Photos Courtesy of All Things Creative
As we kick off summer vacation, meet 13-year-old maker Wyatt from here in Fargo who has been creating under the name All Things Creative recently!
Tell us a bit about yourself:
My name is Wyatt Nelson and I will be in 8th grade at Oak Grove in August. I’m 13 years old and love biking, scary movies and taking (thousands) of pictures of my cat Cali.
Describe what you make under All Things Creative:
I make huge and tiny stuffed narwhals, other stuffed animals and finger puppets. I also make a wide variety of cat toys! They include coffee, shrimp, bread, pancakes and Avo-cat-os!
What is one of your most favorite items you have made?
I love everything I make, but I’d have to choose the baby narwhal plushies! They are so tiny and adorable. Every time I make one, I get so attached that it is hard to sell it because they are so stinkin’ cute! I like my big narwhals too but the tiny ones are #1.
How did you get into sewing?
I was around 7 when I started machine sewing. I just sat down at the sewing machine and ran with it. I’ve gained skills from looking at products and wondering, “How did they make it?” followed by, “I could make that!” That mentality has allowed me to keep interest and learn to make about everything.
What are your most essential tools?
If you hand me felt or fabric, fiberfill, catnip, a sewing machine and a pair of scissors, I can make just about anything.
What are some things you are hoping to start making in the future?
I have been interested in making more miniature things as I am good at working with tiny stuff and can make things with a great level of detail. Sculpting has been interesting to me and I hope to do some of that in the future, as well. I am fairly talented when I work with watercolor so I want to have more fun with that.
What is a word that best describes you?
Creative. I know that I’ve always taken a look at things in a creative way. I excel in art and love using my creativity to make new and unique things. I am also a perfectionist, so if something isn’t quite right, it bothers me and I will fix it. I look at projects on Pinterest and try to recreate them to make them my own.
What is something you are looking forward to this summer?
In the summer, I have more time to experiment with new projects. I like riding my bike, hanging out with friends and going to garage sales. Someday, I would love to help teach the Kids’ Summer Camp at Unglued, which I attended for many summers when I was younger.
How can our community help your business grow?
You can support me by purchasing products I make under All Things Creative at Unglued.
Interview by Ashley Morken, Unglued