Wilde Feature: Katie of nerdfelt
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|You know you need a Golden Snitch Ornament for next Christmas.|
How long have you been selling online? What got you started?
I've been selling printed designs since 2012, but I've been selling on Storenvy for a little over a year. Selling crafts all started with my Golden Snitch ornaments I made for my friends one Christmas, then I began making more crafts and designs having had more free time after graduating college.
|And they're pretty colors!|
What's your favorite thing to draw/make/create?
Any type of graphic design is my passion (that's what I went to college for!) but as for crafting, I think there's a tie between my mini Hitchhiker's Guide towels and my Eco-Friendly Dryer Balls. The towels are such a cute and little inside joke for Hitchhiker's Guide fans, and I love that type of thing. The reusable dryer balls are also important to me because I always feel better about giving gifts to people that they'll actually use instead of just sitting on a shelf, and bonus points for helping the environment by discontinuing dryer sheets and their harmful chemicals. I also love making them because they're a great thing to make with idle hands!
|Because Picard is the best captain, that's why.|
What inspires you in your work? What makes you want to create or keeps you going when you're struggling?
A lot of my designs are inspired by the books I read or the shows and movies that I watch, most of which are pretty nerdy. Sometimes I'll hear a great quote that resonates with me, or just an iconic line (Tea, Earl Grey, Hot.) that I really wished I owned on a mug or a t-shirt. Or sometimes I'll see something around my house that could use upcycling, such as my recently-added Fairy Light Earrings. And sometimes I just doodle and then think, "Hey, this would be great on a shirt!"
|They're super cute, y'all. SUPER CUTE.|
What item in your shop are you most excited about? Why?
Back to Hitchhiker's Guide... the mini "Don't Panic" towel! I carry mine in my wallet at all times. Even if someone's not a Hitchhiker's Guide fan, having something that reminds you to not panic is a helpful reminder during stressful times. Plus it's pretty inexpensive which makes for a quick and easy gift!