by Melanie Arntsen of SqueakyBug Specialties


Introducing Chin-Lu Hoffmann of ChinnyLuLu


Chin-Lu is hosting a giveaway. To be entered to win this beautiful item from her shop, The Megan, visit Chin-Lu's shop (ChinnyLuLu) and then come back to this blog post and leave a comment with your favorite item in her shop.  Please include your email so we can contact you if you are the winner. The winner will be announced on next Wednesday's Featured Artist post.

Introduction:
I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a friend. I am a truth seeker and a deep thinker. I am a graduate student. I am a country girls with southern hospitality at heart. I am interested in people and their lives. I love to laugh and smile all the time. I am addicted to clothes, accessories, and make up. I am full of passion for life. I am indefinitely a free bird: I love to dream, create, and inspire. Most importantly, I am a creation of the original creator...my reflection is found in Him. Ever since I was six, I have loved to express myself creatively -- classical violin, piano, art, dance, singing, acting -- basically any right-brained activity I could get my hands on made me the happiest. In college, my major was theater and OF COURSE my favorite class was costume design!!! I was looking for the perfect hair accessory to go with my maid of honor dress for my best friend's wedding and couldn't find what I was looking for, so I was inspired to make my vision come to life. That marked the beginning of Chinnylulu Designs. If you are bold and love to make a fashion statement, you will adore Chinnylulu Designs.
How did you get your start on Etsy?
My husband is a wedding photographer and he is keen on all the neat wedding related websites. He told me about it and the rest is history!
How did you choose your shop name?
Chinnylulu is my nickname.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I take care of my baby boy until he naps around 1PM and then for two to three hours, I scramble to fill small orders, check/respond to emails, renew listings, and go to the post office. My husband works from home so he helps out quite a bit. If I happen to have a rush order, I do that as well. The rest of my workload is done after 7PM. I usually work from 7PM to 2AM filling large and custom orders for all three of my Etsy stores. I also do marketing such as organize photoshoots, book wedding shows, contact bloggers via email. In between all that I manage to do reading and crank out papers for my graduate classes.
If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?
I would be in Tahiti relaxing in a straw hut built on the beach.
The Celeste
What is your favorite Bible verse?
"Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?
The Celeste
Where else can we find you on the Internet?
Thanks so much to Chin-Lu for sharing.  Please take a moment to visit her shop and then return to this blog post and leave a comment about your favorite item for a chance to win her beautiful fascinator, The Megan.

AND . . . the winner of last week's give away, the lovely painting "Pears and Cosmos, " from Carole Stone, is Becky K.  I will contact both of you soon.

Comments (15)

On May 11, 2011 at 7:41 AM , Colletta said...

It appears that the artist is on vacation. I couldn't see any of her shop items but I love the Celeste! Beautiful.

collettaskitchensink[at]yahoo[dot]com

 
On May 11, 2011 at 10:17 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Chin Lu, great to meet you. Amazing items--so fun.

 
On May 11, 2011 at 10:18 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Chin Lu is on vacation until tomorrow. Please stop back in then and browse her shop for your favorite item!

 
On May 11, 2011 at 9:22 PM , Chin-Lu said...

Hi Everyone! The shops are back on! So sorry about the inconvenience! I'm at a Christian leadership conference in Dallas, TX! Love & Blessings :)
Chinnylulu

 
On May 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM , Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Nice to "meet" you Chin-Lu!!! Your creations are amazing - The Ingrid especiallly. :)

 
On May 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM , myeuropeantouch said...

What a talent you are. How do you do this all!!!!!
Amazing, thank you for sharing.♥
Monika

 
On May 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM , Colletta said...

I went back and visited and LOVE the Mariah!!! So beautiful!

 
On May 12, 2011 at 12:55 PM , Valerie Weller said...

I love your work Chin-Lu! Lovely to meet you~ beautiful designs.... :D

 
On May 12, 2011 at 2:45 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

You are just gorgeous! Your shop and photos are gorgeous! WOW!!

So wonderful to meet you!

♥♥♥
Sue

 
On May 13, 2011 at 4:22 PM , Sue Runyon said...

NOTE: Blogger was down for two days and all posts and comments from the last day or so disappeared during their troubles. If you left a comment on this post, PLEASE leave another!

 
On May 13, 2011 at 4:29 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

Chin-Lu - You are just gorgeous and your shop reflects that! All that talent and a love for the Lord also!! WOW!

♥♥♥
Sue

 
On May 14, 2011 at 7:27 AM , Becky K. said...

Wow! With Blogger being down I didn't realize I had won the beautiful painting!!! Awesome! Thanks so much!!

Chin-Lu, WOW! You are something else. You have a lot on your plate!! Good for you....I love that you put your little guy first. Keep that up and the rest will fall into line.

 
On May 14, 2011 at 11:12 PM , SHEILA said...

Beautiful shop-so inspiring!

 
On May 15, 2011 at 6:48 PM , pfd said...

Melanie - great job featuring Chin-Lu's shop!
Chin-Lu - I absolutely love everything in your shop! If I had to pick one favorite (which was quite hard) I think it would be the Magdelena
http://www.etsy.com/listing/43516120/the-magdalena

 
On May 16, 2011 at 9:59 AM , Crafty Momma said...

beautiful lady and beautiful shop! my fav would be between the micah and the emily but they are all amazing!!!! wishing you continued success!