Shannon's Profile

About

Welcome to The Clever Kitty, where you will find felt, fashion, and fun!

shop: thecleverkitty.etsy.com
policies: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thecleverkitty/policy
blog: http://thekittypad.blogspot.com
facebook: http://facebook.com/thecleverkitty

All of the items at The Clever Kitty are made by me, Shannon Hanley. I have a passion for creating, love classic styles and bright colors, and am inspired by the simplicity and beauty of nature. All of my designs are original, and I always take the time & care necessary to make a quality hand-crafted product. Here's a little more about me:

-------------------- My History --------------------
I grew up in Iowa, and spent much of my time as a child doing art or craft projects. During high school, I took as…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 8
  • Joined January 22, 2006

Favorite materials

felt, fabric, wool, cotton, wire

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About

Welcome to The Clever Kitty, where you will find felt, fashion, and fun!

shop: thecleverkitty.etsy.com
policies: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thecleverkitty/policy
blog: http://thekittypad.blogspot.com
facebook: http://facebook.com/thecleverkitty

All of the items at The Clever Kitty are made by me, Shannon Hanley. I have a passion for creating, love classic styles and bright colors, and am inspired by the simplicity and beauty of nature. All of my designs are original, and I always take the time & care necessary to make a quality hand-crafted product. Here's a little more about me:

-------------------- My History --------------------
I grew up in Iowa, and spent much of my time as a child doing art or craft projects. During high school, I took as many art classes as possible (much to the dismay of my guidance counselor, who wanted me to fill my schedule with math and science classes). When I graduated from high school I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in the arts, and decided to go to the Kansas City Art Institute, where I earned my BFA in Fiber Arts. After graduating from KCAI, I lived in Kansas City for several years working as a designer and garment cutter, until my husband and I embarked on the adventure of moving to the east coast. We fell in love with Portland and have been living on the beautiful coast of Maine ever since.


-------------------- My Family --------------------
I have a wonderfully supportive husband, who is a very talented musician and artist. We have a very bright and creative 5 year old daughter, whom I affectionately call "Little G", and a sweet 1 year old daughter, whom I affectionately call "Baby B". Between my art and crafting, my husband’s music, and Little G’s drawing and painting, there is lots of creativity happening at our house!


-------------------- My Current Work --------------------
When we moved to Maine, I decided to look for work in another creative field which I had always been drawn to, and began working as a floral designer. I have now been working at a local family-owned florist for over 8 years, creating floral designs for all occasions, my favorite of which are weddings and proms.

In addition to The Clever Kitty and my day job as a florist, I am also the Editor in Chief of Modern Handmade Child. MHC is a digital magazine and blog celebrating handmade living in a new way. Our goal is to provide a fun and valuable resource helping families to embrace the handmade way of life. You can find MHC online at http://mhcmag.com.

I also have another Etsy shop for swirled wire jewelry that I make: http://thecurlykitty.etsy.com.


-------------------- My Etsy Teams --------------------
I have been a member of the Etsy community as both a buyer and a seller since January 2006, and am a proud member of several teams:

EtsyKids: http://etsykids.com, http://www.etsy.com/teams/6376/etsykids
For Etsians who make items for babies, toddlers, and children. In fall of 2006, I founded the EtsyKids Team, which I was also the team leader of for nearly 5 years (up until this summer when I decided to pass the reigns on to two fantastic new co-leaders).

Etsy Maine Team: http://etsymaineteam.com, http://www.etsy.com/teams/5324/etsy-maineteam
For artists and crafters living in the state of Maine.

Crafting in Color: http://craftingincolor.tumblr.com/, http://www.etsy.com/teams/5724/crafting-in-color
For Etsians who aren’t afraid of using bold colors!

Old Time Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/teams/6084/old-time-etsy
For those who joined Etsy in the early years (2005-2007).

Helping the Hectic: http://www.etsy.com/teams/8076/helping-the-hectic-the-workingstudent
For those of us who work or go to school in addition to Etsy.

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