We head to Sacramento to meet Amy who has a passion for parties, decor, and desserts.
Featured Member Interview
How did you find CO+K and why did you join?
Back in the days of ReadyMade Magazine, Cat (the creator of Cut Out + Keep) and I used to communicate on Readymade's message boards. Networking and sharing DIY projects was right up my alley and I am a fan of Cat's, so I decided to join.
What projects are you currently working on?
Holiday gifts! I'm making clay ornaments with my daughter's hand and foot prints. I also want to make holiday cards with her footprints on them.
- June 20, 2007
- Sacramento, California, United States
- Featured Projects
- 1993 times
What does your craft space look like?
My craft space is modern and colorful. I wanted the space to reflect my love of party decorations, baking, desserts, etc. I also wanted to display my supplies in a way that made me feel inspired...kind of like a kid in a candy store.
Which tool or craft supply do you use the most?
Probably my gold scissors! I use them for everything.
What do you craft along to?
I like to craft while listening to reruns of favorite TV shows like Gilmore Girls and New Girl.
Amy's Most Popular Projects
I go through phases, depending on what big event is going on in my life. I started out making jewelry for myself and my friends. Then I got into party decorations, invitations, and favors when my sister got engaged. Then I got engaged and made all the decorations for my wedding. A year and a half ago, my husband and I bought our first home, so I started doing home decor projects and decorating. After I got pregnant, I was big into DIY projects for my daughter's nursery -- and now that she's born, I'm obsessed with baby related crafts!
Amy's Top Crafts
If you could learn one new craft or make anything, what would it be?
Does sugar sculpting count as a craft? I would absolutely love to go to pastry & confectionery school so I could make edible works of art.
Who are your crafting heroes?
One of my all time favorite crafters is Kelly Mindell from studiodiy.com. Her projects are so much fun. I love her sense of humor and her knack for decorating.
Elsie Larson, from abeautifulmess.com, is also an inspiration to me. I used to follow her back in her scrapbooking days and now she has one of the most popular DIY style blogs out there.
I also totally admire Martha Stewart for the whole enterprise she has created. it would be my dream to design everything from craft supplies to bed sheets!