Interview with Christy from Inklings & Yarns


1.Tell us a little about you and your blog.

It all started with a vast collection of craft supplies. I quit my job
and moved to Northern California with my husband a little over three
years ago. At the time, my scrapbooking supply collection took up
about 2 bookshelves in our small office. Over the course of our first
year of marriage, my hobbies expanded beyond scrapbooking and the
supplies expanded to take over most of the room. I started my blog
first as a means of forcing myself to use all my pretty supplies,
second as an excuse to show off all the things I made, and third to
validate my need to pick up even more hobbies and more supplies.

2.How and when did you start crafting?

I don’t actually remember a time when I didn’t love to craft. I grew
up with a very creative and talented mom and I always wanted to help
her make stuff. So she taught me to knit and cross stitch; looking
back I realize she chose two of the least-messy crafts imaginable,
likely to distract me from more fascinating things like glue guns and
paint. Well played, Mom. I didn’t get into the inky stuff until I’d
moved out on my own.

3.How often do you craft?

Not quite daily, but almost. Between teaching and blogging, I keep a
pretty loaded to-do list, so I’m rarely lacking in projects.
Inspiration and time are another story. Some days I get just as much
pleasure out of re-organizing my markers as I do actually coloring
with them.

4.Where do you get your inspiration?

All over the place. Sometimes there’s a particular product I just
really want to work with, sometimes I see a picture I want to
recreate, sometimes I have an idea for a fun tradition to start with
the baby, so off I go. Pinterest is a great place to look when I’m
short on ideas, and I have a list of blogs that I read regularly just
to oggle other people’s gorgeous work.

5.What is your favorite medium to work in?

I don’t even know. The obvious answer is Copics, or glitter, or Copics
AND glitter. But all that discounts how very much I love sewing, and
stamping, and crocheting, and…

6.What is your guilty pleasure?

Bad television, bad books, and bad music.

7.What makes you smile?

Babytalk conversations with my daughter.

8.What is your favorite thing to do (other than crafting)?

I can lose an entire day in a good book, and I don’t feel guilty about
it, either.

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