Artist: Heidi Kenney, www.mypapercrane.com
Craft: Felted goodies
Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane is a craft superstar. Her plushies are wildly popular and she recently got major press when she was featured in an NYTimes article (it's no longer available online, sorry). Her blog is a fun read that is photo-heavy (a major plus) and has tidbits about her business, new designs and personal life. Via her blog, I learned that Heidi and her husband are planning to purchase their first home. That's alot of plushie toilet papers! Heidi is very web savvy and as a result it was a breeze finding additional info about her. Peruse the links below and get your dose of inspiration, extra soft.
What does the name “My Paper Crane” come from?
The first time I tried origami, I was making a paper crane. When I was finished I was so amazed that a simple square of paper could be turned into something so beautiful! The name My Paper Crane tries to embody that thought, the idea of taking something simple (wether it be fabric, paper, etc.) and turning it into something amazing. [via the FAQ at www.mypapercrane.com]
Heidi sent me the link to her Flickr so I could pull some pics and it sucked me in for like an hour! There are great pics of her home and craft room (i.e. where the magic happens), and photos of craft events she's attended in addition to tons and tons of plush goodness.
Talk about multi-talented, turns out Heidi also collaborates with Aeolidia (this month's expert) on web design projects.