Saturday, July 5, 2014

Saturday Artisan: Cherished



http://cherished.storenvy.com/products/7725369-bitsy-the-littlest-elephant

Meet Alecia of Cherished, our Saturday Artisan. She made cute Amigurumi and more. 

Isn't that Bitsy the littlest elephant adorable? Here is the description of Bitsy.

Bitsy has a big personality for someone so little!! I mean she's only 4" trunk to tail and only stands 2 1/2 " tall (if you count to the top of her ear...and trust me she does!!)
She's made friends with Ollie and Timothy but being the adventurer she is she can't wait to say goodbye and meet new friends!!!
But she does know since she is so little it's better to not play with kiddos under 5.



Let's get to know Bisty's creator, Alecia a little bit more, shall we?

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

I'm a SAHM of 3 kiddos (5,almost 4 and 9 months) I make jewelry (it seems to be the craft I always go back to:)) I crochet, I love making duckies to look like other animals and just recently started making tiny amigurumi animals using embroidery thread, I make handpainted magnets and I do cards too(though I've taken a break from them I'll be starting them back up soon:))


What is the story behind your shop name?  

Honestly I picked it when I was in my teens..I had fun making jewelry and loved wearing what I made cherished just seemed to fit and I hoped people would cherish my creations as much as I did.


Which part of creation process that you enjoy the most?

The finished product of course:D unless the end product ended in a disaster:) and of course that happens sometimes

Could you share on how your organize your products, we all can use a little tips here and there in this department?

Haha organize are we supposed to do that lol every few months I go through supplies and try to put like things together :) 




What is your best seller?

Not sure yet everyone seems to love my amigurumi and my solar system magnets but haven't sold enough to have a best seller.


What inspires you?

My kids, sometimes other crafters and sometimes things I watch on tv :)



Any advice for others running their on-line shop?

Network!! join groups make friends, other crafters will be able to help you out and give advice :)

What does handmade mean to you?

It means love :) someone took the time to make something usually from scratch and filled it with there love and time.


Find Cherished at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.





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38 comments:

  1. I think the animals are so cute.

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  2. Thanks for introducing us to Cherished and the cute things she creates.

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  3. What a talented artist! The animals are super cute!!

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  4. Alecia, your work is beautiful. You can tell the love is behind making them. The amigurumi animals you make are adorable I want a whole collection!

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  5. i love the little animals. What size crochet hook do you use? I can't imagine making something so little!

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    1. right now I'm using a size 1 but i'm been tempted to try smaller:)

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  6. This is very fine crochet, Alecia you must have very steady hands and good eyes. I'm sure all your creations are cherished by their new owners. Thanks for introducing us Nat.

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  7. Who taught you to crochet you make beautiful items?

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    1. my mom taught me to crochet:) and I still ask her for advice/help when I need it:)

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  8. thanks for all the kind words:) and thanks nat for featuring me:)

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  9. thanks for all the kind words:) and thanks nat for featuring me:)

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  10. She makes things that remind me of the Japanese sensibility. Cute and tiny!

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  11. Your little creatures are such fun!

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  12. Im not sure I can even handle the cuteness of your little creations!!

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  13. How long does it take to make one of your octopi?

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    1. it takes about an hour or 2 to make an octopi:)

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  14. what type of yarn and hook do you use?

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    1. I use embroidery thread and a size 1 hook for the itty bitties for the duckies I just use whatever 4ply I have and I think a g hook:)

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  15. Thanks for introducing us to Cherished. I love itty bitty things - the elephant is my favorite.

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  16. I love these the brain slug is adorable

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  17. They are beautiful designs, I especially love the elephant!

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  18. Thanks for showing us all that Cherished has to offer. I love the ideas and the creations! I love mini things and my friends always have to come see whats new in my house because Im always getting mini things to show off. Haha.

    Thanks!!

    Ashley
    shopjinx@gmail.com

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  19. I feel like I've almost gotten to know you :) I love your work! keep up the good work !

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  20. Id like to ask if you were creative as a child and who taught you to crochet?

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    1. haha yea I think I've always been crafty and creative:) and my mom taught me:)

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  21. At what age did you start creating stuff?

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    1. honestly its been off and on since I can remember:)

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  22. The little animals are very cute. You are much more talented than I am.

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  23. You have a lot of cute animal stuffs. I love them all :-)

    Fiona N

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  24. Do you take requests? I would love a little monkey.

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    1. yes I do take requests:) actually I love requests:) they challenge me...feel free to message me though my shop or fb with colors or even pictures of wht you have in mind:) i'd love to make a monkey

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  25. I love the little elephant at the top! Great post.

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