Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Devout Dolls Interview & Giveaway
Long-time UCU vendor Devout Dolls will be coming back for more fun at this summer's show. Owner Sara was naturally pre-disposed to crafting growing up with her seamstress/doll making mother. She got started making dolls as a hobby, absolutely loved the process and results and was encouraged by positive feedback to launch her business.
UCU: What is your favorite part about Urban Craft Uprising and other large-scale craft shows?
DD: I love seeing my customers (old and new) in person and getting feedback straight from them. Seeing their reactions to my work makes it all worth it. I also really love the excitement involved in doing big shows. There's a lot of unknowns, so it can be really scary, but it can also be exhilarating. Plus, being surrounded by all the amazing vendors who do so many wonderful unique things, it's really inspiring. It's a great community to be a part of.
UCU: What do you like best about crafting/creating your product?
DD: I love the process involved in creating something from start to finish. To be able to make a sketch and turn that into a pattern and use that to make a flat piece of fabric into a 3-D shape, it's still amazing to me. Sometimes it feels like doing magic. I think I might go crazy if I weren't able to do something with my hands, the fact that I can use my creativity to make things for people that give them happiness and makes them laugh, I feel like it's the best gift I've ever been given.
UCU: What kind of snacks will you have in your booth to survive the long but exciting hours of Urban Craft Uprising?
DD: Definitely some delicious vegan snacks! Mixed nuts and water for sure and my favorite pretzels from Trader Joe's. I'm sure there will be some chocolate making an appearance as well!
Thanks for answering our questions Sara and thanks for donating this cute drinky pink elephant doll for one lucky reader to win! Want to be that lucky reader? Leave a comment below. We will select one winner at random and announce on Friday. The doll will be available for pick-up at the UCU booth at the show July 10-11.