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5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Things About Me…

CRAFT is asking that any one who is crafty participate to assist in getting to know your fellow artsy-fartsy folks (my words, not theirs)…so I figured, why the heck not! (Besides, how often do I actually interview myself?   …um, never!)

After you read mine, be sure to check out the other awesome crafters!

One Project You Are Particularly Proud Of…
The very first sewing project I ever embarked on was a birthday gift for my wonderful cousin who loves to bake…I made an apron and matching oven mitts. I was very intimidated, but it turned out quite cute…and best of all, it was functional!  🙂

Two Mistakes You’ve Made in the Past…
Not following through with a photo project I started, and not having more confidence in my abilities.

The photo project was titled “The Barn Project” and I set out to document some of the older barns in the surrounding area. Growing up in the Midwest, I’ve learned to have an appreciation for these old barns; sadly, many of them are decrepit and falling down. I wanted to learn more about their history and legacy, and hopefully preserve a little piece of Midwest heritage before the landscape gives way to urban sprawl. The project grew faster than I could keep up with, and it soon became a chore. I received several phone calls a day, and countless emails in my inbox; working a full time job while trying to juggle the project made it very stressful. I decided to let it die out, rather than follow through with it, and I regret that immensely.

The second mistake is an ever-raging battle I think most creative folks have – not believing in yourself, and grossly underestimating your capabilities on any project. I am forever second-guessing myself, talking myself out of trying something new for fear of failure; I get very frustrated with myself when I do try something and it doesn’t quite work out the way I envisioned it. My poor husband has to put up with so much when I start working on a craft project, and bless his heart for being so supportive!
Three Things That Make Your Work Unique…

While I’m not entirely sure my work is truly unique – creative folks are all inspired by outside influences, and I think that reflects a lot in what we work on – I would have to say that I tend to make things I like, rather than focusing on what I think others will like.

I like to tie in a lot of my surroundings to my work – if I’m in a place that is full of nature and trees and leaves, I tend to make very outdoorsy things. Since I spend a lot of time at work, I tend to make things I can keep on my desk or wear to work. I love showing off my handy skills to my co-workers J

And I suppose the third thing would be that it’s made by me! J My work always has a lot of my personality in it, which is one of my favorite things about being creative!

Four Tools You Love to Use…
Felt
Watch parts
Hot glue gun
Buttons


Five Inspirations…
Music
Words
Seasons/Holidays
Family
Friends

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