Today’s featured crafter once traveled across the country via Greyhound bus with my best friend. Which could possibly help to explain where she has derived some of her unique perspective on crafting!
I am an excellent cook and will one day (soon) write a vegetarian cookbook.
I have a secret goal of designing a dress that Scarlett Johansson will wear to an award show.
I collect old cameras and love developing my own film.
I have a fear of being abducted by aliens - perhaps for good reason...
What got you started crafting?
When I was very young, I turned my closet into an art studio. Maybe it was the paint fumes, but the countless hours I spent locked in there were magical. The first thing I remember sewing by myself was an atrocious shorts & tank top duo when I was 8. There are photos of me clad in this plaid, sunflowery disaster. In high school I started making purses for my friends, stenciling their favorite celebrities onto colorful geometric patterns. So, I have no idea what got me started crafting, but it's been a constant in my life.
What is your source of inspiration?
My crafts directly relate to how I uniquely see the world. I try to keep that connection fresh in my mind at all times.
What have you made recently?
I'm just finishing up a very cute panda bear. It's been a nice diversion from my hipster dinos. Don't get me wrong - I love dinos, but it's nice to be faced with an adorable new challenge once in a while.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my crafts on etsy, at the very occasional craft show, and at a couple of small indie galleries - one in Michigan and one in New Hampshire.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
A bond is formed between the maker and the receiver that can't be reproduced. When one person fulfills another's needs or desires, I think there's a simple kind of beauty to that way of living.