Monday, August 3, 2009

Her Name Is Me And She Is A Craftoholic...(And Also Me)

Welcome to this week's edition of Craftoholics!

No idea what the what I'm talking about? Go here to find out more!

Oh boy y'all, things like this only happen once in a lifetime! A pairing of two great minds, a pairing like no other! Sure there was Bing and Bowie, Eminem and Sir Elton, Astaire and a vacuum cleaner but nothing has prepared you for what is about to happen...

This week's Craftoholic is none other than the fabulous, the amazing, the cute, the precious, the hilarious, the super intelligent, the short...ME?!

I was lucky enough to sit down with myself the other day and got to ask some hard hitting questions. Fortunately I was nice enough to answer my questions and I was able to really get to the core of who I was...

Please list any crafts you enjoy making. What is your favorite?

"Geez, I have a list a mile long when it comes to crafts! I've tried and enjoy crochet, cross stitch, knitting, painting, sculpting with polymer clay, scrapbooking, mixed media altered books and canvas, creating ATCs, collage, decoupage, cake decorating, making jewelry, etc etc I love trying it all! My current favorites are scrapbooking and mixed media books/ATCs."

When did you start making crafts? Was there a particular reason or event that got your started?

"I've been creating things for as long as I can remember. My mom is a big crafter and I learned almost everything I know from her. She got me started on cross stitch and taught me the true love one can only get from Mod Podge. :P"

What do you like to do when you aren't crafting?

"My big thing to do is play video games! I love to read and am currently building a collection of celebrity biographies. I also love to go to thrift stores, seeking out vintage treasures and watching old movies."

What makes you a craftoholic? What drives you to create?

"I think a Craftoholic is someone that can't help but create. They dream about it, see it in their mind while they eat, get ideas while at a stop light. That's me. I have to do something creative every day or I would go nuts. There's just too much going on inside my head to not get it down somewhere, whether on canvas, fabric or paper. In terms of scrapbooking, I'm just trying to collect all the memories I can so that when I'm gone my family will be able to remember my life...or if not, someone will at least find some wicked awesome scrapbooks at a flea market one day...hey! I'll be vintage!"

What is your favorite food?

"Oh lawd, if I could live off of chocolate, bread and potatoes without getting diabetes or weighing 3,000 pounds I so would! I'm convinced that when I get to Heaven, God's going to have a chocolate, bread and potato buffet waiting for me."

What food do you hate to eat?

"If you had asked me this a year ago, I would have had a long list but surprisingly I like a lot of foods now I hated when I was younger. I especially like asparagus, cauliflower (when it's made mashed potato style!) and brussel sprouts. Yum! Oh wait, you said 'hate to eat' didn't you? Uh...broccoli I don't care what anyone says, when it's cooking it smells like doody...hee hee...'doody'."

How long have you been blogging?

"I have a video game blog that I started in 2006. I've been writing on this blog since January of this year."

My greatest creation yet...

What do you like best about blogging?

"I absolutely adore the people that read my blog and leave their sweet comments! I have made some of the most fabulous friends and if I had the money I would do a world wide Blog Tour and meet every one of them in person!"

What craft have you always wanted to try but, for whatever reason, never have?

"*sigh*...Sewing just escapes me...I have a machine but I'm thinking I need to take some classes, my first attempt at sewing on a layout was...unpleasant..."

Oh no! You've been ship wrecked on a deserted island! (Luckily you grabbed your adhesive and scissors before you jumped ship!) Name 3 other crafting supplies that your creative survival depends upon! (Note: Capt. Jack Sparrow is not a crafting supply!)

"Stickles, Stickles, Stickles..."

Thanks for letting me interview you Me! You are definitely a Craftoholic!

Be sure to check back next Monday when another lucky victim...ahem, I mean crafter will be added to the Craftoholic family!


Ann said...

OMG, what a cute picture of TOOT!!! She really, truly is a star!!! You should think about getting her into commercials or something. I mean, she is just about and beyond, ya know?

Oh, yeah, your interview was pretty good, too...

yyam said...

What a great post!

I love that sweet little layout on Toot! So pretty! :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

I burst out laughing when you said ... "I was lucky enough to sit down with myself the other day... hysterical.

Loved you answers, Tootie's eyes just look so beautiful in the big shot, she has your eyes.

love and xxxx

Michelle said...

Great interview with yourself, Maggi! Did you offer yourself tea before the interview? Tee hee! I am so there with ya on the food part. Your baby is just precious too. :)

Brunch at Saks said...

I loved learning more about you! You are a beautiful person and blogger! xoxo

Nora Johnson said...

Terrific interview with yourself, Maggi! Did you find yourself asked any awkward questions?!

Lovely pic of Toot too. Such beautiful eyes - just like her Mom's!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend & I’ll be back again soon to check out more lovely posts!

btw you're most welcome to join the fun at our Awards party still going on over at my place - copious champagne + gorgeous company too... ! See you! lol xx

Lisa said...

Maggie, I love your interview with YOURSELF! You crack me up!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I am sooooooooooooo glad U found this woman Maggi to interview!!! She seems REALLY AMAZING!!!! LOL!!!! This was sooooooooooooooo FUN to read......and ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm sewing classes??? I soooooooooooooooo wish I was closer.....I would LOVE to help U learn! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

laterg8r said...

love this interview - i love the baby LO too - so soft and beautiful. :)

That's Who I Am said...

You just crack me up! I sure hope you are enjoying your vacation! But, I can't wait for you to get back! Talk to ya soon! Monday and no bach. tonight! BOOOO:(

Jocelyn said...

What a great interview and you do crack me up!!!!Hoping you are having a great time on vacation. Love that pic of you,,,,HOT MAMA!!!! :)

DoubleL said...

I LOVE that picture of Toot! It's so beautiful! Your vintage layout is a breath taking should submit it.

NicNacManiac said...

Awesome layouts of your adorable little Toots. I really liked getting to know your crafty side and would love to teach you to sew. It's really great and I know that you would love it!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Maggi you *ARE* glitter! You are hilarious. This was by far the best interview you ever gave, er, conducted, er, um. Yeah.

(Captain Jack Sparrow is not a crafting supply. Hoohah!!!)

Ooh, do you do South Beach? We should talk!

You are vibrant cute and fun Ms. M!

Thanks for sharing!
xoxoxoxo Rhonda Roo

jacque4u2c said...

You both are a TOOT!!!! Tootin halarious!!!!!

celestemlombas said...

I left you an award on my blog

Anonymous said...

woohoo, you finally took the time to interview yourself!

Rebecca said...

Hi Maggi!!

I just found your blog. It is great. You are funny and absolutely gorgeous. You look like an old fashioned movie star. Your baby girl is adorable also.

Anyway I love your blog. I found a link to you from French Charming blog.

I am pretty new to blogging, but I like it so much. I love looking at everyone's pics of crafts, and places they visit.

I'll be back for another visit soon. Glad I found your cutey-pie blog.


Scrappy Girl said...

Oh wow...that baby layout is so cute! I love stickles too.

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

I can't're my favorite Craftaholic ever! I just adore you sweet friend and the smile you put on my face each and every time.

And yes, ...broccoli does smell like doody it also makes "The Italians digestive tract do horrible things (TMI?)!


Jessica Cangiano said...

Seriously awesome, I adore the idea of interviewing yourself! It was so much fun to read more about the uber talented/funny/lovely lady behind this blog.

Hope your vacation is going awesomely, sweetie!

Big hugs,
♥ Jessica

Bella said...

I enjoyed your interview. I know it was all about crafts, but the line "if I could live off of chocolate, bread and potatoes without getting diabetes or weighing 3,000 pounds I so would..." is priceless. :) I'd do the same if I could get away with it.

GypsyFox said...

I must admit I was not prepared for this! ;-) You are so sper amazing & talented & sweet...I could live off of chocolate as well ;-) Toot is a beautiful baby girl with the most sparkling eyes :)

Marie Antionette said...

LOL...Great interview with oneself.I so enjoyed that.Your a hoot lady....I am a craftaholic also,but with dolls and such.And BTW!!!I love your greatest creation too.TOOT...XXOO Marie Antionette

Jackie said...

Hi Maggie! I love your post...and I have left something for you on my blog :)

Danielle said...

Yeah! You took my advice and interviewed yourself. Excellent job by the way. You were fabulous!! Maggi on Maggi.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Jimi Hendrix ATC's. They are dope.

When did toot grow like this? I could have sworn she was 2 weeks old still?

Great job.!!!

Sara said...

Hi. My name is Sara and I like to blog hop I thought I'd leave you a comment and tell you I was here. Your blog is very cute and so is your daughter! So, thanks for letting me stop by! (I wish I could sew too, but I'm not even sure I have the desire to learn yet. Maybe one day!)

Maureen said...

he he....that was fun to read Maggi! I've been waiting so long for this interview! He he! Loved it! said doody!

D2 said...

I know what you mean about the brocoli! Can't wait till you guys get back! Hope you are having fun....