Today I'm excited to welcome Michelle from Cicada Studio. Michelle is an inspiration to many part-time designers as she has recently started running her fabric design business full-time. You can read more about Michelle on her blog, visit her shop on Etsy, and find her latest venture at cloud 9 fabrics.
Quilt made with Dogwood Fabric Bundle
1. Why did you decide to open an online store?
I remember the exact moment this happened: I was making a birthday card for my dear husband and when I finished I realized its uniqueness. I thought, I should do one for every Zodiac sign and sell them. So that's what I did. A lot has changed since then, but I still get quite a lot of business for those cards through word of mouth, as I haven't sold them in the shop for well over a year now.
2. Who/what inspires you?
I'm inspired by many people and things. My peers, artists great and small, my husband, my kids, nature, design styles of eras past. It's too vast a pool to be specific. I think that because I am receptive to so much around me, is partly the reason for my prolific nature. If only I had enough time to accomplish all the ideas that pop into my head from all the things that catch my attention.