As of October 1, 2019 I was picked as an influencer for @fandomsleeves on instagram. I was overjoyed! I had been a fan of Maribel’s sleeves since before I officially joined bookstagram. My very first sleeve was a cat in flower crowns print that I still use to this day.
Being an influencer and not a rep meant that I had to spend my own money on products, but I was given a personal discount code to use to get everything at a deeper discount than my followers. That wasn’t really a problem for me because it’s a shop I supported regardless. Over the course of the three months that I was an influencer I bought four sleeves, two mug rugs, two fabric bookmarks, a pin hoop, and a chapstick holder. Each and every product is made with so much care and it really shows in the craftsmanship.
Working with Maribel has been a treat! As reps and influencers we got to help pick fabrics and help name sleeves if she was ever stuck on ideas. I think that’s really cool. I’ve repped for a few other shops before and this was the most hands-on experience I’ve had. I am beyond grateful for this experience and I hope to be able to put what I’ve learned to use with other shops or even in my own little shop (I make sewn letters for my college fraternity).
Below are some of my favorite influencer photos that I’ve taken. You can see all of them on my instagram page —> stardustandrockets.