I create Cat and Friends. I make each one by hand. I don’t use any patterns.
I started making these toys during a challenging time in my life, sometime during the start of fall 2012. So in my small apartment in a quiet street at Astoria, New York —I started sewing. I was focused to create anything that would generate a positive feeling and at the same time, productive. And I’ve enjoyed doing this ever since.
It is a work of my mind and my heart, these toys. Each toy has to generate a happy feeling, and the process of making one comes from positivity. I wanted something that could spring fun and interesting thoughts and reactions. I am delighted with the process of making something that can generate stories, attachments, hope, friendship and smiles.
Besides making toys, I draw and continue making different crafts, or spend a great fun time in the kitchen making edible things to share and eat with family and friends.