Friday, April 4, 2008

a la mode: Etsy Pick of The Week


I gotta confess... I'm a little jealous of Linda at a la mode. She makes unique items like retro switchplate covers and my favorite item, the bitch clutch (see below) I'm also partial to the robot hairpin.
Here's what she had to say about crafting and some words of wisdom...

How long have you been crafting?

Since as far back as I can remember. I’d guess around 4 or 5 (I’m 42 or as my kids say, twenty twenty-two). My mom is very creative, I remember making furniture out of cardboard for my Barbies. When I was in elementary school, I designed funky tops for myself as well as bags.

What’s your favorite thing to create?

It changes every day. That is why I have an eclectic Etsy shop. I do really like making my handbags. I enjoy thinking up new designs and figuring out how to put them together. However, my light switch plates are really what launched my business.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I love architecture, modern design, and popular culture. I read a lot of magazines. I also love finding utilitarian objects and incorporating them into my designs. I’m usually inspired first by an object or shape and then the rest falls into place.

Words of wisdom?

It seems cliché, but love what you do. If you don’t it becomes work. Also, keep your head up. Having other people judge your work is hard. Remind yourself that not everyone will like what you create. It is mostly important that you like what you create.

1 comment:

alamodestuff said...

Thanks! I didn't realize you posted last Friday.

I love that you love my bitch clutch!