Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pelhuaz Exquisite Friend of the Week: Craftypodes

Another Thrusday, another Exquisite Friend of the Week! This week is fun as is double-trouble. I make new friends everyday and these two are an exquisite happy couple, that I met thru the Community. They are a fabulous team devoted to each other and as the song said "They end each other sandwiches..." I'm happy to introduce you to Kelly and David owners of Craftypodes.

Ohh, an is so cool as they know Spanish! Here they are...

What's your name?
Kelly and David         

What's your superpower?
Using needles as tiny magic wands to conjure awesome hoop art!        

Who do you consider your sidekick?
We're kind of each other's sidekicks. Our strengths and weaknesses are pretty well paired, so we work together well and each get our moments to shine without taking over the other's spotlight.            

If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?
cell phone, craft project, deck of cards       

What do you think about when you are alone in your car?
I (Kelly) am the only one who is ever alone in the car, so I'll answer. I sing along with the music and try not to think too much. If I have a playlist of songs I know by heart, it helps keep me focused so that I don't let my mind wander and miss something happening in front of me.         

What was the last movie you went to see?
Pacific Rim     

Tell us about your Small Business… Describe your store and products?
Craftypodes is our handmade business. In the past, we focused on knitting (David) and crochet (Kelly). Over the past couple of years, knitting has turned more and more into cross-stitch, and crochet has turned into hand embroidery. We've been more focused on creating hoop art because it's an easy way to display our work and adds a warm, handmade touch wherever it is hung. Our work often features geeky themes because we're both pretty big geeks. 

What is your favorite item available at Craftypodes? Provide a pic.
Definitely the hoop art, but the coin purses run a close second.

What motivates/inspires you?
David is inspired by geeky interests, especially relating to numbers and video games.
Kelly is inspired by a lot of different things, but the motivation to embroider comes from a desire to use thread as if drawing and painting.

How much time off do you get/take?
Even time off from the business end of things is often used to craft for fun. We actually work about 60 hours a week, though.       

When is your Store Anniversary?
May 28   


Imagine that I’m planning to open Pelhuaz, and I don’t know a thing about managing a Small Business, what will be your best advice?
Don't worry if it takes a few years to really get going. Some people do find popularity right away, and some people kind of already have a following before they open their store. Most people have to build a following, and that takes time. Learn from others and from the experiences you have along the way, adapt as necessary, and don't give up after only a year or less.

Looking around their store I felt in love with the skull framed art... Will look great with my Gertrudis Collection.

You have to take a look at their Blog is amazing. If you want to know a little more about this exquisite couple they are everywhere. You can find them at their BlogTwitterInstagram, G+ and Tumblr

Hope you enjoy tho interview and meeting this fabulous couple as much as I did.

Happy Thursday!


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