Friday, March 7, 2008

wunderlust by Marichelle

Marichelle Burdman, New York, NY, USA
Brand: wunderlust
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I guess the best place to start is with myself...
I launched my etsy shop as a way for me to share what I'm currently obsessing over at my craft corner (+ earn a little money to pay for supplies!) Last December it was knitting neck warmers with cute buttons and this season it's my colorful zippered and drawstring pouches.

What do you call yourself? I still haven't quite figured out what to call myself, for now I've been using "Maker"

What inspires you? How do you get past crafter's block? I get lots of inspiration from fabric stores, the fabrics I fall in love often "tell" me what they want to become! I also love flipping through Japanese craft books/magazines. When all else fails, I completely shut-off from the world of crafting for a couple of days - then force myself to make ANYTHING, it doesn't have to be good, it just has to be something made with my hands. I find this to be the best way for me to get back on track.

What tool(s) can't you live without?
Miss Greta, my Kenmore 19233 sewing machine and my Jacquard stainless steel tips.

Who is your idol, current craft-crush? Lotta Jansdotter, Sally of Shim and Sons, Julie & Kathryn of perfectbound (not really crafters but I'm in love with their design sensibilities) and I just recently discovered Abigail Brown and I'm currently in love with her work. She's also the first artist to be featured on Heart Handmade!

How long have you been doing this? a little under a year

Where did you learn your craft? I went to business school so I wasn't professionally trained, although art class was my favorite class. I try to take as many classes that I can afford and love to read craft books/magazines.

Do you do this full-time? If not, what pays the bills? I quit my full-time corporate job a year ago and I've been living under a tight budget using my savings and super lucky to be living with a very understanding/supportive boyfriend.


Unknown said...

love the header image! good work!

Marichelle said...

Thanks yiyi - I'm glad you like it!