1. Tell us a little about you and your blog.
I craft and write in the Valley of the Sun, otherwise known as Phoenix. I love the desert but hate the summer heat! I am a mom of three children, two boys and a girl. I am formerly a high school band teacher, but currently stay at home, blog, and teach piano lessons. My sister and I blog over at Occasionally Crafty. We both are busy being moms, but we love to craft when we can, so Occasionally Crafty was born! We share our favorite home décor and seasonal crafts, sewing projects, kids projects, printables, and even recipes.
2. How and when did you start crafting?
I grew up making crafts at church, but they never seemed to turn out like the example, you know? I conceded that I just must not be a crafty person. Years later, as a stay at home mom, I found an outlet reading blogs, and got hooked on craft blogs. I slowly started making things again, but where in my youth I was impatient and easily frustrated, now I am able to be patient and take my time, and finally produce crafts I can be proud of!
3. How often do you craft?
I either go weeks without crafting, or make a whole bunch of stuff at once. Having two kids in school and a little one at home means I don’t always have the time or energy. But when I do, watch out! Craft supplies and projects are all over the house!
4. Where do you get your inspiration?
I’ll be honest- much of my inspiration comes from talented bloggers around me. I also find some of my favorite ideas browsing through high-end décor catalogs and thinking “I could make something like that!”
5. What is your favorite medium to work in?
My favorite medium is definitely paint and wood. I love word art, and my house is filled with plaques, subway art, seasonal blocks, etc.
6. What is your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is Milk Duds. I could eat a whole box of them in one sitting. I should be eating healthfully, but I can’t resist the pull of those delicious caramel bites while I’m reading or working.
7. What makes you smile?
My children make me smile. They are so sweet, and often hilarious. They also make me pull my hair out, but when one of them stops and throws his or her arms around my neck and says “I just love you, Mom!”- well, how can you top that?
8. What is your favorite thing to do (other than crafting)?
My favorite thing to do other than crafting is reading. I will read pretty much anything- from newspapers and magazines to pretty much any kind of book. I especially love epic Fantasy like Lord of the Rings, but I’ll read most anything if someone recommends it!