One Project You Are Particularly Proud Of
1: This WILMA magazine shoot with yarnbombing (October issue pics on mah flickr!)!!!
Two Mistakes You’ve Made in the Past
1: Watching a movie or Star Trek:TNG whilst crafting. I have messed up more things and wounded myself by watching Picard and the gang… I now make mood-craft cd’s to make stuff to!
2: tTurning the computer on… Facebook, craft:blog, angrybirds, Offbeat home…. next thing you know, the day is gone and I still gotta make dinner. No projects done!!! Darn ADHD…
Three Things That Make Your Work Unique
2: Funky picky bone. I love ironic things and random kitsch… certain colors attract me (70’s palettes!) and certain prints make me happy when I am creating, and certain textures make me purr like a kitten!
3: There is no way to speed up the process. I revel in making things and hate “mass productivity”… There is no replacement for the quality of handmade!
Four Tools You Love to Use
1: My crochet hooks. I have some ChiaGoo bamboo hooks, random aluminium hooks, chunky acrylic and some old porcelain coated metal hooks from England. They have all been handpicked and I heart them all!
2: My boyfriends drafting table. It lights up!
3: Fiskars ergonomic scissors! They need a sharpening now, but my wrist LOVES them!
4: Tag punches from Marvy Uchida. Mine are now 5 years old and I have 2 sizes so I can make my own price/gift tags and earring cards! They are troopers!
1: My craft Library… Vintage sewing/crochet magazines, patterns from the 50’s, Ready Made and old CRAFT: issues, modern craft books from Debbie Stoller, Kathy Cano Murillo, Jenny Hart and my craft hero, Mark Montano… Also my 3 ring binder of crochet take-its from craft stores, hand written diagrams, and printed patterns from Ravelry .
2: My mom… We both suffer from attention deficit crafting diso…ohhh glitter! syndrome….We will craft or sew ANYTHING! She is my ‘crafty dealer’
3: Senses: Certain things just feel right…. Yarn is like that. Fabric and metals too! Feeling it, seeing it and yes, smelling it…( Crayola has a zen like way of getting me calm. Smell a box of Crayolas. You’ll see.)
4: The mall: What better way to combat the retail cesspool than to get ideas and make it yourself!?!
5: My Crafty Bitches group. Me and 4 of my pals making dinner and crafting it up to de-stress and make cool stuff! It is an exclusive group, ha ha~! start one yourself!