I am Kelsie Kronik, the creative behind Threaded Gems brand and the fluffy Plushrooms. I live in Oregon and have been sewing since my momma taught me as a child. Im still using the machine she gave me for my 11th birthday! Plushrooms are the most popular item that I make, but there are many more. As well as sewing, I like to make jewelry, polish rocks, mold clay, and dabble in herbalism. I love my small business because I'm the best boss! Tee Hee!
The idea for Plushrooms came to me while at work brainstorming pillow ideas. I was getting polyester fill in bags bigger than I was from a local factory. It was their scraps and floof from their production that I wanted to divert from the landfill and upcycle into art. I was wearing an electroformed mushroom necklace I made, and my coworker suggested mushroom pillow. DING! The Plushroom idea was born. I gave her the very first one I made and the rest is herstory.