I will occasionally feature other crafters and artists on this blog. It is a fun way for me to introduce you to some amazingly creative people. After you read the following bio stop by Frayed Fuzzie's facebook page and Etsy shop for some adorable finds.
Mary is the creator and owner of Frayed Fuzzies.
Here are a few fun facts about her...
~I've been crafting pretty much since I was big enough to hold a Jumbo Crayola crayon and doodle on the paper my mom taped to my high-chair tray! The arts and crafting have always been a huge part of my life. I remember making sled Christmas tree ornaments out of Popsicle sticks with my mom, and watching her, my grandmother and aunts sit around a huge frame, hand quilting a beautiful work of art. Art was my favorite subject in elementary school, and I've stuck with it in one form or another throughout my life.
In college, I studied technical theatre with one of my emphasis being costume design. The sewing skills I learned from my mother were really honed there; and I also learned a lot about design, color and pattern which I bring to my crafting today. I started my Etsy shop in 2010 as a way to pass the time between theatre contracts--I'm the kind of person that goes bonkers if I'm not doing something--and I haven't looked back since!
~My products are inspired by the tradition of rag quilting. I create traditional rag quilts (from security blankets to baby blankets to throws), but with a bit of a modern twist. I use bold patterns and colors, and themes that are popular in today's culture. My custom T-shirt quilts are by far the most popular item in my Etsy shop. Not only are they a great way to give memories a new life, but they are a great way to up-cycle your old T-shirt collection! Outside of quilts/blankets, also make fabric letters--a great learning toy--in full sets of the alphabet, or customizable to a child's name or initials. I also have blankets for your pet, coasters, totes, and bunk bed caddies.
~Three things about myself... In working in technical theater, I have toured across the U.S. and have seen some amazing places, and met some incredible people along the way. Born and raised in St. Louis, I am a HUGE Cardinals fan.....even though I now live in Cincinnati. I'm also a bookworm, historical fiction is my favorite.
Please stop by her Etsy Shop, like her Facebook page and sign up for the seasonal newsletter. I love all of her frayed creations and the wonderful alliterations!