Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Get to know... Lisa of Fischer Originals

Penguins and puppies and ponies! Oh my!  We've got quite a menagerie of toy animals at Beehive.  One of our designers, Lisa Fischer is responsible for some very colorful and adorable ones. which are a hit with parents and kids alike. Meet Lisa:

What do you design/make, & what materials do you use?
 Stuffed Animals, Bib & Burp sets, Pillows.

When did you start designing?
 Started sewing at 8 yrs old.  I mixed & matched pattern pieces to create my own designs. I have a BFA in Fashion from Syracuse University w/ a minor in textile design.

Is this your full-time gig? If not, how do you make time to create in your hectic life?
I work 2-3 days a week in a family-owned fabric store selling sewing machines & teach classes on how to use them.  In addition, I teach computer software that allows you to design and digitize your own creations. I don't sleep much and work like crazy creating & sewing on my days off! 
What are you working on right now?
Baby quilts with appliques to coordinate w/ my stuffed animals, also kids appliqued t-shirts w/ fun animal faces for spring and some doggie toys!

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