by Joy Maloney of JoyfulHandKnits


Angela D. Sargent
(aka AIAInspiredDesigns)


Please take a moment to visit Angela's shop and give her some love!

Her shop features Creative, Handmade Gifts for Everyone: Original Greeting Cards, Framed Inspirations, Dog Sweaters, Cell Phone/iPOD/mp3 Cases, Beanbags/Paperweights, Pillow & Blanket sets for Dolls.

Angela is hosting a GIVEAWAY!

The winner can pick a Cell Phone/iPOD/mp3 Case from her shop. To be entered to win, visit Angela's shop. Then come back and COMMENT on this Blog about your favorite item in her shop.


I first started making things in 2007 after being laid off from a job I decided to start my own business and that's how A.I.A. Inspired Designs came to be. A.I.A. stands for Angela, Isaiah, and Aaron (those are my 2 sons).

I was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship (God is good) to help me with tuition this fall. I'm going to get my Master's in Creative Writing because my ultimate goal is be a full-time writer.

I self-published a book last year called Rituals of Season, it's about my experience with domestic violence.

How did you get your start on Etsy?

I started on etsy after selling some things at a fair at my childrens' old school. One of the sellers there gave me her card and when I got home I checked out etsy. I saw that it was much less expensive to sell on etsy than it would be to open my own website.

Though my business has not been as successful as I would like, I know one day it will be. I work full time as a contractor for the US Army.

What does a typical day look like for you?

My typical day Monday through Friday is: I get my children ready for summer camp. I go to work, then pick up my son from daycare, help him with his homework, fix dinner, go to bed!

What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?

My book and the Miesha Bell cell phone holder are two of my favorite items on etsy.

If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?

If I could fly anywhere in the world tonight I would go to one of those beautiful islands with the white beaches and the clear water.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

Psalm 46:10
Be still and know that I am God.

URLs to where else we can find you on the internet (Facebook fan page, Twitter, your own, your blog, etc)

Thank you. Take care and God bless you.
~ Angela

Using winner of the Afiya Webb Giveaway is (............drum roll please............) : Christie of luvncrafts!! Congratulations Christie! Please coordinate with Afiya to receive your prize. I'll convo you both.

Comments (12)

On August 4, 2010 at 12:20 AM , Lizzi said...

Great interview!...And I love beanbag toys :-) I was just talking about cellphone cases too.

On August 4, 2010 at 7:27 AM , myeuropeantouch said...

Lovely to get to know you...

On August 4, 2010 at 7:50 AM , pfd said...

Hi Angela,
Very nice to get to know you! I love that Bible verse too!

Joy - once again a great job on the feature!

On August 4, 2010 at 7:55 AM , chocolatedogstudio said...

What a testimony! Great article, I sure have enjoyed getting to know more about Angela and her family!

On August 4, 2010 at 10:06 AM , ZudaGay said...

So nice to meet you Angela! Your cell phone covers are sweet!

On August 4, 2010 at 11:17 AM , sweetybird09 said...

Hi there I really enjoyed reading this post, it sure fun to get to know fellow members. Angela is a really neat lady.

Thanks for this Joy


On August 4, 2010 at 12:28 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

Hello Angela

You are certainly an inspiration. Wish I knew you way back "when".
Keep focused on the Lord.


On August 4, 2010 at 12:34 PM , JoyfulHandKnits said...

Thanks for allowing us to get to know you a little better, Angela. God bless you in your future endeavors.

Joy from

On August 4, 2010 at 12:59 PM , Donna said...

Love your shop, my favorite item is this:

Very nice work!

On August 6, 2010 at 7:30 PM , Alesha said...

I love the beanbags, Angela! Great toys for kiddos with sensory issues. :) Nice to "meet" you here!


On August 12, 2010 at 12:56 PM , Anonymous said...

Thank you everyone for your warm welcome and thanks for all the love! God bless you.
~ Angela ~

On August 15, 2010 at 10:43 AM , radyne said...

Wonderful interview, talented artist!