Saturday, November 20, 2010

Featured Seller: Katrinshine!!!

I am sooo excited to share today's featured seller with you!!!! Gals (and Guys) this shop is AMAZING!!! You'd better heart this one because this shop is going far! Say Hello to Katrinshine!
If you're anything like me you just love the mustache craze...and you've got to love this leather mustache pendant! Okay I'm done blabbing... I will let the work speak for itself and let's learn a little about this great seller:
~My name is Ekaterina Fedotova. I was born in northern Russia but I’m living in Brindisi, Italy now. I make fabric, recycled leather jewelry, accessories and sew quilted bags and pillows in special Patchwork Spiral style. Also I make custom made corsets and medieval dresses.
~I have been designing clothing for as long as I can remember. I started with sewing for my dolls and then for the whole family. As you can see I have been a crafter for all my life!
~"I am getting my inspiration from colors & textures surrounding me. I like fabrics and leather. I am also getting inspired from the place I live in. Brindisi is a small old town on the south of Italy. This is a region of wine and olives and a long history of traditions and has inspired me so much!
~"I like to create unique pieces such as my quilted bags. This particular technique gives room for imagination! Small pieces of fabric getting assemble in a beautiful design. Each bag is unique and it’s nearly impossible to repeat it.
~"I start my work at the center of the design. The size of pieces change from very small in the center to large on the edges. I sew together the light colored pieces first and assemble them in a circle. Then I continue to work with dark colored ones. To finish a bag I use a cable cord and some seed beads to decorate it. VoilĂ  !"
~If you could give one piece of advice to a new Etsy seller, what would it be? ~"Don’t afraid to be different! Don’t stop searching for something new!" What are your favorite colors? ~"I like blue tones. For me blue is the color of sky and freedom. I also like red and white. Red is the color of passion and white is the color of purity. I painted red poppies, white chamomiles and blue campanulas on my wall in the kitchen. I like bright colors, the colors of life. You can see it in my shop."

~ Describe your studio? ~"I work at home. My vintage style studio is in the veranda where I have a lot of light, air and space. My main working area is on a big table although I still have a wardrobe to keep all of my fabrics in. If a person would walk into my studio they might think there is a mess on my table with all that little scraps of fabric or leather. I am often fighting with my husband regarding how things should be organized but to me it is all in perfect order. This is my creative space and I have everything I need right in front of me! I would loose my inspiration if my creative area would be sparkly clean. I think all creative people are like me." ~Where do you see yourself in ten years? ~"I'm a very easy going person. It is easy for me to move and adjust to a new place. 3 years ago I was not thinking I would live in Italy. Who knows what awaits me in the future?" ~If you could have one super power, what would it be and why? ~"Make the world bloom. Flowers are what I love the most. They make the world a little better and people more gentle."
~ Thanks so much for sharing with us Ekatrina!
You can also find her here:

Off you all go to enjoy the rest of this beautiful shop:

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Have a Great Weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this awesome shop!

    Just letting you know, I have given you an award on my blog today. No need to follow all the rules, but just know that you have been recognized.


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