1.Tell us a little about you and your blog.
The title of the blog is a reference to a line from Hamlet, “I essentially am not mad, but mad in craft.” Hamlet was only pretending to be insane, but, when it comes to crafting I get a little cuckoo bananas.
Mad in Crafts is a place to share my crafty ideas and connect with other crafters who also understand why it makes perfect sense to nail a bent fork to the dining room wall.
2.How and when did you start crafting?
I have been dinking around with various crafts my whole life, but it became a real hobby two years ago when several of my home projects were featured on Dollar Store Crafts. I realized that I didn’t have to have a specialized skill like sewing or woodworking to be a crafter. I started up the blog, fired up the hot glue gun, and haven’t looked back.
3.How often do you craft?
Craft time is entirely dependent on A) the way the kids are behaving, B) the amount of coffee in the house, and C) whether or not there is anything good on TV.
4.Where do you get your inspiration?
Magazines and the internet, mostly. I do a lot of knock-off projects to put pieces in our home that we wouldn’t be able to afford otherwise.
5.What is your favorite medium to work in?
I don’t have one. I am the definition of “Jack of All Trades, Master of None.” I have dabbled in sewing, crocheting, cross-stitch, painting, stamping, and scrapbooking. I am pretty mean with a can of spray paint and a hot glue gun. But I don’t really know how to do anything that I do.
6.What is your guilty pleasure?
The Real Housewives of NYC and Take 5 candy bars.
7.What makes you smile?
My kids, Barnes and Noble, bedtime.
8.What is your favorite thing to do (other than crafting)?
Watching TV. It’s such an embarrassing thing to admit, but most days I would rather watch DVR’d episodes of Mad Men than get off my heiney and leave the house.
*You can learn more about Jessica and see her SYTYC projects on her bio page*