Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Fun Stuff On The Go - Fabric Fun Learning Book

The above "Learning Book" is just one of the delightful creations you can find if you visit, Tammy's Giggling Goldfish shop on Etsy. However, before you go pay Giggling Goldfish a visit, let's find out a bit more about the creator of these fun creations!

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

I come from a family of artists and crafters and have been creating ever since I can remember…I’m pretty sure I had no way around the crafting world.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

I have created with so many different mediums over the years, but because I have two children at home I have been focusing on creating fun and useful items for them.

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

Hmmm…that is a hard one, I honestly enjoy the entire process! From coming up with new ideas, to drawing them out on paper, creating them, letting my little ones test out their pieces, selling them, and even packing them up.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

Love this question!...I would have to say a strawberry. I think the things I create are sweet, unique and simple things that are savored.

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

I really love to create useful and fun furniture pieces from found objects, but haven’t really been able to branch out on that. Hopefully one day I will be able to expand on that.

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

I think mostly I want to create items that children will treasure for a lifetime. You know one of those things that you always want to have around no matter how old you are.

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

Perseverance is key…no matter what, you have to move forward and never give up.

Thanks, Tammy, for sharing your thoughts and colorful, delightful creations with us. Your two little boys are lucky to have a mom, who can design things for them to try out!! You can visit Giggling Gold Fish by clicking on any of the photos to go directly to that item in the shop, or click on the shop name below the photos to go to the shop itself.

To see more of Tammy's wonderful creations, visit her FLICKR link below. You just might find the perfect gift for that special little person in your house.


1 comment:

Alison Du Bois said...

Tammy - love your shop full of fun stuff, and I liked your answer about the strawberry:)

Donna - You are such a wonderful promoter of Etsy artists, thank you for such a wonderful blog!

And I just wanted to share with you, that I have tagged your blog!
Here is link to see rules:
I hope you don't mind this small game :)

Take care!