When and how did you start being crafty?
I’ve always liked creating and making things. I was an only child so I had to entertain myself. I was always creating something. In elementary school I remember making a “sewing machine” out of stones and sticks that I found on the playground.
When did you start blogging about your craftiness and why?
My craft and recipes ideas started taking over my family blog, and I was constantly emailing people recipes, that it seemed like a good idea to put it all in one place. I’m busy with my family and graduate school so I post when I can and it’s been a fun hobby for me.
What's your favorite project (of everything you've made)?
I really like my dinner menu board. It was super easy to make, turned out cute, and it’s useful because it inspires me to cook.
What's your favorite crafty material or medium?
I like glue guns and anything that you can make out of free recycled stuff (like cardboard, paper, paint chips, jars, etc.)
What's the biggest challenge you face(d) in blogging?
Typing detailed instructions so that people can follow your tutorial and working out all the kinks before you post something. Also, getting pictures off my camera puts me behind. It just ends up taking so much longer than you think. I have lots of posts that are half done. L
How do you organize your craft supplies?
Lots of plastic boxes stored under and around my sewing table. I started out with one box and now they take over half of our guest room! Fortunately it has encouraged my husband to build me a fabulous craft room someday so that my stuff doesn’t take over the house J
How do you organize (remember, find) tutorials and posts online that you like?
Pinterest! (one of the best inventions ever ;))
What's your best tip for new bloggers?
There are lots of big name bloggers in the “blogging craft world” but they put a lot of time and work into it. If you’re just starting out, don’t feel intimidated or pressured. Just do it for yourself and it will always be fun.
What are some things you're loving right now (crafty or not)?
Reading books to my son and making whole wheat bread with my new white grinder.
Are you married? A mom? To human or fur-babies or both? (Anything else?)
I’ve been married for almost 5 years now and we have a one year old boy. It’s really hard to be a parent, but he came out cuter than I ever imagined, so it makes it the best job ever!
What area of the country (or world) do you live in?
What question do you wish I asked (and please answer it)?!
What to you day dream about?
I’m a graduate student in the science field but while I’m pipetting I day dream about having my own catering and party planning business some day.
Thank you so much to Kristi for answering the crafty questions today. Remember to check out her blog, The Night Life of a Scientist, and check back here tomorrow for her crafty tutorial!