Saturday, May 3, 2014

Saturday Artisan: Kiser Krafts


Meet Kelly, our Saturday Artisan! She is the artist behind Kiser Krafts. She loves socks and she makes them into fun stuffed toys. They are just too cute! Let's get to know her, shall we?



Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?

Hi, my name is Kelly, a wife and mother of two little monsters, and I am addicted to socks. I am so addicted that I can hear them speak. Okay, not really but I turn cute socks into EPIC cute stuffed toys. I have been crafting my whole life, even amnesia(huge story bout that), could not remove it from me. I sew, crochet, paint, knit, and generally craft. I love creating fun things for those around me. 

What is the story behind your shop name?  

My shop name came to be due to my name, Kelly Kiser. I have 'K' in both first and last and I love to craft. So, we just changed the spelling of 'craft' to suit my name. Kiser Krafts. While, I married into the name, the 'Kiser' does 'kraft' and loves every minute of it! ☺



Who is your target market?

Parents...children...people of all ages...eco-minded people...children. 

Which part of creation process that you enjoy the most?

The end result...hee hee. I think my favorite is adding the details to an item and watching the personality show. I love adding the face onto Penny's Pets. It makes them more real.



What is the key to success?

coffee



What is your best seller?

Penny's Pet bunny


http://www.storenvy.com/products/6391462-grapix-bunny

How does your day go in general?

I have two toddlers...how does it go? Fast, flurries of diaper explosions, sock parts flying, crayon fights, Popsicle stick art, sticker fingered kisses, hair pulling, and more love then one women could ever ask for.



How do you balance your personal and work life?

I don't. I'll be honest. I am still figuring this one out. The main thing is the kids are clothed and fed and happy...the rest can sort itself out.



What inspires you?

My children are always my main inspiration. Their giggles and laughter make the long nights worth it, that I can drink extra coffee.



What does handmade mean to you?

That is a hard question to honest. Every one has a different line they draw. For me, homemade is handmade, and it gets redefined often as my own crafty community grows. 

 
http://www.storenvy.com/products/3038199-monkey-me-hat



Any advice for others running their on-line shop?

Do not compare your beginning to someone else's middle or end, it will only discourage you. Make sure that what you are doing you love. If not, when it gets hard, you are more likely to give up. Doing what you love will push you through the tough spots. And remember, complaining generally does not solve the problem but work and attitude does.

 
http://www.storenvy.com/products/2159421-ziggy-monster



 

Kiser Krafts can be found on:

Shop
Blog
Twitter
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Facebook



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26 comments:

  1. Fun sock animals! I bet you have fun choosing the different sock patterns to suit particular animals!

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    1. I do! The more colorful the sock, the more 'colorful' the animal! :)

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  2. What an absolutely delightful interview, Nat. I really enjoyed meeting Kelly and seeing her cheerful Kiser Krafts creations.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and meeting me! :)

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  3. I think coffee is the key to success too!

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  4. Can you share your talent with me? lol

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  5. I love all of Kelly's work! She is so talented and I can't wait to see her new creations :-)

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  6. I adore Kelly's work! It's obvious that she has passion for her craft. I love my lion I got from her :)

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    1. :) I am so glad your lion fits right in and is loved. Makes this maker's heart happy. :)

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  7. Such cute critters! I love your owl! And that fox plush is too cute! Nice job and great feature!

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    1. Thank you so much! They are so fun to make! :)

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  8. She makes the cutest sock creations! Love seeing what she makes next with some socks!

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  9. Kelly your work is so adorable :) I totally loved it :)

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    1. :) Thank you so much! I love making them! It really does help feed my sock addiction. :)

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  10. These are so creative and inventive.

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  11. I LOVE ALL YOUR PRODUCTS, VERY CUTE

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  12. Anything you do is so cute! We can tell that you love what you are doing because it shows off through your crafts!
    Haha I agree with you that coffee is the key to success!! :) :P

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  13. Great shop. I also work with 2 little ones around the house!

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  14. I like ur work... very cute and I love the uniqueness of each piece

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  15. These are really cute!! There's a ton of art that goes into this for sure!

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