First, let's look at one of Vani's adorable creations!
Odd handmade unique stuffed toy with a soul/ key chain - Rocky Sebastian Orangeade - violet/ checkered blue
I'm Vani (aka Lyla Estrella) from Extraordinary Workshop of Oddities.
Are you a vegan or vegetarian? How long? - I’m vegetarian for 12 years and vegan for 4 months.
When did you open your shop on Etsy? - In April 2013
What types of things do you sell in your shop? - Toys with a soul aka Oddities, they all have different personalities and missions, and they came to this Planet to make it better - for animals, for nature and oh well, for humans ^_^; also we create everything with them – pin buttons, key chains, bags, bracelets, charity bracelets (we help animals in US and Ukraine), and different kinds of trinkets. Planning to do more vegan/ animal rights stuff soon. Stay tuned!
What do you like to do when you are not working on your shop? – Playing/ listening to music, being on nature, drawing, reading, writing books, making collages, jumping around, spend time with friends and live in my fantasy world.
Where do you get the inspiration for what you create? – I get inspiration from music and animals. Also from nature and people I love.
Where else can we find you? (Blog, facebook fan page, twitter, etc.) EWO (Extraordinary Workshop of Oddities) can be found at:
Tell us some fun information we might not know about you (where you live, pets you might have, etc.) -
I came from Ukraine to US two years ago, to be with the one I love. So, right now I have two homes - in Ukraine and here. Which is tough, but I'm a vagabond, so it's fine. We live with three rescued kitties here: Miss Laffy Taffy La Cuteness, Kinky Minky Mouse Queen and Mr. Nanakyu Supercute. All I do is for animals, it’s my mission to make their life better, in any possible way. I love electric guitars and heavy music, but I also like Irish folk and believe in fairies and unicorns. I'm kinda like a mix of light and dark clouds, finding inspiration in both of them.
What is your favorite veggie meal? – Vegan pizza with lots of vegetables and a smoothie (or rum with apple cider), and vegan carrot cake with yerba mate for dessert (:
Here are some more great items from Vani's shop:
Odd unique handmade stuffed toy with a soul/ badge/ pin button/ key chain - Boniface Polka-dot Heart - red, green, blue
Odd artisan knitted bag "Tiny Plush Chuck", red/ green, unique
Bowtie from Chuck"s wardrobe - handmade, red/flowery, unique
Thanks for sharing with us, Vani! You can find more fabulous items from Vani in her Etsy Shop, Workshop of Oddities.