Interview with Jamie @ Three Scoops of Love

1. Tell us a little bit about you and you’re blog.

Like me, my blog can be a bit scattered.  I feel most productive when I’m working on no less than three projects at once.  So, on any given day, you might find a new crafting project, a recipe, a kids’ craft, or a sewing disaster at Three Scoops of Love.  We built our dream home less than a year ago, so many of my posts are about our past building process and now all of the fun things that make a house a home.

2. How and when did you start crafting?

I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t making something. I have unbelievably supportive parents and I never remember them telling me no (within reason, of course). My mom did a lot of woodworking, painting, and sewing when I was little and I was always included in her projects.  My parents’ tools and supplies were never off limits.  If I wanted to build a bookcase, they helped me to figure out a plan and make it happen.

3. How often do you craft?

Every. single. day.  It may just be a few minutes carved out, but I know that I must have a creative release to be the best mom and wife possible.  And yes, I count making mud pies with my kids as crafting.  It’s just another opportunity to expose them to a new medium.  :)

4.  Where do you get your inspiration?

Lots of my inspiration comes from nature.  I have a great appreciation for the beauty of the world that God has created.  I am also inspired by the way that people solve problems.  If something can be functional as well as beautiful, it makes my heart sing.

5.  What’s your favorite medium to work in?

I really enjoy working with wood.  I prefer the natural, worn look of branches or logs.  I also love paint.  It is so versatile and has so many different applications.  When I pick my girls up from school, they often look at my hands to see what colors I’ve been using.

6.  What is your guilty pleasure?

McDonald’s Diet Coke.  It’s embarrassing when the drive-thru people recognize you.

7.  What makes you smile?

An unexpected hug or kiss from one of my girls, getting up before the rest of the house to watch the sun rise, a look on my husband’s face that I know is just for me, watching my parents have fun being grandparents, old hymns, dirty kids, my grandmas’ cooking, a clean house, and warm chocolate chip cookies.

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

I love cooking for my family.  We have a lot of fun trying out different recipes and new kinds of food.

And here are the fabulous prizes that Jamie will be receiving from some of our fantastic sponsors!

Blue Bead Starter Bracelet from Photo Jewelry Making

Photo Jewelry Making has a wide selection of jewelry making supplies, complete photo jewelry kits and start up home business packages that you can use to make money selling your own photo jewelry at craft shows,your own website and more. They are a family run business and strive to offer personal and friendly service to all of their customers.  You can also find them on Facebook.
4 eBooks from Whimsy Couture

Whimsy Couture makes some of the cutest patterns for little girl clothes I’ve ever seen – and some ready made stuff too!  Not only are the patterns adorable, but you can sell any garments made using the patterns in your own shops.  They have 66 patterns available so you’re sure to find something you’ll love.  I’m loving the little romper. Be sure to follow the Whimsy Facebook page for great updates and such :)

A $25 gift card to MissyDear Designs

Hey it’s me!  Missy, the host of this here SYTYC competition.  I have a weakness.  I love hair accessories.  Like, really like them.  And I also love wool felt.  Have you ever touched real wool felt? It’s like heaven. So I thought I’d throw the two together and make some adorable wool felt cuteness for babies. I started out just doing them as gifts for baby showers but I had so many people ask about them I decided to open an Etsy shop.  I had to close up shop for a few years while our family moved cross country multiple times (5 states in 5 years – goo) and got SYTYC up and going, but I’ve recently reopened for business under a new name, MissyDear Designs.  With the reopening I’ve added other materials, designs and sizes but I still think they’re adorable.  If I do say so myself.  And new things are added all the time!

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