Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Interview with AnnieDees @Etsy

Tell us a little about yourself?
I'm a mom of two children, my daughter is 10 and my son is 3. I work full time, but love to craft and have lots of different projects going on at a time. When I see something interesting, I want to make it - I think that's half the fun for me. Trying to figure out how something is made and doing it my way :)

Who or what has been most influential in your craft?
I think fashion and colors are the most influential tool I use in creating my flowers. What's hot at the moment and the colors for the seasons.

When did you know you were an artist?
I've always been this way! I took art lessons growing up and drew ever since I can remember. It's my first love. My mom sewed a lot of my clothes and we always crafted together.

How would you describe your creative process?
I throw all of my fabric out and see what jumps out at me. I research great color combos and start going at it. Some of my flowers never make it... I have bad days. My crochet creations are inspired my patterns I find and alter :)

What made you decide to start selling on etsy?
I would make things and people would always want whatever I made, so I'd make them one. Usually for free, so when I stumbled across Etsy I was thrilled! I never knew such a site existed.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
The drawings and painting I did when I was in art school. My first "real" ones when I was around the age of 10 that my mom matted and framed.

What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
Oh, no! I just moved, so it's highly minimalistic. A huge jar of pickles, half a watermelon, and a crap ton of condiments.

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
In my 3 year old's sandbox :)

Visit AnnieDees
Etsy: anniedees.etsy.com
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Blog: anniedees.com
Facebook: facebook.com/anniedees
Twitter: twitter.com/anniedee83

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