Thursday, January 16, 2014

Geek Girls Gab with Synapse to Synapse

I'm Sarah Jean of Synapse to Synapse- a silly, crafty geek, now living in Las Vegas. Aside from stitching, I studied Psychology, am a vegetarian, and love all things retro.  Now let's drink too much coffee together and talk about how amazing The Wonder Years is. 
The Nerdy Girlie:  What is your 1st nerd memory?
Sarah:  As the youngest in the family, I remember playing with my older sibling's toys and having a huge imagination. My favorites were Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Rainbow Brite. I was also really attached to my Minnie Mouse plushie and can be seen dancing around with her like a maniac in home videos. I played A LOT of Commander Keen and Chip's Challenge as well. 
TNG:  How and why did you start being crafty?  
Sarah:  I have been crafting and creating for as long as I can remember. Drawing little animals with corresponding poems was a daily, childhood occurance. I learned to hand stitch and use a sewing machine early on, though the Curious George pajama pants I made in middle school were a bit wonky. My family has always been supportive of being creative, so it feels most natural. 

TNG:  When and why did you decide to start your own Etsy shop?
Sarah:  In 2012, my Grandma gave me an entire case of embroidery thread and hoops, and that's when the nerdy brainstorming began. I wanted to make items that people would relate to and be a childlike inspiration for adults. It seemed fitting that I stitch characters and pop-culture references from my favorite games and shows. I started with Yoshi and made as many cross stitch pins and necklaces as I could. I opened my Etsy shop soon after and could not be more excited with where it's brought me. 

TNG:  YOUR favorite Etsy shop?
Sarah:  There are so many, but right now...Animal Crew! He makes the most adorable and dapper animal prints. I couldn't resist Mr. Fox with his tie and recently got Harry Hedgehog too. They are vibrant and detailed and make me smile whenever I see them. 
TNG:  What is your favorite thing/things to nerd out about?
Sarah:  I am a big Disney nerd. I daydream of flying to Never Never Land with Peter Pan, and Disney songs are played at our house all the time. My New Year's Resolution should really be to get a Disneyland Annual Pass. 

Music is also a big part of my life. I love having a record playing at home and going to shows even more. I recently saw The Postal Service for their 10th anniversary tour, and it was hands down one of my favorite shows of all time. I was giddy the whole night. 
TNG:  Girlie things you love?
Sarah:  Definitely dresses and vintage jewelry. They are so beautiful, and I enjoy pairing dresses with fun shoes, tights, and nerdy pins. Along those lines, I'd have to say the most girlie thing I love is the movie Pretty in Pink. Andie Walsh is a geeky role model for me!

A BIG thank you to the sweet and talented Sarah!  I found her one day by accident and after reading her Twitter profile, knew she was a girl after my own heart!  Please check out her amazing Etsy store:  Synapse to Synapse and follow her over on Twitter @SarahSynapse!

4 comments:

  1. Shes so beautiful and talented. I love her cross stitch Snow White necklace.

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  2. Awww I love your blog it's so fun! ^_^

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  3. I need to get one of her Wreck-It Ralph pins! I love how cross-stich and 8-bit work so beautifully together!

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  4. Thank you for having me! :) <3

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