Today I want to introduce you to Meg Spaeth – 2011 Whipup Calendar’s Miss October: www.elsiemarley.com
I asked all the calendar girls a few questions:
1. What were your early craft influences/experiences?
There wasn’t a lot of craft making in my house growing up, but there was a lot of cake making. What doesn’t seem like much (flour, sugar, eggs, fabric, thread) can become something amazing with a little bit of time and effort. That idea is still with me: what do I have and what can I make out of it? Often it is cake.
2. When did you start getting serious about making stuff – what wasthe ‘light bulb’ moment for you?
Like so many others, I got more into making things when I had children. When you make a human being, suddenly making a quilt doesn’t look so hard.
3. Name three of your favourite artist/maker/designers who have influences your artistic direction or your craft practice?
shiso mama– she has a sense of humor and a spot on sense of style :: tamar mogendorf – she makes the most fantastic plush: fish skeletons, sprouting avocados, dying swans :: chez beeper bebe – she is always colorful and always full of amazing new ideas.
4. What is your favourite material/product to work with? And what three things could you not do without in your craft room?
Linen. I love it when it is crisp and hot off the iron and how it softens and drapes after it’s been handled. So my iron would be one thing I couldn’t live without–though you’d never know it seeing my rumpled mess of a self. And a good pair of scissors, actually many good pairs: a nice little pair of snips, a big cutting scissors, an all purpose pair and a very sharp little embroidery scissors (I’ve always wanted the pair that is shaped like a bird). And the third thing would be my sewing machine, I guess. It’s nothing fancy: not computerized, barely motorized and cost about 100 bucks, but it keeps making the things I tell it too.
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