I create crochet plushies. I was motivated to learn to crochet when I wanted to reduce my waste using crochet items. I have since expanded my skills into making crochet plushies, but have still stuck to my roots by producing as little waste as possible when creating.
I have the most fun making my yarn scrap bunnies. I make these by attaching all my scrap yarn that otherwise would’ve been thrown out and creating a whole new plushie with them.
What are you doing when you're not creating?
When i’m not creating i’m a full time library technician student
I work on my creations in my college residence apartment
How do you occupy your mind while working (eg background music, conversation, TV, thinking in silence)?
I watch whatever my favourite show is at the moment while I crochet
Where do you get your inspiration?
I get most of my inspiration from Pinterest or recommendations from friends and family
The most difficult part of the process is sewing all the little pieces of each plushie together.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
I love when parents tell me that their kids adore my plushies and sleep with them every night.
What else should readers know about you and your creations?
I started my business when I was just 16 years old, and have grown a lot while still sticking to my eco friendly roots
Where else do you sell your creations?
i sell on my website greenplanetdesigns.com
Meet Britney Shotton on December 11th at the Neilson Park Creative Centre (56 Neilson Drive, Toronto), 10am-3:30pm