Thursday, June 30, 2011

Interview With The House of Random

Thursday is interview day at The House of Random Blog. However, I set this blog up yesterday and did not have time to set up anyone to interview. So I am going to interview our shop.

Where did the name The House of Random come from?

We were preparing for a craft show and needed a name to put on the registration form quickly, we ended up putting down 6 Crafty Hands. The name was just too generic for us so we started brainstorming and someone said something about our stuff being so random it was hard to really get a name. Then we realized that was it, we would be House of Random, except that name was taken on Etsy so we added The to it and Viola! The House of Random was born.

Why "random"? Why not focus in on one product or theme?

Well that is boring. On my (Daniyal) personal blog I Don't Sew you will see this whole thing started as a personal adventure of discovering my crafty side. I don't have one thing I have perfected and want to produce in mass. I am still discovering all different aspects of being creative. As for the other two members they may be a little more sure of what they are doing. Laura makes amazing little girls skirts. The detail and time she puts into picking fabrics and making sure the hems are well surged is impressive. She also makes the bib and burp cloth sets and key fobs and the purses. The purse gave her such a hard time cause she wanted them to be perfect and very well made I am afraid we well never carry purses again! Denise makes these awesome retro style aprons, little girls bloomers, and hats. She also is one to make sure to take the time to do it right not just slap something together. That is part of the reason I wanted to do this with them. As for me everything is basically an experiment I feel turned turn out right. Maybe one day we will hone in on a specific product but not any time soon.

You read a lot about "branding" on Etsy. Do you feel you have created a brand?

Actually not yet. We are definitely working on it. I have two very talented younger brothers and one of them is an artist. My brother Samm is working on a logo for us to use. We want that to be right, something we stick with and people can easily recognize. So brand coming soon!

Thank you for reading me interview myself!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75984631/100-custom-paper-pin-wheels

5 comments:

The Doggie House said...

Very cool

Lisa said...

Good! I love the way you tell a story. Come on all you Etsy sellers, let House of random tell YOUR story!

DoodleDollies said...

Great story. Interesting to hear how people come up with names...its facinating!!

new follower from etsy
http://doodledollies.blogspot.com

Annie said...

Hi Daniyal! Enjoying the visit here - - I like your randomly selected name ;-). And thanks so much for visiting my blog. Much appreciated. Best of luck w/ this new blog!

Annie
http://doughdirtdye.blogspot.com/

✿ Stacy ✿ said...

I'm following from the hop! Such a funny post! :O)
I'm also an Etsy seller (well I have a shop but haven't sold anything yet...) The blog for the shop is A Dreamers Musing. There is a link to my shop from there. I hope you stop by and check it out! :O)