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.
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.
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.
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!
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!