Wood & Fabric is a shop run by Michelle who lives in St. Marie, Quebec Canada, with her two daughters.
#1. How did you decide on your shop name?
When I gave my name for my first craft show I needed a business name and all I had in my booth was painted wood item and dolls. So I had the idea to call me "bois et tissu" and by that time my business card was a stamped clothpin with my business name! Later I discover ebay and I simply translated in wood-and-fabric. Even if I don't do much doll anymore I kept my name with etsy.
#2. When did you start crafting?
Like most of us (crafter) I always crafted as far as I can remember. My mom show me how to sew and knit when I was young. And my father was a carpenter so I also played with saw, hammer and nails... But I felt in love with decorative painting years ago when I bought my first painting magazine. So hubby bought for me a first scroll saw and it was it! I did my first craft show couple months later...
#3. What or who inspires you?
I love to go in garage sale during summer time (and second hand shop during winter time!) and find unusual items to paint on. But a couple years ago I discover scrapbooking and I just love to go in a scrapbooking store and look at all the paper and little things and get inspire with colors, textures...
#4. Do you have a day job?
No, I don't work outside.
#5. What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
It is hard to choose (it is like asking to a mother which kid do you prefer? LOL) but I think it is my desk top calendar. I love so much doing scrapbooking. I can do that for hours...
I really like this shop. Michelle does wonderful painting on some of the coolest items. The mix of fabric & painting and adding greenery to some items is wonderful. I really like the sheep in the first picture, but have choosen this as my favorite - it's just too cute.
This wooden birdhouse measures approx. 13½" high. I also painted a bird shape tag. The back is a white board where you can write a little note or message with and erasable marker. I sealed this set with matte finish sealer.Indoor use only.