Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summery Artist: Too Cute Felties

Shauna's items on TooCuteFelties are just that, too cute! And she lives not too far from my old stomping grounds- shout out to Western PA!

Tell us a little bit about your shop and how you got started:
My shop is mostly comprised of my cute food creations, with some video game tie ins and jewelry sprinkled on top. I had happened across this site before and thought I'd try my hand at sewing and crafting again. All I made at the time was my felt food like cookies, popsicles and ice cream cones. And that was all I thought I would sell.  When it came to find a shop name I thought to myself "These felties are too cute!"  And that was pretty much the entire thought process and my family liked it as well so I used it.

I appreciate the support and diversity of Etsy more than all of you can know. Without it I never would have found a passion for polymer clay or jewelry making. When I started this I was just using felt, and my scope wasn't very broad, but with the help of this site and it's community I have grown as an artist and as a person. Thank you all so much.

How does the ocean/beach inspire you?
The inspiration behind my "Beach in a Bottle" necklace derived from the peace I felt at the beach. With the sand in between my toes and the tide coming in I can definitely say it was one of my life's most perfect moments. I believe that each person has a place that brings peace to their chaotic lives, and for those who don't have the luxury of being there every day (like myself) the memories are what gives us inspiration.

What is your favorite beach destination? Why?
My favorite beach is the shore of North Carolina. The reasoning is simple, Its the only one Ive had the privilege of visiting. It was only one time, but that was all it took for me to fall in love with the ocean and its calming energy. It may sounds strange but i've never felt the calm i have next to the shore, the immense power and beauty will bring me back there one day.

*As a small token of appreciation for being featured, Shauna will give a 30% discount on any item in her shop.
Coupon Code: SeaShell

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