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Meet Plush You! artist: Sweetfructose

Say hello to Sweetfructose!


Tell my readers a bit about yourself

My name is Chellise, and Sweetfructose is my plushy, handsewn brainchild. It started out as a secret hobby I was a bit shy about showing off. I've always loved collecting toys, whether they be toys from my childhood or new "designer" toys. As my sewing skills got better, and the birth of my first child, it became a crafty pursuit. I wanted to make things she'd have fun playing with, but I also wanted to show her you can make anything from your imagination into reality. Just because you become an adult doesn't mean you have to stop playing. Now I have 2 little ones (jellybean and gumdrop, respectively), an awesome husband, and we all live in Lakewood, Ohio. 

What do you love most about making plush toys?

Turning an idea into reality. It's like magic, but it involves getting stuck with a needle or burned by hot glue every now and then :) 

Is this your full time job?

No. My full time job is being a Stay-at-Home Mom. Craftiness is my partner on that journey

What sites do you look at for inspiration?

I don't really have specific sites I look to. My google reader feed is full of awesome, inspirational blogs, but it seems I never have the time to actually look through them. I'm more of a TV girl. I LOVE cartoons, old & new.

Did you do anything fun for the summer?

Let's see...I had a baby and moved into a new house, all within a week of each other. I am looking forward to a nice, calm autumn!


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