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Featured Artist |Minnie Millery|Giveaway

I am so happy to feature Sarah today from Minnie Millery. Her creations caught my eye while I was online one day and I became instantly obsessed.  Anyone who can make monsters so cute and adorable and talented in my book! And don’t get me started on her dress designs ! So lovely. They make childhood look so sweet and whimsical. Let’s hear from the beautiful artist herself:

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1. What inspired you to start your shop?
Minnie Millery began as a creative outlet from my day job as an infectious disease epidemiologist. I know what you’re thinking, and no, that doesn’t have anything to do with insects or skin. I was formally trained in art from a young age but made my career in science until I had my daughter. Now I pass many happy hours mothering and sewing!

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2. What is the meaning behind your fun store name?

My shop name is taken from my maternal grandmother’s first name, Minnie, and my paternal grandmother’s maiden name, Miller.

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3. All of your little creations are so unique. How do you bring so much personality to each one?
I like each of my dolls to have their own unique character and personality. Sometimes I sketch out my ideas for faces and expressions and other times I cut out pieces of felt and rearrange them until I see a friendly face.
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4. What is your work process like? How do you balance everyday life and your work?
I have a sketch book where I sketch out any designs or ideas I have as soon as they come to mind. For many of my garments, I take inspiration from the fabric; I choose a fabric I love and design the garment around it. I also draw much of my design inspiration from my sweet little girl, who is 20 months old. With a toddler (and another on the way!) I sew when I can, which is usually during nap time or after bedtime.
 
6. What is your favorite past time?
I’d have to say sewing, which should come as no surprise. However, I also enjoy reading and keeping a small vegetable garden.
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7. Favorite drink? Coffee or Tea?
Definitely tea, although I mostly drink water. I have never been a big caffeine drinker. I have actually never had a cup of coffee; I can’t stand the taste!
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Thank you! I had to google what an  infectious disease epidemiologist was! So awesome! I would love to sit down with Sarah to have a cup of tea ( or water! ) and chat about everyday life. Wouldn’t you? Check out her personal website where she shares more about her every day life and don’t forget to go to her shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MinnieMillery  to pick up your little one their own cuddly monster. But before you do ENTER below to win your choice of either the Nora or Phil hand puppets!

 

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9 Responses

  1. By far, the Nora puppet is my favorite because my younger sister just had her first baby, a boy, on Tuesday and she has collected rabbits since she was 4. This puppet would be a great “welcome to the world” gift for my sweet little nephew.

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