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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Shop of the Week: Curious Mess

I, for one, would not call Starla Petersen’s Etsy shop,, a mess at all. It’s a shop filled with curiously wonderful items! And the item photography is delicious to boot.

“When I first opened my shop, I was only making the wood paintings. But as things have progressed, I've begun to work my love of fabric into it as well, with the newest items being fabric bowls and fabric brooches/pendants. I love fun and whimsical.”

And it shows in her work. Her fabric bowls are stunning in their design and detail. You can really see the fine craftsmanship in her new line of embroidered brooches, too.

“Everything you see in my shop, I truly enjoyed making. It makes me so happy to be able to express myself creatively, and I hope that comes through in my artwork. I want my work to make people smile.”

What inspires her to create? “The whole entire process inspires me. From start to finish... sketching out ideas... playing around with fabric... picking colors. My absolute favorite part of it all is that first spark of a new idea or design. I get giddy. Unfortunately, my ideas usually come to me as I'm lying in bed about to doze off. It's very hard to get to sleep once I've got a new idea bouncing around in my head.”

When asked about her Twitter habits: “I like to make sure I keep my Twittering fresh. I want people to see not only the shop updates and the things I create, but get a good glimpse of my personality as well. You want to be memorable in a good way. Reply to what others are saying. Make connections. Yes, I just added a new bowl to the shop. But I also LOVE 80's movies!”

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All photos © Curious Mess/Starla Peterson


Starla said...

You're so awesome vickie! Thanks so much!

Paw and Claw Designs said...

Amazing work! I'm drooling over the brooches!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Stunning shop!! I just absolutely love that cherry blossoms fabric bowl--it's gorgeous! Thanks for another great shop feature :o)
Smiles, Karen

Ambient Lights said...

I LOVE the fabric bowls! I've never seen anything like that, they are beautiful!!

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