Monday, November 23, 2009

Feature Friday - Shelley from EvenAndy

Feature Friday - On a Monday because my internet still doesn't work at home! :)

Shelley from EvenAndy is our current Featured Lab Rats Team member.

My name is Shelley Worsham. I just moved to Brooklyn, NY from Boston. I am a stay at home mom with a very active 9 month old. Before becoming a stay at home mom, I was a Chemist and Pathology Technologist. I just recently started exploring my creative side. I enjoy making stationery and paper products. When I got the nerve to share my work, I decided that Etsy would be a great environment for sharing. When my son was first born, I decided that I needed something to do during the day while he slept. I decided that I wanted to learn the Adobe Creative Programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, inDesign, Flash). As I started to learn, I became extremely interested in creating things. My husband is an Art Director and he would honestly critique my work. I just love doing it.

I get ideas through things around me. They come from things I read, from things I saw while taking walks with my son, from things I saw on television, or from a song that I heard. I normally start my day around 5AM. I start printing out things and preparing them to be photographed. My normal day is filled with forum chats, taking pictures, posting items, tweeting, looking for promotion sites, completing orders (if applicable), and attending virtual labs. I get this done during my son's naptime. I also do a lot of work (designing) at night when everyone is asleep.

I think that my items are for those people who still like receiving and sending mail. It is for the person that likes the personal aspect of writing out a letter.

3 Favorite Books: Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald), Beloved (Toni Morrison), Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)

3 Favorite Songs: Yesterday (Beatles), No Women, No Cry (Bob Marley), Imagine (John Lennon)

3 Favorite Television Shows: Seinfeld, Desperate Housewives, The Biggest Loser

3 Favorite Websites:,,,

In a year, I hope that my shop will be more visible. I hope to have steady sales (at least one a day). I want at least 150 items available at all times to give customers a large selection.

I am currently working on reorganizing my shop. I was recently told that I should separate my items into flat and folded cards. I am currently in the process of doing just that.

If I could have one superpower it would be regeneration. That would be great to know that no matter what, I would be like brand new.

Thank you to Shelley and to all of you for being patient with me (at least I haven't received any angry e-mails) while I finalize unpacking in the new house and getting the internet going. The guys from CableOne are coming out today, so hopefully, everything will be as right as rain once again.

Here's one last item from Shelley's beautiful shop:


  1. awesome shop eve and andy! I really love all your products because I'm an old fashioned letter writter myself and really enjoy your snarky humor :).

  2. I love your shop, Shelley. Yay for SAHMs!
    Lovely team members!