Wednesday, June 30, 2010

An Original by Thea Starr Interview & Giveaway

Seven years ago Thea Starr started making bags and items for babies out of vintage fabrics. One dog year later the vintage fabric is still in use but being turned into flower hair accessories. Whidbey Island native Thea has relocated to the Continental United States (that's a joke for all the Island folks) and has taken a moment to answer some questions for us.

UCU: What is your favorite part about Urban Craft Uprising?
AObTS: Getting to meet all the vendors & appreciators of handmade goodness. I love to chat it up with people who make the stuff they are selling and can tell me all about it. I love to do the same for my own customers too!



UCU: What do you like best about crafting/creating your product?
AObTS: I love to play with my fabrics. I really love "saving" all the vintage kimonos from becoming part of a landfill and giving them new lives.

UCU: Is there something you are hoping to shop for, a treasure you'd like to find at this year's Summer UCU?
AObTS: I am always on the hunt for the ultimate t-shirt. I've always had good luck finding the best ones at UCU in the past.

UCU: If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
AObTS: Ability to breathe under water. I grew up on an island and I always wished that I could be a mermaid. I still think it would be cool.

UCU: Its summer vacation time. Beach or the mountains?
AObTS: Toes in the sand at the beach for sure!

Thanks Thea! We've got a vintage kimono fabric flower brooch to giveaway to one lucky reader. Leave a comment below to be eligible. We'll select the random winner and announce on Friday.

21 comments:

  1. I love your flowers! I look forward to seeing them in person at the UCU show.

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  2. Love - LOVE - Love Thea Starr's creations!
    I bought a few of the hair clips and sent them to California for my nieces (which they loved of course).

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  3. So bizarre! My grandmother's name was Theodosia Starr.

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  4. her flowers are so beautiful! I bought a green/creme one at the etsyrain spring show

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  5. These are so lovely! Saw them at the Etsy show in May. Beautiful work!

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  6. How lovely. Perfect for summer!

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  7. My friend bought one of Thea's purses/wallets at a Seattle area fair and I have been a fan ever since! Way to keep those beautiful fabrics in use!!!

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  8. She's got some gorgeous stuff!Love the flowers!

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  9. These are beautiful! Can't wait to see the booth!

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  10. I love the vintage fabrics. What a great idea!

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  11. so beautiful! cant wait to see them in person!

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  12. These were very lovely at the winter show! Can't wait to see the new stuff in a couple weekends!

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  13. flowers are the plants celebration of it's life- and these have that feeling of exuberance. i can imagine the buzz of bees following me about if i wore one...

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  14. I heart Thea!! I can't wait to see all of her new creations next weekend!

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  15. Very cute! I apparently moved from Whidbey Island before Thea started making these cute little flowers.

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