Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Sara Lanzillotta from Devout and I make fabric dolls, stuffed animals, accessories and other fun fabric related goodies. I’ve been in business for 16 years and still loving it!
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
I’ve been making some new fun dolls that are animals (kitties, bunnies and fox) dressed up in cute outfits. I’m really enjoying them. I love making doll clothes (I make clothes for Blythe dolls as a side business) so it’s combining my two loves of doll making and clothing design.
Any new exciting news you’d like to share with our readers?
I had a baby!!! It’s a pretty huge change for me. Penelope Rose Aldridge was born July 4th. I’m still attempting to get used to the challenge of having a new baby and also my crafty career but I’m determined to balance it all and make it work. So far, we’ve been having loads of fun. She’s the best thing I’ve created so far!
Who’s your biggest fan?
Like most people, my mom is my biggest fan. She’s been there since day one, helping me to get started and occasionally helping me make things when I get overwhelmed. She’s my inspiration and my cheerleader!
What’s your favorite item that you sell?
It’s hard to choose favorites but I do love the ornaments I make. I make felt ornaments in the theme of Star Wars, Doctor Who and other fun characters. They’re super fun to create and they give me an opportunity to let my geek flag fly.