Crafty Superstar

Tea and Craft

Craft along with Lisa from Tea and Craft

Perth, Australia
Library clerk by day, crafter by night!

What are your hobbies?

I love to read which is great since I work in a library! I'm always taking home piles of novels and comics.

I'm a huge nerd; I love to cosplay and go to conventions. And I adore op-shopping; there's just something about the thrill of the hunt ~___^

As for sports, I love skating, in particular roller derby although I'm still Fresh Meat! I also do fencing - swordfighting though, not construction of! ~___^

What are your favorite crafts and what's your craft space like?

I love a lot of different crafts! Crochet, embroidery, and sewing are probably the ones I do most often, but I really enjoy thinking of something that I'd like and then picking the craft most suited to making that happen. I love having the choice between mediums!

My craft space varies between our spare bedroom (the walls are lined with boxes on shelves packed with supplies and I keep my sewing machine set up in there) and our lounge room where I either craft at my desk or on the couch. But I also love to get out and craft in public! If I'm taking the train anywhere, crochet is often the first thing packed in my handbag!

What do you craft along to?

It depends on what type of craft I'm doing; if I really need to concentrate I like to listen to music, especially SBS PopAsia (this was also my go-to study music!), but if it's an easy craft then I like to watch TV or listen to Welcome to Night Vale. Probably my favourite thing of all though is to craft with friends so we can chat while we create ^____^

What was the first project you ever made?

I made a lot of things as a child, so I don't remember my very first project. I do remember making pencil topper things from pipe-cleaners and pom-poms, clothes for my dolls, weird sculptures from the clay dug up in our backyard, and a whole range of sea-glass and twine necklaces. Not the best choice of materials, in retrospect; that twine was so itchy!

What are your favorite items to make?

I love to craft things that make me smile; this usually means colourful, weird, and/or nerdy things! Jewellery and other accessories are usually my go-to project because they don't take up a lot of room (my house is slowly filling up with crafts!) and I love to wear unusual and fun things.

Which other craft blogs do you love to read?

Oh my glob, so many! My bloglovin' feed is enormous! I really love A Beautiful Mess (let's be honest, who doesn't?), Twinkie Chan, Our Nerd Home, Tanya Today, Scientific Culture, Polka-dots and Sparkles, Lucky Lucille, Vintage Revivals, By Gum By Golly, and Pops de Milk ... and I've probably forgotten so many and for that I am so so sorry!

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What's your favorite...

TV Show
Criminal Minds, Supernatural, Elementary, Agent Carter, How to Get Away With Murder, Brooklyn Nine-Nine ... ugh, so many!
My Chemical Romance (they're still together in my heart!), Panic! at the Disco, Marina and the Diamonds, Queen, ... can I say Kyary Pamyu Pamyu even though she's solo?
I don't really have a favourite, although I'd love to go back to Melbourne
Hot Fuzz; I have watched it so many times I can quote almost every line!
Anything by Agatha Christie and the Harry Potter series come in at a draw!
I go through stages of being obessed with particular colours ... but I always come back to red.
A cheese plate featuring brie and cacciatore salami ... or mashed potatoes. Tough choice!
Craft Shops In Your Town
I find a lot of materials in op shops, and head to the big box craft store for most other things. I wish there were more small craft stores around me!