I live in rural Tennessee on a working farm. I am married with three great kids ages 18, 12, and 7. I work full time, run a blog, a small etsy shop, and craft whenever I get a chance.
When and how did you get into crafting?
I can remember doing cross stitch as soon as I was able to hold a needle and thread. About two and a half years ago, I rediscovered my love for creativity and the rest is history.
What is your crafting specialty?
I would say making something out of nothing. I enjoy making knock offs of expensive catalog items most of all. Let’s face it…I can’t afford those catalog prices!
What is your favorite thing about crafting?
It allows me to take “mom time”. I spent years with no outlet for myself and that was a mistake. Crafting allows me to take some time for myself and be creative. At the same time, my kids join in on crafting regularly. So it allows for family time as well. I like to call that a win-win.
What inspires you the most to create?
I spend time combing through catalogs and websites for the latest home trends. Of course, Pinterest is an inspiration gold mine.
What craft product or tool can you not live without?
Can I say all of them? There are such great tools out there today that take crafting to a whole new level. But I would say…never ever take my glue gun!
What is your biggest crafting challenge?
I feel a little inexperienced at times with the latest crafting “gadgets”. So when I get a new toy it takes me a while to master it. I just have not accumulated the latest and greatest crafting products on the market…YET!
What advice would you give to someone that is intimidated by DIY and thinks they have no creative or crafting ability?
If I can do it, you can do it! People think they don’t have any crafting ability but most projects are soooo simple with today’s technology and craft products. Take a step and just see what you can do. It may take a little practice but you can make those crafty items you see on Pinterest!
One fun fact about you:
I actually work full time as an engineer. Most people are surprised an engineer can be creative but I think that anyone can flex their creative muscle!