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Justine Smith
Rochester, NY
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What are your hobbies?

Thrift shopping, being sarcastic, double tapping on Instagram like it's my job, camping and kayaking.

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

For years, I was resentful of all things crafty because I wasn't "good" at anything I tried. But since launching my blog, I've tried numerous DIY projects, recipes and more. Some work, some don't, but the experience always proves worthwhile.

That being said, I would have to categorize my favorite crafts as easy (aka basically foolproof) and quick. I don't have the patience for complicated, long projects.

I don't have a designated craft space in my small apartment, rather, I have an ever-expanding craft drawer and I complete my projects wherever I see fit.

What do you craft along to?

Music and crafting go together like peanut butter and jelly! I'm partial to music I can sing along to, so that includes Taylor Swift, Sam Hunt and Kelly Clarkson.

What was the first project you ever made?

My first craft memory is making fake food and figures with Sculpey Clay. My sisters and Mom and I would spend hours on our creations!

What are your favorite items to make?

A commonality among all the projects I attempt is that they are, above all, practical and beautiful. My favorite items I've ever made have to be a ridiculously simple marble tray and my t-shirt quilt!

Which other craft blogs do you love to read?

I'm partial to Almost Makes Perfect and Dollar Store Crafts.

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What's your favorite...

TV Show
Impractical Jokers
Taylor Swift, but if I have to choose an actual band, Mumford & Sons
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The Sandlot
The Poisonwood Bible
Chips and Salsa
Craft Shops In Your Town
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