Sunday, July 26, 2009

Member Interview-Sweet Fritsy

Todays interview is with Megan of Sweet Fritsy
How did you choose the name of your shop and how long have you been a member of

~Fritsy is actually a nickname that my fiance and I have called each other for years. I'm really not even sure how we came up with it, but we did, and it stuck! I thought it would be perfect for the name of my vegan sweets because it just sounds cute and fun, which is how I like to think of the sweets I make.

What kinds of items do you sell in your shop and what inspired you to start
creating them?

~I sell everything from cupcakes to mixed nuts, cookies to cake pops. I have a major sweet tooth and I really just enjoy creating little confections and goodies so I thought "Why not? I'm gonna sell this stuff!"

What are some of your favorite things about etsy?

I love the creativity that is in each and every shop on Etsy. You can't find this stuff at the mall. Things that are sold on Etsy whether it's clothing or crafts or food or jewelry, everything has a story.

Do you have any future plans for your shop?

Ah, the future. How I love to think of it! In the very near future I have tons of ideas for new items- I'm especially excited for Halloween this year- it's gonna be crazy! My long-term goal is to have a local shop that's open to the public and of course, quit my day job so I can focus 100% on Sweet Fritsy.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have?

Lately I'm obsessed with all things wedding. I'm getting married in a year so I'm always checking out wedding shops on Etsy looking for ideas. I also have a jewelry shopping addiction! Seriously. An addiction. Etsy jewelry sellers- you're killing me!

Do you have any animal companions?

I have a 5 lb., 4-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Elly Mae. She's probably the reason my fiance and I haven't had a baby yet- she's enough! I love her so much. I actually have plans to open a vegan dog treat shop on Etsy called Sweet Melly (Melly is her nickname)!

Do you have any favorite vegan things, like books, websites, stores, etc.?

My favorite vegan things have to be my cookbooks- particularly Vegan With A Vengeance and Veganomicon. Those books taught me everything I know about vegan cooking and I have really good memories of reading them and trying out all the recipes with my fiance.

What are your favorite foods?

I'm obsessed with the Chickpea and Spinach curry from the book Vegan With A Vengeance, and Savory Shepherd's Pie with Shroom Gravy from our very own Hollistically Heather's cooking zine Vegans Are Easy. Also Chik-o-Stick and Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos!

Is there anything else you would like to add or share?

My life has completely changed since starting Sweet Fritsy. I have so much fun creating my sweets- I genuinely enjoy doing this and I hope to be doing it for many years to come!


VeganCraftastic said...

I can't wait to see what you come with for Halloween, it's by far my favorite holiday (and a great time for sweets!).

Anonymous said...

nice interview ^.^

TheAwesomestPossum said...

This is awesome! Your sweets look amazing, and I will soon find an excuse to buy some. I love that your shop name comes from a shared nickname with your boy--mine does too!

Also, a brief story: I was on the VE blog earlier and saw your Etsy mini at the side. I squinted at it a little and asked myself, "What is that thing that kinda looks like a penis?" So I clicked...

...and it was a penis. And I was happy.

Vegan said...

I'm so excited to read about another marrying vegan, a-n-d we're both into making sweets (I do raw vegan sweets)- fantastic!!! I'd love love love to know more about your ideas, wedding, etc. (mine is full of drama because my father refused to pay for the wedding due to the vegan menu. You can check out the dirty though still politically correct details on my blog:) Congrats on your shop, I will totally spread the word (the groom is a sweats addict) & I'd love to know more about your journey & maybe even feature you on the wbesite, please get in touch!!! www.VeganBride/com/blog
:) Candy

sweet_tooth said...

OMG!! had those smores things at Vegfest this weekend. They are to die for...I'm not even vegetarian (yet), but if you started restricting sales to vegans only I might have to convert. Seriously, those things are amazing!