Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Q&A with Pocketful of Posy

1. Doxies, hippos, cowgirls—you use so many cool fabrics for your designer wristlets, pouches and bags. Do you have a favorite design or motif you enjoy creating the most?

We are definitely fabric addicts! We are frequent visitors to local fabric stores, but most of our fabric comes from online sites where we can get designer fabrics. Our favorite designers are Joel Dewberry, Heather Bailey, Amy Butler and Michael Miller. But, right now our favorite fabric is a Japanese import of tiny hippos.

2. Have you always been into designing wearable art, or is this something new for you?

Kelley is new to sewing, but Heather has been sewing since she was a kid. Heather's mom taught her to sew when she was 10 and the first thing she made were a pair of Jams—the brightly colored, tropical-print shorts that were popular in the 1980s. Heather hasn't made any embarrassing 80s-era clothes lately and instead focuses most of her sewing time on making bags and accessories for Pocketful of Posy.

3. What three words would you use to describe your craft?

Fun, fun, fun! We try to make things that will make you smile.

4. What kind of music (if any) to you enjoy listening to while your crafting?

Kelley likes to cut fabric watching her favorite TV shows like Mad Men and The Closer, and Heather likes to sew listening to NPR. One of her favorite weekend rituals is to listen to a recording of The Diane Rehm Show's "Friday News Roundup" while making her latest creations.

5. Where can we find your art outside the Ballston Arts & Crafts Market?

Come see us at our next show, Falling for Handmade, sponsored by the Capital Region Etsy Street Team (CREST), on Saturday October 16th from 10-4 at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. We also sell some of our items at our website and we take custom orders.

Bonus question: So, ninja pandas or a yeti. Who would win?

The ninja pandas of course!

Find Pocketful in Posy (Booth #5) at this Saturday's Ballston Arts & Crafts Market on September 11th!