It’s not very often that I have, or expect to, work with a contestant that I actually know in real life. Dru, from Polkadot Poplars, actually lives near me and I am fortunate enough to have met her in person. I was oh so excited when she tried out for SYTYC, because well, she’s absolutely lovely!
Dru is a craft industry insider, having worked for several large craft companies, and I am excited for you to get to know her today!
Interview: Dru, Polkadot Poplars
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog.
I am a wife, mother to four, and grandmother to 10. I’ve been fortunate to live around the world while my husband served in the Army. I have been very lucky to have worked in the papercrafting and crafting industry for many years. I blog with my three daughters, who continue to amaze and inspire me. We love sharing our ideas, loves, and lives with our readers.
How and why did you start crafting?
I have loved being creative since I was very young. I was fortunate to have two creative grandmothers who taught me many different types of crafts. I started a crafting business selling at boutiques 25 years ago. I’ve also taught craft classes to my friends and craft groups.
How often do you craft?
Several times a week.
Where do you get inspiration? How do you stay creative?
I get my inspiration from all over. My children and grandchildren, the outdoors, looking at books and magazines, and I have a crazy active mind that never stops. I stay creative by always being involved with a group or a job that forces me to stay crafty and I love it.
What is your favorite medium to work with?
Wow, tough question. So many to choose from. I would have to say paper. It’s so versatile.
What’s the one craft/DIY skill you’d love to master?
I recently took up artistic painting and love it. I hope I can get better and better at it.
What is your guilty pleasure?
I hate to say it, but I love staying up really late and sleeping in. I love the quiet hours I have to myself at night.
What makes you smile?
My family, being outdoors, and good food.
What is your favorite thing to do (other than crafting of course)?
Traveling, reading, and watching reality shows.
How do you stay organized?
I have a tendency to not be as organized as I would like, but I am working on that. I do multi-task well and try to clean up each project after I’m finished before I start something else.
What blogger do you look up to?
So many. I enjoy bloggers who have similar goals and values to my own. I follow those who have interesting stories and variety to their blogs.
Yay! It’s been so much fun sharing a little bit about Dru. Now I thought I would share a few of Dru’s projects that I LOVE…
Dru shares her blog with her daughters. They’re all very talented in their own right and I thought I would share a few of their fun projects as well…