Friday, 20 November 2009

Blog Interview: Flurrsprite


Company/Etsy Site:


los angeles, ca

How long has your Etsy shop been open?
2 1/2 years

How did you get into crafting? in general?
hmm... my mom is pretty crafty, and i've always enjoyed art. i think it's just always been present in my life :)

How did Etsy come into your life?
i think i was journal shopping one day and came across a link to etsy... i'd seen it before but this time i decided to go to the site, and fell in love with all the awesome handmade goodies here!

What was your involvement in the crafting world before stumbling upon Etsy?
i'd never really attempted to make anything besides the occasional present or something, but i was introduced to bookbinding right before etsy and the timing felt perfect!

Do you have a day job?
several.. hah! nah, right now i'm in l.a. to pursue a career in film production, in the art department, so far. it demands a lot of time which doesn't always work with my imaginary etsy schedule, but hey! better to want to do too much than nothing at all, right? wait, i'm not sure that makes sense... anyway!

Tell us about your shop: Does anyone help you?
just lil ol' me!

What advice would you give to newbies on Etsy or in the crafting world?
take a look around, explore the whole site... there's so much fun stuff going on that you can always get new ideas for how to run your shop, etc. people are very helpful and caring here! of course, it helps if you actively make new items for your shop as often as possible, something i've been neglecting to do ;) it really does make a difference, i think!

What's the most challenging part of your crafting?
tiiiiiiiiiiiime! time time time. and time.

Do you show your work locally?
not unless my house counts :)

Famous last words?

How did you get interested in bookmaking?
found a journal where someone displayed a book they had made and the tutorial for it...... loved the idea and tried it out. never looked back!

How long have you been crafting?
Bookmaking? forever, and about 2 1/2 years?

What is your favorite stitch/technique?
pfft. favorites. haha nah maybe coptic? it just looks so neat. of course, i don't really know many stitches, but i hope to rectify that soon!

What is the one tool or supply that you couldn't live without?
my awl. i used this ghetto mini awl thing for so long and it killed my fingers... love my talas awl.

Materials you use for your books?
bookboard, cardstock, linen thread, pva, leather, bookcloth, etc etc

What inspires you?
strange little things around me. i'm an odd sort of person.

Who is your crafting hero?
my mommmy :)

Guilty pleasure?
are we talking about ice cream and pie here, or in the crafting world? ;)


UberArt said...

The ghetto tool comment cracked me up! I nearly stabbed myself to death using a ghetto tool, so I can laugh! It's so funny the lengths we go to in using what's around instead of getting the correct tool for the job.

(BTW, I finally broke down and bought the right tool and ditched the ghetto one after THAT incident!)

Rhonda Miller said...

thanks for sharing with us Maiko :D

Maiko said...

haha seriously uberart, it can be pretty silly ;) i have no idea what i did to my old one hahaha.

thanks rhonda! it was fun :D

Monica Holtsclaw said...

Super interview, Maiko! I agree, time can be such a challenge!