Fresh and Undiscovered: Jennova from Hikisquid Designs
I'd like to introduce you guys to Jenn, a Michiganite who crafts the cutest animals! You know I had to feature her when I saw she had whales AND octopi! Her Etsy shop is here!
Tell us about YOU, the person behind the shop:
Well, I'm married to an awesome husband that lets me stay at home and sew things, I own a paralyzed bearded dragon named Ryuu, and I'm currently obsessed with axolotls. I draw too, but I don't show that off to people as much as my sewing.
What do you make?
Plushies and soft sculptures mostly. Axolotls, dragons, stingrays, unicorns, lots of things.
Where do you get ideas? Mostly video games, random suggestions, and late night animal searches online. Once I asked for ideas, and that's when I came up with most of my current patterns, there were so many good suggestions from my friends.
When and how did you get started? I got my name from interrupting my brother's chat with a friend online, and having the attention span of a squid. I crocheted and hand-sewed plushies until my doctor told me to stop, then my grandma gave me a sewing machine and I started sewing plushies and fancy soft sculptures.
What do you do in your free time?
Play video games, sleep, eat, spend time with my husband, take care of house-related stuff, and play on the computer. Most of my day is spent either sewing or on the internet.