When did you first start crafting and how did you learn?
I was 6 when I first started crafting things out of cardboard to entertain myself on the family farm I grew up on. After college I worked as a Graphic Designer for years and that's where I first started making paper flowers.
Can you remember the first thing you made?
A huge cardboard car - aged 6! Though career-wise it was a paper rose for a wedding stationery blog - I haven't looked back since.
Where do you look for inspiration?
Nature. There is nothing more inspiring than the colors, shapes and textures found in our natural environment.
What's your craft space like and how do you organize your supplies?
My team and I have a room in my home, a craftsman style house in Southeast Portland. It's very homely and relaxed but space is tight so we have to be very organized! I now have a props room next to our office space which holds all my ceramics, papers, ribbons, tools and ornaments for making and shooting.
What music/podcasts/TV shows do you love to craft along to?
We listen to Pandora everyday. It's perfect for finding new songs by the types of artists we like - so we can pop in the name of our favorite band - say Bonobo and it'll play only chilled, ambient triphoppy tracks all day - perfect for designing and making to.
Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?
I am a designer by trade and so am often coming up with new project ideas - we now design projects from felt plushies to paper flower bouquets, customisable stationery to entire party ranges. I'm also known to collect old, tatty pieces of furniture and upcycle them.....
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