Thursday, October 16, 2008

in the cafe spotlight: MimisCrafts

Featured Etsian: MimisCrafts
Shop link: MimisCrafts.etsy.com

Penguin Bell Pull Applique Wall Hanging Quilt (by MimisCrafts)

Give us the basics:

Mimi's Crafts, Titusville, FL, I make quilts, bag, totes, table runners, jackets, things made from fabric.

What’s your favourite smell?
Coffee...I just love to smell ground coffee.

How long have you been doing your craft?
I've been sewing as long as I can remember. My mother sewed and I would watch and ask questions. Then she let me sew with needle and thread. When she let me use her machine I was so excited. I'm age 53, soon to be 54, that will give you an idea of how many years. I started working in a quilt shop about 6 years ago. That when the fabric bug got me. It's been down hill ever since. I could sew everyday for the rest of my years and never use all my fabric.

Who/What inspires you in your craft?
That would be my mother. She does such wonderful work. The only thing I do better than her is quilt and knit.

Sweet Dreams Baby Embroidery Quilt (by MimisCrafts)

What do you like least about your craft?
The clean up. I make such a mess when I work.

What advice would you give Etsy sellers just starting out?
I'm a newbie myself, but I would say be patient. That not one of my traits so it's been hard for me.

How do you discover new things on Etsy?
You need to take the time to read the forum. It's very time consuming but very important.

Dorothy Bag and Clutch (by MimisCrafts)

2 comments:

quiltingcafe said...

these close up pics really show the detail of work that goes into mimi's work

Amber said...

These are making me crave a sewing machine even more! There's just something about quilting, it's really wonderful.