Friday, 23 July 2010

Feature Friday - Baruch's Lullaby


This week's featured artist is Shannon of Baruch's Lullaby.  Shannon has many sweet creations for adults and little ones (and a most gorgeous model for her photos!) and is a fellow member of CAST.  So let's find out a bit about Shannon and Baruch's Lullaby (and find something special at the end of the post).

Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a lifelong Alaskan and currently live in beautiful Wasilla with my amazing husband and our four kiddos. Homeschooling them and raising them to be world-changers is my full-time job. We are also in the process of adopting a child from Ethiopia!

felted baby mittens knitted image

Can you describe yourself in five words?
Five words...let's see. Passionate. Creative. I love to read and laugh, but not necessarily at the same time. I love Jesus. That was more than five words...but I was never very good at following rules. Sorry.  [Edit: He he.  That's okay Shannon!]

How and when did you start crafting/creating?
I was a crafty kid, always writing stories, playing with yarn or fabric, or making things out of paper, staples, and tape.  As an adult when I was pregnant with our oldest daughter (and confined to the couch for quite a while) I re-taught myself how to knit, and eventually started making my own designs and patterns.

knitted earflap hat baby image

What do you create and what are your favourite materials with which to work?
I knit and crochet accessories for children and women, mostly babies and toddlers.  I knit hats with kitty ears, hats with earflaps, striped beanies, scarves for all ages, felted baby booties, thick felted mittens, and thumbless baby mitts, among other things. Often my hats and other items are used by photographers as photo props. I use only natural fibers, mostly wool and cotton, because I am a shameless yarn snob and synthetic fibers give me the heebie-jeebies.  *grin*

Who or what are the influences behind your creations?
My children (and our Alaskan climate!) are the influences behind my work. Most of my designs came from something I originally made for one of our kids for winter play, or as a baby shower gift for a friend.

When did you start selling online?
I started Baruch's Lullaby in 2007 and I started selling online (on Etsy) in September of 2008.

lace scarf crocheted image

What are five words which describe your store?
My store in five words - clean, sweet, bright, warm, and soft.

Where can we find you online?
FB: http://www.facebook.com/baruchslullaby
Shop: www.baruchslullaby.etsy.com
Blog: www.baruchslullaby.blogspot.com

Shannon is generously offering readers a 10% discount through till August 15th!!!  Put "two cheeky monkeys discount" in the message to seller box when you make a purchase and she will refund you through Paypal!

6 comments:

  1. love the post about Shannon, she is beautiful and her creations are as well!

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  2. Deb - love your feature Fridays! Shannon so nice to learn more about you.

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  3. lovely items - great interview! i admire anyone who knows how to knit! i love wool but am clueless with knitting! hehee

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  4. Shannon, lovely interview! I really admire your photos and your knitting is exquisite. Keep it going, girl!

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  5. Thank you Deb! You have such a lovely blog; I'm so honored to be featured!

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