1.Tell us a little about you and your blog.
I’m a stay at home mom and I’ve discovered I’m happier when I’m (a little bit) busy, so when the kids are either at school or napping, I’m sewing/crafting/editing photos, etc. I cook when they’re around and they all help a little here and there. My husband teaches psychology at the local university and we regularly argue over which of the two of us is funnier (I am, obviously). I started my blog, itsalwaysautumn about six months ago because I’d been having such a good time looking through so many of the other awesome craft/sewing/cooking/etc. blogs out there, and I wanted to join in. I share tutorials on photography, sewing and crafts, as well as recipes and the occasional book review and scrapbook page.
2.How and when did you start crafting?
My mom taught me to sew when I was eight years old, and I’ve always enjoyed it (except when I have to unpick mistakes or rethread my sewing machine–that’s when I swear I’m never going to sew again!). I’ve been scrapbooking for the past ten years or so, and more recently I’ve gotten interested in other types of crafts as well.
3.How often do you craft?
At least a couple times a week. When my littlest kids are napping, I either craft, sew, scrapbook, read, or watch period pieces while I fold laundry.
4.Where do you get your inspiration?
Anywhere – from Pinterest to packaging to the skirt the lady behind me at the grocery store has on. I love looking at all the cool things people are making and sharing on their blogs.
5.What is your favorite medium to work in?
Sewing is probably still my favorite, although I love digital scrapbooking as well.
6.What is your guilty pleasure?
Dark chocolate ice cream (emphasis on the dark part)
7.What makes you smile?
My kids are complete goofballs, so one or another of them gets me smiling twenty times a day.
8.What is your favorite thing to do (other than crafting)?
I love to read, and I probably get through close to 100 books a year. I read while I eat breakfast, I read while I push my baby on the swing, and if I’m in the middle of a really good book, I even read while I’m walking down to the mailbox to get the mail.