To kick off the series, who better than Jess from Craftiness is not Optional? Her fabulous blog is one of the first I started following. It is a brilliant resource for anyone who sews, with numerous sewing tutorials, craft ideas, party ideas and other great stuff. Jess' writing style always keeps me laughing and her projects are fantastic for beginners. What's not to love? Get over there, immediately. Well, read the interview - then get over there!
In Jess' own words:
My name is Jessica, but you can call me Jess...and I like a lot of things. I like to blog. (over on Craftiness is not Optional) I like to create! I like to sew. Well, that's an understatement. ;) My favorite things to sew are clothes for my kiddos! I'm mostly self-taught and love to figure out how things are made. I have two adorable daughters, Sadie and Charlotte-and an awesome hubby who
Is sewing a hobby you have had since you were young or has it been something you have come to as an adult?
Is/was your paid job or educational background creative?
What types of projects do you enjoy creating the most?Sewing clothing, making jewelry, and paper crafts are my favorites at the moment!
What are your favourite sewing tools and materials?I could not sew without my rotary cutter, mat, and serger! (and of course...fabric!)
|Jess' Crafty Space|
Who or what are your main sewing inspirations?
How do you balance your sewing and blogging with your ‘real life’ eg. Paid work, family?Good question. I think everyone would agree it's a struggle. I try and limit my crafting/sewing time to when my girls are asleep, but also I try and include my oldest daughter, who is 3, in some of my crafting...for example, right now she's cutting some paper to shreds. Not really creative, but she's having a blast!
Apart from sewing, what other creative pursuits do you enjoy?I love making jewelry, photography, baking yummy treats, and then eating said yummy treats.
Thanks so much for being my first interviewee Jess! Its so great to get to know a bit more about you and what inspires your beautiful creations!
You can find Jess here:
Blog: Craftiness Is Not Optional
*All images provided by Jess and published with her permission.
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