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Featured Seller: FuzzyMug

Nov 16, 2011

by FuzzyMug

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi! My name is Brooke and I live in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland with my husband and our menagerie of pets — three dogs and three cats, all lovable, wonderful rescues. Oh, and we have twins on the way! They are due to join us at the end of January.

I run FuzzyMug and my other business as a “regular” graphic designer out of my home office, which is slowly taking over the whole house and garage. I graduated from Drexel University in Philly with a Bachelor of Science in graphic design and have been working as a designer for almost 14 years now. These days, my life is a whirlwind! In addition to lots of weekend craft shows, custom pet portraits and my design projects, I am trying to get everything super organized as we prepare for the babies.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Walking or hiking with my dogs and husband or friends is my favorite thing to do when I get a free minute. You can just focus on putting one foot in front of the other; it’s my meditation. And, you can’t beat seeing how excited my dogs (Beatrix, Cleo and Persephone) get when I grab their collars and leashes. I also love to read and go out to eat with friends. In the past few weeks, we have been redoing rooms in the house and I’ve enjoyed organizing and picking paint colors and making our house feel homey and inviting.

What would be the title of your memoir? 
I guess I would say something like Fur because, in my universe, fur is everywhere — on my jeans, blowing across the recently vacuumed floor, and covering the back seat of my car. Animals have always been a huge part of my life so the abundance of fur they leave behind is just something you learn to live with. I keep 3M in business with my stash of tape rollers.

Where does your inspiration come from?
Definitely from my pets and other animals I know. I am continually amazed by the fabulous personalities that these furry critters have and I create images that show how quirky and unique each animal is. I also adore a deadline! I get really inspired right before a craft show or holiday, just coming up with little funny things that would catch my eye if I were a shopper.

What does handmade mean to you?
Little objects made of love. The person who creates handmade puts their heart and soul into everything they make. Gorgeous handiwork is so impressive to me. Cutting a clean line, sewing the perfect row of stitches, and paying attention to every detail of your own creation is just such a special thing that deserves respect. Handmade is also putting yourself out there and risking rejection.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
My husband for helping me do what I love. He’s incredibly supportive and puts up with a lot of my type-A personality neurosis. He also goes to every single craft show with me, models T-shirts, and wields an X-Acto knife and cork-backed ruler with great skill.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I think I’ve always known that’s what I was meant to do. I can remember making tiny pillows from fabric scraps when I was little and going door to door in my neighborhood to sell them. I was always obsessed with coloring books and drawing, too. My mom is an artist and it’s in our genes.

How would you describe your creative process?
I usually come up with an idea while I am doing something else. The shower is a pretty creative place for me — ideas just pop into my head. Then I head to the computer to flesh out an idea and play with color and shapes. My favorite part is cutting out the first card in a series or pulling the first screen print from a freshly burned image. Taking what I’ve been looking at on a computer screen and turning it into a tangible object is thrilling.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
For years, I’ve been obsessed with letterpress but never had the chance to see how the process works. So, I’d love to spend a week in a modern letterpress studio to see how they do it. Dear Colleen on Etsy looks like she’d be great fun to learn from.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
I have a mint green and yellow acrylic baby blanket that one of my father’s secretaries made for me when I was a baby. It’s not particularly lovely (it was crocheted in 1975) but I have always thought it was spectacular.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
I just try to be kind to myself and give it some time to pass. If something’s not working, I’ll put it away for a while and work on a task that I know I can complete. Crossing stuff off my to-do list gives me the confidence I need to get back to creating.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Right now, I’m really happy and content. I love what I do, I adore my family and I can’t wait to meet these two little beings we’ve created. So, in ten years, if I can feel like I do today, that would be perfect.

Featured Seller Archive

 

Super Squirrel TShirt, Gray on Kiwi - Unisex S, M, L, XL
Super Squirrel TShirt, Gray on Kiwi - Unisex S, M, L, XL
FuzzyMug
$25.00 USD
Crab Tea Towel in Red - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel
Crab Tea Towel in Red - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
11x14 Custom Pet Portrait PLUS 40 Doggie Calling Cards - Portrait Package
11x14 Custom Pet Portrait PLUS 40 Doggie Calling Cards - Portrait Package
FuzzyMug
$100.00 USD
CUSTOM PET PORTRAIT - 8 x 10
CUSTOM PET PORTRAIT - 8 x 10
FuzzyMug
$65.00 USD
Shy Bunny, Rabbit Child TShirt, Size 2T
Shy Bunny, Rabbit Child TShirt, Size 2T
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Chickadee Bird Tea Towel in Dusty Blue - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel
Chickadee Bird Tea Towel in Dusty Blue - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Sheep Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel, Dish Towel, Sheep Towel
Sheep Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel, Dish Towel, Sheep Towel
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Black Lab Puppy Print - 8x10
Black Lab Puppy Print - 8x10
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Golden Retriever Tote Bag
Golden Retriever Tote Bag
FuzzyMug
$20.00 USD
Crazy Squirrel Love - Wedding, Anniversary or Anytime Card
Crazy Squirrel Love - Wedding, Anniversary or Anytime Card
FuzzyMug
$5.00 USD
Go Nuts - Silly Squirrel Birthday Card
Go Nuts - Silly Squirrel Birthday Card
FuzzyMug
$5.00 USD
Fuzzy Bunny Tea Towel in Navy, Rabbit Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
Fuzzy Bunny Tea Towel in Navy, Rabbit Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Pug Tea Towel, dish towel in BLACK - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel
Pug Tea Towel, dish towel in BLACK - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Crab Tote Bag in Teal
Crab Tote Bag in Teal
FuzzyMug
$20.00 USD
Squirrel Tea Towel in Gray - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
Squirrel Tea Towel in Gray - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Pair o' Hares - Limited Edition 8x10 Art Print
Pair o' Hares - Limited Edition 8x10 Art Print
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Fuzzy Bunny Tea Towel in Moss, Rabbit Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (unbleached cotton)
Fuzzy Bunny Tea Towel in Moss, Rabbit Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (unbleached cotton)
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Mini Journal - Sage Green Pug
Mini Journal - Sage Green Pug
FuzzyMug
$10.00 USD
My Pet Rabbit Tea Towel in Black, Bunny Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
My Pet Rabbit Tea Towel in Black, Bunny Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Fuzzy Bunny Tea Towel in Brown, Rabbit Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
Fuzzy Bunny Tea Towel in Brown, Rabbit Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Bunny Rabbit - 5x7 Signed Art Print
Bunny Rabbit - 5x7 Signed Art Print
FuzzyMug
$10.00 USD
Curious Little Fox Long Sleeve TShirt, Rust on White - Ladies XL
Curious Little Fox Long Sleeve TShirt, Rust on White - Ladies XL
FuzzyMug
$27.00 USD
FuzzyMug Merry and Bright Holiday Gift Tags
FuzzyMug Merry and Bright Holiday Gift Tags
FuzzyMug
$8.00 USD
Super Squirrel Baby TShirt - Toddler Sizes Too
Super Squirrel Baby TShirt - Toddler Sizes Too
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Super Squirrel Merry and Bright Holiday Cards, Set of 12
Super Squirrel Merry and Bright Holiday Cards, Set of 12
FuzzyMug
$41.50 USD
Shy Bunny, Rabbit Child TShirt, Size 3T
Shy Bunny, Rabbit Child TShirt, Size 3T
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Super Squirrel Long Sleeve TShirt, Gray on Heather Gray - Ladies L
Super Squirrel Long Sleeve TShirt, Gray on Heather Gray - Ladies L
FuzzyMug
$27.00 USD
Black Rabbit Long Sleeve TShirt, Black on Heather Gray - Ladies S
Black Rabbit Long Sleeve TShirt, Black on Heather Gray - Ladies S
FuzzyMug
$27.00 USD
Boston Terrier Long Sleeve TShirt, Black on Heather Gray - Ladies XL
Boston Terrier Long Sleeve TShirt, Black on Heather Gray - Ladies XL
FuzzyMug
$27.00 USD
Fuzzy Bunny Long Sleeve TShirt, Purple on White - Ladies S
Fuzzy Bunny Long Sleeve TShirt, Purple on White - Ladies S
FuzzyMug
$27.00 USD
Goat Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
Goat Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Party All the Time - Silly Squirrel Birthday Card
Party All the Time - Silly Squirrel Birthday Card
FuzzyMug
$5.00 USD
Rooster Baby, Children, Kids TShirt
Rooster Baby, Children, Kids TShirt
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Rooster Tea Towel in Red - Chinese New Year - Year of the Rooster - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
Rooster Tea Towel in Red - Chinese New Year - Year of the Rooster - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Super Squirrel Tote Bag in Gray
Super Squirrel Tote Bag in Gray
FuzzyMug
$20.00 USD
BUNNY RABBIT - 11x14 Signed Art Print
BUNNY RABBIT - 11x14 Signed Art Print
FuzzyMug
$28.00 USD
Turkey Tea Towel, Thanksgiving Tea Towel, Kitchen Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
Turkey Tea Towel, Thanksgiving Tea Towel, Kitchen Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Pair o' Hares - Valentine or Anytime Greeting Card
Pair o' Hares - Valentine or Anytime Greeting Card
FuzzyMug
$5.00 USD
Black Rabbit Long Sleeve TShirt, Black on Heather Gray - Ladies XL
Black Rabbit Long Sleeve TShirt, Black on Heather Gray - Ladies XL
FuzzyMug
$27.00 USD
Whole Llama Love - 4 Card Set
Whole Llama Love - 4 Card Set
FuzzyMug
$16.00 USD
Mini Journal - Llama Love
Mini Journal - Llama Love
FuzzyMug
$10.00 USD
TURKEY Napkins - Metallic Copper, Hand Printed Flour Sack Napkins (unbleached cotton)
TURKEY Napkins - Metallic Copper, Hand Printed Flour Sack Napkins (unbleached cotton)
FuzzyMug
$38.00 USD
Fox Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
Fox Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Raven Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel
Raven Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Cat with Crown Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel, Dish Towel
Cat with Crown Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel, Dish Towel
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Pit Bull Tea Towel, Pit Bull Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel, Dish Towel, Kitchen Towel
Pit Bull Tea Towel, Pit Bull Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel, Dish Towel, Kitchen Towel
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Tabby Cat Tea Towel in Orange, Cat Tea Towel, Cat Towel, Orange Cat Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel
Tabby Cat Tea Towel in Orange, Cat Tea Towel, Cat Towel, Orange Cat Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Kitty in Purple, Cat Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel, Cat Towel, Kitty Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
Kitty in Purple, Cat Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel, Cat Towel, Kitty Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Sheep Tote Bag, Lamb, Knitting Bag
Sheep Tote Bag, Lamb, Knitting Bag
FuzzyMug
$20.00 USD
Boston Terrier TShirt, Black on Gray - Unisex XL
Boston Terrier TShirt, Black on Gray - Unisex XL
FuzzyMug
$25.00 USD
Resting Retriever - 11x14 Signed Art Print
Resting Retriever - 11x14 Signed Art Print
FuzzyMug
$28.00 USD
Happy New Year Cards - Fluffy Cat 12-Pack
Happy New Year Cards - Fluffy Cat 12-Pack
FuzzyMug
$41.50 USD
Mini Journal - Chocolate BROWN Dachshund
Mini Journal - Chocolate BROWN Dachshund
FuzzyMug
$10.00 USD
Mini Journal - French Bulldog in Blue
Mini Journal - French Bulldog in Blue
FuzzyMug
$10.00 USD
Mini Journal - Purple Golden Retriever
Mini Journal - Purple Golden Retriever
FuzzyMug
$10.00 USD
Dad, I Love You THIS MUCH - Father's Day Card
Dad, I Love You THIS MUCH - Father's Day Card
FuzzyMug
$5.00 USD
Metallic Copper Turkey Tea Towel, Thanksgiving Tea Towel, Kitchen Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
Metallic Copper Turkey Tea Towel, Thanksgiving Tea Towel, Kitchen Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel (Unbleached Cotton)
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Serene Kitty in Gray, Cat Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel
Serene Kitty in Gray, Cat Tea Towel - Hand Printed Flour Sack Tea Towel
FuzzyMug
$18.00 USD
Daddy-O with MOUSTACHE - Dad's Birthday or Father's Day Card
Daddy-O with MOUSTACHE - Dad's Birthday or Father's Day Card
FuzzyMug
$5.00 USD
Not So FuzzyMug - Child / Baby Custom Note Cards
Not So FuzzyMug - Child / Baby Custom Note Cards
FuzzyMug
$95.00 USD

215 comments

  • mamif

    mamif said 5 years ago

    animals and screen printing = win

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 5 years ago

    aw how cute! I would love to carry around my little pups face on a tote bag! thanks for sharing your shop ♥

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Good luck with your endeavor.

  • satellitedaisy

    satellitedaisy said 5 years ago

    I love all those cute fuzzy faces! Congrats on the feature & best of luck with your new additions! :)

  • JewelryBySS

    JewelryBySS said 5 years ago

    Wow, you must have a ton of energy! Your products are darling! Congratulations on a wonderful feature!!!... and on the expected delivery of your twins!

  • cassandrastephanie

    cassandrastephanie said 5 years ago

    Adorable! Congrats on the feature

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 5 years ago

    So cute! Thanks for sharing your story and congratulations!

  • amberalexander

    amberalexander said 5 years ago

    congratulations! adorable products. I especially like your advice to be kind to yourself when you're in a creative rut... :)... so true.. :)

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 5 years ago

    Beautiful shop and interview Congrats !!!

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 5 years ago

    Cute stuff! Love to see all of the different animals :) Congrats!!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 5 years ago

    I love your shop and your cute animals. Congratulations to you!

  • terabliss

    terabliss said 5 years ago

    So adorable! Love your store! Congratulations on the feature! :-)

  • eronn

    eronn said 5 years ago

    I live in Silver Spring and see them at the Fenton Street Market all the time - it's great to see them featured here!

  • dropkicktims

    dropkicktims said 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh! I love the squirrels! Congrats on the feature! :)

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 5 years ago

    I simply love your shop. And you interview made me smile.

  • LuzAmigurumiPatterns

    LuzAmigurumiPatterns said 5 years ago

    Love your work! well done!

  • Kankou

    Kankou said 5 years ago

    Beautiful graphics!

  • PeacockMercantiles

    PeacockMercantiles said 5 years ago

    What a great twist on pet portraits! The simplicity of your images as screen prints is so great, and the addition of just a few fun details keeps them understated. I'm of my dog as Rudolph or a princess right now!

  • christinastudio

    christinastudio said 5 years ago

    Love it when pet peoples get featured! Love your shop! Best wishes in the coming year with your new wee ones.

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 5 years ago

    Such cute work! Congratulations as the newest Etsy Featured Artist!

  • NorthWoodworks

    NorthWoodworks said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature. Love the Boston Terrier, they have always been a family favorite.

  • PruAtelier

    PruAtelier said 5 years ago

    Nice article and best wishes for your upcoming "arrival"! Love that squirrel image on the T-shirt!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 5 years ago

    Woow! Great work!! I love this cat!!! :)

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy said 5 years ago

    Love love love! Congrats!

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 5 years ago

    Your creative life looks & sounds like a lot of fun~ I'm always inspired to know how other folks make their living creatively, so thanks for the interview. I'm charged for another day! Heidi

  • Laviniasmuse

    Laviniasmuse said 5 years ago

    Very high quality and wonderfully detailed!

  • kosmoceratops

    kosmoceratops said 5 years ago

    Hurray for FuzzyMug feature! I've had the pleasure of seeing her work in person at Craft Shows and it's fantastically fun.

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 5 years ago

    Love your work!

  • picklehead

    picklehead said 5 years ago

    love it! :)

  • byKEONA

    byKEONA said 5 years ago

    A very warm congrats on being featured! You should collect all the fur and spin it into yarn :)

  • ccdoodle

    ccdoodle said 5 years ago

    congrats! love love love your rabbit totes & tea towels! great work:)

  • BirkaScandinavian

    BirkaScandinavian said 5 years ago

    I love your work! Thanks for being animal lover :)

  • maggiesraggedyinn

    maggiesraggedyinn said 5 years ago

    Very interesing....

  • Toshisworld

    Toshisworld said 5 years ago

    Love your work, congratulations and also love all kind of animals!

  • TheBakersDaughter

    TheBakersDaughter said 5 years ago

    Love the interview - I can relate to your love of animals, having 2 rescue cats myself!!! Congratulations on the feature and much success!

  • SimplyClassicGifts

    SimplyClassicGifts said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful shop and feature. Best wishes on your new arrivals. Twins are endless chaos and limitless joy...mine are in college now...enjoy every moment, it passes in a blink of an eye.

  • yummyandcompany

    yummyandcompany said 5 years ago

    yay!!!! congrats brooke! xoxo

  • FluffyFlowers

    FluffyFlowers said 5 years ago

    love your dogs' names & your groovy style :)

  • JillPopowichDesigns

    JillPopowichDesigns said 5 years ago

    Yay! Congratulations Brooke1

  • artbyheather

    artbyheather said 5 years ago

    What a fun shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 5 years ago

    aaaawwwww :) bunnies

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 5 years ago

    I love silk screening. I used to do it as a kid at my parent's silkscreening shop. We used to have an 8 color machine. My sisters and I created cool multi-color t-shirt designs. Great shop. Congrats on the feature!

  • CharmsCityCompany

    CharmsCityCompany said 5 years ago

    We love your work! Congrats:)

  • TheHickoryTree

    TheHickoryTree said 5 years ago

    I love your shop and all your little fizzy critters. It's great to see you featured here.

  • Chovy

    Chovy said 5 years ago

    Great Feature ! I had to laugh about the animal hair! I'm right there with ya ! Dawn

  • lanabella

    lanabella said 5 years ago

    Yay! congrats Brooke! I miss seeing your face on Saturdays and I'm so excited for you!

  • aldontrujacks

    aldontrujacks said 5 years ago

    Great interview, and your animals are fabulous! So true that they have such personalities and you have lovingly and humorously portrayed them. Handmade, well done.

  • cakoons

    cakoons said 5 years ago

    Congrats! I too own a small zoo...I think I currently have 7 tape rollers in various places including work and my purse.

  • brandmojoimages

    brandmojoimages said 5 years ago

    I love everything about your credo. Plus your pieces are truly fantastic. All the best to you and to your shop.

  • mcampbe5

    mcampbe5 said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being a featured seller!! and those dog calling cards are just fabulous :)

  • MoreThanStitches

    MoreThanStitches said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Lovely works and great article.:)

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 5 years ago

    adorable items.

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your story your life and shop. We just love to hear what others make and sell. It always inspires us. We have twin grandsons and they are the light of our life. You have two very fun, active, busy, babies coming. Good luck to you.

  • sincerelyYOU

    sincerelyYOU said 5 years ago

    Adorable! Congratulations on the feature, and even more congrats to the twins on the way!!! :D

  • ConstantGalore

    ConstantGalore said 5 years ago

    GREAT feature!!!!!!! Congratulations!

  • kumosgreetings

    kumosgreetings said 5 years ago

    Wow, Kumo and I love your shop! Super cool!!

  • whoop

    whoop said 5 years ago

    Congrats Brooke!!

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the impending blessed event... twins!!! Your shop and products are beautiful!

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 5 years ago

    Great interview and what a sweet shop-- I love how you use such vibrant colours! Congratulations on the feature!

  • branda

    branda said 5 years ago

    Congrats Brooke!! :-) :-)

  • HollerAndWhistle

    HollerAndWhistle said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Brooke! This is a great interview and your shop is fabulous as always!!

  • modflo

    modflo said 5 years ago

    congrats on the feature...love your beautiful work. can't wait to read "fur," hehe...;)

  • staceylauren

    staceylauren said 5 years ago

    I love love loooooove your shop. Awesome feature, congrats! We have a lot in common! I am also a graphic designer and an animal lover, and combine these two into my craft, t-shirts! I also rescued a pup who is my life. Will rescue more when there is a yard and a house! Seems as though we would get along just fine :)

  • kararane

    kararane said 5 years ago

    wonderful cheerful pet portraits Brooke~ congratulations* to you.

  • SlopingBarnVintage

    SlopingBarnVintage said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature and best wishes for your twins in January - that's so exciting! :)

  • nikdapooh

    nikdapooh said 5 years ago

    Great Interview!!! Congrads Brooke! Baltimore representing!

  • spicedish

    spicedish said 5 years ago

    Such a great shop. Congrats Brooke!

  • TheLonelyHeart

    TheLonelyHeart said 5 years ago

    OH CONGRATULATIONS on Featured Seller, you so deserve it! I've admired your work for a while now, and i love how you can bring our the personalities of the animals so well!!!

  • VidaDoce

    VidaDoce said 5 years ago

    Your shop is so cute. :) Congrats on being featured!! That's so exciting!

  • rebourne

    rebourne said 5 years ago

    I love your stuff, and look forward to seeing how your babies bring new inspiration into your work!

  • Dogologie

    Dogologie said 5 years ago

    I just love animals :) Great shop!

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 5 years ago

    I am constantly telling my husband that the fur is just part of living with dogs! I wouldn't have it any other way. Love your shop! A custom pet portrait of my man Ozzy will be at the top of my xmas list!

  • sarahelisabeths

    sarahelisabeths said 5 years ago

    cute cute cute!!

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 5 years ago

    Awww, love all your pets in your work.

  • LaurelCanyonBeads

    LaurelCanyonBeads said 5 years ago

    fantastic work! love these!

  • sarawinkler1

    sarawinkler1 said 5 years ago

    A house isn't a home without pet fur! Love your shop! Best wishes to you!

  • RiRiFisch

    RiRiFisch said 5 years ago

    Yayy for FuzzyMug!!! Congratulations, Brooke!

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 5 years ago

    cute! congrats!

  • TwistedWhimsyDesigns

    TwistedWhimsyDesigns said 5 years ago

    Love your work & shop! Great interview as well, congrats! I love the part about fur being everywhere :) I can relate with my own menagerie of pets.

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 5 years ago

    Super duper cool! I love that the shower is one of your creative spots - it's mine, too. :o) Congratulations on the feature! Blessings on you, your family, and your shop, Hannah Jasmine

  • greenstarstudio

    greenstarstudio said 5 years ago

    Congrats, Brooke! (on all accounts!!)

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Your shop is adorable!!! Congrats!!!

  • shaylen303

    shaylen303 said 5 years ago

    I love your creations! <3

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage said 5 years ago

    WONDERFUL, nice article. You have a great outlook on life and I know you have to be great because you also are an animal lover. (I have a "Cleo" too) Congrats on the babies, and your article. Oh and I love your work too.

  • ArtWhims

    ArtWhims said 5 years ago

    Fun!

  • angryhairjewelry

    angryhairjewelry said 5 years ago

    Love your colorful happy take on animals

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Love your creations! great name Fuzzy Mugs!

  • LittleBitsOFaith

    LittleBitsOFaith said 5 years ago

    Really enjoyed looking at your art....Fun, fun!! Great article! And, congrats on the twins on the way!! =)

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 5 years ago

    Love the screen prints! Conratulations!!

  • BeccaAndMars

    BeccaAndMars said 5 years ago

    I have purchased from FuzzyMug before. Brooke is outstanding!

  • debcarvalho

    debcarvalho said 5 years ago

    Great creations!

  • TheFertileGarden

    TheFertileGarden said 5 years ago

    Love your shop, such a great feature as well! Congrats on the twins! I have twins myself! ;)

  • dianafoster

    dianafoster said 5 years ago

    I've worked with Brooke before, and her work is exemplary! Her picture brings such joy to my parents. She was really able to capture the spirit of Mocha. I would recommend working with her to anyone! :D

  • ESSANEL

    ESSANEL said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Your items are so creative and fun!

  • irishbabies

    irishbabies said 5 years ago

    Congrats, great interview

  • BatesMercantileCo

    BatesMercantileCo said 5 years ago

    great designs! congrats to you fuzzymug!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 5 years ago

    Adorable shop! Love it! Congrats and good luck with your babies!!!! You'll be busy - but so exciting!!!!

  • gingerswonders

    gingerswonders said 5 years ago

    Congratulations for your work. All the best to you and to your shop. Congrats for beeing animal lover :)

  • BRHDesigns

    BRHDesigns said 5 years ago

    I love the whimsy in your stuff! Just great!

  • artzfolk

    artzfolk said 5 years ago

    AWESOME !

  • ThePinkPinwheel

    ThePinkPinwheel said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! I have noticed your beautiful shop before .. I always find fellow animal lovers! I have three rescue cats (and lots of fur) in my home! :)

  • MissingHeirloom

    MissingHeirloom said 5 years ago

    Yay for you and congratulations on the best feature coming up - your twins.

  • knottysarena

    knottysarena said 5 years ago

    such great stuff!

  • IINNKA

    IINNKA said 5 years ago

    Super ideas!

  • SillyHorse

    SillyHorse said 5 years ago

    congratulations! love the red squirrel t-shirt, best wishes for your coming special event

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 5 years ago

    Lovely work and interview!

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    You have the best models in the world Keep up the good work

  • NutfieldWeaver

    NutfieldWeaver said 5 years ago

    It was nice to meet you! Thank you for sharing & congrats on your feature! :)

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 5 years ago

    LOVE your work :-) Many congrats on being featured artist :-)

  • AllDogsAllowed

    AllDogsAllowed said 5 years ago

    From one animal lover to another - LOVE your work!!!! Congrats on being a featured seller! You deserve it :-)

  • SilviaMaciasDesigns

    SilviaMaciasDesigns said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature. Cute items!

  • todomini

    todomini said 5 years ago

    Nice work! Congrats!

  • badbatdesigns

    badbatdesigns said 5 years ago

    I've always admired your work, you are inspiring! Thank You!

  • quirkyshop

    quirkyshop said 5 years ago

    Cool!

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 5 years ago

    Your work is so fun! Congrats on the feature!

  • junebugandco

    junebugandco said 5 years ago

    From one HUGE animal love to another, I Love your work! Congratulations on the feature and your babes!

  • suriyadesigns

    suriyadesigns said 5 years ago

    Congrats Brooke!! Looks awesome~

  • OldBarnCrafts

    OldBarnCrafts said 5 years ago

    I just love my towel that arrived last week (mine has the cat)! You produce a wonderful product <3 Congrats on your twins from another mom of twins <3

  • onegarnetgirl

    onegarnetgirl said 5 years ago

    This is so fantastic- I LOVE your work. Congrats on being featured!

  • Sammis2shoes

    Sammis2shoes said 5 years ago

    YAY!!! I remember buying one of my very first items on etsy from you :) so glad you got a featured seller spot ! Congrats and many wishes for the holiday season Brooke.

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry said 5 years ago

    Great article! Super Creations!!! Best wishes to you and your family ( human and furry) with the twins!!!!

  • splashingKoi

    splashingKoi said 5 years ago

    Lovely shop and interview. Your have a very happy family!!

  • Shab2Chic

    Shab2Chic said 5 years ago

    Your work is beautiful....Congratulations on being featured and the best to you and hubby on your new arrival.

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 5 years ago

    super cool work!

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 5 years ago

    <<<<<This rescue cat loved the interview!

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! Lovely work!

  • dreamsunleashed

    dreamsunleashed said 5 years ago

    You have such talent! I love that you put it towards animals.

  • LibbyTreats

    LibbyTreats said 5 years ago

    Loved seeing your work at the Fenton Street Market!

  • ajbeads59

    ajbeads59 said 5 years ago

    Love your shop! Thanks for sharing!

  • skinbyalicia

    skinbyalicia said 5 years ago

    Love the detail in your work, awesome!!

  • VellePurse

    VellePurse said 5 years ago

    What a great interview! I love that you are such an animal lover and all the animal prints are too cute!

  • LidiDesign

    LidiDesign said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature and your babies! Wish you much continued success!

  • Namoo

    Namoo said 5 years ago

    Lovely story just like your lovely works! Congrats, Brooke!

  • azjewelrydesign

    azjewelrydesign said 5 years ago

    Congrats Brooke! Well deserved! Love your work!!

  • AdoroMe

    AdoroMe said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!!!!!!

  • redyellowandblueink

    redyellowandblueink said 5 years ago

    It's so great to see you featured! congratulations. Your shop is super and this post was a nice read.

  • DianaAlmand

    DianaAlmand said 5 years ago

    Your work is just too cute!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 5 years ago

    Sweet shop + awesome interview! Congrats + Happy Wishes for the special day :)

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree said 5 years ago

    What gorgeous work! And I love your real life fuzzy mugs. All the best with your renovations and the pending arrival of your new bubs.

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 5 years ago

    Your work is amazing. Congratulation!!!!<3

  • karuliine

    karuliine said 5 years ago

    Simple idea, but brilliant! Love everything you do!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, I too love our furry friends - congratulations on the feature!

  • FreshlySkweezed

    FreshlySkweezed said 5 years ago

    Best wishes for your lovely shop and expanding family! Sounds like you have a "Class A" hubby! Congrats on the feature. Enjoy the ride!

  • mark13148

    mark13148 said 5 years ago

    Very creative!!!

  • FiorellaJewelry

    FiorellaJewelry said 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Brooke! You can see the love and respect you have for animals in every one of your gorgeous designs. And may I say, I so identify with "fur" as the title of your memoir...with 3 dogs and 2 cats fur tumbleweeds are a big part of my life too.

  • FiorellaJewelry

    FiorellaJewelry said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Brooke!! You can see the love and respect you have for animals in all your gorgeous designs. And now babies, wow! That's so much love to share. And may I say, I identify with the title of your memoir "fur", with 3 dogs and 2 cats myself I am very accustomed to seeing the fur tumbleweeds roll by :)

  • Balanced

    Balanced said 5 years ago

    such a cute shop!! congrats on your feature!

  • WomanofHeart

    WomanofHeart said 5 years ago

    I love your shop. Your items are terrific (especially the chihuahua). I too identify with the furballs, as have a small "herd" myself. Best wishes with everything.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 5 years ago

    Terrific body of work! Congrats. May I suggest 'royalty cats' as well as dogs? They both have regal attitudes.

  • Nordiksleddogs

    Nordiksleddogs said 5 years ago

    I love your work! what a great way to show love for animals.

  • peshka

    peshka said 5 years ago

    Love your work!

  • poseypapers

    poseypapers said 5 years ago

    Totally love what you're doing with photos! Looks very classy and stylish! Thanks for sharing your work with us.

  • photoprintsbytamilyn

    photoprintsbytamilyn said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being a new mommy of 2 soon! It is the best calling, other than being a Grammie, which is my favorite right now :) Sounds like those babies will be so loved because you've already proven that with your furry "kids" best of luck!

  • TheEnchantedSlipper

    TheEnchantedSlipper said 5 years ago

    What a great shop! You are so lucky to have such a supportive husband.

  • JenMcLamb

    JenMcLamb said 5 years ago

    FUR describes my life too - 3 animals here keep me busy lint rolling too! Love your work and wish you the best with your twins- they will enhance your life in ways you can't even imagine!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 5 years ago

    Congrats Brooke........ such a sweet sweet shop and interview. Congrats in advance to your new babies............ i know they will bring you much joy and inspiration. Olive X

  • theartfulbadger

    theartfulbadger said 5 years ago

    I get great ideas in the shower as well! Sometimes I think about people in my life there too....you do get some funny looks if you tell them you were thinking about them in the shower....:) Early in the morning in bed I think about how my creative day will go and what new things I can come up with. Nice to hear the shower is a creative place for others! :) Makes me feel normal! LOL :) Lovely to read your interview. Sarah

  • Gelada

    Gelada said 5 years ago

    We adore your work, well done (:

  • FiberStone

    FiberStone said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Love your work.

  • melsumn1

    melsumn1 said 5 years ago

    Great introduction to FuzzyMug. Loved the feature and the finished product. Congrats on the growing family.

  • violintide

    violintide said 5 years ago

    Awesome shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • lulisplanet

    lulisplanet said 5 years ago

    I love the Pet Royalty is so cute.

  • localevintage

    localevintage said 5 years ago

    I love your work and I totally relate to the fur everywhere! I

  • cottonbirddesigns

    cottonbirddesigns said 5 years ago

    Beautiful shop! congrats!

  • Pinktiramisu

    Pinktiramisu said 5 years ago

    Love your shop! Congrats!

  • AKLaser

    AKLaser said 5 years ago

    HI Brooke, wonderful interview. I appreciate that your computer is part of your creative design process!! Congrats on your feature.

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 5 years ago

    Ooooh I love what you're doing! :) Beautiful shop and being a huge animal lover and advocate myself it's so great to read about others!

  • pickledogdesign

    pickledogdesign said 5 years ago

    I'm head over heels in LOVE with your work. Great job! I'm now a huge fan of yours. I'd be honored if you'd check out my Etsy shop named after my dog and business lap partner. www.pickledogdesign.etsy.com : )

  • JennasRedRhino

    JennasRedRhino said 5 years ago

    I've had your work in my Favorites for the last year, and the images still make me laugh!

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 5 years ago

    Great work and I wish you the best of luck!!

  • kat4526

    kat4526 said 5 years ago

    i feel like I'm Brooke's long lost sister!! I adore animals and art just as much!! Her animal images make me smile...they're wonderful!!

  • runningsnailrainbow

    runningsnailrainbow said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the babies and your wonderful shop. Hearing you be so matter-of-fact and delighted in where you are right now is super inspiring to me!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 5 years ago

    Effin' adorable. I love pugs and cats.

  • piper0110

    piper0110 said 5 years ago

    So excited to see FuzzyMug here! I met Brooke helping her set up booths for a festival in Silver Spring on a cold rainy morning last year. I bought so many things that day and am always pointing her out to others! Love her stuff so much!

  • JewelMeShop

    JewelMeShop said 5 years ago

    Interesting life and great shop. For Sure an exciting combination!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Great shop!!

  • cartelle

    cartelle said 5 years ago

    Your shop is fabulous! My favorite are the rooster tea towels, I will definitely be getting some for my kitchen :) Love love love this stuff!

  • SweetiePieCollars

    SweetiePieCollars said 5 years ago

    Wow cute stuff, and congrats on the feature! I hear you on the business taking over the extra space in your house! LOL

  • thebeachhousegallery

    thebeachhousegallery said 5 years ago

    Congrats! And cheers!! to all of "us" animal lovers, Great clean lines, and designs. And like a dog, well, posing is totally natural.(gotta luv um). Inez Dunn

  • brittanylaurendesign

    brittanylaurendesign said 5 years ago

    Absolutely love your work! So cute!

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 5 years ago

    Love your Shop! Great name Fuzzy Mug. Your Love for your pets shines thru in your work. That Grey Cat is Adorable! Your Twins will have a Wonderful Life! Congratulations and Best Wishes, Tammy

  • AddisonLogan

    AddisonLogan said 5 years ago

    Super cute! When you are not so busy I will place a order. Congrats!

  • herbanlifestyle

    herbanlifestyle said 5 years ago

    Congrats on this great article! I was fortunate to be a next-door booth neighbor with Fuzzy Mug at this year's Ballston Arts & Crafts Market in Arlington, VA. Brooke's products are even more colorful and wonderful in person.

  • nattyvintagevt

    nattyvintagevt said 5 years ago

    Love your products! So excited to have found another fun place to look for Xmas gifts! xox

  • BeadedTail

    BeadedTail said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Your work is fabulous and of course I love all the animals!

  • mystichintime

    mystichintime said 5 years ago

    Congrats! What a great feature :) I love this cute shop!

  • Epiphany6andCo

    Epiphany6andCo said 5 years ago

    I simply love your shop & your grey kitty! I've always wanted one. He's absolutely adorable! Best wishes to you and your future family:)

  • laurenmdavisart

    laurenmdavisart said 5 years ago

    Congrats Brooke!!! Awesome and adorable items!!!! :) I'm also a HUGE animal lover too!!!!! Wonderful shop!!!!!!

  • BHBKidstyle

    BHBKidstyle said 5 years ago

    Congratulations for the interview! I´ve been lurking around your shop for a while. ... and congratulations for having twins, soon! They will be hard work and lots of fun, too! So, nothing new to you. :) ... and yes, a modern (or for me a less modern) letter press studio would be grand. All the best to you and your growing family!

  • hamsterdam

    hamsterdam said 5 years ago

    I had never seen this seller before - I love her stuff. Great feature.

  • shtaim

    shtaim said 5 years ago

    What lovely work!! congrats on the feature.Fur is a problem, but it is one well worth when you consider the fact that it comes with a package of 4 legged love!

  • claudine

    claudine said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Good luck with the twins!

  • ArleenDesign

    ArleenDesign said 5 years ago

    Congrats to a lovely work an the growing family!

  • TheCozyBarn

    TheCozyBarn said 5 years ago

    i love it!...you are a true natural for creativity. shine on fellow pet lover Shine on!

  • jebeach1

    jebeach1 said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! I love your unique creativity! I am obsessed with dogs and have a Golden Retriever/Corgi mix myself. I added your shop to favorite for future shopping. Good luck with your growing family!

  • SunshineSparrow

    SunshineSparrow said 5 years ago

    congrats on the feature! Love your work, seriously. :0)

  • awoolgatherer

    awoolgatherer said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! It sounds like you have a very blessed and fulfilling life! Love your aspirations for 10 years answer. Best wishes for much continued success and the arrival of your little ones! <3 Amy

  • jennasuemaps

    jennasuemaps said 5 years ago

    Brilliant shop. What a great idea. Very inspirational, much congratulations and continued success to you!

  • aiek

    aiek said 5 years ago

    Brilliant. I love your work. Congrats on your feature. Baltimore Love!

  • Suppliesjungle

    Suppliesjungle said 5 years ago

    congrats for feature!!! love it~!! :)

  • BeeswaxVintage

    BeeswaxVintage said 5 years ago

    Aw, I've seen your shop before and it's the cutest. Good luck with your soon to be crazy house come January!

  • bernabermek

    bernabermek said 5 years ago

    congrats!

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 5 years ago

    Your work is so original! I love it!

  • surfrgirl

    surfrgirl said 5 years ago

    I love your work, Brooke! Especially the "Pet Royalty" dog and cat!

  • HomenStead

    HomenStead said 5 years ago

    Beautiful items!! Great interview. Congrats!!

  • EFaceDesigns

    EFaceDesigns said 5 years ago

    Awesome shop.My wife would just die for some of your items. :^D

  • edlynnsattic

    edlynnsattic said 5 years ago

    Great shop! Congratulations on the feature and especially the twins!!

  • damngooddoormats

    damngooddoormats said 5 years ago

    Congrats Brooke! And Wow! Twins!

  • quiltfever

    quiltfever said 5 years ago

    Great interview and such creative items. Congrats on the twins

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your interview I love your shop especially the Fuzzy Bunny long sleeve shirt.

  • metroretrovintage

    metroretrovintage said 5 years ago

    Fun shop and great interview.

  • ElizabethChandler

    ElizabethChandler said 5 years ago

    Love your designs, they are so creative. Great use of color!

  • FullCircleRetro

    FullCircleRetro said 5 years ago

    I like this shop..! =)

  • themagnificentmagnet

    themagnificentmagnet said 5 years ago

    I loved your definition of handcrafted! I do original art and then put it on a magnet. I have considered them to be handcrafted for the twenty years I have been producing them. The art is mine and the making of the magnets is mine, so handcrafted they are! Thanks!

  • starcanvas

    starcanvas said 5 years ago

    I love your shop, and your featured article it a big hit. Your technique is really nice. Love it! Very nice. I love your featured picture of you and your dog, I could make a beautiful canvas print that looks hand painted. Thank you, Good Luck

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