Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Amanda Fiebing Interview & Giveaway

Amanda Fiebing is a local artist who works in fibers creating ethereal mushrooms, terrariums and even colorful garlands. Make sure to stop by Amanda’s booth to wish her a successful first UCU show! Amanda is graciously giving away a set of 3 of her mini garlands! Please comment before midnight on Thursday (Dec. 2) to enter!

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UCU: Pick a song that gets you in creative mood or you think would make a great addition to a "UCU Winter 2010 Soundtrack".
Amanda Fiebing:
Panda Bear and Bjork have been in heavy rotation in my studio. But if I were to choose one song for the UCU Winter 2010 Soundtrack it would be James Brown’s Chonnie-On-Chon or Goldfrapp’s Rocket.

UCU: If this is your first show, what are you most looking forward to?
AF:
This is my first Urban Craft Uprising! I’m looking forward to what is sure to be a crowd of sweet people looking for great unique gifts.

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UCU: If you have pets, introduce them and tell us a bit about them!
AF:
I’ve got two little grey Persians named Ben and LuLu. They are my studio helpers for sure.

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UCU: What items are you most excited to be offering at UCU Winter 2010?
AF:
Mini Garlands! What could be more cheerful and up-lifting than candy-colored felted garland? Bright, fanciful and just for fun. They are simple decorative pieces that add a dash of color to rooms, windows, holiday and party decorations and gift-wrapping. My garland also comes in larger sizes for larger spaces and projects. And I will be accepting a limited amount of custom orders for the holiday season.

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UCU: If you could sum up your work in one word, what would that be?
AF:
Lovely

UCU: What gift are you most excited to give this year?
AF:
I’ve been stalking my fellow UCU’ers online so I can use my breaks efficiently and do my Xmas shopping during the show. I am most excited about buying all handmade for friends and family.

UCU: What are you nibbling on as the snow falls this winter?
AF:
Snow or no, when winter rolls around I revert to my Scandinavian roots and I head straight for pickled herring on Triscuits. Also, Turkey.

UCU: Favorite handmade item you have? It could be made by you, gifted to you or something you picked up.
AF:
I made the mistake of packing “light” for a summer trip to Iceland which resulted in scouring of the Reykjavik for a sweater. I found a vintage handmade Icelandic wool sweater at the Kolaportid flea market. Its definitely one of my favorite possessions as it reminds me of the trip of a lifetime.

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30 comments:

  1. Oooh such lovely felt! I'm super-excited to buy one of those mushroom-in-a-jar pieces this Sunday!

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  2. These flowers are super pretty, and the felt heart is a really unique idea! x

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  3. i adore this felt garland. so looking forward to picking up some this weekend!

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  4. I wonder if any of her mushroom creations are made from mushroom-dyed fiber? Beautiful!

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  5. ooo, i'd love to decorate my house with some of these garlands. and the terrarium is too cute.

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  6. The heart is fantastic! Looking forward to checking out the booth!!

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  7. LOVE the garland - so cute and cheery!

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  8. I want to learn how to make similar garlands. I doubt I could make anything as dainty as yours, but would like to try!

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  9. YAY for felt! And adorable kitties!!

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  10. I love the garland, can't wait to get some for my first-ever apartment Christmas tree!

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  11. Felted treasures, fantastic!!!!

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  12. Lovely creation! Great work! *^_^*

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  13. Fiber artists rock! LOVE the heart! Good luck on your 1st UCU!

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  14. I've seen your work through cakespy (aka the most genius store in Seattle) welcome to the uprising!

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  15. I totally love my Amanda Fiebing garland. It hangs in the bedroom. I want more!

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  16. oh my, those mushrooms are gorgeous! I love the idea of using fabric to make terreriums.

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  17. Mushroom jar is so whimsical!

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  18. I love the garlands! Very creative work here.

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  19. That garland is so delicate and sweet, yet punchy!

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  20. Love these! They are so colorful and perfect for holiday decorations :D

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  21. These garlands would be perfection on a mini Christmas tree! Even though the thought of some parts of the human anatomy make me nauseated, I gotta say I love that felted heart! I've never seen anything like it before.

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  22. The story about your Icelandic sweater is really cool. :) And I love the mini garlands! Good luck at the show this weekend!

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  23. What little treasures . . Pick me!

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  24. My daughter has a little tree that she has set up with little presents for her stuffies. Even if I'm not picked, I can't wait to come by your booth to check them out! I wish you much success at the show this weekend.

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