Here is a bit more about Caramel Diezel...
How did your business start and when?
I’ve always loved to knit and sew. In 2008, everyone seemed to be having babies. I started making baby items as gifts. After seeing an interview on TV about Etsy, I thought I would give it a try. Towards the end of 2008, I started Caramel Diezel on Etsy, selling hand-knitted hats, booties, sweaters and sewn dresses and blankets.
How did you come up with your business name?
Caramel Diezel is a nickname given to me by my grandfather. The nuance of the name is in the tagline of “for sweet and energetic kids”.
How long have you been making your creations?
I only started making baby items last year, 2008. I’ve always knitted. “Knitting is my addiction”, is what I’ve often said. In the past I knitted sweaters which were always given away as gifts. The more difficult the pattern, the more I loved it. It was only about two years ago that I finally knitted a scarf. Before moving to the USA, I used to sew most of my clothes.
What medium/s do you use to create your products?
I like to use different mediums, whatever catches my eye. I like to experiment with different yarns for different textures and feels. My current favorite yarns are organic cotton and cotton blend yarns. I love the way they feel. 100% cotton fabric is my favorite type of fabric, but I also use some seersucker and fleece and flannel for blankets.
What sets your business/products apart from others that create similar items?
I try to make items that are my unique take on the “norm”. I love to play with color combinations and different patterns. New designs seem to swim around in my head constantly and I can never keep up with creating them! Designing new things is what I enjoy most.
Any other comments or otherwise you’d like to share with our blog followers?
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And now the part you've been waiting for...Caramel Diezel will be giving away a hat & bootie set in the color of choice (size 0-3 months) set one of Haute Tot & Baby Couture's lucky blog readers!
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