Awe, man! It’s always so hard to say goodbye to one of our crafters, especially when they are as sweet as Janiene…I hope you will stick around today to learn more about her and maybe even visit her site A Bunch of Bishops.
Tell us a little about you and your blog.
I’m a Wife of 1 and a Mom of 3. I love the Lord and seek to glorify Him in all that I do. I drink iced coffee every day (confession, sometimes I drink it all day long). I like to mosaic, crochet and make things with paper (I love paper). I also post on topics such as God, money, my kids, recipes, and my thoughts on life.
How and when did you start crafting?
I was 8 years old when my sweet Grandma put a crochet needle in my hand and taught me how to chain stitch. Then, she taught me how to make a scarf, then a blanket, then a hat. I loved those summers, crocheting with my Grandma. I taught myself how to cross stitch, embroider, and sew doll clothes. I got my first sewing machine in High School and made everyone I knew a set of curtains for their home. I worked at a paper company through college and was paid to fold paper and create samples of paper crafts. I love to craft!
How often do you craft?
I craft whenever I can now a days…which is probably once a week or so. I have to craft at night mainly because of my adorable 2 yr old who wants to “help” me with everything I do.
Where do you get your inspiration?
From necessity, lol. I craft things that I will use in my home or give away as gifts. My crafting is spontaneous and of necessity, but always fun!
What is your favorite medium to work in?
That is so hard! I have more than one favorite. Paper, tile and yarn would be my 3 favorite mediums.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Iced Coffees – YUM!!!
What makes you smile?
My 6 year old has taken a liking to telling jokes. He has some funny jokes that he has learned. Sometimes he tries to make up his own jokes, and they just kill me! My favorite is “Knock, knock”, then I would say “who’s there?”, then he says “pineapple smile kid”. I don’t get it, at all, but he is dying laughing, and that makes me smile and laugh too!
What is your favorite thing to do (other than crafting)?
Spending time with my husband. I just love being with him. It does not matter what we are doing, or where we are, he is my favorite.