The most popular item I've created is probably the fork easels. So far, I've sold about 150 of them, not including wholesale orders outside of Etsy! Woohoo!
What is your favorite thing you have crafted/created?
Anonymous "shadow" asks: I've always wondered how you find time in your day to do "it all", esp w/ the wee ones. i have always hoped you sometimes take photos, write your blog, etc days in advance & then just choose a time to upload them. this way i feel better at my inability to keep up with your pace. don't you ever just chill, feet up, trashy TV blaring, glass of wine AND do absolutely NOTHING for a few hours?
Well, I find the time to do it all----because I make time to do the things I love to do. You must understand that my house is not perfectly clean, my laundry gets backed up on occasion, my toilets may skip a cleaning....but I am happy---& so are my kids. (I get this question a lot & I wanted to thank Danyelle for helping me put my thoughts into words when I read this article.) I also include my girls in a lot of the things I do or make. They create right beside me.
My mind is always ticking, thinking, creating, planning, dreaming. I don't have a set schedule of when I do things, I just squeeze it all in when I have a bit of time: when the girls are at school, during my wee ones quiet time everyday, at night when everyone is asleep, etc. I actually don't LIKE just sitting & doing NOTHING for a few hours. I do put my feet up, watch movies, & chill out. But most of the time, WHILE I'm doing those things, I have a crafty project in my hand.
Carrie Sue asks: How do you always jump so high? haha! Well, this crafty chik has super powers don't ya know? No, I do not have superpowers, or a trampoline. I just jump--off of anything or nothing at all. Although, look at that wacky picture below. That's all me. (And you don't want to see how I landed.) I'm so giddy & happy 'cause I'm wearing some new owlie pajama pants I just got from a friend. (*Thanks Amy!!*) The key to "the jump" is all in the timing. And I do it with the self timer on my camera. I've collected plenty a jumpy picture over the years, even forcing loved ones & dear friends to jump for a photo. I need to get them in an album.
Kara asks: I was wondering when you first discovered your crafty side...did you go to school for art?? or figure out your were a crafty genius after you had kiddos?? I have always LOVED making things. But more specifically, I remember at a young age LOVING to give gifts that I'd made. The only art classes I've taken in school were a pottery class (with the wheel & everything!) & a basic drawing class, both in my only year of college. A "crafty genius" I am not. Now, a "creative superstar" on the other hand......haha!
I DO believe my kids are crafty geniuses though!
Courtney asks: When did you realize that you loved owls so much or have you always?? The owlies are a new affection for me. I think my sweet owl love began last summer. I started seeing adorable owls on Etsy & swooned. The sketch below is one I recently came up with. I call it "Uni-browl".