Artisan Spotlight:Sheila Davis, notjusthats
Posted by pauljvguillaume on 06/16/2011 at 09:15:04
Please start by telling us a little about yourself and your studio.
Not Just Hats is now 1 year young and I have to say that I love waking up every morning and going to work; work being creating new crocheted and knitted items for the home as well as wearables.
What role does your family play in your art?
My inspiration came from my then 5 yr old step-daughter who needed a hat to wear and I didn’t have any little girl’s hats. Needless to say, I whipped one up in about an hour and the rest is history.
Where do you live and what is it like?
I live in Southern New Jersey and I’ve been here most of my life, however, my husband and I are looking forward to retiring somewhere out in the Mid-west where there’s more snow and mountains than sand and heat.
Where did you learn your medium?
I learned to crochet when I was about 7 years old. My Great Aunt taught me how to make my first afghan and I’ve been crafting ever since.
How did you come to find a home on ArtFire?
I recently joined ArtFire with the hopes of expanding my customers. I’m fairly new here but am looking forward to working with a great community of friends
Why do you think that buying and selling handmade products benefits society?I feel that making something with your own two hands has given me such a sense of inner peace. It’s gotten to a point that friends and family can’t wait for a holiday or their birthdays because they know they will receive something handmade from me.