Sunday Interview: LittleChampArt

October 31, 2010 at 6:24 pm (Etsy, Etsy D-Listers)

Something new I’d like to try, an interview that the Etsy D Listers have put together. Every Sunday- when I was a kid, I’d watch the Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, and for some reason this reminded me of that. I don’t know if that is still going on- I have other TV obligations long before Nickelodeon is an option. (Sorry Nickelodeon, I just love The Simpsons, Family Guy, and American Dad more than your Sunday line-up… Though, a BTR special might help put you in priority spot #1.)

Anyway. I thought I’d post a few of the D Listers’ interviews. Linda used to do interviews, and I remember they were interesting, but I can’t recall what she talked about now. Just that Sunday night wasn’t a total waste for TV- though I was usually catching up on homework I neglected and doing last minute laundry and getting ready for school on Monday. Now my Sunday routine consists of cooking dinner for the family, feeding my almost 9 month old- getting her off to bed, and hopefully being able to catch the news and watch at least part of Animation Domination!

But, back to my original train of thought. I’ve got an interview here from Little Champ’s Art. You can find her at her Etsy shop and on her blog at:

Etsy shop:

1. How’d you get started on Etsy?
I posted on my Facebook page that I wanted to sell my stuff and right away had a few people tell me about I had never even heard of it!
2. What was your inspiration for your shop?
For years people have been telling me I should sell my stuff outside the toystore. YEARS. One day I just kind of woke up and decided to do it.
3. What’s your favorite shop item and why?
The FAMILY blocks. just everything about them came out as perfection. The fact that the boyfriend doesn’t want me to sell them really means a lot, too.
4. How do you unwind when you’re not creating?
I kill things. No, not literally… calm down 😉 I play lots of video games – World of Warcraft, Starcraft2… If you’ve had a really bad day, it really is therapeutic to just kick someone’s ass at a game.
5. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake?
FUNFETTI! 🙂 but i’m pretty sure if i were to ever try one of those bacon cupcakes, i’d be in love… and about 30lbs heavier, because i’d probably get addicted. c’mon… bacon AND chocolate?
6. What pushes you to want to create something?
everything? i’m not really sure. right now its the fact that my parents are actually proud of me and i haven’t even succeeded yet. my mom has so much faith in what i’m doing that she’s decided to become an “investor” and that means a lot. also, my dad told a friend recently “my little girl is so talented” that touched me in a way i wasn’t even expecting.
7. What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid. As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch?
ohhh jeez. i’m such a cartoon freak. as a kid it was definitely the old looney tunes – bugs, porky, road runner. also the jetsons.
i don’t stumble upon cartoons, i seek them out as an adult. yes, i’m nearly 27 and i’m usually watching the disney channel. i don’t believe in growing up 😉
8. What’s your fantasy job?
owning my own store. be it a toy store, a book store, a coffee shop, or a little champ shop… i just want to have an actual place that’s mine to run however i’d like.

Traffic Jam Bulletin Board by Little Champ's Art

9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure?
well its not a secret anymore… but disney channel. i’m pretty obsessed with the mouse, and anything he’s connected to. you don’t even want to get me started on disney world… ohhhh boy
10. List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to.
anything disney, oreos, shopping at target
11. List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.
funkychunkies (i got a mickey bracelet from her – lovve it), booboozoo (my custom knee wrap is a life saver and super adorable), and JoshuaByOak (amazing christmas items… wow)
12. Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place?
Charles Dickens. yes, its extremely nerdy, but his books completely transport me to another time and place. ahh i love it. i totally beat my books to hell, which is weird because i TREASURE them. i bend the pages, i crease the binding, i pick at the corners. basically, you can tell how much i liked a book by how disgusting it is when i’m done with it. a really good book is close to tatters…
12. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want….where would that be?
denver, colorado. its BEAUTIFUL there. they get like a million days of sunshine a year, and with the mountains you can see snow 365 days a year. plus my very best friend in the world lives there and i miss him dearly!
13. What is your best childhood memory?
okay its really mean… so don’t judge. but we had this HUGE apple tree in my yard and travis (the aforementioned best friend) and i didn’t like the new neighbor kids, so we climbed in the tree to hide from them and when we were found, we just started throwing apples at these kids so they’d leave us alone! i wonder if any of them recall this as their “worst childhood memory” yikes!


Sweet Home Chicago Wine Glasses by Little Champ's Art


1 Comment

  1. Little Champ said,

    Thanks so much for the feature! So kind of you and it was a great surprise when I woke up this morning! ❤

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