Behind the Scenes with The Crafter Studio

It’s with great pleasure today that I introduce Diana from The Crafter Studio. Diana resides in Heredia, Costa Rica and is an amigurumi expert. Her creations are whimsical, fun, and brimming with character. I’ve picked out a few of my personal favourites to accompany this feature, but I urge you to check out her full range here… after you read our behind the scenes interview of course!

The Crafter Studio, Crochet, Amigurumi, Handmade Toys

The Crafter Studio Project started…

After what I thought was an unfortunate event. I was trying to change my university major and failed, for the second time. Feeling sad, I decided to take a sabbatical year. However, what was I going to do for a year!? Looking for things to do, and trying several techniques, I finally found crochet and felt in love with amigurumi!

The Crafter Studio, Crochet, Amigurumi, Handmade Toys

My Artistic / educational background is…

Well remember I said I was trying to change my major? I finally did it! Now I am a graphic design student in Universidad de Costa Rica fine arts school. We first take two years in which we experiment with different art techniques, from paint to sculpture, and many more interesting and awesome art fields.

Three things that make my business unique are…

Art is my passion and I make all my items using artistic techniques. It is one of the most important things in my life, and it makes me truly happy. Also, when I create something, I always think about the reaction the customer may have when they received their item, and this makes me create my items in the best way I can.

The Crafter Studio, Crochet, Amigurumi, Handmade Toys

When I look around my workspace I see…

Me, with lots of different creative projects on the go! I love to work on a variety of items per day, rather than working on one technique. For example, when I need a rest from crocheting, I draw or take pictures.

My favourite materials to work with are…

Yarn! Acrylic, paper, pigment liner, and watercolors (I’ve been thinking about introducing illustrations to my shop).

The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen is…

I try to look for beauty in all things, beauty in different types, as Van Gogh said “Admire as much as you can, most people do not admire enough”. So I enjoy the beauty of everyday, the sky, flowers, animals, smiles…

The Crafter Studio, Crochet, Amigurumi, Handmade Toys

My  idea of complete happiness is…

Making what you love around the ones you love the most.

Three things that make me smile each day are…

Family, Friends and Art. This includes crocheting, drawing, painting, photography, movies, and music!

The Crafter Studio, Crochet, Amigurumi, Handmade Toys

If I were a superhero, my super power would be…

Flying! Imagine all the places I could visit, and the photos I could take! The places I could draw…

My three most prized possessions (apart from my family) are…

My camera, my pencil pouch, and my drawing books.

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Thanks so much for sharing Diana, it was a pleasure getting to know you!

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Collections... Redurchin Spring Summer 2015

Our friends at Small to Tall have added some delightful new arrivals from redurchin to their range, and this season is all about cheerful hues and playful prints in lovely 100% organic cottons. My top pick is the Octopus Tee, available in both baby size and big kids too! You can check out the full collection here, with free delivery on all orders over $50 (within Australia).

Redurchin Spring Summer 2015

Redurchin Spring Summer 2015

Redurchin Spring Summer 2015

Redurchin Spring Summer 2015

Redurchin Spring Summer 2015

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Creative Cravings... Handmade Hounds!

Hello friends! This woof-worthy collection of handmade hounds was inspired by the Weimaraner Tee by Roberta Gianfarelli. I’m a total sucker for a dog wearing glasses… oh, who am I kidding… I’m a total sucker for any kind of dog, especially the big, goofy kind that love cuddles and feel like gigantic living teddy bears.

Handmade Dogs, Toys, Art, Dolls, Clothing

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Handmade Dogs, Toys, Art, Dolls, Clothing

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1. Boston Terrier Softie | 2. Rottweiler Coin Purse | 3. Bulldog Wood Print
4. Great Dane Tee | 5. Weimaraner Tee | 6. Chihuahua Softie
7. Pug Cookie Cutter | 8. Dachshund Baby Tee | 9. Labrador Print
10. Beagle Amigurumi | 11. French Bulldog Ring | 12. Dalmatian and Friends

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GIVEAWAY - Win a Picnic Set from Decor

Hooray for the weekend! What do you have planned? We’re heading out to D’Aguilar National Park for some bushwalking and a picnic lunch. We’ll be packing our much loved bamboo picnic set and cooler bag from Aussie brand Decor; a set we’ve grown very fond of over the past month. Could your family do with a picnic set upgrade? Read on for our review and giveaway.

Win a Picnic Set from Decor, Bamboo Dining Set, Cargo Cooler

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The Decor Bamboo alfresco dining ware collection is made from environmentally friendly bamboo fibre, corn starch, water & other natural fibres. It’s available in small and large plates, bowls, and tumblers, which are sturdy and well made, and are likely to last you for many years and many memories. We’re very fond of fresh and modern citrus lime hue, and the curved shape and generous sizing make these plates perfect for loading up your favourite salads.

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Win a Picnic Set from Decor, Bamboo Dining Set, Cargo Cooler

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Decor Bamboo dining ware is dishwasher safe (a must have feature), BPA free, and biodegradable. It’s suitable for the whole family, whether you’re chowing down on the back verandah, at the beach, at the park, or out in the Australian bush. We like to pair ours with the Cargo 25L cooler (another one of our favourites from the Decor range). These coolers have triple-layer insulation, can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth, and have a durable padded shoulder strap for easy “throw-and-go” practicality.

So… now that we have you in the mood for a lazy Sunday picnic lunch, why not try your luck at winning a Decor Bamboo dinner set and 25L Cargo cooler for your family? Prize includes: 4 x Bamboo Tumbers, 4 x Bamboo Plates, 4 x Bamboo Bowls, and 1 x 25.0 Litre Cargo Cooler . Yippee!

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