contribute good ideas, promote sales and most of all be a good friend to those friends in need! Who doesn’t need an uplifting word, an act of kindness and a virtual hug every now and then?
9. Where can we find you?
10. Where do you draw your inspiration from? Your strength?
My inspiration usually comes to me…..when I’m sleeping! I dream up so many fun things that I want to create and try building! My strength? It comes from being a single mom to two wonderful girls! It’s amazing how strong you can be when you have people depending on you for every aspect of their lives! I grow more every day just being a mom, loving and being loved!
11. Free writing anything you want to say
Everyday is a new day, a clean slate, a new chance to make yourself proud! Use it wisely!
I just want to say a special thank you to my team for inviting me into their hearts and the team! This is a great group of people that I can learn and grow so much with! Mistakes or triumphs, we will get through them together! Thank you to those who started it and who add heart to it every single day. Much love, muah!