This week, I am interviewing Katie of Ribbons & Robots who makes super sweet plush toys that are adorable, even for us grown ups who are still kids at heart!
My name is Katie; I'm a mom of two wild little boys & a mess of 4-legged babies, wife, and maker living in the same Midwest town where I was born & raised. I love Mexican food, coffee with vanilla peppermint creamer (it's homemade and super easy!) fairy tales, and vintage toys and tchotchekes.
In addition to my business related projects, I also love to do hand embroidery, make portrait dolls, and do all sort of various art projects...anything from oil painting to mixed media dioramas to line drawn portraits.....
|At work in the studio|
I am the owner-operator of Ribbons & Robots. I make adorable, retro and vintage inspired plush toys and dolls. When I first started sewing, i intended to make my baby (who is now almonst 5!) a whole handmade wardrobe of adorable, one of a kind clothing...and I really ended up gravitating to making lovely playthings instead!
|Adorable fuzzy elephant!|
|Did I mention SHE MAKES MERMAIDS?!|
Right now, I only offer custom, made to order toys. My biggest hope for 2015 is to be able to add ready to ship items to the shop! I also would like to branch out and into other types of children's toys and even children's accessories!
And lastly, if you could collaborate with any artist, dead or alive, who would it be?
ooooooooooh! If I could collaborate with any artist, dead or alive, I would have a really hard time choosing. My gut reaction is to say Frida Kahlo; she is my absolute favorite since pretty much forever. But I'm really torn because to somehow work with living artist Aganetha Dyck would just blow my mind. She works with honeybees and makes these incredible sculptures...if you have never seen her work, you need to stop everything you're doing and look her up!
Be sure to check Katie and Ribbons & Robots out on the interwebs!