What are your hobbies?
Reading comes close to my crafting obsession! I also like exploring Toronto and visiting new coffee shops although I'm not a huge coffee drinker.
What are your favorite crafts and what's your craft space like?
My first crafty love was knitting - it was immediate and I was hooked for many years! I also enjoying paper crafts, planner crafts, watercolors, beading, and I sometimes have been known to embroider. I like to do a bit of everything. :)
I have a craft room (um, taken over the guest room really..) and it's got 2 bookcases and a small closet for storage. I have a craft table where all works in progress hang out til I get back to them. I also have my main computer desk where I work on the site and do all the non-crafty things related to Craftic!
What do you craft along to?
I have a pretty varied Spotify playlist that spans many genres and decades. I like listening to crafty and creative biz podcasts as well tech and more random ones like 99% invisible.
What was the first project you ever made?
When I was a kid, I made my mom a ring with seed beads for the band and letter beads to spell out "m❤️m" in the center. Despite it being made by a 7-year old, she wore it proudly for months and it made me pretty happy to see that. She still has it!
What are your favorite items to make?
I love drawing mandalas - I can get lost in the process for a couple of hours while I draw and listen to a good podcast. Knitting cowls is probably my favorite cold weather craft - they knit up really fast and you can wear them within a week! I also like using washi tape and stickers on just about anything. :)
Which other craft blogs do you love to read?
Craftic, of course. ;) I also like Dear Handmade Life, Meet Me at Mikes, Purl Soho, While She Naps, Wild Olive, and and Design Sponge (although it's closing soon :\)
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Thanks for the opportunity to be featured! I'm hosting a craft challenge (#CrafticChallenge) the week of September 16th that I'd love to shout out if this goes live around then. :)