Thursday, January 7, 2010

FEATURED ARTIST

The first shop to be featured on this site for the New Year is Squirrelonaledgetop


Come meet the artist -

Briefly describe what you make?
I make decorative pillows!

What mediums do you enjoy working in most?

I have a fabric obsession! I love to make my pillows with high quality designer fabrics and/or interesting vintage fabrics and trim. I love adding a touch of vintage to my sewing creations, even if it's only some old buttons. An item that has journeyed through time and passed through many hands is special. It is a great thing to be able to renew a vintage item, to be a part of it's history, and pass it along for more generations to enjoy.

How long have you been creating craft?

I started making pillows in 2008 so that I could beat the winter blues. I own a farm, which means working until I could fall down all spring and summer, and then lots of down time in the winter. I needed to have an outlet for my creativity and to occupy my time during the long cold winter!

How did you get started?

I love to sew and have always loved decorative pillows. A friend told me about Etsy, so I joined, and so the pillow mania started! Since I have tons of fabric stock piled, I went right to town sewing up my pillows! Now that I am making so many pillows, I have an excuse to hunt down and buy really cool fabrics for my "collection".

Where does the name of your shop come from?

The name of my farm is Ledgetop and not only do I love squirrels, but there seems to be a large population of them here. So it was natural for me to name my shop Squirrel On a Ledgetop!

What would you most want people to know about your work?

I create my pillows with attention to detail and I LOVE creating them. I have an eclectic kind of style that influences me to create a diverse collection of beautiful pillows! I am excited to find new (or old) fabric and come up with new designs to share in my shop!

What words of advice do you have for other artists?

A good piece of advice would be to never give up! If you put in the time and have the determination you will be rewarded! It may seem slow at first, but keep creating and adding to your shop and things will pick up. Reach out to the Etsy community if you have questions. The most important thing is to stay positive!

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What a nice way to start the new year. Go now and take a look at Squirrelonaledgetop and then come back and leave a comment to let this artist know that you really appreciate the work!

1 comment:

Karen Sanders said...

Thanks for sharing and well done, lovely work.
Cavania, London