Friday, October 28, 2011

Favourite Etsy Shop Friday

Favourite Etsy Shop Feature

Treacher Creatures

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a plush artist and an artist and love nothing better than to create little creatures and paint. I have painted all my life and studied illustration at art school. My love for making creatures began with a passion for traditional mohair bears but in the last few years I discovered socks as a creative medium and since making creatures from socks has become a passion and an obsession. I have now also started exploring other plush materials and Amigurumi too.

2. What made you open your shop and why Etsy?
I had made over 40 sock creatures and was rapidly running out of room to store them so my mother, who had been reading about Etsy suggested I give it a try. It is a fabulous outlet for my creatures and I have not looked back since.

3. How did you choose your shop name?
As my surname is Treacher it seemed the logical choice of allows me to make creatures from all kinds of materials and gives me scope to expand.

4. Do you sell your items anywhere else?
I also have an online shop on the Uk based and I supply 3 retail outlets in the UK: Threadbear in Barnard Castle, Me and Mrs Fisher in York and Drift in Seahouses..all of which are shops that specialise in handmade items.

5. What are your favourite things to do?
I love sewing, painting, making jewellery and crocheting.

6. What inspires you?
Colour, nature, and all things cute and whimsical.

7. What is your most popular item?
My most popular item are my white sock mice, whether that be in jumpers, sitting on pumpkins or propped up on Christmas puddings.

8. If you could learn one new craft what would it be?

I would love to learn to do needle felting and make lots of little creatures.

9. Which handmade possession given to you do you cherish?
A ragdoll, made when I was little by my grandmother.

10. Name 3 other Etsy shops you love to visit.

Sweet Poppy Cat
The Felt Menagerie

Thank you to Treacher Creatures for being my favourite Etsy shop feature this week. Her critters are just so cute and I still cant believe they are made from socks. I just want to give them a big squeezy hug. Check out this shop and see which creature you simply cant live without.

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