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the passion of Danielle White

How did you first get involved with crafting?

I always liked doing crafty things growing up but my mom, who is an unbelievable artist was always very busy with her work to show me much. So i always had lots of supplies but no real direction. When I met my now husband at 15, another amazing artist, he pushed me and supported me to try out everything that interested me. I started hand sewing creatures from the video games he makes as little gifts for him. Once my confidence grew I started designing my own creatures and he bought me a sewing machine for my 22nd birthday. I signed up for Etsy on the eve of my 23rd birthday and I’ve been chugging away ever since. I never thought sewing would be the creative outlet I would excel at and would turn into my passion and now career.

What are your favorite materials to work with? Do you have a favorite color palette?

Fleece is my favorite! So many colors and variations of fluffy nubbiness, you can make anything with fleece! I tend to stick with muted colors and I really have to watch myself at the fabric store to make sure I’m not leaving with all tans, light teals, pinks and browns.

What are your inspirations in your art and in life?

My inspirations are definitely my family, my husband make the most amazing creatures and worlds, he has definitely shown me that my imagination is limitless. Also my niece and nephew, when I first started sewing, before they were born, it didn’t even occur to me that children would like my work. they take me to a place that is simple and fun where ideas run wild.

What is your favorite song or album to listen to while working?

I actually prefer TV to music when I’m working. I’ve been watching the entire series of Buffy the vampire slayer while preparing for San Francisco Bazaar and i love it! But if I must listen to music then definitely something I can sing along to, Fiona Apple, Spinnerette, Hole, Aretha Franklin, Etta James…you get the idea.

Who are some of your favorite indie artist/crafters and why do you love them?

I love Elsita! Her ability to bring her amazing style to everything she touches, all of her pieces have their own world like they’ve been around forever. And of course Heidi Kenney, she’s amazing! her skill and work ethic is what i aspire for, I wish i could hang with her for a day and learn how to properly organize my life.

Any exciting future plans or developments in the works for your business?

I would love to make a coloring book this year and expand the world of The Poilus!

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One Response

  1. Is that YOUR tattoo? I’ve been admiring it on flickr for a while, I’m pretty sure!

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