Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Part 2: Interview with Hibou Designs

by Anne-Claire of Hibou Designs

Q: What do you love most about what you make?
A: The freedom to make what I want.

Q: What is your biggest obstacle with it?
A: The freedom to make what I want ;)

Q: Are there other mediums you’re not working in that interest you?
A: Yes, I would like to explore with fabric you can paint on but I don't know if I'll ever get around to it and some people are already doing it very well! I think the best example for this can be found at the amazing shop called CartBeforetheHorse. I own one of Dylan and Jo's work and I'm looking forward to collect some more.

Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of in your work?
A: To have my work published in the pages of Stuffed Magazine alongside amazingly talented people! My creations are currently in the Summer issue 2011 and they’ll be again (jumping up and down in excitement!) in the Winter 2012 issue.

Q: What’s your most interesting fair/show experience?
A: I am very happy to be part of the excellent plush art show called Plush You! for the second time around at Kristen Rask's gallery/shop Schmancy in Seattle. I'm also excited to have been selected for Boston Bazaar Bizarre again this year. This is a really good craft show and there is nothing I like more than meeting my clients in person.

Q: Why should people buy handmade?
A: Because handmade objects have a soul.

Q: Name a few of your favorite books, movies, songs/musical groups, and food.
A: All Radiohead, Dave Brubeck’s Koto Song, any book by Stefan Zweig, can’t choose a favorite painting because I like too many, There will be Blood or any movie with Daniel Day Lewis, chocolate and anything from a pig (I'm French and I cannot live without pate, ham, saucisson, bacon... now I'm hungry ;).

Q: Read any good books lately?
A :Philip Kerr – the Berlin trilogy (and now reading the following ones)

Q: If you were an animal, which one would you be?
A: A cat... my maiden name being Minet this really fits me!

Q: What’s your favorite way to spend a Sunday morning?
A: Reading the paper or a magazine with a latte and an awesome breakfast (with bacon!).

I think that's about it for now. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions (or tweet me hello!) and check out my shop which is now called HibouDesigns (Etsy recently allowed us to change our shop name if we wished and I changed mine from Hiboucards to HibouDesigns). You can also see my whole portfolio on my Flickr account.

Happy crafting!
Cheers, Anne-Claire aka Hibou


  1. Welcome to the group Anne-Claire! I love your work and your interview - can't wait to meet you!

  2. Thanks Lynne! I think it may happen at Bazaar Bizarre :)


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