Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Love and a Sandwich Interview and Giveaway!

I have never met Chelsea but I sure would love to. Chelsea sent me the sweetest email along with her answers that put a smile on my face. I forget that some folks have been reading this little blog of mine for awhile and it's nice to know that it has inspired folks. I started seeing all of Chelsea's creations on our flickr pool and each time she updated a photo I thought, man I wish I felt ok about talking about her again! It is my great pleasure to have her up for an interview. Please leave a comment for your chance to win your own monster made by Chelsea along with your favorite color and contact info.



S- What was the first plushie you created? How did it go?

LAAS- I think my first ever plush was in my home economics class in middle school. I chose this super difficult cocker spaniel plush to make. The pieces were all there and all I had to do was sew them together, but I got bored of it real real fast. My mom finished it for me so I guess that doesn't count, haha. After that I tried it when I was 18, and I made this panda pillow out of an old tshirt and some night sky fabric from an old crafty christmas present. Oh boy was that horrible. It took me a good 10-12 hours to finish it, and it was lopsided and more bordering the lines of scary than cute. I gave it to my little sister.



S- How long have you been sewing and how did you learn?

LAAS- A little less than a year, actually, haha. I picked it up last summer while I was working at a craft store. One of my favorite artists, Brandi Milne, had started making these creepy cute dolls and I thought they were awesome & wanted to try it myself. I didn't know how to sew at all, I knew the basics of a straight stitch just from stitching random things to my clothes or to my backpack. So I took out some embroidery and doll making books from the library and taught myself! It took a lot of trial and error, and I learned a lot from plush specific books. I've made one (or more) almost every day for the past year. I still haven't mastered the art, but everyday I get faster & learn more. It's like anything else... the more you do it, the better you become.



Go here to read the full interview.

23 comments:

theboywil said...

Creepy Green Monsters are sweet...

Erro said...

Favorite Color: Olive Green

Contact Info:
ashesashes_weallfalldown@hotmail.com

Dekenicki said...

That's so nice to learn some more about you!!! And your first plush was really cute!!!!!! :D

And this is dekenicki from DA! :D *what a good way to get people to read the interview! :D*

Hahaha, and my favorite color is pink!

Funky Finds said...

Love Chelsea's designs! Very fun & unique. I love pink and purple, too :)

Jessica
info @ funkyfinds dot com

Natalie said...

Another wonderful interview.

I just love Chelsea's wonderful plushies. I'm constantly checking her flickr, etsy & da. Her monsters are so wonderful & she does a super amazing job on custom orders too.

fav color green/blue
happyjammer@msn.com

Anvikit said...

Hah! such an inspiration! I wish I had the get up and go to sew one thing a day! (I really should do more..) but I love your monsters! Are all your critters hand sewn, or do you have a sewing machine to help?

Humm.. color color pick a color, so hard to choose when there's a whole rainbow of possibilities.. .. Lavender

Anvikit said...

Hah! such an inspiration! I wish I had the get up and go to sew one thing a day! (I really should do more..) but I love your monsters! Are all your critters hand sewn, or do you have a sewing machine to help?

Humm.. color color pick a color, so hard to choose when there's a whole rainbow of possibilities.. .. Lavender

twistedsecrets said...

I <3 love and a sandwich :D hehe. My favourite colour is green, and I can be contacted through twistedsecrets.livejournal.com or estrellacreations.etsy.com.

flurogoddess said...

Awww cuteness!

I love lime green best :-D

jenniferlfee @ gmail.com

Jenna said...

Ahh, I posted in the wrong blog at first. >_>;

For the contest... my favorite color is anything blue or cyan, aaand my email is oneskyonedestiny@live.com, send something there and I'll send my contact info.

cerise said...

i discovered your monsters via LJ...i love them, and they are all so totally unique.

my favorite colors are antique white and spring green. :)

Ailbhe said...

What a great interview!
Nice way to get rid of a pillow you don't want XDDD

Favourite colour would probably be... blue :)
Contact info: ailbheredmond@hotmail.com

-randomlyyellstuff from DA (great way to show off your interview!

misscandi said...

ooh, such cute stuff!
Pink is my fave colour ever!
www.candiland.com
www.sewing.craftgossip.com

unseenoyster said...

Wow! I've seen a number of these plushes before, but i didn't realize that they all came form the same person.. That's Awesome!

If I could be entered in that giveaway.. I really love green!

unseenoyster@yahoo.com

Justyn said...

Favorite colour:Aqua Blue

The mini Yeti's are my favorite! Sooooo cute! ^_^

Email: aegishjalmur21@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

such awesomeness! ^_^ you inspired me so much, by the way i love purple!

email: bahaw_syndicate@yahoo.com

Bean :) said...

Your stuff is the epitome of awesomeness.

I love the following colors: Blue and Purple

As far as a contact goes, you can always find me at scuttling-bean.deviantart.com

Omg Lia said...

Pink!! I love pink :D

im.so.rad@gmail.com

quitecontrary1977 said...

i love your your monsters! pink monsters are wonderful creatures! quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

smeegy said...

pink moooonster for my gf =)
she really loves your works
saw it in dA.

im going to surprise her if i win this =D

mcoy.ska@gmail.com

Ellen Sabedra said...

Hooray! Favorite interview ever ^_^

My favorite color is red. The.Auximenes@gmail.com
-Ellen S.

Jamie said...

Really original, great stuff! Fun photos, too :D I'd love to have one of her works! (the Rabbits and Pandabees are awesome!)

My favorite color is lavender, if I happen to be so lucky!

Jamie (at) twistedtextiles (dot) com

Kimberland Designs said...

I adore Chelsea's designs. i have been a big fan of hers for a while - always marking her things as a favourite on flickr. I can't wait until the day when i am lucky enough to own one =P

Favourite colour - green
pup_p_love@hotmail.com

All the best, Kimberley