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Meet the Mafia – Covetables

This week it’s the turn of Michelle of Covetables:

Why did you start in business/crafting?

Because I love making stuff and one can only own so many plushies and dolls before you need to find another place for them!

How did you come up with your crafty name?

I wanted something that was a single word and like the meaning behind it-’stuff you want’! But I also wanted something where the sound of it evoked certain feelings. The “able” sound was like that in lovable or huggable.

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Don’t know, depends on what’s in it really.

What is your favourite thing that costs nothing? A walk by the river.

Where do you find inspiration for your work? From my 5 year old daughter, she has the most fascinating imagination.

Top 5 desert-island essentials?

Ice cream, my daughter, ice cream, sewing kit and…ice cream. Sorry, I’m in the midst of a craving right now.

What is the ugliest most pitiful thing you’ve ever made?

I once tried to make a sweater bear out of an old jumper. It totally didn’t work and I really only did it because I had great copy in mind for it’s online listing. The copy was all about it being a sweater bear not a sweaty bear. Hmmm, maybe not so great after all.

What have you made that you’re most proud of?
My newest cloth dolls, I am really loving them and I sold the first batch out in a week!

What’s so great about Glasgow?

It’s an incredibly friendly vibrant city with a great arts scene. I love the greenness and walkability of it as well.

Favourite biscuit?

Oreos but frankly I wouldn’t turn down too many biscuits unless they are chocolate orange which is the devils work.

What crafts do you still want to learn?

I’d love to learn screen printing.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

Sleep in late (really late), cuddle with my daughter, picnic in the botanic gardens, crafting in the afternoon, out to dinner, late night DVD snuggled under a blanket and late to bed.

What do you do in your day-to-day life, other than being a mafioso?

I have a baking business. I work from home and supply shops and private customers with cupcakes and lots of other icing covered things.

What is your favourite crafting tool?

The sewing machine though I am also quite in love with my felting needles as felting seems a bit like magic.

What are your plans for the future?

I am ashamed to say I haven’t really considered that. I’d be happy if I had a crafty business that was making regular sales and I was still making new stuff.

You can see more work from Michelle in her etsy shop here.

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