Friday, December 19, 2008

True Life: MaruMaru

It's that time of the week again! Interview time!

We've had 4 inches of snow here in Michigan and it's still going strong! In an hour I am getting my hair cut in a bit by a woman who used to do hair and make-up for the show Lost. First I thought... HOW COOL! Then I thought, wait, she did hair and make-up for a show where people were deserted on an island... :s We'll see how it goes!

Now on to meet MaruMaru! (All photos are click-able... Enjoy!)

MaruMaru, AKA Michelle, is a 23 year old crafter from Honolulu, HI. I am very jealous that she isn't drowning in snow right now! She has a fantastic little shop and took time to answer some questions about her Etsy life.

When did you begin crafting?
2 years ago

What inspires your crafting?
Retro and vintage-inspired portraits and events. I'm also inspired by exotic places in Japan where I would spend my summers around my grandmother's garden.

Have you even done a craft show? If so how was your experience?
I've never had the chance to be in a craft show, so much to learn!

Do you have any pets?
I have a tuxedo cat named Neko, it means "cat" in Japanese :)

What's your favorite material to work with?
Resin is my favorite because it gives it that glass-like finish.

What is your favorite item in your shop?
My favorite item in my shop is my Midnight Blue Exotic Flower Necklace

Midnight Blue Exotic Flower Necklace ^ $13

What do you wish you could make?
I wish I could create a locket to capture a favorite memory and have it play whenever you opened it.

Do you have a Personal Motto?
When there's nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire.

My Favorite From MaruMaru's Shop:

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's Necklace ^ $12

Thank you so much for answering my questions MaruMaru!!! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

** Last blog feature scored 5 sales in the 2 days that she was featured! If you would like to be feature, please convo me and I'll send you some questions!

** Please support those who are featured by visiting their shops and giving them some hearts! Purchases are appreciated too!


  1. Great interview, and she does beautiful work!

  2. love the audrey necklace... great interview!

  3. Lovely interview! I'm loving that Audrey necklace too!


  4. Thank you so much, Anna and thank you all who have commented :)

  5. Very nice interview! and your blog is great...

  6. Good interview, and I learned how to say cat in a different language.

    I would love to be featured, and I'll interview you, too.

  7. I think you should have gone to Hawaii to interview her in person :-)

    My sister lives in Alto...she says Michigan has more snow than we do...we've got a little over a foot right now. This is the most snow I've ever personally experience though! Brrrr!

  8. Great interview, awesome it!

  9. The Audrey necklace is sooo cute!
    Great interview!

  10. I love audrey necklace!! :D So beautiful


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