My name is Julia Donaldson and I operate Fibernique on
Etsy. I specialize in felted scarves,
ribbon scarves, fiber jewelry, fabric beads, and a few felted purses. I have been quilting for more than 20 years,
though I become too attached to my quilts to sell them. You can see some of my quilts here. I started Fibernique in 2009 after I was laid
off from my job and my Mom was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia. I soon found a new job, so for several years, I
was balancing my online business, caring for my Mom and working an office
job. With the death of my Mom last year,
I am back down to two jobs. I am no less
busy as I expand the product lines for my online shop.
What are your tips for people looking for great online shopping deals?
When looking for online deals, don’t let price be your
main criteria. Look for unique items
that reflect the love and passion of the maker and in turn reflects your own
personality. Purchasing items to suit
your own tastes rather than the current fashion trends can be used for years.
What are some of your winter style tips?
Living in a small fishing village on the Oregon coast
means I dress casually in jeans and tops. I dress up these basics with jewelry,
scarves and sweaters. I love lacy
crochet tops that I can put over tees in the summer and turtlenecks in the
winter. Purchasing items that can be
used in more than one season means I get to stretch my hard-earned dollars
for myself if it doesn’t sell in a timely fashion. Right now that is this necklace! I love the colors since they remind me of the
Pacific Northwest as well as the paisley design. It takes traditional elements and gives them
a modern spin.