Monday, April 7, 2008

Cuz I Felt Like It! by Jessica


Jessica, Georgia, USA
Brand: Cuz I Felt Like It!
Shop: www.cuzifeltlikeit.etsy.com
Blogs & other sites:
http://cuzifeltlikeit.blogspot.com
www.myspace.com/cuzifeltlikeitok www.flikr.com/photos/cuzifeltlikeit

I couldn't wait to feature Jessica's bears - her work pretty much sums up why I started Heart Handmade in the first place. Her work is truly unique and comes straight from the heart. One look at these bears and you can see how much work and care goes into creating each one. It must be so hard for her to give them away!

Spare time inspires me. I NEVER seem to have any these days. I can also go to the craft store just to pick up a little something (even if it’s posterboard for the kids) and KAPOWY, I gotta go home and make stuff!





Grumpy, Crafty, Irish Women. I call these ladies Granny, Nana and Mom. They taught me the love and appreciation of all things handmade...

1. What do you call yourself? (e.g., Independent designer, crafter, maker, artist) A handcrafter, makerer of cute things

2. What inspires you? How do you get past crafter's block? Spare time inspires me. I NEVER seem to have any these days. I can also go to the craft store just to pick up a little something (even if it’s posterboard for the kids) and KAPOWY, I gotta go home and make stuff!

Often times I can be looking through one of my button boxes and a button will catch my eye....there just HAS to be a bear made for it to go on! I can also find something great at the thrift store that’s screaming to be made into something and I of course must go straight home and get on it!


3. What tool(s) can't you live without? SHARP scissors. I bought some of those electric scissors....wow.....those things are dangerous!

4. Who is your idol, current craft-crush? I LALALOVE UglyBaby. Her sense of humor is freakin’ awesome! Anybody that creates something using the word “assface” is pretty sweet in my book. Plus, who doesn’t need some good shower art!

5. How long have you been doing this? I’ve been making stuff from things laying around all my life. When I had kids, I would always make cute crafts for family members around the holidays with them. I started ‘Cuz I Felt Like It! about a year ago.


6. Where did you learn your craft? Grumpy, Crafty, Irish Women. I call these ladies Granny, Nana and Mom. They taught me the love and appreciation of all things handmade and why buy things when you can just make it?

My Battle Scarred Bears though, I just did one day. I found some great fuzzy felt at the thrift store and it just really reminded me of an old worn out teddy, and who doesn’t love those? So, I just sat down and made one!



7. Do you do this full-time? If not, what pays the bills? I don’t get to create full time. I’m not sure that I could. My brain’s not wired like that. I’m way too all over the place to sit down for too long. What gets the bills paid is working in a law firm. Not so much for me, but yes, it gets the bills paid.

8. How would you describe your style? One word, Awesome. That’s the power of positive thought! If you believe it, so will others!

6 comments:

Melissa de la Fuente said...

I am a fan of Jessica's bears and love the random facts about her.So fun!
xo
Melissa

design for mankind. said...

LOVE this. You're on a roll, Ms. Marichelle! :)

MARICHELLE said...

Melissa - gotta love a girl who drives a Comet AND roller skates!

Thanks Erin ;-)

yellowplumbeads said...

Thanks for introducing me to Jessica and her wonderful bears. I love the idea of them, so sweet and touching.

ei! kumpel said...

oh great interview! O love the questions and the graphic design that you use! great!
*margarida

MARICHELLE said...

Thanks Margarida!

yellowplumbeads: You're welcome! Jessica's bears are so original and huggable!