While She Naps with Abby Glassenberg

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Episode #30: Chelsea Bloxsom and Phil Barbato

September 29th, 2014

Chelsea Bloxsom's business is Love and a Sandwich. She makes incredibly cute furry plush monsters. She also makes embroidery hoops based on her favorite comics characters. Her first book, Adventure Time Crafts, will soon by released by Potter Craft in cooperation with Cartoon Network. Phil Barbato is a plush maker who sells his work online and at shows such as New York ComicCon and Crafty Bastards. Phil's plush monsters are bearded and gold-toothed and totally wonderful.

We talk about how Chelsea and Phil began making plush, how to build an online audience for your work with Tumblr, whether you should stay on Etsy or open your own online shop, what you can learn from doing an in-person show, and much more. Chelsea, Phil and I also recommend great stuff we're loving right now. Thanks for listening!