Monday, December 30, 2013

31 Days of Sensational Shops - Manifested Dreams

31 Days of Sensational Shops is a month long tour of geeky, fantasy and/or monster-filled shops in December. Please stick around to learn more about today's Sensational Shop!

Today's Sensational Shop is Manifested Dreams - run by Krystle Campbell!

Tell us about you - the creator!

I'm a 27yr old, full-time artist living in Pittsburgh, PA. I love cooking/baking and playing Pokemon. I spent a lot more time working than I care to admit, but I guess that happens when you love what you do :)

Describe your shop and what you sell

The cute, the cuddly and the colorful! Manifested Dreams specializes in adorable crocheted plush (amigurumi) as well as charms, jewelry, buttons and whatever else comes to mind. My main fandoms are Pokemon and Sailor Moon, so fanart of those series pops up in my shop sometimes.

What is your favorite item to make? Why?

Anything with a face! I love giving personality and character to each and every plush that I make.

How and when did you start your business?

I started MD back in 2007. At the time I was working a part time job at an arcade and then a book store. It just wasn't satisfying. My first convention was a last minute affair that a friend invited me to come sell at. When I walked out with a stack of money in my hands, I realized, "I can do this!". I haven't looked back since.

Anything else you would like to add?

I love making custom everything! Plush, jewelry, candles, whatever! Give me a picture, a description or just a vague idea and I'll make something fabulous for you.

Where can buyers find you?

Thank you for tuning in to meet Krystle Campbell of Manifested Dreams! See you tomorrow for another Sensational Shop!