Nora Meets the Maker: Connie Moreland
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posted 5 years ago

It was her rad version of the Jessica Shorts that first caught our eye, and we love how this Econ student mixes the feminine with the casual. From what inspires her to why she loves DIY, we're crushing hard on Connie and her awesome maker style! 

My name is Connie Moreland, but you may know me as Conniya and my DIY weapons of choice are a sewing machine, crochet hook, and knitting needles.

When I am looking for inspiration I look at my Pinterest boards and after a long day of making things I like to eat and watch a movie with my boyfriend.

I got started making when my stepmother taught me to crochet in high school.

When I think about starting a new project I stare at my fabric stash for an hour and then jump in headfirst (the project, not the stash).

If I weren’t an economics student I would love to be a seamstress or fashion designer.

The first thing I do when I wake up is hit the snooze button.

The song that can cheer me out of any bad mood is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw9CALKOvAI"

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My favorite word is: ethereal

My least favorite word is: flesh

My favorite artists/makers are ones who combine textiles with 2D art like Izziyana Suhaimi and artists who make trippy photo collages like Pierre Debusschere.

My favorite thing about making is that with a little know-how and determination, I could make almost anything!

To me, DIY means an affordable and creatively satisfying alternative to the mindless consumerism we are surrounded by.

The first thing I made was a crocheted rainbow-colored scarf. I was supposed to give it to someone as a gift, but I kept it for myself and still wear it today. I get a lot of compliments on it!

Three words that describe me: eclectic, nerdy, modest

Three words that describe my work: versatile, casual, feminine

Best creative advice I ever received is take the extra time now to do something well and you’ll appreciate it later instead of ending up with something you never use.

One fact about me that’s embarrassingly awesome is I’ve been vegan for 1 year and I’m loving it!

My DIY secret weapon is following other blogs. Looking at what others are making and reading how they did it is a great learning tool, and is easier to remember than just reading a book.

The biggest DIY mistake I ever made was cutting corners.

My next project is finishing up some bags for my very recently opened Etsy store (Sister Cities) and making a pair of Lisa pants (Schnitten Patterns) for myself.

Discussion 2

  • Conniya commented 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for doing a feature on me! I can't wait to share more of my upcoming projects on Kollabora! :)

    Nora replied 5 years ago

    And we can't wait to see them! Thanks for sharing:)

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