I am a fiber/mixed media artist of sorts who is a lucky mama & wife to an extremely fun-loving hubby, one comical child, and 3 crazy pups!
My work has been featured in various teddy bear publications and Stuffed magazine.
I started 425sqftart in a tiny (two bedroom!) apartment in Astoria, Queens in 2004. I found my way into needle felting a year later and then decided to combine needle felting with traditional teddy bear making methods and in 2006 Lil’ Outsiders were born! Since then, numerous Lil’ Outsiders have found homes across the globe.
There are several versions of Lil’ Outsiders. Each one is painstakingly made from pattern design to completed funky lil’ guy by hand.