Michelle

State your name and business.
Michelle Kafko, Snarky Sleeves

What is your Mafia nickname?
“Swears McCussAlot”

What is your craft?
Making reusable coffee cup sleeves with swears on them. And the occasional rug made completely out of old T-shirts.

What are your sources of inspiration?
Fellow crafters who make useful things or upcycle stuff. Images of Martha Stewart in an orange jumpsuit.

What is your favorite Chicago haunt?
Any place with great chocolate cake.

What is your favorite beverage?
Green tea with lemon or earl grey with lavender.

Where do you buy your favorite beverage?
I’ll buy it any place that stocks Snarky Sleeves.

How did you come up with your business name?
Wordclouds, brainstorming, thumbing through a thesaurus, then going with my gut.

What is your weapon of choice?
A seamripper. Seems small and innocent, but with the right force and proper angle you could do some real damage.

What would you be doing otherwise?
Spending even more time at my photo studio. Or in jail for some kind of crime committed with a seam ripper.

Do you have any advice for other crafters?
Gorilla Glue is a lot stickier than it looks. Wash your fingers after using it.