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Friday, November 11, 2011

Interview wit a Star, Nadia at crafts2love

If you are looking for the lovely fresh Holiday decor stop by crafts2love shop. You will find a lively company of the snowmen, the poinsettia, which will bloom forever, and the cutest little soft owl. They are all hand made of felt by Nadia, the owner of the shop, who we are interviewing on our blog today.

Please tell us about yourself
I was born in Taganrog, Russia, grew up in Kiev, Ukraine. My husband and I lived in Crimea, Ukraine, Hungary, Namibia, and Uganda plus visited Germany, South Africa and Botswana with missionary work. 9 years ago we came back to Hungary and about year and a half has passed since we settled here in Budapest.

What do you like about where you live now?
Budapest is a beautiful city, very green and artistic. We live in the suburb part of town in a house with garden but just 30 min away from the city center, so I get the best of both city and country life at the same time!

Do you work outside of the home?
No, I am a stay at home mom, my four kids are 12, 10, 6 and 4 years old and I devote my time to them.

What inspires you?
Felting is a very special form of craft to me, similar to painting or sculpting. You start with shapeless wool and transform it into whatever you wish. That in itself is an inspiration to me. I like working with natural things and ancient methods as it somehow brings me feeling of completeness.

How did you begin with your art?
I started felting as a hobby and a way to make things for my family. Since childhood I was inclined to arts and crafts and have done a lot of them through my life like being a balloon artist for example. I can also draw, paint and crochet. My husband and I lived in different countries as missionaries and I always found it handy to be able to come up with needed projects – from making balloons and being a clown to sewing a puppet theater. So it was always in my blood and finding myself less busy recently I needed a challenge and wanted to learn something new so I found felting!
I make about anything and everything there is to make from wool, experimenting with textures, different types of wool and other natural fibers. Come over to my shop and see!


oksanai said...

Bella ragazza! e belli cose fa!

Unknown said...

Wonderful story about wonderful lady!

Unknown said...

Wonderful story!
I love your shop!

Natalka Pavlysh said...

Amazing story! So young and beautiful woman and so talented!

Yana said...

Great interview! I love getting to know the artist behind handmade works! Thank you!

IrinaN said...

Nice to meet you :)

elenushka said...

Great story!!!! So beautiful handmade works!!!!

Lazo said...

Great interview ,nice to meet you,your work is very lovely.

Anonymous said...

Great interview, and I LOVE those boots in the last photo!

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