Here is a artist making very nice decorative pillows for your home. Come and meet
Here is our interview with the artist, Cheryl -
Briefly describe what you make?
My name is Cheryl and I have a passion for pillows. I design and sew decorative pillows in small collections to ensure a quality one-of-a-kind pillow. I also have a children, tween and teen line. I have a signature “pocket” that I have used on many of my children’s pillows and expanded into my pocket stockings for people and pets. I like the idea of having little extra hiding places for notes, etc. My original design, the Sleep-n-Stash Pillow, takes this to the extreme by having a complete internal “secret” pocket. This was originally made for a soldier’s return to Iraq to keep his letters and photos inside. Now it is popular from children to teens to stash their special items inside; trading cards, music players, etc.
What mediums do you enjoy working in most?
I love working with many types of fabric from decorative to soft fleece and flannel. My process starts when I place all of my fabric on my cutting table and start matching up the complimenting fabrics and begin dreaming up its design. I like to have some traditional sizes and styles and end up with a few “wow” pillows.
How long have you been creating craft?
I have been happily designing for 6 years now. This all began after I was searching store after store for pillows for my sofa. The pillows were uninteresting, weren't the right color and of poor quality. So, I decided to make my own. I received so many compliments that I began a business creating one-of-a-kind decorative pillows.
Where does the name of your shop come from?
The name is literal, I step into my sewing studio, take a look around and my stress melts away and I am then “inspired”. Sewn Inspirations.
What would you most want people to know about your work?
I want to make a difference in the way you view your home. I believe that by adding a few pillows to your sofa, beds & chairs, you can create a whole new look without the high cost of buying new furniture. I design, sew and deliver the pillows right to your doorstep, all without the hassle of searching numerous stores for the "perfect" accessory. All you need to do is decide which style and size best suits you and the quantity needed to make your room look distinctive.
What words of advice do you have for other artists?
Once you find your passion, do what it takes to keep it in your life. I have done at-home parties, craft shows, selling in brick and mortar stores, my own website and Etsy. If you find a perfect location for your craft, approach the owner. Every owner I have approached, has accepted my offer.
Great interview and really nice work. You must see this shop! Then - come back here and leave a comment and let this artist know your appreciation for her work - then go buy something nice! Nice gift ideas, too!