Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pooknflip Productions

Today I am featuring the delightful plushies and art dolls made by Cassandra from PooknflipProductions

1. Why and/or how did you get interested in making your products?
I got into making plushies and art dolls after I found the blogging community and discovered Etsy. It really opened up a new world - I saw all the wonderful things people were making online and all the little stories the plush artists would come up with for their creations. And I thought - that’s me all over. I always have so many ideas, and love to sew, and wanted to make people smile just how the artists who inspired me had made me smile.

2. Do you make/design the product or do other people help you?
I make all of my own products from concept to creation. Things usually start with just a thought or glimmer of an idea and then I sketch a few things out. I then create a pattern for that idea so I can turn my two dimensional drawing into a three dimensional critter. I sew all my stuff by hand using a my trusty old Singer and a whole lot of hand-stitching.

3. What is the favorite piece you have made and why?
My two favorite pieces would be Eustace, the first art doll I made, and a large dragon I’m working on right now for my nephew. Both are completely one of a kind items and are 100% handstitched (no machine work!). I put so much love into each one of my creations - this really is my passion.

His boots aren't done yet in this post, but here's Eustace

Now isn't this guy cute?

Here are a couple of her other favorites

The dragon is one of her latest creations and the Gnome is one of her latest obesessions that she loves making. I can see why! They are both adorable and are just waiting for the perfect home.

5. Are you doing any craft shows this year?

Actually, I am doing doing my very first craft show this year! I will be at “Santa’s Craft Castle” craft show on November 19th. This is a juried event hosted by the Booster Club at Eisenhower High School in Shelby Twp. with an expected 150-200 crafters - all local handmade-only artists! The school’s commons areas will be turned into a winter wonderland complete with holiday decor and an orchestra and everything! I’m so very excited to take my business to this next level - I can’t wait!

If you'd like to see these lovely creations in person stop by and say hello to Cassandra!

If you'd like to purchase one of cuties online

If you'd like to see what else she is working on, head on over to her blog

Where she is writing a chronicle all her crafty chica adventures as a new business owner and anything fun she might be up to, including vintage shopping and DIY projects.

If you're a twitter fan, you can follower her here

Twitter @CassandraPook

and of course, head over to facebook and fan Cassandra!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely feature!! I love this local artist week you're doing - such a great idea and so sweet of you to ask.

    Just a note that my Facebook fan page is searchable by "Pooknflip" not my personal name - just in case I didn't say that before. :) I'll keep in touch regarding having you over on my blog!!