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Featured Seller: SteffBomb

Oct 1, 2010

by SteffBomb

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi! My name is Stephanie Baum, but my nickname is Steff Bomb. It sounds like my real name and isn’t very clever. I hated it growing up (“Steff Bomb is gonna blow up!”), but once the phrase “you da bomb” became popular, it wasn’t so bad anymore. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, but I have been living in Chicago for the last couple of years. I bought my first sewing machine in 2004, and later that night made my first plush ever. It was supposed to be a robot, but in the end looked like a floppy gray shape with two eyes.

In 2008, my boyfriend and I pinky-swore to leave our day jobs behind and work 200% towards our individual dreams and goals and we’ve been doing that ever since. I share my studio space with fellow plush maker, Lana Crooks. She sits right behind me and we watch The IT Crowd together. I have a cat named Nanerpus: she was born on Christmas Eve, and loves playing fetch. No matter what my friends say, I definitely do not have a Weezer tattoo (it’s Wonder Woman). I feel like I am writing a personal ad for a dating website. My likes are Doctor Who, sunshine, and world peace. I also have a horrible fear of splinters.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

I love riding my bike. It gets a little rough in the winter (I have a face mask, but my eyes tear up from the cold and then the tears freeze to my face — ugh!), but overall it’s something that puts a big smile on my face. I took up the ukulele a shmillion years ago and wrote a song for my boyfriend for our first Valentine’s Day, but as it turns out, I am a one-hit wonder. I go to a fair amount of shows, I eat a lot of pizza, and one day will catch up on years of unread comics.

What first made you want to become an artist?

It is the only thing I have ever wanted to be. From the moment I could hold a crayon, I knew it was love. I never thought I could do something with it, let alone make it into a career. Maybe that’s why I put everything I have into this — I never want it to end.

Please describe your creative process.

First, I come up with an idea. Sometimes random, sometimes directly influenced by my daily life. I was trying to eat a little healthier last summer, but I wanted to eat an ice cream sandwich so badly. So, I made a plush one instead, which backfired because it actually made me want to eat one even more (which I did, and it was awesome). Two days ago, I was at a show, and now I want to sew a Big Muff pedal. Grumble Buns is what I call my boyfriend when he is being a grumpy gus. At the same time, I could be brushing my teeth, and then, huzzah! — I want to make a crying-chainsaw-burger-guy-thing.

Once I get really excited about an idea, I then visualize how to sew it, step-by-step in my head. Then I make a pattern using bristol board or cardboard. From there, it’s all trial and error until I get all of the measurements and proportions right. I trace the finished pattern onto the fabric with a Sharpie, sew it together, and stuff it with Poly-fil.

I use mostly fleece and wool felt, and I absolutely can’t live without Fray Check. I feel like I go through a bottle a week. I am a bit of a perfectionist, and Fray Check helps keep everything from looking like a pile of poop. Unless I am sewing a pile of poop, then that actually helps.

This is how I make a carrot! from Craig Shimala on Vimeo. Song “Wicker Park” by Into It. Over It.

 

What handmade possession do you most cherish?

I keep every drawing my sister has ever made for me. She is 16 now. My favorite is the cyclops with hobbit feet.

Name your top five books, movies, musicians, and websites besides Etsy.

Top 5 books:

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs
LAMB, by Christopher Moore
Lots of comic books/graphic novels

Top 5 movies:
The Great Muppet Caper
Wet Hot American Summer
Wall-E
Beautiful Losers
Iron Giant

Top 5 musicians:
The Dismemberment Plan
Descendents
Pg. 99
Into It Over It
Limp Wrist

Top 5 most visited non-social network websites:
Craigslist
ModCloth
Martha Stewart
Weather
Cute Overload

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?

The best thing anyone can do is have flattering photos, especially for your main thumbnail. No matter what I am looking for, I will always be drawn to a good eye-catching photo. I like to have a person in the photo too, so you can see the general scale of the product.

What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?

Some of my favorite bits of Etsy are being able to rearrange the items in your shop and being able to connect to Facebook and “share” items.

A new feature I would LOVE to see is coupon codes. I will have sales from time to time, but I would love to be able to do promotions such as “Howdy, friends of my Facebook fan page! Use this code and get a free something awesome with your purchase.” I think that would be fun and useful.

How do you promote your work?

Once I have finished putting up a new item, I will post links on my Facebook page, Facebook fan page, Twitter, and in the news section of my website. Then I will write up and send out an email with photos attached to a handful of toy blogs, asking them kindly if they wouldn’t mind posting my new item on their site. Also, word of mouth is some pretty powerful stuff. I have a lot of amazing friends who are super supportive and sometimes they will repost new stuff, which I always appreciate.

In ten years, where would you like to be?

I would love a real job that involves making things: background sets for children shows or part of some kind of craft team for a company. I don’t even know if those jobs are real, but that’d be pretty neat if they were. I have no formal training so I consider my business to be my resume to the life I’ve always wanted.

To sum it up, in ten years, I still want to be doing what I love, just hopefully with the added bonus of paying my bills on time.

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431 comments

  • dreamyvintage

    dreamyvintage said 6 years ago

    What a great story! It was fun to read, congrats on the feature and adorable shop :)

  • lilyanewyork

    lilyanewyork said 6 years ago

    love your art. you have a fantastic imagination. congratulations.

  • JewelryByJLy

    JewelryByJLy said 6 years ago

    love Love LOVE your work! Thank you so much for sharing & Congratulations featured seller!

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 6 years ago

    Great article! You have beautiful items in your shop.

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    Great article and cute items!

  • StuffByKim

    StuffByKim said 6 years ago

    Loved reading the article. Cute shop. Good luck!

  • karieclay

    karieclay said 6 years ago

    Gush!! Ice Cream Sammy melts my heart.

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin said 6 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL I like them all keep up up good work.

  • TheArtOfJoy

    TheArtOfJoy said 6 years ago

    Your shop is beyond cute!

  • TreeHuggerStudio

    TreeHuggerStudio said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your feature. Keep on keepin on. Live the love.

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop said 6 years ago

    That carrot is too adorable lol

  • Gallivants

    Gallivants said 6 years ago

    How adorable! Congrats on FS!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 6 years ago

    What fun and unique items! Great work. Continued success to you!

  • galinesa

    galinesa said 6 years ago

    Remarkable and interesting interview! You are very talented and all your products are colorful and good. Thank you for your work! I wish you great success in art!

  • Leatherworks4U

    Leatherworks4U said 6 years ago

    Love that banjo!! Spectacular!

  • amysfunkyfibers

    amysfunkyfibers said 6 years ago

    Great imagination!

  • HomeGrownPillows

    HomeGrownPillows said 6 years ago

    Great shop! "you da bomb!"

  • amoredigioielli

    amoredigioielli said 6 years ago

    Cute- What exactly is their use? Decoration? Toy? All of the above?

  • LyrialZander

    LyrialZander said 6 years ago

    I love your plushies, they are beyond cute! Congrats on making the front page, and keep on creating! :) *}Peace{*

  • vivikas

    vivikas said 6 years ago

    soooo cute!!!

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 6 years ago

    oh your work is so fun!!

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden said 6 years ago

    Too much cuteness, must look away........ AAAAh I love everything! Esp the severed hand! Congrats on the feature:)

  • thetailorsstories

    thetailorsstories said 6 years ago

    Cute!!Love the idea.

  • SOMETHiNGMONUMENTAL

    SOMETHiNGMONUMENTAL said 6 years ago

    Wonderful! I briefly met you at the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange this summer. Congrats!

  • JuJuBells

    JuJuBells said 6 years ago

    So fun! Love the light brown stump!

  • dkshattuck

    dkshattuck said 6 years ago

    I love your story. Best of luck keeping the dream alive! and...it's totally Wonder Woman!

  • inbloomdesigns

    inbloomdesigns said 6 years ago

    congrats on being featured, I enjoyed the interview! great shop!

  • gypsygraphics

    gypsygraphics said 6 years ago

    great article and congrats on your feature! Your shop is too cute! I'm married to a grumble buns myself lol

  • pinheadcreations

    pinheadcreations said 6 years ago

    You are so creative. I love how you say once you come up with an idea you visualize how to do it it in your head step by step - I do the same thing - I guess that's part of the creative process!

  • moonstr

    moonstr said 6 years ago

    awesome shop! cute article!yay:D

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 6 years ago

    Super piece, and great shop. yay for "the bomb". :-D

  • letterer

    letterer said 6 years ago

    SteffBomb...I laughed all the way through the interview. You are hilarious and I'd love to hang out with you! If you can picture your 'dream job' it will become real! Best to you!!

  • JanuaryJaniesJewelry

    JanuaryJaniesJewelry said 6 years ago

    Love the cheese burgers! Best Wishes for all your plans.

  • alicetta83

    alicetta83 said 6 years ago

    Ciao, sei un artista, anche io, in modo diverso ma l'arte è universale!!! Ciao, sembri una bella persona!!!!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    Steff Bomb, yours was one of the most fun articles I have read in a while. Thanks! And your shop is awesome!

  • InstantJoy

    InstantJoy said 6 years ago

    Very interesting! Plush toys are certainly great companions -- especially handmade ones! Keep up the good work

  • kute

    kute said 6 years ago

    Your life and also your... tattoo are very interesting. Thank you for sharing.Love!!

  • foodhorrorshow

    foodhorrorshow said 6 years ago

    YUM!

  • GildedCageDesign

    GildedCageDesign said 6 years ago

    what fun, love the faux food!! the carrot is a favorite:)

  • KamiMono

    KamiMono said 6 years ago

    Super cute plushies!

  • nataliehopeful

    nataliehopeful said 6 years ago

    I love this article! and the things you make! And I especially loved that you pledged to doing what you love. Thanks for the inspiration(=

  • PluckingPendants

    PluckingPendants said 6 years ago

    Wet Hot American Summer? Yeeeesssss! Fabulous Interview!

  • attahgirl

    attahgirl said 6 years ago

    steffbomb is awesome and these plushes are too - think about her with the upcoming holidays - everyone could use a plush gift made with such care!!

  • kittycrossbones

    kittycrossbones said 6 years ago

    Great shop, love your tattoos!

  • SheScreamsMyName

    SheScreamsMyName said 6 years ago

    awesome video!<3

  • frostingcoutureshop

    frostingcoutureshop said 6 years ago

    OMG Adorable stuff! your awesome:))

  • killercosmetics

    killercosmetics said 6 years ago

    Great interview! I love the crafty video!!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 6 years ago

    that hand with the protuding bone! those goofy faces! super cute.

  • IceCreamCandy

    IceCreamCandy said 6 years ago

    way too cute!!!!!!

  • curiouspug

    curiouspug said 6 years ago

    i love the chainsaw and tree stump! super cute shop :)

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    You are an unique creative person and your plushies show it! Congrats on your success!

  • UneBelleVie

    UneBelleVie said 6 years ago

    Awesome article and I loved the video of you making the carrot! Congratulations on being featured! :)

  • KeepEvolving

    KeepEvolving said 6 years ago

    Love your imagination!

  • thehouseofhemp

    thehouseofhemp said 6 years ago

    love the video! :)

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 6 years ago

    Frickin' awesome! Love your creations and your interview! Best of luck to you!

  • helloaimi

    helloaimi said 6 years ago

    really cute!~ love ice-cream!!!!!!!! kawaii

  • plushinator

    plushinator said 6 years ago

    YAY STEFF!!! You are tops! You're video turned out fabulous! Let me get you a pumpkin spice latte to celebrate! (awwww -shucks thanks for mentioning me and our awesome IT crowd habit)

  • TheBurbs

    TheBurbs said 6 years ago

    <3 <3 <3 Adore all the quirky veggies! Great shop, super fab video too!

  • FabricGalore

    FabricGalore said 6 years ago

    OMG I love her shop! The carrot is awesome!! Just love her spunkyness. :) Thanks for sharing your story. :)

  • SASessories

    SASessories said 6 years ago

    cuteness! love it all, the chainsaw rocks!

  • epiphanyartworks

    epiphanyartworks said 6 years ago

    This is amazing and I love your story - you are creative every which way! Thank you <3

  • peanoonies

    peanoonies said 6 years ago

    These are awesome!Love the banjo,pizza,chain saw & severed hand!I know my son would as well.Even with my morbid sense of humor some little boys such as mine just outdo me with their fascination of violents!Halloween is so fun!

  • dillonsgirl

    dillonsgirl said 6 years ago

    Great story!! I like you already. ha ha Good luck in your future ventures and congrats on having the guts to follow through with your pinky promise.

  • laceydu

    laceydu said 6 years ago

    The wonder woman tattoo is fabulous as are all your characters! I especially like their teeth. Great feature, keep it up!

  • LoStThInGs

    LoStThInGs said 6 years ago

    Love your tattoos!

  • LuttrellStudio

    LuttrellStudio said 6 years ago

    Love your shop, Steff..... super stuff.... cool tattoos..... and the Iron Giant??!!?? Bawl my eyes out everytime......

  • HouseThatCrowBuilt

    HouseThatCrowBuilt said 6 years ago

    Wow that banjo is amazing! Congrats on the feature!

  • glamasaurus

    glamasaurus said 6 years ago

    I am in love with the burger plush!

  • girlbyAileen

    girlbyAileen said 6 years ago

    Love that Berger Bun!

  • AiClay

    AiClay said 6 years ago

    i love reading this. :) and the video is just inspiring to see how much work goes into a single felt carrot. I've shared it on my fb too, I hope your dream comes true! :)

  • TheTinyFig

    TheTinyFig said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature!

  • goodgirlsstudio

    goodgirlsstudio said 6 years ago

    You are soo adorable! Paying the bills on time is always an added bonus when you're doing what you love :) Best of luck...You da bomb!

  • AFarmersDaughter

    AFarmersDaughter said 6 years ago

    Stephaine do you really so that fast ahahah A One woman sewing show...Well Done!!!Everything is so cute...Thanks for your video...

  • SyleraCreations

    SyleraCreations said 6 years ago

    The Banjo and the buttons are my favorite, besides your personality! Best of luck to you!

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

    Love this post. I couldn't stop reading and I love your sense of humor. Best of luck with your endeavors! ♥♥

  • HappySquirrel

    HappySquirrel said 6 years ago

    super fun shop! The video is really great - so much work and attention to detail - the best felt carrot ever ! love the story too :D

  • BarkingBirds

    BarkingBirds said 6 years ago

    OMG! So stinkin' cute! That crying hamburger is just the best. :D

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 6 years ago

    amazing video...love your work!

  • merriweathercouncil

    merriweathercouncil said 6 years ago

    such a great interview!

  • LatheratiSoap

    LatheratiSoap said 6 years ago

    So cute! Thanks for sharing :-)

  • designsbytaylor2u

    designsbytaylor2u said 6 years ago

    congrats on your feature. one of the few interviews i've read from beginning to end!!!

  • robynsnestboutique

    robynsnestboutique said 6 years ago

    Adorable shop!

  • PomLove

    PomLove said 6 years ago

    umm, you are a seriously cool gal:) and now i want a carrot... to play with, not to eat.

  • TimjanDesign

    TimjanDesign said 6 years ago

    Ohhh, super cuteness!! <3 <3 Lovebombs!

  • strawberriesandcream

    strawberriesandcream said 6 years ago

    Big Congrats, amazing creations!

  • NerdJerk

    NerdJerk said 6 years ago

    The more I read about SteffBomb, the more I saw myself. I, too, have a pile of unread comics waiting for me and a nerdy plush kind of edge. It great to see featured sellers like this! Way to go, Steph. Keep it rockin'.

  • LoveButtons

    LoveButtons said 6 years ago

    Love your sense of humor and adorable plushies :D

  • worldknits

    worldknits said 6 years ago

    Rock on!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 6 years ago

    Love your video! Fun stuff!

  • amyleaux2

    amyleaux2 said 6 years ago

    super cool and super cute

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 6 years ago

    super cute interview and shop too. Love your freshness.

  • WAXdrop

    WAXdrop said 6 years ago

    Bravo! :D

  • lkdDesigns

    lkdDesigns said 6 years ago

    love all your stuff...so cute and creative. This is what esty is all about! Congrats! I may need to get a few items for my daughter for Christmas, too!

  • MidwestAlchemy

    MidwestAlchemy said 6 years ago

    Fantastic interview....love the Descendents - brought back plenty of memories! Best of Luck to you!

  • LittleCutieCakes

    LittleCutieCakes said 6 years ago

    Love your shop, adorable items:)

  • Candies64

    Candies64 said 6 years ago

    All of it adorable, including you!!

  • Sugarshoxcrafts

    Sugarshoxcrafts said 6 years ago

    You ROCK Steff!! Finally I meet someone with the same exact mind I do. I sit at work processing things and all of a sudden I'll say "You know what would be really cool? A smiling peppermint?" Your stuff is adorable.

  • persylla

    persylla said 6 years ago

    Oh I just love everything!!!!

  • Jellyhawk

    Jellyhawk said 6 years ago

    Awesome!

  • CompAndHandDone

    CompAndHandDone said 6 years ago

    I am never ceased to be amazed at the creativity and marketing genius of people like SteffBomb.

  • xolabajola

    xolabajola said 6 years ago

    Love your stuff and I'm in love with the song in your carrot how-you-do video. :D

  • seaglassgems4you

    seaglassgems4you said 6 years ago

    OMG I love these! I will be back for Christmas shopping soon :)

  • SecretSafeBooks

    SecretSafeBooks said 6 years ago

    Enjoyed the video! You da bomb!

  • lulumumu

    lulumumu said 6 years ago

    omg so cute! i want to eat/cuddle them!

  • katymegan

    katymegan said 6 years ago

    Hellooo! I like your hamburger and tree stump and your banjo is awesome! cute stuff, Steff! Your dream job is real and it's all over Los Angeles. If you want to work on sets, LA is the place to be. but i think you are great at what you do now! take care! Megan

  • BizzieLizzie

    BizzieLizzie said 6 years ago

    YAYYY for pursuing your dreams! FANTASTIC and FUN shop! Loved reading your story! Keep on keeping on!

  • oralgasm

    oralgasm said 6 years ago

    I love this feature and I'm in love with that shop now :)

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 6 years ago

    Grumble Buns needs my luvs...so cute! And I'm partial to banjos so I'll seriously consider providing a loving home. Great work - congratulations...and it's definitely Wonder Woman.

  • zionstudio

    zionstudio said 6 years ago

    What a nice video! My slow internet took for ever to download it but it was worth it. :> very creative.

  • SomeWheninTime

    SomeWheninTime said 6 years ago

    Great article and the fast speed video was da bomb. Sorry, had to say it.

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 6 years ago

    Great Feature! Thanks for sharing! ;)

  • dirtdancestonewerks

    dirtdancestonewerks said 6 years ago

    Very fun read! Love your stuff and your tattoos!

  • akcArt

    akcArt said 6 years ago

    Love your items! They are so cute!

  • thecupcakecoalition

    thecupcakecoalition said 6 years ago

    Love your work! Great story!

  • etchhold

    etchhold said 6 years ago

    I love the plush dolls and your super cute tattoos!!!

  • sarahhh

    sarahhh said 6 years ago

    ok. you. are. adorable.

  • thewhimsytrove

    thewhimsytrove said 6 years ago

    That was the best how-to video ever! Loved this!

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams said 6 years ago

    Not sure which item I love the most! So cute and smart!

  • TheStrangestThings

    TheStrangestThings said 6 years ago

    Gosh, that banjo is SICK! Want want want.

  • Emmamaha

    Emmamaha said 6 years ago

    It was soothing to watch the video. Watching someone else working and making something always puts me in a peaceful place:) Thanks for the video and the song rocked..

  • lilabelledesign

    lilabelledesign said 6 years ago

    great video and article

  • KatRoman

    KatRoman said 6 years ago

    You were so much fun to read. I know I'm not being unique when I say that. Your pic made me want to read your interview and I was not disappointed. You are awesome and keep up the good work.

  • bluecloisterstudio

    bluecloisterstudio said 6 years ago

    So there ARE other folks out there who routinely get flooded with creative ideas when they're brushing their teeth... :)

  • juliesadorabowls

    juliesadorabowls said 6 years ago

    My boys would love these!

  • DreamsandJewelry

    DreamsandJewelry said 6 years ago

    Very cool Steff.

  • animalcracker

    animalcracker said 6 years ago

    Loved your video. What a CUTE carrot! So interesting to see all the work/process that went into it. It gives you an appreciation of what "handmade" really means....

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    Cupcake tattoo = WIN

  • loosethreads2

    loosethreads2 said 6 years ago

    Aw, work is so cute! I'm going to fave your shop. I see my kids' Christmas presents there!

  • CatzillaCrafts

    CatzillaCrafts said 6 years ago

    Yay Steph Bomb! I've been a fan of hers since the beginning of etsy, and also was an old myspace friend of mine. Her lovely Beer Monster plush sits proudly on a shelf in my parent's house. Wow the banjo plush is incredible!! It puts my real one to shame! The IT Crowd is my favorite show too! Yay!

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 6 years ago

    Great interview! Your personality really comes across. That has been my biggest challenge in creating my business, getting people to know me through my work. You are a wonderful inspiration.

  • missamiho

    missamiho said 6 years ago

    Oh my goodness this girl is so awesome! Love your stuff! So cool and refreshing!

  • gototes

    gototes said 6 years ago

    Love the video! The sandwich plushie is adorable! Much success always!

  • DianesCloset

    DianesCloset said 6 years ago

    I love love your plushes! It reminds me so much of some art projects I did as a kid (and still have). Yay for following your dreams!

  • brandmojointeriors

    brandmojointeriors said 6 years ago

    HA!! This is about as good as it gets!

  • Stargazer02

    Stargazer02 said 6 years ago

    love this stuff!

  • kanelson

    kanelson said 6 years ago

    Great article, adorable work. You should do holiday stuff! My kids would love a pumpkin or chainsaw wielding ghost. :)

  • fruitionfibers

    fruitionfibers said 6 years ago

    Totally fabulous and love the video!!! Keep it up!!

  • 05Krash17

    05Krash17 said 5 years ago

    This was sooooo cute... I get inspired when I see other people inspired... I have the biggest smile on my face!! YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!

  • Flyingace

    Flyingace said 5 years ago

    Oh I the ice cream Sammy! Great interview. Keep up the good work!

  • KattyKinns

    KattyKinns said 5 years ago

    Love her shop, it's the cutest of the cute <3 I adore it it's right up my alley xoxo

  • Flyingace

    Flyingace said 5 years ago

    Oh I love Ice Cream Sammy! Really fun and creative shop, keep up the good work!

  • LoveYouSo

    LoveYouSo said 5 years ago

    So creative and cute! I can tell you have a fun personality!

  • pebblestonepapery

    pebblestonepapery said 5 years ago

    so cute... loved the video!

  • thelittlereddoor

    thelittlereddoor said 5 years ago

    I just love every single thing in this shop.

  • ShanghaiLove

    ShanghaiLove said 5 years ago

    love it, so cute. >_<

  • keeleybehling

    keeleybehling said 5 years ago

    Love the idea about the coupon code!!!

  • BarnabyHuxley

    BarnabyHuxley said 5 years ago

    I'm totally a sucker for anything cute and soft!

  • Fitzsimons5374

    Fitzsimons5374 said 5 years ago

    Love the video and a great article. Very inspirational.

  • BlindTigerFlasks

    BlindTigerFlasks said 5 years ago

    awesome!!! Cheers All!

  • ViviansKitchen

    ViviansKitchen said 5 years ago

    What a fun twist on felt.

  • HoundstoothDesign

    HoundstoothDesign said 5 years ago

    I love your attitude!

  • pannikin

    pannikin said 5 years ago

    Hokey Smokes! How have I not spotted this shop before?! I need a StephBomb softie in my life, I think...

  • Furryville

    Furryville said 5 years ago

    Cute!

  • Earthystyle

    Earthystyle said 5 years ago

    Your shop made me LOL. great!!

  • LOLLIDAYsPROJECTs

    LOLLIDAYsPROJECTs said 5 years ago

    Fun pieces!!! Very creative! Good luck to you... =)

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • Stargazer1984

    Stargazer1984 said 5 years ago

    I love the video. If only I was that fast in real life. ; D Keep up the great work.

  • TheSnowshoeLoft

    TheSnowshoeLoft said 5 years ago

    What a fun (and funny) person! Keep up the wonderful work :o)

  • MaineHarbour

    MaineHarbour said 5 years ago

    Loved this write up! the pieces are so fun!

  • holdthatstuff

    holdthatstuff said 5 years ago

    I think the coupon code is a great suggestion!

  • ZhongFuJewelryDesign

    ZhongFuJewelryDesign said 5 years ago

    So damn funny!

  • CuriousTuesday

    CuriousTuesday said 5 years ago

    I LOVE the severed hand! So much imagination in one shop, super rad.

  • reidsreserves

    reidsreserves said 5 years ago

    I'd love to see a kid's show featuring your creations - coming to life from all the bits and pieces - great work!

  • theHOPAH

    theHOPAH said 5 years ago

    You made me laugh several times...and thank you for that. My best friend Scott (wink, wink) and I love the IT Crowd too. Have you ever made (you know, sewn) a pile of poop? I think that would be hilarious! Love the video, love your products...you have inspired me...Thanks!

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 5 years ago

    LOVE the logo! You have great, fun, funny products!

  • SaraFeiss

    SaraFeiss said 5 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE your art, and your tattoos as well :) Congratulations on being a featured seller! Keep creating!

  • ModernShop

    ModernShop said 5 years ago

    These are fantastic! Keep up the good work!

  • Scottsart

    Scottsart said 5 years ago

    haha what a fun article to read. Hope all your bills get paid on time:)

  • LalabelCreations

    LalabelCreations said 5 years ago

    Wow! I resally love your art! You're awesome! And I loved the video! My best wishes for you. Keep creating.

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 5 years ago

    too cool!!!

  • vintagemarmalade

    vintagemarmalade said 5 years ago

    Love your stuff!

  • BellaPuzzles

    BellaPuzzles said 5 years ago

    Great stuff, Steph. You are the sort of "creative" I wish I could be! Big ditto on the coupon codes!

  • twoinspireyou

    twoinspireyou said 5 years ago

    What fun and creative work! I love the hamburger...

  • SaharasSupplies

    SaharasSupplies said 5 years ago

    You rock!! Congrats and thanks for the inspiration ;)

  • xoazuree

    xoazuree said 5 years ago

    Super cute stuff and a fellow Chicago dweller as well!

  • gigispursecharms

    gigispursecharms said 5 years ago

    Great story and very creative works :)

  • Longnose

    Longnose said 5 years ago

    What a great shop...! Ehrm... just wondering... How many carrots does it take to make carrot cake?

  • PunkinDoodlez

    PunkinDoodlez said 5 years ago

    Love your stuff! You have an amazing imagination! One of the best articles I have ever read on here. PS--LOVE your tattoos also! The cupcake is awesome!! :)

  • liquidstar

    liquidstar said 5 years ago

    Very inspirational interview. Cute shop too.:)

  • matydavis

    matydavis said 5 years ago

    Love~ your creative spirit . you inspire me .

  • heinrica

    heinrica said 5 years ago

    Just Splendid!

  • salvageshop

    salvageshop said 5 years ago

    i love your creations. and i especially love your sense of humor :D

  • janicewd

    janicewd said 5 years ago

    Absolutely Adorable!

  • ParisPhotographer

    ParisPhotographer said 5 years ago

    Fantastic read! Well done.

  • AnimalCrackersbysue

    AnimalCrackersbysue said 5 years ago

    ADORABLE !!!!

  • tatteredmoon

    tatteredmoon said 5 years ago

    Great article and the video is amazing and completely cool! Thanks for the tip for us "newbies" Your work is a hoot! Enjoy the journey...........

  • babyjives

    babyjives said 5 years ago

    Awesome work! I love it all and want one of those sad little hamburgers for my vegetarian toddler.

  • westbyron

    westbyron said 5 years ago

    It's Steff! From Rotofuji (and otherwise). Great interview. Great shot of your kickass tattoos (though we can't see the Tardis!) Our daughter has been wearing the pink plastic cupcake we procured at Fitzgerald's last summer...

  • lostatsea82

    lostatsea82 said 5 years ago

    These are great! Especially like the severed hand. Also great top 5 musicians..number 1 is my number 1!

  • tranifer

    tranifer said 5 years ago

    Been a fan for a while now, and was super excited to see that you're a featured seller :D Fantastic interview.

  • PinkGlitterBoutique

    PinkGlitterBoutique said 5 years ago

    Great interview & cute shop- I love the ice cream sandwich! It was cool to see a video in the featured sellers article.

  • vanillemporium

    vanillemporium said 5 years ago

    lovely and great personality!

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 5 years ago

    Sooooo cuuuute*~*

  • jollyfish

    jollyfish said 5 years ago

    Congrats! love your descriptions on each item!

  • brightenyourdayphoto

    brightenyourdayphoto said 5 years ago

    :) so cute!!

  • luckyflaggboutique

    luckyflaggboutique said 5 years ago

    great interview! i felt like i could actually see the wheels and gears turning in your brain as i read this!! best of luck to you girl :)

  • oneofakindwisconsin

    oneofakindwisconsin said 5 years ago

    My kids love your chainsaw and severed hand combo... so gruesomely cool. :o)

  • Minxshop

    Minxshop said 5 years ago

    Adorable! And cute interview. I have an irrational fear of loons.

  • wearthou

    wearthou said 5 years ago

    Now, how fun is that!! Great video!! I'm hankering for a burger and an ice cream sanny!!! YUM!! Congrats Steff! Yo the bomb, fer sure!!!

  • bean8pie

    bean8pie said 5 years ago

    This is the first story I have actually taken the time out to read. Thank you, you are very inspiring.

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 5 years ago

    You Go Steffbomb!

  • RachelEmmaWeaver

    RachelEmmaWeaver said 5 years ago

    all of your work is just gorgeous! So creative and well executed! :D

  • mnmnb1452

    mnmnb1452 said 5 years ago

    Wonderful. Share a website with you , (==== clothes6.us ====) Believe you will love it.

  • beautifulearthgrl

    beautifulearthgrl said 5 years ago

    We love The Great Muppet Caper! Funny!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 5 years ago

    Your plushies rule1 What characters!

  • mariaymaiz

    mariaymaiz said 5 years ago

    keep living the dream lady, sending good vibes for your sewing and bike riding!!!

  • asherjasper

    asherjasper said 5 years ago

    oh girl - your work and tattoos are awesome!

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 5 years ago

    Super cute plushies - good on you :-)

  • tastykittens

    tastykittens said 5 years ago

    Thanks for that!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 5 years ago

    Super cute and fun shop Congrats on FS !!!

  • SteffBomb

    SteffBomb said 5 years ago

    You are all amazing, I hope you know that. This is going to sound majorly cheesy, but YOU make me proud to be part of a community that is so massively supportive and filled with positivity. I have never in my life seen anything like this and I am completely floored right now. THANK YOU!!! xoxo P.S. I'm letting you know right now, that if I ever meet any of you, you're getting hugged. Sorry, but your fate is sealed.

  • pocketcarnival

    pocketcarnival said 5 years ago

    The carrot video is so cool! Love it!

  • AllinHarmony

    AllinHarmony said 5 years ago

    What a great interview! Way to go! Congratulations SteffBomb! Wishing you many years of continued success. xoxo

  • LaimaShop

    LaimaShop said 5 years ago

    Great article, great personailty!:)

  • iragrant

    iragrant said 5 years ago

    hah! Great to read about another The Doctor fan here:))

  • elefanten

    elefanten said 5 years ago

    sooooo fanny. I like:)

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    I agree coupon codes would be so useful! I'd like my customers to get the discount before they checkout! Great feature, hope there are many sales to come : )

  • artbyaimeejoy

    artbyaimeejoy said 5 years ago

    Love the interview, fun personality, down to earth and smart! :)

  • SamsShenanigans

    SamsShenanigans said 5 years ago

    I loooove Steffbomb, read an interview with her a while back and loved her stuff ever since, great article and super cool video x

  • deepindigo

    deepindigo said 5 years ago

    Your work is just gorgeous!

  • sweetjane

    sweetjane said 5 years ago

    VERY creative. You sound like you would be a fun friend to have! Congradulations on your success!

  • VintageBlush

    VintageBlush said 5 years ago

    I watched your video on "How to make a carrot"... loved it, and the song too! :) Your passion for creating art is VERY apparent! :) Good luck in all that you do! ~Julie

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 5 years ago

    Wow! Love the work you do, so precise and colorful! Keep up the great work!

  • TheKraftyCupcake

    TheKraftyCupcake said 5 years ago

    Am loving what you do! What an inspiration. Love Love Love your tattoos too! Wishing you all the best. The best interview I have read - made me smile x

  • CopperHorse

    CopperHorse said 5 years ago

    You interview was awesome! I totally feel like I know what you are all about! You are an inspiration to all artists... now I have to go buy one of your plushies! (great tattoo's!)

  • TartanSio

    TartanSio said 5 years ago

    Your items are so unutterably cute, but the thing that really stood out to me from your interview is - YOU LIKE WT HOT AMERICAN SUMMER!!! It's one of my favourite films of all time, and nobody else I meet here in the UK has ever heard of it. Stupid people... everyone should know the joy of this film! :D

  • apiecebydenise

    apiecebydenise said 5 years ago

    Very cute and I love the video and your cupcake tat! :O)

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 5 years ago

    Great interview! Love the ice cream sandwich!!! Yum! Your work is beautiful! Keep up the good work, good luck and continued success!!!!

  • BacaCreations

    BacaCreations said 5 years ago

    Fantastic! Loved it :)

  • Chuletindesigns

    Chuletindesigns said 5 years ago

    Lovely work! Good luck with all your dreams! :)

  • deepfried

    deepfried said 5 years ago

    Dang it! Why do I have to get all of these?! You're all evil. ;) Cute, cute and definitely cute overload!

  • fiorejewellery

    fiorejewellery said 5 years ago

    I loved the video!!!

  • KeysAndMemories

    KeysAndMemories said 5 years ago

    SO cute!!!

  • Lopamudraa

    Lopamudraa said 5 years ago

    lovely to know u steff bomb....u spill awesomness in ur outlook ... congrats...

  • yosalvovendo

    yosalvovendo said 5 years ago

    cute! cute! CUTE!

  • samdesigns2009

    samdesigns2009 said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful imagination! Congrats on your feature, it was fun to read. Best of luck!

  • mojopineapple

    mojopineapple said 5 years ago

    Love The Great Muppet Caper! "So I said 'Look Mom, it's MY LIFE, ok? And if I wanna walk on the beach naked...'" :) Great story! You and your pieces are adorable and inspiring. Thanks for sharing! I will be favoriting your shop forthwith.

  • sleepymoondesign

    sleepymoondesign said 5 years ago

    My son (3years old) was looking at your shop with me and he says it's cute. When he saw the crying burger he says it's crying for it's mom and daddy.

  • PiggybackPacks

    PiggybackPacks said 5 years ago

    love your scrumptious creations...makes me hungry for a big ol 'burger!!;-)

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica said 5 years ago

    So cute, love the stump and chainsaw!

  • pillowfactory

    pillowfactory said 5 years ago

    you.are.awesome!

  • prektoast

    prektoast said 5 years ago

    Love the story and it inspired me to keep up with my creations.

  • DotD

    DotD said 5 years ago

    love the corn :)

  • sillybillybella

    sillybillybella said 5 years ago

    chainsaw gotta be one of the best things ever.. thank you for your creativity, you make the world a better place.

  • chasingthreads

    chasingthreads said 5 years ago

    Love the IT Crowd!

  • PickledPottery

    PickledPottery said 5 years ago

    mmmm...That burger looks tasty! Fantastic shop.

  • lizzielh

    lizzielh said 5 years ago

    Wow, how inspiring you are. Glad you love Dr Who (it must be David Tennant) Love Lizzie in Leeds, UK

  • SpottedFish

    SpottedFish said 5 years ago

    Your plushies are adorable, and I love the carrot video! thanks for sharing your story :)

  • cleorosesachets

    cleorosesachets said 5 years ago

    Congrats!! Love your story, Thanks for sharing!!

  • kimazier

    kimazier said 5 years ago

    Great article and an adorable shop!! I love that you watch The IT Crowd!!!

  • LightningCat

    LightningCat said 5 years ago

    I totally agree with the coupon codes. It's so frustrating when I want to do a promotion, and there doesn't seem to be an easy way to do it on Etsy. Coupon codes would be the perfect solution!

  • SHIKAdesign

    SHIKAdesign said 5 years ago

    I wish I could be that carrot and be part of that funny, cute, simple world too!!!!!!! ♥

  • knitteddnonsense

    knitteddnonsense said 5 years ago

    i LOVE all your pieces!! they are ADORABLE!

  • hellcatvintage

    hellcatvintage said 5 years ago

    Aw, your creations are adorable! Congratulations on the feature. ♥

  • Chovy

    Chovy said 5 years ago

    Your video was great,your work is awesome! Best Wishes to you!

  • akwarddesigns

    akwarddesigns said 5 years ago

    Such awesome work! Keep it up, cause it makes me smile.

  • jadjusjewelry

    jadjusjewelry said 5 years ago

    Beautiful art work.

  • marjiew

    marjiew said 5 years ago

    every time I go into Juli's house I see the ice cream sandwich plush and I LOVE IT!!! It makes me want one as well.. to eat and to admire in my own house. congrats on being the featured seller!!

  • MoonDanceTextiles

    MoonDanceTextiles said 5 years ago

    how freaking adorable!

  • TheMysticCircleArt

    TheMysticCircleArt said 5 years ago

    Love her shop,I have hearted it for awhile now.awesome to see it as a feature. you rock steff :)

  • baublesandbeadles

    baublesandbeadles said 5 years ago

    This article and the carrot video thoroughly entertained, educated and inspired from start to finish! I identify with so much of what you said: the arrival of an idea, the dream of a creative life on your own terms, and an idea factory within a larger company (for a larger paycheck!)--Yes! The Great Muppet Caper! And I have always loved fake food, miniature food and food with faces! Oh, and real food is pretty good, too... Thanks, and all the best to you!

  • shegekko

    shegekko said 5 years ago

    I immensly enjoyed watching the little video clip . I'm afraid I could never at this point in time do a video clip for all the constant loveable interuptions of feeding babies while I work <3 . So cute little carrot !

  • lundr

    lundr said 5 years ago

    Yay Steff! Awesome interview, and as always, badass plushies!

  • CloudLoveBaby

    CloudLoveBaby said 5 years ago

    What a great seller! Loved that video, so did my 20 month old son. Thanks for sharing

  • mariemeredith

    mariemeredith said 5 years ago

    great article!!! and the video is FABULOUS!!!! wow! thank you for sharing a (speedy) version of your art. :)

  • raetae18

    raetae18 said 5 years ago

    Love your shop! You most def. are the bomb!!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 5 years ago

    A dorable!!! Love your shop!

  • paulofnavarone

    paulofnavarone said 5 years ago

    WOW! great shop steff. (kind of jealous actually) superb! bravo! super-duper!

  • OldNewAgain

    OldNewAgain said 5 years ago

    Love your writing and your imagination! congrats!

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 5 years ago

    Your corn and carrot are so cute!!! I love the Grade A Grumble Buns!!!!

  • Rachelaakmama

    Rachelaakmama said 5 years ago

    AWESOME interview!! LOVED the video!!! Super cute shop!!! :)

  • piratewednesday

    piratewednesday said 5 years ago

    you rock

  • MeAndBoo

    MeAndBoo said 5 years ago

    Cool, original plushies! I like the corn with the buck teeth. Mmmmm, corn. I'm having me some tonite...

  • sovsott

    sovsott said 5 years ago

    love your tatoos<3

  • auras

    auras said 5 years ago

    love you carrot video! You are so talented! Great stuff!

  • Sewingkat2

    Sewingkat2 said 5 years ago

    Your creations are very personal and original, bravo!

  • dooglelinhk

    dooglelinhk said 5 years ago

    you are such a fun groovy talented chica!! I love the way you think and how super imaginative you are. Love the burgers, corn and carrots

  • hipclothing

    hipclothing said 5 years ago

    wow. very creative stephanie!

  • whichgoose

    whichgoose said 5 years ago

    That video was AWESOME! I love at the end when you're sewing up the top of the carrot and it looks like your stabbing him in the head! heheh :)

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 5 years ago

    These are fantastic and love the video!

  • RawEnergy

    RawEnergy said 5 years ago

    I love your how to video!

  • santosleather

    santosleather said 5 years ago

    Yummy! So cool !

  • RiverOtterRustic

    RiverOtterRustic said 5 years ago

    Great article and vid! Lot of work into what you do so well! Congrats on the feature :)

  • CleanerScience

    CleanerScience said 5 years ago

    Love how your personality shines through your products ;) ...and that you're able to tell a human being made those awesome items. Good luck, and congrats on being featured.

  • cshusta

    cshusta said 5 years ago

    iiiiii like you!

  • knitonesewtoo

    knitonesewtoo said 5 years ago

    So much fun! Love the plushies.

  • TahelSadot

    TahelSadot said 5 years ago

    love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

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  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 5 years ago

    i want to start a 'grumble buns' fan club! xo

  • inmyigloo

    inmyigloo said 5 years ago

    BEST interview yet...doesn't hurt that I love your city and the music that comes from it...the video rocked! Super congrats!

  • SnorkessIsBarefoot

    SnorkessIsBarefoot said 5 years ago

    I love your stuff! And the article was wondrous. You inspire me!

  • GalleonGal

    GalleonGal said 5 years ago

    Fun food so mommy can not tell you Please don't play with your food, she will probably step right up and be thrilled with these sweet tempting creations, I love the ice cream sandwich, How many calories?

  • PrincessSamy

    PrincessSamy said 5 years ago

    Adorable stuff. :D

  • Mbosack12

    Mbosack12 said 5 years ago

    Really great article! You inspire me too! Plus we share such a wonderful city! Good luck with your 10 year dream. :)

  • cuteandcreepy

    cuteandcreepy said 5 years ago

    this was a great interview and I love your creations!

  • ApricotStreet

    ApricotStreet said 5 years ago

    I hope your dreams do come true. And those bills will be paid with no worries :) Contact theater departments and/or universities in your area and see if you can get contacted with some stage designers.

  • AlyssaCherie

    AlyssaCherie said 5 years ago

    i adored the video about how you make the carrot!

  • MBWPhotography

    MBWPhotography said 5 years ago

    I love your creations! Thay are super fun! ;)

  • DanielleMarieRose

    DanielleMarieRose said 5 years ago

    Love the article! Very unique items you've made. Keep up the creativity!

  • popthatbubble

    popthatbubble said 5 years ago

    I love Grumble Buns...... Why so sad when one looks so delicious...? Also loving the teeth on the Corn. xo

  • urbanbliss

    urbanbliss said 5 years ago

    LOVE the interview and your creations. Also: you have the best tattoos. Now I want new ink and a plush burger.

  • lagirlmcwife

    lagirlmcwife said 5 years ago

    Your very creative..i love it!!! you have such talent!

  • mykky

    mykky said 5 years ago

    Dah! SO CUTE!! Or better put...the BOMB(dot)com!! =)

  • olliesang

    olliesang said 5 years ago

    Best article! You are funny girl. Keep up the AWESOME work, lady. You are unlimited.

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 5 years ago

    Very cute anthropomorphic plush food.

  • ambette

    ambette said 5 years ago

    Love all the characters in your shop and I LOVED the carrot video. As a maker myself, it's always so interesting to see how others make thing. Great stuff!!

  • olana11

    olana11 said 5 years ago

    SO funky and original!

  • flowerandpearlstudio

    flowerandpearlstudio said 5 years ago

    Love your vidio. You can work really fast!

  • AndreaFuentesDesigns

    AndreaFuentesDesigns said 5 years ago

    You definitely have a fun shop! Congrats! and keep on creating cute plush friends

  • PGGems1

    PGGems1 said 5 years ago

    Great story and great tips. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • misfitchic

    misfitchic said 5 years ago

    Very cool!

  • sewtamz

    sewtamz said 5 years ago

    Fun... fun! Love the stumps!

  • petitepoche

    petitepoche said 5 years ago

    I wanna hang out with this chick.

  • ourhousevintage

    ourhousevintage said 5 years ago

    totally inspiring, thanks!

  • magpieskinnies

    magpieskinnies said 5 years ago

    Cute stuff. Love the carrot!

  • janellehaskin

    janellehaskin said 5 years ago

    Baby Corn!!! <3

  • chatnoir7

    chatnoir7 said 5 years ago

    very cool...

  • dangers555

    dangers555 said 5 years ago

    Loved the interview! You seem so fun! If you ever come to Madison, WI we should hang out. :)

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 5 years ago

    You are awesome! Congrats and happy making cute things :)

  • skiddiwompus

    skiddiwompus said 5 years ago

    Totally admire your pinky-swear to quit your day job and put in 200%! Inspires me to try harder! Love your energy and spunk. Good luck acheiving your dreams.

  • vidamiacreations

    vidamiacreations said 5 years ago

    OMG! love your video, very animated, truly how an idea comes to life! congrats!

  • OliveandFern

    OliveandFern said 5 years ago

    CONGRATS.....love love love the video...

  • VinceTastic

    VinceTastic said 5 years ago

    me talk pretty one day - also my most very favorite book!! love the severed hand.

  • watflooswing

    watflooswing said 5 years ago

    loved your interview~~and that great video!!! wow!!! so fun~~fantastic work. thanks for the inspiration. :-))

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 5 years ago

    You're so creative. Love the stump!

  • AutumnJo

    AutumnJo said 5 years ago

    You are so quirky and adorable! Your shop makes me smile. Thanks for brightening my day :)

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Haha! I love the plushy hand. ...awesome.

  • abbyberkson

    abbyberkson said 5 years ago

    Great pieces! And love the favorite movie picks! Hooray for Wall-E and The Iron Giant!

  • chriswaind

    chriswaind said 5 years ago

    Love the work - and think your tattoos are awesome. The cupcake monster guys is brilliant!

  • shoreandmore

    shoreandmore said 5 years ago

    You are so talented...Love it! Is an ice cream cone in the making anytime soon?

  • dolphinlady

    dolphinlady said 5 years ago

    You are an inspiration! Your joy beamed out from the article and pics. Nice to know you're out there spreading the Joy. Keep up the good work. :-)

  • EccentricOcean

    EccentricOcean said 5 years ago

    Yay for Dr. Who and The IT Crowd!

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 5 years ago

    Awesome!! love it!!

  • thefinaltouchvintage

    thefinaltouchvintage said 5 years ago

    Amazing work!! I love the photos also.

  • TheJoyofKnitting

    TheJoyofKnitting said 5 years ago

    Amazing story I love people with passion

  • EponaJewels

    EponaJewels said 5 years ago

    Great photos! I need to work on mine! LOL

  • prayernotesbycynthia

    prayernotesbycynthia said 5 years ago

    Simply inspirational! Off to work, using ou advice!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    Really amazing story ! Congrats !

  • modchik

    modchik said 5 years ago

    the ice cream sammy is my new fav - what a great featured ETSY artist you make! So happy I found more stuff to LOVE here! Well done.

  • SnapdragonLace

    SnapdragonLace said 5 years ago

    Great interview and I LOVED the video. What an awesome idea!

  • FerntreeStudio

    FerntreeStudio said 5 years ago

    That video was oddly mesmerizing. I went all carrot-tonic. ha :)

  • GreenGypsies

    GreenGypsies said 5 years ago

    You make me smile!! Thank you!

  • ButtermilkVintage

    ButtermilkVintage said 5 years ago

    who knew a pinky swear could lead to such greatness?! love it. thanks for the inspiration!

  • Simag

    Simag said 5 years ago

    Loved reading the article. BEAUTIFUL shops! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • SomebodysStuff

    SomebodysStuff said 5 years ago

    Awesome feature!!! I love the carrot, the story, the video... everything! :) Thanks for sharing yourself with us!

  • TheMuddyDiva

    TheMuddyDiva said 5 years ago

    Hi Stepgbomb, First of all i love your name!! :) Love love the creativity you sprinkle the earth with. Your talent is obvious:) Now, I have a question. Do you have a good article for me on how to take GREAT pictures for ETSY? I have looked but I cant seem to find the step by step easy to use articles. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks and please feel free to peek at my items too if you have a sec.

  • amykempf

    amykempf said 5 years ago

    Love what you do! So cute and unique!

  • calartist

    calartist said 5 years ago

    very creative and playful. Wishing you success.

  • AngelaIngram

    AngelaIngram said 5 years ago

    Great advice. Lots of luck to you!

  • debdeanart

    debdeanart said 5 years ago

    Hi Steff Bomb...love your enthusiasm and humor...it's so well reflected in your adorable "plushies"...best of success!

  • blowuponline

    blowuponline said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your experience has an etsy's seller

  • larrysleatherwork

    larrysleatherwork said 5 years ago

    Great story and even in your story here your so creative. I had to stop and watch the video. Your going to have to cut back on the coffee. Your moving way to fast. lol Just joking. Thanks for sharing all the help for us.

  • Loralily

    Loralily said 5 years ago

    Love the whimsy - you are so creative! Thank you for your article.

  • handmaderomance

    handmaderomance said 5 years ago

    lovely story and inspiring. my fav bit 'my boyfriend and I pinky-swore to leave our day jobs behind and work 200% towards our individual dreams and goals and we’ve been doing that ever since' you rock!!

  • SAHDesign

    SAHDesign said 5 years ago

    Great imagination! Your items are genius, they put a big ol' smile on my face.

  • Katexpressions

    Katexpressions said 5 years ago

    Thank you for the advice! Really liked your silk screened pizza box with pizza! Fun!

  • BocadeJewelry

    BocadeJewelry said 5 years ago

    Very fun and creative! Congratulations on your success!!

  • folkartwoodcarving

    folkartwoodcarving said 5 years ago

    Love the spirit.

  • yinsteadofi

    yinsteadofi said 5 years ago

    way to follow your dreams! thanks for the inspiration!

  • DoodlebugAccessories

    DoodlebugAccessories said 5 years ago

    Amazing! Just awesome!!

  • iziwiziecological

    iziwiziecological said 5 years ago

    Wow too cute! I'm taking some notes...thank you!

  • OhRita

    OhRita said 5 years ago

    I love your story, Have you ever considered writing. You are very creative. Keep up the awsome work! Rita

  • asioriginals

    asioriginals said 5 years ago

    Hello Steff: Your art is adorable. It makes me laugh, and that's a good thing. You put a lot of love and imagination - a great gift you have. Congratulations on being featured.

  • Kirameku

    Kirameku said 5 years ago

    Awesome art and awesome interview ! Hurray for handmade and following our dreams ! Such an inspiring story, thank you so much for sharing ! Best of luck to everyone ! :D

  • Rosalinart

    Rosalinart said 5 years ago

    very creative work, and good inspiration from your story, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

  • KarensLoom

    KarensLoom said 5 years ago

    Really cute plushies... congrats on your shop and on living your dream:) cool...

  • firemanbell

    firemanbell said 5 years ago

    I love the video! Great interview!

  • Dryw

    Dryw said 5 years ago

    Great idead, very well-done! Grats!

  • AmmoniteJewellery

    AmmoniteJewellery said 5 years ago

    ETSY members like you give me the inspiration to keep on trying with my own presentation & photos! Some excellent tips....Thanks, Jonathan

  • redkittencrafts

    redkittencrafts said 5 years ago

    Great blog! Thanks for all your tips for new sellers. Nice to hear a good and amusingly written success story!!

  • Sanchezz

    Sanchezz said 5 years ago

    funny stuff

  • SeaFlowerStudios

    SeaFlowerStudios said 5 years ago

    Great story! Thanks for sharing!

  • BaroqueBags

    BaroqueBags said 5 years ago

    Love the article..I too gave up the day job to pursue my passion! Hope to start selling many bags soon! Best wishes for the future!

  • JaniceCordeiro

    JaniceCordeiro said 5 years ago

    Great article.

  • sidirom

    sidirom said 5 years ago

    hey lovely creative people! love your work and your video too!

  • pattycleasby

    pattycleasby said 5 years ago

    Good article, and video. Can't wait to see what you'll make next.

  • Pillows2Please

    Pillows2Please said 5 years ago

    Cute all around!

  • richardsbobbins

    richardsbobbins said 5 years ago

    Great article

  • baysidewiredesigns

    baysidewiredesigns said 5 years ago

    Great interview. I love your story. Bravo to you ! There is sooo much talent here on Etsy. By the way, I just love your name. Perfectly suitable. I wish you the very best. :)

  • CrazyMonkeyTees

    CrazyMonkeyTees said 5 years ago

    Great inspiration. Congrats on being featured. Keep reaching.

  • LuckyLadybugJewelry

    LuckyLadybugJewelry said 5 years ago

    Steff - thanks so much for sharing a portion of your life with us. Loved seeing your studio and the video was great - watched it twice and showed my sister. Have faith - you da bomb !!! Right on !

  • kidgiddy

    kidgiddy said 5 years ago

    totally enjoyed the video! that was awesome! - congrats! k

  • marykerran

    marykerran said 5 years ago

    Happy for your article. I learn from people like you!

  • dabrown

    dabrown said 5 years ago

    Awesome video! Thanks for sharing your inspirational thoughts. I have been having a hard time focusing on making my esty shop a priority. It is hard when you have only made one sale over several months. I haven't given up yet! Keep on creating!

  • RingsofDesire

    RingsofDesire said 5 years ago

    Great story...you obviously have a fabulous "inner child" that is really an "outie"!! Always something new to learn..thanks

  • iamsweetT

    iamsweetT said 5 years ago

    love yer stuff, its super cute! def good tips for a new seller! (that's me!) thanks for sharing!

  • bikermommat

    bikermommat said 5 years ago

    Thank You for sharing with all of us! This is great and it sounds like you had so much fun covering all the questions! Have a great day and God Bless! love, Biker Momma T

  • LilsMonsters

    LilsMonsters said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing! I get inspired to see that people actually do what they love and can succeed. I'm a newbie and plush-maker too so it's great to hear! Thanks again, Julie from LilsMonsters

  • spoonfulofmint

    spoonfulofmint said 5 years ago

    Love your work. And the story.

  • RipandStitchDiva

    RipandStitchDiva said 5 years ago

    What a great story! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • lilmisskaties

    lilmisskaties said 5 years ago

    Loved the video! Thanks so much for taking the time to inspire the rest of us!

  • egmosaics

    egmosaics said 5 years ago

    Did you say cyclops? I need one for my son who watched Sinbad with his Papa. You rock.

  • droppingnames

    droppingnames said 5 years ago

    I love your creations!! Thanks for all the great advice. I am just getting started.

  • tomoliverart

    tomoliverart said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!

  • zelmarose

    zelmarose said 5 years ago

    Great work. I'm a big fan of the light brown stump. Thanks for all the ideas and sharing your story.

  • zelmarose

    zelmarose said 5 years ago

    Great work. I'm a big fan of the light brown stump. Thanks for sharing your ideas and story.

  • sarahndipities

    sarahndipities said 5 years ago

    I love that The Great Muppet Caper is in your top movies! "Maybe we can jump half-way down..." Thanks for sharing your story!!

  • Alexavier1

    Alexavier1 said 5 years ago

    That's cool!

  • RylanNicole

    RylanNicole said 5 years ago

    Great Shop! And I love the tattoos!

  • meganleedesigns

    meganleedesigns said 5 years ago

    After watching that video I love my carrot even more. It is proudly displayed in my kitchen window and I LOVE him :)

  • EruptPrints

    EruptPrints said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous and quirky - love them

  • babymegifts

    babymegifts said 5 years ago

    wow, beautiful music, great video, amayzing.

  • nicksnack

    nicksnack said 5 years ago

    Cute stuff!!!!!

  • bySula

    bySula said 5 years ago

    I love your work! Very cute. I wish I could quit my day job to do what I love the most, but your story is inspiring that anything is possible.

  • deeAndersen

    deeAndersen said 5 years ago

    great carrot! like the video too.

  • KnuttinButYarn

    KnuttinButYarn said 5 years ago

    Very inspirational. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures said 5 years ago

    Love the creativity. So cute.

  • MickeyandGrace

    MickeyandGrace said 5 years ago

    Fantastic art, great sense of humor...loved it!!

  • 23Monkeytree

    23Monkeytree said 5 years ago

    Cool article...totally agree with the photo quote and use my boyfriend for photos too.

  • smallx2

    smallx2 said 5 years ago

    hahaha~so cute!

  • marcontraire

    marcontraire said 5 years ago

    Your items are soo cute! the cheeseburger makes me sad :( and I feel bad for eating one last night!

  • marcontraire

    marcontraire said 5 years ago

    You items are soo cute! but the cheeseburger makes me sad :( and I feel bad for eating one last night!

  • Pollyannagrammy

    Pollyannagrammy said 5 years ago

    Very creative

  • BettyOttesenSewing

    BettyOttesenSewing said 5 years ago

    Fun stuff, keep going girl.

  • SilverWishes

    SilverWishes said 5 years ago

    Cute to an almost ridiculous level! :)

  • JulienDenoyer

    JulienDenoyer said 5 years ago

    Totally loved the Video!!! THanks for sharing!!!

  • ckpoodles

    ckpoodles said 5 years ago

    Great job!!! Thanks for sharing your story with us!! Best Wishes to you...................

  • ckpoodles

    ckpoodles said 5 years ago

    Awesome video!!

  • SecondChanceBeads

    SecondChanceBeads said 5 years ago

    Inspiring! Thanks for sharing your story!

  • sesenarts

    sesenarts said 5 years ago

    What a fun shop and story.

  • Shoottothrill

    Shoottothrill said 5 years ago

    LOOOOOOVE your items! Thanks for the great tips :)

  • dollladie

    dollladie said 5 years ago

    Your items are adorable! And, it's a FUN place to shop!

  • AlikiBags

    AlikiBags said 5 years ago

    Well done ! Lovely story, lovely writing, good tips, fab "toys" ( I'm old and WANT ) them ! x

  • lolakomp

    lolakomp said 5 years ago

    And on top of all that, you could be a writer, creating your own marvelous world and inviting others into it for a little relief from their sometimes tedious and dreary lives! You're good at it!

  • HappyDogGoodies

    HappyDogGoodies said 5 years ago

    Love your creativity!!! Best wishes for your continued success and happiness!

  • dreamaginarius

    dreamaginarius said 5 years ago

    Sooo love the vid! Very fun stuff you do!

  • luloah

    luloah said 5 years ago

    ok I've been having a really bad time these last few weeks by loosing money at gift fairs due to high stall rents and low sales and have felt really fed up after all the effort I've put in. But this has really cheered me up, especially the video. What a brilliant way to attract attention and display the hard work and attention to detail you put in. Well done on cheering me up, love your stuff

  • oldyellowhorsegifts

    oldyellowhorsegifts said 5 years ago

    Love the baby corn ! These would actually be a great addition to childrens teaching garden programs.

  • verodreams

    verodreams said 5 years ago

    this is really great ! i love your creative imagination. thanks for posting this.

  • erikruvalcaba

    Erik Ruvalcaba from Nerdfest said 3 years ago

    so awesome!

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