Today’s featured crafter, Heather Muise, is definitely on the same page as us. We share her disdain for “battery operated plastic junk”, and wholeheartedly agree that no meal could ever possibly contain too much sushi. Anyone with the vision to crochet two-headed, siamese twin cats is someone we’re happy to share the earth with 🙂
1. There can never be enough sushi.
2. I taught art at a university in Dubai for 5 years.
3. I will never understand why people buy mass produced junk when there is so much great handmade stuff out there.
4. I hate the divisions people make between artists/designer/crafter...let's just call ourselves makers.
What got you started crafting?
I've always made things, and decided to make it my profession when I was very young. Thankfully, I've had the opportunities and resources to make it happen.
What is your source of inspiration?
I started making the animal dolls when I realized how much battery operated plastic junk my 2 year old niece was playing with. I think that children deserve better than that, and that they should use their imaginations as much as possible.
What have you made recently?
I've recently completed my Red Riding Wolf:http://www.etsy.com/shop/Lazymuse. I had previously made several foxes and raccoons, and was looking for another animal that had a lovely fluffy tail. When I thought of the wolf, it was hard to separate the themes from the fairy tale in my mind, so I simply combine both the character of the wolf and little red riding hood. It was also the first time I've made any clothing for the dolls that wasn't crocheted.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell mainly through my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Lazymuse but also take a lot of custom orders through Facebook.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Uniqueness, quality, and style, not to mention that I feel better about supporting individuals than international corporations.