I asked all the calendar girls a few questions:
1. What were your early craft influences/experiences?
I am thrilled to say that I have been a crafter all of my life! My mom was the biggest and best influence on me, craft-wise, as we always had a project to work on. I was helping by either sanding wood cut-outs, or painting base-coats on things for as far back as I can remember. I happily blame my mom for making it almost impossible for me to not be working on some sort of crafty project at all times!
2. When did you start getting serious about making stuff – what was the ‘light bulb’ moment for you?
Like I mentioned, I have always been a maker of stuff. It wasnâ€™t until just a few years ago that I came across Etsy and I thought â€œYou know, I bet Iâ€™m not the only person who enjoys looking at my art. Iâ€™m going to share it with the world!â€ and Iâ€™ve been sharing ever since.
3. Name three of your favourite artist/maker/designers who have influences your artistic direction or your craft practice?
Only three influences? This is a tough one! I am amazed at the talent out there and I find favorites every single day. I am a huge fan of Emily Martin of â€œThe Black Appleâ€ as she never ceases to amaze me with her painting and crafting talents. I am also quite smitten with Katrien of â€œPilli Pilliâ€ and her happy textile creations. Dylan and Jo of â€œThe Cart Before The Horseâ€ delight me to no end with their beautiful contemporary-folk art pieces.
4. What is your favourite material/product to work with? And what three things could you not do without in your craft room?
My favorite product to work with is the embroidery hoop. Not only does it give me an excellent way to keep my embroidery nice and neat, it also doubles as a frame when the work is completed! Obviously, I love that part.
Three things I could not do without in my craft room: a rainbow of embroidery floss, a good pair of sharp crafty scissors and my mini glue gun. Watch out, Iâ€™m armed.
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