Artist Profile: cmh design

03 September, 2010 0 comments Leave a comment

Plenty of tender loving care clearly goes into the creation of cmh design’s incredibly soft Wee Ones stuffies and pillows! Perfect for babies and kids from 1-92. Just because we’re not 5 anymore doesn’t mean we can’t hide a fake baby tooth in the Tooth Fairy Pillow and see what happens. =)
Plaid Tooth Fairy Pillow by cmh design

Plaid Tooth Fairy Pillow by cmh design

The cmh design Story
I am greatly inspired by words. One day I heard Peter Schiff (an American Economist) say this: [For our economy to survive] “We have to start making stuff again.” And I thought—well, that pretty much sums it up. I don’t know if Peter knows he encouraged me to start my own business, but he did. Thanks, Pete.

Well, that, and ~ I decided that the world needs more whimsy.

I draw on the skills I learned as a girl. At a very young age, my Mom taught me how to sew, how to do needlework, crochet ~ basically how to keep my hands busy creating. I took sewing classes in school, but the really good stuff I learned from my Mom — who at age 91 still sews every day. The best trick I learned from Mom? Cut patterns conservatively and never, ever waste a thing. She grew up during the Great Depression; I call her the Original Recycler.

I have always had a penchant for anything whimsical ~ anything that made me smile, evoked a memory or provided an allegorical hug. So I decided to create things that made me smile, hoping when I sent them out into the world you would smile, too.

I feel I am finally doing what I was meant to do. My days are full of laughter and warm fuzzies. Literally.

In my other life…
Past work experience:
-Administrative Assistant in Public Schools
-Personal Assistant in a Public Relations firm and a Cable Programming Network
-Programming and Public Affairs for Time Warner

Did you know?
-I find inspiration everywhere! I always have a camera with me and snap pix for later
review. I also keep notes in my iPhone.
-My cat, A-choo, is my constant companion and sleeps in a little blue bed in my studio all
day long. Sometimes my dog, Simba, saunters in and plops down for a chat.
-Most of my items are made from remnants of fabric used in other projects ~ remnants
that would normally have been discarded and gone on to clog up landfills. If I use
larger pieces of fabric, the remnants then find new life in another project. Win-win.
-All of my items are my original designs.

I’ve also been known to answer to…
My given name is Cynthia. I am so not Cynthia. Hence, Cindi.

Cindi Miller Herleman - Denver, CO

Cindi Miller Herleman - Denver, CO

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