Interview with Pam:
My name is Pam. I have been married to my husband for 4 years and he absolutely loves all of the house projects that I come up with (said with a hint of sarcasm). I am the proud mom of two dogs: Zero and EmJay, and two Pygmy Goats: Crimson and Clover, we also have some goldfish that happily eat mosquito larvae in our pond. I have a full time job and try to juggle said husband, 4 pets (plus fish), house, play, sleep, eat and SOCKstar! accordingly. Sewing is not my only interest in life; I also enjoy reading (just started my first book club in August!), painting, drawing, eating, sleeping, and photography.
I have 2 etsy shops right now: SOCKstar! and pLo0318. SOCKstar! features all of my sock critters whereas the latter has my bags and cozies in it. I decided to separate the two because I thought it was confusing advertising Sock Monkeys but having pouches show up instead. pLo0318 is my first username from when I joined etsy strictly as a BUYER, definitely not as a Seller.
I started SOCKstar in October 2008 because my friend, Angel, gave me a Sock Monkey for Christmas. Along with this fantastic gift, she gave me instructions on how to make them! 10 Sock Critters later... she kept hinting that I should try to sell them on etsy (she is fanatical about etsy)- and after much insistence and urging from family and friends, I decided to open up shop! So far I am happy with the outcome! I am very impressed by the love that people have for Sock Monkeys and giggle when they share their memories with me. My Sock Monkeys are definitely not like the ones they remember; and I appreciate them changing with the times!
I started making bags and laptop cozies because I just recieved a new computer for a gift- and I have the keen ability to drop laptops like it's the thing to do- that I decided to give it a buffer, should I decide to throw it across the room! One cozy turned into 7 cozies, which then turned into loading them into my etsy shop. I LOVE doing custom cozies! People have such great ideas that I enjoy the creative freedoms into making their thoughts turn into reality. The next natural step for me was to make bags! (why not?!) So I started playing around with bags that I own, seeing what I liked (and didn't like) and made my first one. I carry it around proudly (flaws in all) and love when someone asks me where I got it. Duh, I totally made it!
*the Cure is my favorite band of all time.
*I don't have a middle name, I have a really long hyphenated first name that is always awesome to explain to people.
*I held out hope that in the remake of Romeo & Juliet (Clare & Leo), they were going to both live. even though I know how the story goes.
*in my dream world, I am a Photographer.
*I make really good soups & stews.
*text-speak drives me batty.
*Halloween is my favorite holiday, though I loathe Fall (it just means that Winter is around the corner).
*I really do love socks. knee socks are the best!
*I don't ever want to leave the Pacific Northwest.
*if Starburst were a food group I'd be a very happy girl.
*I've been to Antarctica. twice.
Where to find Pam online:
SOCKstar Etsy Shop
pLo0318 Etsy Shop
SOCKstar on Twitter
Facebook Fan Page