Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sensational Shop Saturday - A Bit Retro

31 Days of Sensational Shops went so well that Sensational Shop Saturday was created to continue to feature awesome handmade shops!

Today's Sensational Shop is A Bit Retro - run by LizZ Hollands!

Tell us about you - the creator!

My name is LizZ and I live in Beautiful Ontario, Canada. I have a very eclectic personality and a lot of various interests. i enjoy art,cartoons, movies, and fashion immensely and love historically inspired costuming and reenactment garb. My absolute favourite time period is the late 40's and 50's, a time when things were simpler....and fashion was such a subtle and fun adventure. I love the self expression of the Gothic subculture and am very happy to watch from the sidelines. I also enjoy fashion elements of the rockabilly and psychobilly subculture as well. I am obsessed with Bettie page and vintage pinup girls as well as vintage horror and films! i love old fashion and vintage decor.

I love to shop, daydream, write, create, research and explore! i love Japan and Japanese things as well, pretty much anything kawaii, chibi or inanimate that has a face on it! I am a very loving and sensitive person and pretty much wear my heart on my sleeve. i have a big heart for animals and nature and try to do my part in helping to preserve its beauty.

I love handmade and hand crafted objects and all the love and care that goes into making them! Most of what I craft is stuff that I love myself, and hope that you will too!

Describe your shop and what you sell

This shop is where my childhood and imagination comes to life. I am absolutely OBSESSED with Super Mario and his world. So creating mine and your favourite cartoon, movie, and video games in a retro 8bit style was only obvious for me.

What is your favorite item to make? Why?

I am obsessed with making everyone I can...CHIBI...uhhh they are so super cute <3

How and when did you start your business?

I am actually fairly new with my shop, as I only opened this past March. I started reentering my geeky journey when my husband and I decided to take our belated honeymoon to a major Ontario Comic Con. I couldn't pass up the chance to meet Adam West. When we got home I started playing around with new designs and ideas, that caused my husband to suggest opening up shop with my creations. Although it took several months and a large setback. I finally opened up shop on Etsy in March, and haven't been happier.

Where can buyers find you?

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll see you next week for another Sensational Shop Saturday!

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