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This week's Craftoholic is the super duper Sarah from Australia!
Please list any crafts you enjoy making. What is your favorite?
"I love to scrapbook – it would have to be my all time favourite craft – it’s always changing and evolving so I never get bored! I also love to create anything I can out of paper, create 3D photos, quilt, sew, alter and invent."
What a creative space!!!
When did you start making crafts? Was there a particular reason or event that got your started?
"I probably started in Kindy, I think I have always loved crafty things, I actually began scrapping before I even knew it was scrapping! I just loved to arrange photos and add die-cuts, journaling and other bits and pieces. I’m either sentimental or a hoarder – I keep everything from every occasion! The first thing I scrapped was my honeymoon photos, then my first daughter was born and scrapbook magazines became available and my techniques and ideas have evolved from there."
What do you like to do when you aren't crafting?
"Think about crafting? My mind never stops – no actually I spend time with my girls – generally creating photos that I can then scrap!"
Cutie Pie indeed! And I am so in love with that tree!
What makes you a craftoholic? What drives you to create?
"The fact that everything I see – I believe has potential to be something else – with ribbons, stickers and some doodling! I see patterns and pictures in clothes and want to re-create them or find them printed on paper, I have to really look at things – inside and out to see how they’re made, I can sniff out a scrapbook shop at 500 yards. I create to make people smile, so see their faces when I’ve made something just for them – especially when they’re not expecting it, I scrap so that my memories never fade, and the next generations of my family know who we were and what we did."
What is your favorite food?
"My favourite food would have to be cupcakes, followed closely by anything made from pineapple!"
This paper cupcake is adorable! (And it looks delicious!)
What food do you hate to eat?
"I cannot eat fish, pork or mushroom – the smell while they are cooking is enough for me to pass out!"
How long have you been blogging?
"I have been blogging since July 2007 – I started because I have so many friends and family abroad, and blogging seemed like a great way to keep in touch with them all! It has just snowballed from there and I have met so many wonderful and talented people! I never dreamed that I would become addicted to it though!!"
What do you like best about blogging?
"That I have an instant connection to all of my online friends, that I can see updates on their blogs and leave virtual hugs and love through comments. I also love the support and love that I have been left!"
What an adorable altered box!
What craft have you always wanted to try but, for whatever reason, never have?
"Iris folding – it looks beautiful with all the different levels and colours of paper!! I don’t know why I haven’t tried it, just needed a reason I guess!"
Oh no! You've been ship wrecked on a deserted island! (Luckily you grabbed your adhesive and scissors before you jumped ship!) Name 3 other crafting supplies that your creative survival depends upon! (Note: Capt. Jack Sparrow is not a crafting supply!)
"I’d just need a crop-o-dile, they seem to be able to do everything and anything, a quilting needle and a huge spool of thread – you’re going to need something to weave and sew all those palm leaves together to make a roof for your hut, and a crop-o-dile will cut through some wood so you can tether it together, and you might even have some left over leaves for curtains – they’ll be cut with the scissors into dainty scallops and hung with adhesive! Woohoo instant beach hut! Now to collect some shells for jewelery…"
Thanks for letting me interview you Sarah! You are a serious Craftoholic!
Be sure to check back next Monday when another lucky victim...ahem, I mean crafter will be added to the Craftoholic family!