Monday, September 7, 2009

Her Name Is Lisa And She Is A Craftoholic...

Welcome to this week's edition of Craftoholics!

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This week's Craftoholic is the fabulous, Lisa from Georgia!

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

"I enjoy sewing, crocheting, jewelry making."

I love this necklace!

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

"My parents gave me sewing lessons as a Christmas gift when I was pregnant with my son. And I took off from there. My mom has been crafting since my sisters and I were little, so we were always around “crafters”. My mom had a craft store and a craft business so we have been influenced very much by her."

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

"I love to cook (old family recipes and try out new ones) and read—although it takes me MONTHS to finish a book!"

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

"It’s cheaper than therapy (NO! Just kidding!). I love to try all different things. Once I tackle that, I’m ready for something else. I am very stubborn, so once I get an idea in my head I go for it and hope for the best. There’s just something within me that wants to create something that will make my life better or someone else’s life better. My original thoughts and ideas almost always never come to fruition when I’m creating final outcome turns out different during the creative process and I end up with something totally different than what I first pictured. I think a lot of people go through this. We’re constantly thinking how to improve or make things better, prettier, function with more ease, etc."

The cherries on this purse are too cute!

What is your favorite food?

"My dad’s lemon chicken is the best!!"

What food do you hate to eat?

"I am not really a fish eater. I love shrimp and lobster, though."

How long have you been blogging?

"I’ve only been blogging since May and I’m HOOKED! My husband calls me a stranger because I’ve substituted watching TV with him, with blogging."

What do you like best about blogging?

"I love when I get a comment! Also, when I think I have a good idea I love to share it in hopes that someone may find it helpful, or even be inspired to try it. I love how you can reach the entire world."

I love the ribbon closures on these necklaces!

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

"I’d love to learn tatting and basket weaving."

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!)

"I will have to have my yarn and crochet hook, and my sewing machine—hopefully I can discover electricity out there so I can power up my machine!"

Thanks for letting me interview you Lisa! You are an amazing a Craftoholic!

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


Alicia said...

i LOVE the necklaces with the ribbon!! so cute!!

Jocelyn said...

Great interview and wow have some serious talent going on there!!! I adore those necklaces....Thanks Maggi....another great job!!!!!

Twinkle Pink said...

Hi just blog hopping as you do and found you here, I love the name of your blog and I am going to have to link to you (how could I not resist glitter ;-)and a great blog it is too.

Have a great day
best wishes Ginny (in the UK)

Tracey said...

Thanks for interviewing this wonderful crafter!! I visited her blog and became a follower!! She has a great blog and wonderful creative ideas.. thanks for introducing her to us!

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for the great interview, Maggi! What an honor to be featured on your blog! I'm just TOO excited for words right now!!

jacque4u2c said...

Awesome post!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I love Lisa's work and another fabulous interview! I love meeting new crafty people.

Someday I have got to tackle crochet, I really want to learn how to do that!

Hope you're having a fabulous day sweet Maggi!

Kathi Fly said...

I work with LIsa and we are always amazed at how crafty she is! She comes up with some of the most wonderful ideas and recipes! Follow her blog!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! She is AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


HAPPY LABOR DAY MAGGI, hope it's a relaxing day or at least you find something fun to do. Thank you for visiting my blog, I so appreciate your kindness.
Hugs to sweet Toots also........

Danielle said...

Awesome work Lisa!!
Congratulations on your major award!!

Allison of Dominant Hands said...

I follow Lisa's blog and always enjoy seeing what she is up too. Nice interview!

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, love this post, the interview the necklaces especially the first one and I visited her place also and loved it. Thank you darling, have a great week.

Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥

Keith said...

Great photos and interview. Hope you had a nice weekend. Cheers!

Jessica Cangiano said...

What cheerfully adorable pieces! I especially like the cherry detail on the bag, very cute little vintage inspired touch :)

Wishing you a gorgeous Tuesday, hon!
♥ Jessica

laterg8r said...

loving the necklaces - great interview :D

Michelle said...

What a great interview! I especially LOVE those necklaces!!!

Anonymous said...

Another great interview Maggi! And yay Lisa! Love your crafts!