I have been blessed to have been born in a creative family. My mother is artistic in every way imaginable, and my father was a structured drafter and woodsman. My maternal grandmother, a painter, and my paternal grandmother a seamstress. Because of these great influences and my own creative drive, I always knew I would do something with the arts.
I went to college to become an engineer, but I didn’t like life passing me by. I left the engineering behind and got my degree in Arts and Mathematics. After marrying my best friend in 2002, we had our son in 2006. We currently reside in Clinton, Wisconsin, with our two cats.
I had always altered my clothes to my liking, or made purses to match my outfits, but when my son was born, I moved on to stuffed animals. It was so heartwarming to see my son fall in love with something that I made from my own two hands. I have now grown from making toys to more detailed plush, fiber art creations. Handmade from fleece and wool felt, to upholstery samples and other fabrics, many adults have added my art to their collections.
My work has been featured multiple times in magazine publications like “STUFFED” and “Art Doll Quarterly”. I’ve also been lucky to have my work included in art gallery shows like “Plush You!” at Schmancy Toys in Seattle and “UglyCon” at Giant Robot in Los Angeles. I have had work in various exhibits featured at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, and most recently, one in Brooklyn, New York at Bottleneck Gallery.
Many of my creations are unique, one of a kind pieces, but I also have a few favorites that are constant staples to my inventory. This holiday season, I am featuring my popular Pickle Ornaments, which now also come in an iridescent silver color way to match those beautiful, vintage tinsel trees; my classic Gnome fella, simplistic in design, perfect for any cutesy decor; my cute Alien figures, which come in a plethora of colors and eye shapes, and are perfect stocking stuffers for quirky teens and adults; and lastly, my crocheted Taco keychains because, well, TACOS!
I hope that you can find something you like this holiday season from Saint Angel Productions. Whether for you or for a loved one, know that each item from my shop is made with care and love, from my home to yours.