fattycakes began in 2007 as a creative side project for artist and crafter Jordan Sandlin. With a desire to create handmade crafts, using simple materials and techniques, the first few fattycakes critters were born! Jordan inherited a love of sewing from both her grandmothers and her great-grandmother. With the belief that there is power and thoughtfulness in the handmade object, Jordan creates hand-sewn felt creations…a modern take on the nostalgia of sewing with her family.
The fattycakes line includes many different irreverent characters including robots, cacti, octopi, whales, faux bois logs and stumps, toast and poop. The cast of characters in the fattycakes line have a few things in common….irreverence, nostalgia, and kitsch. Many different types of felts are used including wool felt and eco-felt (made from post-consumer plastics) as well as vintage buttons and bits to add character to the critters. No two fattycakes are exactly the same, each takes on a unique personality!
Artist Jordan Sandlin lives in Atlanta with her archaeologist husband, Jeff and their dog, Pizmo the Wondermutt. They call Northcrest home, a hidden mid-century modern neighborhood near Spaghetti Junction. Together they enjoy d.i.y. projects for their 1959 home, collecting mcm and tiki, driving around town in their 1960 Plymouth Valiant, and being active in their neighborhood. There’s no place like home!
You can read more about their d.i.y. adventures at Home Sweet Split-Level and Jordan also writes a mid-century lifestyle blog M is for Modern.