Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I Felt Awesome- Interview and GIVEAWAY!

 As you should all know by now, my friend, Moxie came out with a book recently titled I Felt Awesome: Tips and Tricks for 35+ Needle-Poked Projects.  As I have already mentioned, this book is AWESOME!  Moxie is hilarious and I'm not just saying that because she's my friend.  If you don't like to needle felt you would still thoroughly enjoy reading this book.  I did an interview with  her to join her giveaway here!  All you got to do is leave a comment with what you would love to needle felt and we will randomly choose TWO winners!  #1 winner will receive a signed copy of her book AND a kit!  #2 winner will receive a signed copy of her book AND a little present made by moxie!  Enter to win today!  Winners will be chosen Feb. 16th. 

S- You did all the projects for your book, I Felt Awesome!  How long did this process take? 

M- It seemed like forever! From the day I submitted an inquiry to the publisher to the day the book was on the shelves it was 2 years and some change. (There are a couple extra months in there because of a family emergency, btw.)

S- Not only does your book have GREAT projects but your writing is hilarious!  It seemed like you had a lot of fun.  Do you plan on writing more? 

M- Thanks! It was a lot of fun and a lot of very hard work. I'm not in a hurry to focus my energy on one project like that again for a while. However, if I get a great idea for another book, I'm sure I won't be able to keep it to myself.

S- Do you have any favorites from the book?

M- So hard to choose! I'm really happy with the yo-yo project. The moldy cozy still makes me smile. I also have the Ennui neon sign hanging in my studio and it continues to be awesome.
S- You are doing quiet the book tour!  Where may people find you?

M- Next up is gallery hanahou in NYC. (March 3 for the show opening reception and March 4 I'll be teaching a workshop and signing books.) I'm working on something for Baltimore but the details aren't firm. I have a secret desire to felt in all 50 states so if someone wants me to come to their town, they should drop me a line and see if we can set things up.
S- What are your plans for 2011?

M- Make more art!

45 comments:

Cassandra said...

I have never needle felted anything in my life! (I don't think I've actually felted anything either!) It's tragic - so one of my goals for this year is to learn. I'd like to start with some cute fuzzy animals or funny trolls or something. This book would serve as a good kick in the pants to get started. :) Thanks for the opportunity and congratulations to Moxie!

The Krafty Cupcake said...

For a long time I have wanted to try this amazing craft but as yet haven't got round to it. I would love to try and make a caricature version of my dog Millie. I would love to win the book it looks fantastic. Sue x

Pabkins said...

I've felted one creature - it looks like a mix between a pokemon and a cat argh - but I'm hoping to get better! I'd really like to felt little creatures/monsters - because I collect little odd balls.
Good luck with the book release! ~Tabitha L

Jenny said...

Oh, too awesome! I have been wanting to learn to needle felt for some time, and Moxie's book would be ideal! I think I would want to needle felt a little sewing kit, with a machine and all. Mini anything gets me all excited!

freaked out 'n small said...

I've been wanting to learn how to needle felt for so long! Little teeny tiny versions of all my crazy animals is what I'd like to make!

freakedoutnsmall(at)gmail(dot)com

corycoakley said...

I love to make felted fairy hats and shirts, and my kids love to use the felting needles but (the older two are boys), they are getting cutesy-ed out. I love the ideas in this book, especially the billiard set. They look like something that won't drive a teenage boy away (well, my teenager, anway, he sews mini zombies)

meganonymous said...

I have needle-felted exactly one thing in my life (an owl the size of my finger), but I would LOVE to learn more. My favorite is the pink striped monster with the monster puppet on his hand. SO cute...must have my own!

Robin Andreae said...

I've been felting for about three years now and I always learn something new. So maybe I'd like to felt a Gnu.

chelsie q. said...

I definitely would like to make a felted chicken!
cquinicoh at yahoo dot com

greetingarts said...

I've loved Moxie's stuff for a long time! My cousin gave me a needlefelting kit for Christmas, I want to make a little monster. That way any imperfections won't really matter, right?

Erin said...

I've got all my supplies for felting and am excited to give it a try. This book would be perfect for all the tips!

I'd love to felt little monsters and zombies, maybe a Sharktopus :P

genuine mudpie said...

i'd like to needle felt a narwhal. i have just learned how to needle felt and have the supplies i need, i'm just not quite sure how to begin needle felting a narwhal. so the book will really help. and i'm a big fan of moxie's monsters :D thank you for hosting the book giveaway!

gullyer said...

I love the idea of felted food! For example, the martini olives could totally be sitting in glasses awaiting drinks at a party!

Irit said...

I've never tried needle felitng, but it seems like an awesome craft!
I'd love to know how to create cute critters. :-)

Jeff Jamison said...

I would make all sorts of monsters and leave them in public places.

vivian said...

i've never needled felt but i have always wanted to learn! (:
i saw a kit that shows how to make kittens that are as tiny as a dime... that wow-ed me :]
i also love making things with my hands,, if i knew how to needle felt, i would probably try to make a panda! they're the best :D

chriscreatures said...

Moxie rocks! I would love to needle felted food.

Lucy said...

I'm an art student and last year I went to this incredible lecture on felting. I was so inspired and I constantly think back to that lecture and wish I'd take the time to learn the art of needle felting/felting in general.

I'm obsessed with food-So obsessed in fact I sew plush sandwiches. PB and Jay and BLTs to name a few. I'd love to learn how to felt lettuce, bacon, and tomato to add to my creations!

a rose is a rose said...

oh wow, looks like a most wonderful book! i would love to felt some sort of accessory. from jewelry to a scarfs/belts!

Stephanie said...

This looks like a really fun book! Moxie's monsters are right up my alley. I would love to learn needle felting- I have seen fabulous needle felted scarflettes, sculpture, shoes, hair bows, jewelry and purses, and I would love to felt them all. I think I'd start very small though, with the soot sprites from Totoro.

karamba! said...

i've never needle felted an objets, only my hols in my sweater, so maybe I could create some nice creatures in this hols.

out of the frame said...

needle felting is still a mystery to me but I love how it looks. I'd like to needle felt a cute bunny :)
rowanh(at)hotmail(dot)com

Meghan said...

I haven't tried needle felting yet. I found this amazing kit in Seattle for two adorable little needle felted bunnies but it was entirely written in Japanese. I was really sad. So I would probable want to needle felt some kind of adorable animal first. Bunnies are my weakness.

mireya said...

Ive just learned to needle felt and have been working on an instilation piece of a swarm of squid. Ive also been attempting to make orchids. Your book looks AMAZING .
:)
:)

mireya said...

ive recently learned to needle felt
. right now im working on an instilation peice of a swarm of squid. im also tring to make orchids. your book looks AMAZING.
:)
:)

HibouCards said...

That is awesome! congrats on the publication of your book Moxie!
I would love to needle felt a mini diorama with some famous monuments of Paris, an Eiffel tower, the Arc de triomphe, the river Seine running through all of it...
That would be a tribute to my country of origin as I feel a little nostalgic lately :)
I've never needle felted something that complicated... in the meantime I already have a plush Eiffel tower ;)

bluntcakes said...

Cute book! If I could needle felt ANYTHING, maybe I'd make a giant needle felted telephone that works!

Super Blogger Girl! said...

my crafty friends and i have been dabbling in felting, its a lot of fun and its not so complicated that we kill ourselves trying to learn new techniques. Looks like a blast and a gerat book, and not just because she is your friend.

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

Stéphane said...

Fun fact : As I read this, I'm currently needling some felt for Valentine/Birthday present for my Girlfriend ! But hey, new designs and technics could be handy. Then again, Your design are extremely cool !

Stéphane said...

Fun fact : As I read this, I'm currently needling some felt for Valentine/Birthday present for my Girlfriend ! But hey, new designs and technics could be handy. Then again, Your design are extremely cool !

Yummy Pancake said...

This book is AMAZING! I used to have a copy until my mom stole mine....It got her interested in needle felting so I let her have it. This is a great boog for beginners and advanced needle felters alike ^_^ I would love to try and make a Mr. Toastee....or some bacon....or a big o' can of Guinness ^_^

Shannon said...

Moxie's work is so amazing! I've been trying to limit my craft-book acquisitions recently because I'm running out of room for more, but I Felt Awesome is totally on my must-have list.

I'd love to felt a collection of carnivorous plants.

Jenny said...

I've never tried my hand at needle felting, but it looks like great fun! I would most like to create some little cyclops monsters or a squid. Thanks for holding this giveaway!

WhiteDragon said...

I have used needle-work to make crafts, but my attempts always turn out looking like a hyper-active monkey did the. I would like to make a needle left of a sea-horse, because it would be awesome to try. This book will passed to my sister who actually can sew.

Marie said...

I've made a couple things like a lamb and a monster. Right now i'm working on a series of owls for a friend, but overall I'm still learning the basics. I think the cute creatures are awesome and I'm always willing to pass them along to a friend who loves these little creatures.

Bavarian Erin said...

I've done all sorts of other crafty things but never needle felting. I'd love to tackle my favorite subjects, FOOD! Corn dogs, cupcakes, hamburgers, fortune cookies, donuts, strawberries, tacos and sushi!

Ms. T said...

I would love to make all kinds of animals or monsters. The book looks lovely!

Ras Yeti said...

Felting is super fun and awesome! This book also looks super fun and awesome!

julia said...

I love Moxie and her book is incredible. I love felting because of her. Someday, I will felt the raddest monster of all time in the style of Moxie and I will give it pink hair and I will name it Moxie and then all will be right in the world. Thank you, Moxie!
xo Julia

Scribbler said...

I would love to win the kit and try out felting! It looks super fun!

Devy said...

My wife is having spinal surgery this March, so she'll be off work for 3 - 6 months ... this would be a great book to keep her busy making stuff while she recovers :)

Thankyou Moxie

jmcleod76 said...

I would love to felt an entire zoo. Every animal.

acraftyarab said...

I would love to learn how to felt flowers. I have three little girls and would love put flowers all over their hair.

Except for my oldest who is a tomboy and would rather have dinosaurs coming out of her hair.

craftyfelt said...

I'd love to win this fun book and make cute animals!

Richelle said...

My sister (Pabkins) and I visited the Schmancy shop this weekend. Oh, what and awesome shop!! I had the opportunity to handle some of Moxie's work, talented talented lady!! I'm looking forward to trying some needle felting myself. I'll have plenty of band aids on hand!!