Thursday, July 8, 2010

In the Spotlight

I am starting a new series entitled "In the Spotlight" which will feature crafters and brief interviews, and a look into what they create. So....if you are a crafter, craft blogger or know of one that does amazing things that should be shared with the world-send me an email at drawstringstudio [at] gmail DOT com

My first interview is with Sara of SaSa Originals. You can find her work online at Sara created some of her Ouchie Paks for me utilizing material I sent her. Above are some examples of other items available from SaSa Originals.

Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful children ages 2 1/2 and 16 months. It is, by far, the best "job" I have ever had. I love to create all kinds of things and decided to join etsy in November 2009. It has been wonderful :) (Technical difficulty-I cannot for the life of me figure out why this type won't turn black!!!!)

How long have you been crafting?
My grandma taught me to sew when I was four. I used to make all kinds of handmade gifts as a child. In college, I pursued a studio art degree because of my love of the arts.

How did you learn to craft?
I made things on my own since I was little.

What's your favorite crafting activity/medium
I love sewing and working with fabrics. A fabric store to me is like a candy store to a child. I also enjoy painting, decoupage, jewelry making, and sometimes I even do a bit of drawing.

Do you sell your craft anywhere?

Do you have a crafting blog/why did you start it?
Not at the moment, but may try one later on this year

When do you find time to craft?
My time to craft is during naptime. Lucky for me, both of my children nap at the same time, so I have a chunk of time in the afternoon to myself.

Have you ever considered participating in
I haven't heard of it until now. I'll check it out.

Would you rather make crafting a business or prefer to keep it a hobby?
I love what I do. I will never do anything just for the money. That said, if it turns into something big, and I still enjoy it, I would never complain.

Do your children craft/do you think it is/should be an important part of their childhood?
My 2 year old LOVES painting, playdough, crafting, etc. I think that creating art provides an outlet that children are unable to get from anything else. I think that it is an extremely important part of my children's childhood. Although, I would never force the issue if they weren't interested.

What is your favorite thing you've ever made?
A piece that I did for my senior art show in college. It was a tapestry that was entirely made of quotes that formed a circle. In the middle of the circle I made an illusion of boxes floating into space. It was definitely the one with the most meaning and very positive and inspirational.

What are your fav craft blogs/websites?
I don't really look at blogs all that much, but I do love and of course

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