1.Tell us a little about you and your blog.
I started blogging a few years ago because I wanted an outlet for my crafts. I love crafting, and teaching, so posting tutorials on Snips and Spice seemed like the perfect option for me.
2.How and when did you start crafting?
My mom instilled in me a love for creativity when I was a small child, and encouraged me to learn as much as possible in every part of life. My mom taught me how to sew lots if different items and bake a plethora of delicious dishes. In elementary school, my best friend and I would sew blankets and clothes for our American Girl dolls, and in high school, my mom taught me how to sew my own prom dresses (the first one she did, the second one we did, the last one, I did). I wanted to learn how to crotchet, so I bought a book and taught myself using the pictures. I also learned how to knit and quilt the same way. I just can’t get enough of crafting, or learning how to do new things.
3.How often do you craft?
Although I would like to say that I craft daily, or even weekly, it ebbs and flows. I go through creative periods where I have the time and energy to craft daily, but there are many times where my life is just to filled with other obligations to craft. Right now, I get to craft at least once a week because I sponsor the fashion club at the school where I teach.
4.Where do you get your inspiration?
Everywhere! Sometimes I just dream up ideas without any idea where they came from. I get ideas from pinterest–seems like a no-brainer. Inspirations is just waiting around every corner I turn.
5.What is your favorite medium to work in?
This is such a difficult question to answer. If we are talking about food crafts, fondant definitely! Right now I am really into sewing. There have been times where scrapbooking, card-making, crotcheting, knitting, or quilting have taken front and center, but right now it is definitely sewing. I got a dress form–named Veruca–for Christmas, and I love sewing new clothes.
6.What is your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate or frosting. Maybe a Chai Latte before morning cheer practice. I have quite the sweet tooth, and I am trying to cut back.
7.What makes you smile?
handmade gifts, learning, crafting, flowers, baking, teaching, reading a book from cover to cover in one sitting, green beans, almost anything sweet, surprises, family, friends, hamburgers and fries, watching movies while crafting, finding a love note from my sweetheart, sunshine, the beach, cuddling, sleeping in, 80’s music, frosting, condiments, rain on my skylight, shoes, nail polish, glitter/sparkles/shimmer, blankets, peppermint chapstick, crazy dancing, singing in the car, holidays, and colored pens
8.What is your favorite thing to do (other than crafting)?
Reading! I love reading a good book. It is the only thing that can compete with crafting when it comes to my free time.