Monsters, monsters and even more MONSTERS! Tranifer creates these wonky little monsters that look so cute and cuddly. My favorite is the zombie steak and the little narwhal – and don’t forget about the ones with the furry butts!!!
-Pink is my natural hair color (though my current day job doesn't allow it *sadface*).
-One of my favorite pastimes is playing gangster rap songs on my ukulele, Wanda.
-I have an adorable little kitty named Celery.
-Spicy mustard tastes AMAZING on everything, even muffins and cookies.
What got you started crafting?
My mother, without a doubt. She's an artist herself who always was dabbling in every medium she could get her hands on - clay, fiber arts, sewing, painting, glass work, you name it, she did it. Being home schooled for most of my education led to me always being at home, watching every project of hers from start to finish. Needless to say, not only was growing up to be an artist encouraged, it was the most obvious life choice, in my mind.
What is your source of inspiration?
My gosh... what doesn't? I guess anything offbeat and silly really is what gets the inspiration cogs moving. Street art, B movies, children's books, and all the strange things that like to pop in and make their home in my brain.
What have you made recently?
One of my favorite items to make are my Fuzzybums. They're basically these tiny little monsters with colorful faux fur bottoms. Each one is unique in its own way with a quirky little back story. I originally started making them to try to add a lower price point to my shop, and haven't looked back since.
I try to make each of my monsters (Fuzzybum or not) unique with my own flair. Bright colors, adorable features, even on the scariest, toothiest, angriest monsters, and huggable. Every monster MUST be huggable, no matter how big or small.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
Wherever I can! Though Etsy is currently my biggest source of sales, I try to get out to shows as often as possible. I've discovered in the past few years that there is quite the market for handmade monsters at Comicons, so that has been quite the fun venture. I also have a few friends that are quite the entrepreneurs and have been kind enough to open up their shops to my monsters. Thanks guys!
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
As I said before, my mother was an artist/craftsman, so I was raised on handmade goodies. She made the dishes we used, the pillows I slept on, clothes and socks and slippers and gloves I wore, and yes, even my favorite stuffed animals were made by my good ol' mum. So I guess I was just groomed to believe that coffee tastes better out of a handmade mug, a hand stitched quilt feels warmer, and anything made with love will always bring more joy than something pulled off an assembly line. I'm just lucky that way, I guess.